Class Notes

The Class Notes section is dedicated for alumni to share information about their accomplishments and milestones. Class Notes are a way for alumni to spread the word about a promotion, award/honor received, career move, wedding, birth announcement, etc. All Class Notes are posted online and are considered for publication use in all Alumni Relations publications. To submit a Class Note please log in to the Alumni Community.

Syretta Shealey (MPH 2011)

Syretta Shealey (LAS MPH '11) was named to the 40 Under 40 in public health list by the de Beaumont Foundation. Shealey is a specialist in the Chicago Public Schools Office of Student Health and Wellness.

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Beau Bump (JD 2008)

Beau Bump (JD '08) has joined the Fort Colllins, Colo., office of Cline Williams Wright Johnson & Oldfather LLP. His practice areas are complex commercial, personal injury and business disputes before state and federal courts.

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Corinne Heggie (JD 2001)

Corinne Heggie (JD '01) is the new president of the Women's Bar Association of Illinois. She previously served as the association's first vice president and chaired a number of events and committees.

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Dan Shields (MST 1992)

Dan Shields (MST '92) has been named president of Fabricated Products Group, a custom fabricator and machine job shop located in Frankfort, Ill.

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Mark Flessner (JD 1986)

Mark Flessner (JD '86) has joined the administration of Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot as corporation counsel.

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Edgar Berre (JD 2004)

Edgar Berre (JD '04) has been promoted to the global head of data services for CME Group. He now oversees CME's portfolio of historical, real-time and derived data products and services.

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Robert Fernandez (LAS 1996)

Robert Fernandez (LAS '96) has joined Latham & Watkins LLP as a partner in the corporate cepartment and member of the real estate practice. He works out of the Chicago office.

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Terence MacCarthy (JD 1990)

The Hon. Terence MacCarthy (JD '90) recently published his book "Improv for Lawyers: A Lawyer's Guide to Ignoring the Inner Critic, Listening Empathetically and Telling Winning Stories at Trial." (Glissando Strings Publishing)

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Allison Brecher (JD 1996)

Allison Brecher (JD '96) now the general counsel and chief privacy counsel of Vestwell, a fintech startup based in New York serving the retirement plan sector.

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Michael Heaney (MBA 2009)

Michael Heaney (MBA '09) has joined the Chicago office of Cresa, a global commercial real estate firm, as vice president .

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Robert Everson (MM 1985, MUS 1983)

Robert Everson Jr (MUS '83, MM '85), principal timpanist of the Elgin Symphony Orchestra, held a master class on May 18, 2019.

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Kelsey Jorissen (THE 2011)

Kelsey Jorissen (THE '11) and Paul Olesen were married June 8. Jorrisen is a professional photographer, organic farmer and owener of Green Willow Homestead. Olesen is director of engineering for Delta Hawk Engines in Racine, Wis. The couple reside in Franklin, Wis.

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Ronald Braver (MST 1991)

Ronald Braver (MST '91) has launched an alliance of his Chicago-based firm Ron Braver and Associates LLC with Cendrowski Corporate Advisors (CCA) to provide investigative, antifraud, money laundering, internal investigations and asset forfeiture services to CCA's clients.

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Edward May (MBA 1997)

Edward May Jr. (MBA '97) has been named executive vice president and chief operations officer of Houston-based glass recycler Strategic Materials Inc.

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Zeeshan Bhimji (BUS 2009)

Zeeshan Bhimji (BUS '09) and Nawroz Pirani (BUS '07) have opened a new Code Ninjas learning center in Long Grove, Ill. The pair are exploring opening other franchise branches in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago and in Arlington Heights, Ill.

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Donald Kilburg (MBA 1974, LAS 1968)

Don Kilburg Jr (LAS '68, MBA '74) published "Hitler's Last Christmas: The Day the Entire Mighty 8th Air Force Entered the Battle of the Bulge" (Outskirts Press) in May. He is a member and serves on the board of the 487th Bomb Group Association.

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Jay Cooper (JD 1951)

Jay Cooper (JD '51) a shareholder of the law firm Greenberg Traurig LLP, is one of the attorneys recognized in the 2019 "Chambers USA Guide."

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Joseph Balesteri (JD 1995)

Joseph Balesteri (JD '95) has been elected a Fellow by the International Society of Barristers. Balesteri is a partner at the Chicago personal injury law firm of Power Rogers & Smith LLP.

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Jonathan Morley (MS 2015)

Jonathan Morley (CDM MS '15), lead software engineer for the CME Group, has been included in Crain's Chicago Business's list, "20 In Their 20s."

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Heather Kos (MBA 1997)

Heather Kos (MBA '97) is now vice president, investor relations of Univar Inc., a global chemical and ingredient distributor.

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