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Samuel D. Ramsey 59OX 61BBA of Covington, GA, has had a homeless shelter named in his honor in Covington, Newton County, GA.

M. Cleland Powell 72MBA of New Orleans, LA, will serve as executive vice president and senior commercial manager in the New Orleans market for IBERIABANK Corporation.

Henry Spil 80BBA has joined Peachtree Planning Corporation, a financial planning firm in Atlanta, and has recently earned the Certified Financial Planner designation.

Paul P. Jackson Jr. 82OX 84BBA of Tucker, GA, received the Outstanding Alumnus Award from Oxford College.

Duncan Niederauer 85MBA of Far Hills, NJ, was a guest on Intelligent Investing with Steve Forbes on July 27, 2009. Niederauer is the CEO and a director of NYSE Euronext.

Kathleen Ellis Hedrick 89BBA of Dallas, TX, accepted a position at Baylor Health Care System as senior reimbursement analyst.

Herb Silverman 89MBA of Ocala, FL, has recently become an agent for New York Life Insurance Company. His territory includes both Florida and Georgia.

Mark Nedza 93EMBA and Jennifer Nedza of Duluth, GA, announce the birth of a daughter, Jacqueline Celia Nedza, on March 20, 2009. Nedza is president of CMD Services in Duluth.

Jennifer Sherwood 93BBA and Michael Sherwood of Smyrna, GA, announce the birth of a daughter, Sarah, on April 28, 2008.

Tara Whitehead-Stotland 93MBA of Dallas, TX, has become vice president of client development at Synchronoss Technologies.

Kirby J. Winters 93BBA of Smyrna, GA, has been recognized as Smyrna Business Person of the Year by the Smyrna Business Association. Winters is the COO and co-founder of Solar Velocity.

Mark L. Renbaum 94BBA of Reisterstown, MD, has been appointed by St. John Properties as its new retail developer. Renbaum will be responsible for overseeing all acquisition, permitting, zoning, and development activities for St. John’s portfolio of retail projects.

Jonathan Lee Ringel 94MBA and Deborah Weisshaar of Atlanta announce the birth of a daughter, Lucy Jessica, on March 6, 2009.

Marc Adler 95BBA 96MBA has directed and produced an award-winning film, Delgo, which is now on DVD and available in stores everywhere. Delgo features an all-star voice cast including Freddie Prinze Jr., Jennifer Love Hewitt, Anne Bancroft, Val Kilmer, Chris Kattan, Malcolm McDowell, Lou Gossett Jr., Kelly Ripa, Michael Clarke Duncan, Eric Idle and Burt Reynolds.

Levan Vasadze 95MBA, the chairman of Prometheus Capital Partners and Lord Gifford, founding partner of communications firm Gardant, are embarking on their annual jaunt from England to Eastern Europe atop their BMW Adventure “monster” motorbikes. The pair have been doing their annual ride for three years now and normally end up in Georgia. This time they are riding all the way to Kazakhstan, in aid of the Shooting Star children’s hospice in Surrey and orphanages in Georgia and Kazakhstan.

Mayer Danzig 96MBA is the chief digital officer at Management Ventures, Inc. MVI, a Kantar Retail company, is recognized as the industry leader in retail research, analysis, and training.

Jan Hice 96MBA announces her first book, Soul Work: Excerpts From My Journey (Heart’s Joy, 2008). The inspirational coffee-table companion takes readers on a trip around the globe through the author’s photographic lens, hoping to inspire readers to pursue their passions through its breath-taking images and personal reflections.

Tom Beaty 97MBA has started a foundation called Witness to War, which interviews veterans about their war experiences. He was featured on the CBS Evening News on June 4, in an interview with Katie Couric.

Greg M. Hobby 97BBA of Roswell, GA, has accepted a position at Harry Norman Realtors in Atlanta.

Mara Peskin Lapp 97BBA of Atlanta and Jeffrey A. Lapp announce the birth of daughter, Chloe Madison, on February 3, 2009.

Scott Lloyd 97EvMBA of Atlanta is co-founder and president of Extrakare LLC, a home medical equipment supplier that has been named to the 2009 Inc. 500.

Lionel J.C. Zachery 97MBA of Mableton, GA, has been promoted to client relationship manager and regional director with Great West Retirement Services. Zachery will relocate to Austin, TX.

Kenneth Endre Zongor 97BBA of Franklin, TN, joins Carr, Riggs & Ingram, a public accounting firm, as an audit manager.

Anthony Lewis Amos 98MBA and Kimberly Head-Amos of Decatur, GA, announce the birth of daughter, Elizabeth Wynn Amos, on June 25, 2009. Amos is a senior analytics consultant at Kronos, Inc.

