Alan Wilson (JD 2009)

Alan Wilson (JD '09) is now president of Avant Global LLC, an investment, business advisory and fund management firm based in Santa Barbara, Calif.

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Rick Nevarez (BUS 2005)

Rick Nevarez (BUS '05) is now director of acquisitions and leasing with the Chicago-based real estate investment and management company Clear Height Properties.

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Sally Washlow (MBA 2004)

Sally Washlow (MBA '04) is a new member of the board of industry leaders of The Consumer Technology Association. She is leader, Midwest practice of International Center for Executive Options and managing director of SW Consulting Solutions.

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Paul Greig (MBA 1978)

Paul Greig (MBA '79) has joined the board of Directors of Virtus Investment Partners. Greig is chairman and president of Opus Bank.

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Donna Gin (MBA 2008)

Donna Gin (MBA '08) was named to the Northwest Indiana Times "20 Under 20" list for 2019. She is senior vice president of People Bank in Muster, Ind.

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Ron Brand (JD 1998)

Ron Brand (JD '98) has joined Kahana & Feld LLP as a partner in the firm's labor and employment litigation practice. He is based in the Irvine, Calif., office.

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Timothy Whiting (MS 1995)

Timothy Whiting (CDM MS '95) has joined Label Insight as vice president of marketing. He works out of the company's Chicago office.

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Kevin Kilstrom (MBA 1979)

Kevin Kilstrom (MBA '79) has retired as senior vice president of production of Antero Resources Corporation and Antero Midstream Corporation.

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Julieta LaMalfa (BUS 2004)

Julieta Mundo (BUS '04) has been appointed to serve as a commissioner on the Illinois Liquor Control Commission by Gov. J.B. Pritzker.

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Erica MacDonald (JD 1997)

Erica MacDonald (JD '97) is one of nine U.S. Attorneys who have been appointed to serve on the U.S. Attorney General's Advisory Committee.

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Bryan Schneider (MBA 2001)

Bryan Schneider (MBA '01) is now associate director in the supervision, enforcement and fair lending division of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Bonnie MacRitchie Titze (MS 2011)

Bonnie MacRitchie (LAS MS '11) has joined the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as senior outreach specialist.

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Stella Pappas (LAS 2004)

Stella Pappas (LAS '04) is now vice president of investor relations with Waterton, a national real estate investor and operator. She is based in the firm's Chicago office.

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Elizabeth Perkins (CER 1981)

Elizabeth Perkins (THE CER '81) continues in her role as Janet Malone on the NBC series "This Is Us."

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Monique Nelson (MBA 2003)

Monique Nelson (MBA '03) has been elected to the board of trustees of Brandeis University in Waltham, Mass. She is chair and CEO of the multicultural marketing agency UWG.

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Rafey Balabanian (JD 2005)

Rafey Balabanian (JD '05) has been named to Law360's list of Rising Stars for 2019 in the class action category. Balabanian, a managing partner with Edelson PC in San Francisco, earned the distinction for obtaining the largest privacy verdict in U.S. history, against health supplement marketer ViSalus.

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Nicholas Peppers (JD 1985)

Nicholas Peppers (JD '85) is the new city attorney of St. Charles, Ill. Peppers is a partner with Storino, Ramello and Durkin, based in Rosemont, Ill.

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Kamel Faisal M Al Tamimi (MFA 2018)

Kamel Al Tamimi (CDEM MFA '18) won first place in the 11th annual Elgin Short Film Festival for his animated short "Starting Point," which revolves around a woman's desperate chase to rescue her mother from a beast.

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Marianne Markowitz (MBA 1993)

Marianne Markowitz (MBA '93), CEO of First Women's Bank, announced that the bank had filed applications with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation to organize FWBank in Illinois. It is expected to open in 2020.

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Ryan Partin (CSH 2008)

Ryan Partin (CSH '08) and Diana Craig were married on Nov. 17, 2018, during a ceremony at Balboa Park in San Diego.

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Michelle Morales (LAS 1997)

Michelle Morales (LAS '97) is the new president of Woods Fund Chicago. She is the first Latina to lead the foundation.

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