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September 14, 2011
Each month, FuquaNet recognizes the alumni whose birthdays fall on the issue's publication date. We asked the alumni celebrating a birthday today (September 15), "Where are you now?" Here's what they said:
Reed Bonner, Cross Continent MBA 2004
I'm living in Charleston, SC, working as Regional VP for Pacific Life handling distribution of all investment and retirement products in the Carolinas.
Melissa Jorgenson, Daytime MBA 2004
My husband, David (also Fuqua '04), and I just left Chicago this May and moved back to my hometown of Buffalo, NY, where I took a position with M&T Bank. Along with the kids, Oscar (3) and Duncan (1), we enjoyed a glorious summer and are now prepping ourselves for the reality of Buffalo winters.
Chia-Kang Kung, Cross Continent MBA 2007
I am a Supply Chain Manager at NetApp, based in Sunnyvale, CA. NetApp is a data storage company, ranked #5 on Fortune magazine's "Best Companies to Work For" list.
Christophe Lerouge, Daytime MBA 1992
I am now in Paris. I have a fantastic wife and three beautiful children, Elliott, Smilla and Zoé, ages 5, 8 and 9. Last year, I took over a company called Crepuscule, Beauty Brand Design (www.crepuscule.fr). We do brand management and design nearly exclusively in the cosmetic industry worldwide, with an office in Paris and one in Singapore. We have a global insight on beauty issues worldwide—fascinating!
Solomon Mensah, Daytime MBA 2009
On different planes now. Residence: Paterson, NJ. Work: Market Research Analyst at Daiichi Sankyo Inc, Parsippany, NJ. Professionally: Smarter. Family: one wife, two kids and counting. Spiritually: a saint. And finally now in FuquaNet!
Alex Michalko, Daytime MBA 2010
I am a new Seattle-ite, having moved north from Los Angeles in July! I left my previous role in the corporate citizenship team at Disney for a new opportunity in corporate social responsibility at REI (Recreational Equipment, Inc.). I'm focusing on integrating environmental sustainability across the co-op and quantifying connections between environmental metrics and business initiatives. I would love to meet up with any Fuquans traveling through the Emerald City!
Emily Perlman, Daytime MBA 2005
I'm living in San Francisco—working at Yahoo!, training for triathlons, hiking in redwood forests, skiing in Tahoe, throwing roof deck BBQs, going wine tasting...and loving every minute of it!
Janet Greenberg Razulis, MHA 1979
Work: I am an administrative director at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston and do special projects including our Disability Access Initiative, capital budget and space planning for the inpatient services, establishing a tobacco-free campus, and managing the oral medicine division among other things! Family: Jim and I are proud of the adults our kids have become—both of whom are in DC, our son is a college senior and our daughter is a consultant; Jim and I continue to do home improvement projects, gardening, walking, and a bit of travel. Most recent amazing experience: a visit to Easter Island (Chile!) with our son.
Gerald Richardson, Weekend Executive MBA 2008
I'm anticipating the change the upcoming merger with Duke Energy and Progress Energy will bring. I'm also enjoying the success my wife, Tiffany Richardson, is having with her real estate company. And finally I'm looking forward to a peaceful birthday on the 15th with friends and family.
Jim Staton, MHA 1967
A lovely suburb of Boston has been my home since 1971 when I became part of the central planning staff to create Brigham and Women's Hospital. Caroline and I enjoy time with our children, Mark and Allison, and our five grandchildren.
Steve Wade, Daytime MBA 1994
I am living in Atlanta. I am a partner at Deloitte Consulting. I have a wife and two daughters, ages 8 and 9.
Peter Wahler, Daytime MBA 2002
Upon graduation I returned to Germany and worked for three years in the automotive industry. In 2006 my wife, Jelena (MBA '02), and I started our own company, which operates bilingual child care centers in several German cities. We have steadily grown our company during the last five years and employ currently about 80 people. More information about what we are doing visit our website www.littlegiants.de.
Florian Weispfenning, Cross Continent MBA 2004
After helping to sell the Retail Bank of SEB to Spanish Santander, I started working for Deutsche Bank in their Technology Division. Still very happily married with three kids, ages 8, 6 and 3.
Edmund Wong, Daytime MBA 2005
I am now living in Hong Kong and working at Standard Chartered Bank as a Director in Corporate Finance.