Alexander Doll 98MBA of Homburg, Germany, has joined Lazard as managing director, Financial Advisory. He will focus on Lazard’s investment banking efforts in Germany, as well as in Central and Eastern Europe.

Mary Clancy Peak 98MBA and Kevin Peak of Atlanta are pleased to announce the birth of a son, John Paul (Jack) Peak, on August 27, 2009.

Nancy Halpern Lesser 98MBA and Mark Lesser of Atlanta announce the birth of a son, Samuel, on May 30. Lesser is a member of Executive Women of Goizueta.

Barry Silbert 98BBA has been named by Treasury & Risk magazine as one of 2009’s 100 Most Influential People in Finance and has received an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2009 Award (emerging business category, New York metro region). Silbert is CEO of SecondMarket.

Connie Bateson 99BBA and Christian Bateson of New York, NY, announce the birth of a son, Nicholas Henry Bateson, on April 6, 2009.

Alan Erwin Ferguson 99MBA of Atlanta received a master of science in real estate from Georgia State University on May 20, 2009. While attending GSU, he was a team member in the 2009 NAIOP Challenge and the 2008 Global Diversity Summit in Commercial Real Estate Challenge. He is now pursuing a PhD in real estate.

Richard J. Litner 99BBA and Heidi Rouner Litner of Dunwoody, GA, announce the birth of a daughter, Sadie Rae, on April 7, 2009. Litner is senior change implementation manager at The Coca-Cola Company.

Shane David Marquart 99BBA and Katherine Bryant Marquart of Canton, MI, announce the birth of daughter, Paige Elizabeth, on July 15, 2009.

Leslie Jones Patterson 99MBA and Keven Patterson of Atlanta announce the birth of twin boys, Austin Daniel and Blake Aaron, on June 3, 2009. Patterson is a partner at Ernst & Young LLP and was recently named one of Diversity MBA Magazine’s “Top 100 Under 50 Executive and Emerging Leaders.”

Lynne Gellatly Segall 99MBA and Eric J. Segall 80C of Atlanta announce the birth of a daughter, Kathryn Gellatly, on March 12, 2009. Lynne Segall is a senior manager at Accenture.

Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili has appointed Viktoria Beromelidze 04MBA of New York, NY; Kaha Kiknavelidze 97MBA of Moscow, Russian Federation; David Robakidze 99MBA of New York, NY; and George Kobulia 01MBA of Atlanta to an advisory group consisting of Georgia expatriate economists and banking professionals to help authorities in tackling the consequences of the global economic crisis in Georgia.

Alex Brounstein 00BBA launched Grind House, a fresh-ground hamburger restaurant in the Sweet Auburn Curb Market by Grady Hospital, in August. The opportunity to open the restaurant resulted from Brounstein’s pro bono work as a development consultant for the Sweet Auburn Curb Market; he secured a $725,000 community development grant for them. Check out the menu at!

Dina Klepner Cohen 00BBA and Noel Cohen 01L welcomed son Jake Samuel Cohen on March 31, 2009.

Justin Cohen 00BBA and Annie Cohen of New York announce the birth of a daughter, Allison Morgan, on August 18, 2008.

Eric Freedman 00BBA and Beth Freedman of Los Angeles, CA, announce the birth of their first son, Giles Edward Freedman, on May 27, 2009. Freedman is with Coastline Real Estate Advisors.

Michael Huddleston 00BBA and Nathalie Huddleston of Los Angeles, CA, welcomed son Jonathan David Huddleston on April 24 2009.

Dr. B. Kembrel Jones 00MBA was recently awarded the “Whatever It Takes Award,” honoring one member of the Wharton administration who has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Jones joined Wharton in July 2008 as deputy vice dean of Student Life, where in addition to his duties as dean, he teaches in the Wharton Communication Program.

Jon Lee 00BBA and his wife, Carly, of Houston, TX, announce the birth a son, David Gibson Lee, on July 3, 2009.

Heith Derek Rodman 00MBA 00L and Jennifer C. Rodman of Roswell, GA, announce the birth of a third child, Emory Kathleen, on December 30, 2008.

Theone Rutledge 00MBA and Chris Rutledge will open a new Doctors Express urgent care center in Atlanta in July 2009. Doctors Express provides treatment for injuries and illnesses on a walk-in basis with less than 15-minute wait times.

Olga Ryabova 00BBA and Yuriy Verbitskiy were married in Adelaide, Australia, on January 25, 2009. Ryabova is a graduate student at the University of South Australia and an operations analyst at AOM Australia.

Rae Sandler Simon 00BBA married Joshua Reed Simon on October 12, 2008, in Vail, CO. Rae has a doctorate in psychology and owns a private practice in Denver, CO.

Jeana Utrecht 00BBA has recently launched a new business, Jeana-Bean Artwork. Jeana creates custom-made paintings and murals, perfect for children’s rooms, nurseries, schools, doctor’s offices, and baby gifts.

Jackie Breiter 01EMBA has relocated back to Atlanta while continuing to work for Computer Associates.

Perry Chudnoff 01BBA and Jamie Chudnoff of New York, NY, announce the birth of their son, Jackson Taylor Chudnoff, on May 14, 2009.

Nikhil Krishan Kapur 01BBA of New York, NY, married Leena Patel on June 27, 2009. Kapur is currently in the Corporate Development group at Bloomberg L.P.

Melissa Frankel Perlmutter 01BBA and Jay Perlmutter 02C announce the birth of Gabriella Simone on August 20, 2008.

Robert Alan Maruster 01EvMBA of New Canaan, CT, was promoted to chief operating officer at JetBlue, effective June 1, 2009.

Mark Ndesandjo 01EMBA just celebrated his one-year wedding anniversary. He and Chloe were married in July 2008.

Amir Salari 01BBA recently accepted the position of assistant controller at Directed Capital Resources in St. Petersburg, FL.

Joy Fang Wei 01MBA and Jerry Zhashui Liu announce the birth of a son, Haoran Liu, on May 1, 2009. Wei is senior manager of business development at The Walt Disney Company in China.

Renita Jones Anderson 02EMBA and Rob Anderson of Decatur, GA, are proud to announce the birth of a daughter, Chloe Jane Anderson, on August 29, 2009. Anderson is a market manager at Imerys Performance Minerals, NA.

Yoichiro Higa 02MBA and Nami Higa of Tokyo, Japan, announce the birth of a daughter, Erina, on March 9.

Peter Corbett 03BBA of Washington, DC, has been named by the Finnish Embassy as cultural ambassador for technology between DC and Helsinki. He was also named one of the most influential people in DC under 40 by Washington Life Magazine.

Aaron Calloway 03EvMBA of Marietta, GA, has been promoted to brand manager of Axe Personal Wash at Unilever.

Jessica Anne London 03BBA of New York, NY, married Brad Perilman on July 25, 2009. London is a college counselor at Bronx Preparatory Charter School.

Isaac Mizrahi 03EvMBA of Fairfax, VA, has been appointed to the newly created role of senior vice president­­–managing director of Alma DDB, the largest consolidated advertising and marketing services global network in the world, according to Advertising Age.

Christopher Nace 03JD/MBA was elected to the board of directors of the Public Justice Foundation. Public Justice is America’s public interest law firm, utilizing the abilities and resources of 3000 of America’s top trial lawyers to fight for justice through precedent-setting and socially significant litigation. In addition to joining Public Justice’s board, Nace has also been elected to the Board of Governors of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan DC and to the DC Bar Tort Law Section Steering Committee.

James Harris 04EvMBA completed his first 1/2 Iron Man Duathlon in May, finishing 2nd in his age group.

Fontaine Lee 04MBA and Matt Lee of Atlanta announce the birth of a son, Henry James Lee, on August 4, 2009.

Greg Phipps 04EvMBA of Jacksonville, FL, accepted a position in June as product development manager for PSS Medical, a medical products distributor. Before joining PSS, Phipps was director of program management at Integrian.

Theodore Adam Postula 04BBA of Irving, TX, graduated from Southern Methodist University Cox School of Business on May 23, 2009, with a master’s in finance. Postula is employed as a financial analyst with the Treasurer’s Group of ExxonMobil Corporation in Dallas.

William Y. Tsutsumida 04MBA and Ester Sakae Tsutsumida announce the birth of their first daughter, Isabela Sati, on July 5, 2009. William is superintendent of risk management at Citi in Brazil.

Jason Wynn 04JD/MBA of Washington, DC, accepted a position as assistant council at McCormick & Co., Inc. in Sparks, MD.

Joe Zeibert 04BBA of Charlotte, NC, has published Global Watch, the first novel in a planned series. He has also started an online blog to discuss his book, post free chapters, and provide news about upcoming books.

Jennifer Kilshaw Gill 05MBA and Gary Gill of Millville, MA, announce the birth of a daughter, Giulianna Marie, on March 2, 2009. Gill is a solutions marketing manager at EMC.

David Hanson 05EMBA completed his doctorate, with distinction, in 2009 at the University of Pennsylvania. Hanson’s dissertation focused on management and financial governance for nonprofit and higher education organizations. David remains active in charity cycling events across the country to raise money for cancer and AIDS.

Daniel M. Harrich 05BBA of Los Angeles is the producer of Acholiland, which won the first place award for best drama in the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Foundation’s 30th College Television Awards.

Pascal Y. Lombardot 05MBA and Agnus Lin 06MBA of Atlanta announce the birth of a daughter, Elise Claire, on June 6, 2008. Lombardot is a principal consultant with Interactive Broadband Consulting Group, LLC, and Lin, a certified public accountant, is an associate with Wachovia Securities.

Tonya D. Smalls 05MBA of Jonesboro, GA, has been promoted to chief financial officer at the American Cancer Society, South Atlantic Division. She and her husband, Anthony Smalls, celebrated their 10-year wedding anniversary in May 2009.

Aaron Hamer 06BBA of Columbus, OH, is the CFO of Enginetics Aerospace, a manufacturer of aerospace engine components.

Jessica Heller Katz 06MBA and Kevin Katz of Philadelphia, PA, announce the birth of a son, Aiden Prosper Katz, on July 22, 2009.

Sean Paul Mahoney 06MBA of Decatur, GA, married Michelle Schmitt on May 9, 2009.

Allyson Stokes Barnard 07MBA and James Barnard 06MBA of Wilmette, IL, were married in Ft. Myers, FL, on February 7, 2009. Goizueta alumni from the MBA classes of 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 joined in the waterfront celebration.

Carrie D. Brune 07MBA of Atlanta married Eric Brune on September 13, 2008.

Robert John Pelletier 07MBA and Carissa Pelletier of Lincolnton, NC, announce the birth of son, Dominic Julian, on March 28, 2009.

Christopher Andrew Seeterlin 07MBA and Maria Teresa Ortega-Seeterlin of Woodstock, GA, adopted a daughter, Alina Maria, on June 3, 2008. She was born on January 18, 2006, in Volgograd, Russia.

Jason Alexander Mirach 08MBA of Atlanta married Amanda Robinson on December 31, 2008. Mirach is a management associate with CitiCards.

Stephen Tilley 08MBA and Dr. Joby Tilley of Atlanta announce the birth of a son, Samuel Stephen, on March 6, 2009.

Mohamed Desoky 09MBA of Atlanta was featured in a article on recent graduates who have managed to find jobs on Wall Street. Desoky is an investment banker with the Royal Bank of Canada’s New York office.

Gerardo Gonzalez 09WEMBA has become regional manager, Mexico, for Elstat Americas Corporation. Elstat is an environmentally focused company that develops management systems for clients around the world.

Lynn Labuda 09MEMBA has been appointed the new executive director of Tile Partners for Humanity. TPFH is a partnership between the tile industry and Habitat for Humanity, a nonprofit organization working to eliminate substandard housing around the world.

Adam Van Horn 10MBA of Decatur, GA, announces the birth of a son, Asher Luke, on April 29, 2009.

Shivaji Singh 10MEMBA, co-founder of Zieta Technologies, is proud to announce that the company is now a member of the SAP’s Extended Business One Program. Zieta provides diversified business process and information technology outsourcing solutions to commercial and government clients worldwide.

Hugh Wilson Morgan Sr. 37OX 40BBA of Decatur, AL, on December 13, 2008.

Lawrence Clifford Thompson Jr. 41BBA of Roswell, GA, on March 22, 2008.

Merrel P. Callaway 42BBA of Albany, GA, on February 3, 2009.

Arthur F. Evans 42BBA of Indialantic, FL, on November 9, 2008.

Sam Mozley 47BBA of Raleigh, NC, on April 24, 2009.

James R. Brooks 48BBA of Atlanta on March 5, 2009.

Eugene Thomas Johnson Jr. 48BBA of Atlanta on March 9, 2009.

Robert H. Sealey 43OX 48BBA of Gainesville, GA, on October 26, 2008.

William A. Hartman 49BBA of Tyrone, GA, on October 7, 2009.

Robert E. McAfee 49BBA of Suwanee, GA, on April 23, 2009.

George William Wright 49BBA of Tallahassee, FL, on January 6, 2009.

M. Jeff Watts 50BBA of Atlanta on May 28, 2009.

Tim W. Humphrey 51BBA of Houston, TX, on November 8, 2008.

Eston Sevier Mansfield Jr. 51BBA of Wesley Chapel, NC, on November 10, 2008.

Thomas B. Kee 54BBA of Pompano Beach, FL, on February 13, 2009.

John C. Kyle 54BBA of Winder, GA, on February 1, 2009.

Robert H. Tharpe 63BBA of Atlanta on February 17, 2009.

William H. Shackelford 69MBA of Columbia, SC, on February 12, 2009.

Lt. Col. Kenneth J. Shoup 72MBA of Rome, GA, on December 10, 2008.

Ronald H. Davis 80MBA of Dallas, TX, on August 14, 2009.

Allison Wolfe Best 81BBA of Supply, NC, on March 15, 2009.

Nkoyen Edidiong Ekpoudom 96BBA of New York, NY, on March 3, 2009.

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