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March 21, 2012
Each month, FuquaNet recognizes the alumni whose birthdays fall on the issue's publication date. We asked the alumni celebrating a birthday today (March 22), "Where are you now?" Here's what they said:
Brent Barnett, Weekend Executive MBA 2002
I'm in London.
Yuri Cameron, Daytime MBA 2007
I am working as Director of Market Planning at LexisNexis, developing marketing strategy for new markets. I live in the Greater Atlanta, GA, area with my wife, Sarah.
Tom Cornett, Daytime MBA 1985, Trinity 1981
I am living in my home town of Tampa, FL, and work for Regions Bank as Managing Director of Credit Products in our Real Estate Corporate Banking Department. I am celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary this year with my wife, Diana, and I have three daughters who are turning 21, 19, and 17.
Clare (Donohue) Coyne, Daytime MBA 1986
After working at JPMorgan Chase for 14 years, my husband and I adopted two children from Russia. My son is 8 1/2 years old and my daughter is 6 years old. We live in Fairfield, CT, where I keep busy managing the household and volunteering at their school.
Mark Dold, Weekend Executive MBA 2003
I work for John Deere Ag and Turf in Olathe, KS (Kansas City Area), which is responsible for marketing and support to John Deere Sales Branches and agricultural and turf dealerships in the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. I am manager of Service Delivery and developing a global solution to improve dealer operational efficiency in supporting intelligent or telematically enabled machines through rapid service resource support deployment.
Rebecca (Lipp) Dupree, Daytime MBA 2009
I'm in Atlanta, GA, now, recently married to Patrick Dupree in October 2011, and currently knee-deep in home renovations! I'm still at Deloitte Consulting in Strategy & Operations, and was recently promoted to Manager.
Dawn Goltz, Daytime MBA 2002
I'm in Charlotte, NC, working for Bank of America.
Bruce Hagenau, MHA 1982
I am living happily in Atlanta, GA, with Wendy, my wife of 31 years (a Duke law grad), and my youngest daughter, Hannah (5th grade). My two older children are in college-Halle at the University of Colorado in a Masters of Architecture program, and Kyle at Auburn University studying business. I am enjoying growing my manufacturing business, Metcam, a precision sheet metal fabricator for OEMs.
Frank Hammer, Duke Goethe Executive MBA 2007
After the graduation in 2007 I have spent about 30 months in South Africa, managing a global delivery center, supporting clients mostly in Europe and Africa. The last two years I have been IT Audit Manager for Americas and Europe. From April on, I will be Local Delivery Executive for IBM Germany, based in Ehningen, Germany. The most exciting news is that we expect our second girl in the middle of April.
Daphne (Shengyi) Li, Global Executive MBA 2006
I just joined KKR Capstone Asia, the business consulting part of KKR as their Asia Pacific procurement lead. I moved to Hong Kong from Shanghai, in the process of settling down. Would love to connect with alumni in Hong Kong!
Jeremy Mario, Daytime MBA 1996, Trinity 1992
I'm still fortunate enough to live in Durham and attend as many Duke home basketball games as possible. When I am not watching basketball or spending time with my wife, Jennifer (Trinity '92), or three kids, I am funding and advising start-up companies, mostly in life sciences. Also, as a part owner of Revolution restaurant and L'uva Enoteca in downtown Durham, I am enjoying fine food and atmosphere while helping continue the revitalization of Downtown Durham.
Shae Maughmer, Cross-Continent MBA 2010
I'm in Washington, DC, working for Human Genome Sciences.
Petey Bailey McKnight, Daytime MBA 1984
I'm the Director of Marketing for Samsung Mobile, where I have been in a rapidly expanding and changing category for 15 years and love it. I had a chance to work on things like helping introduce text messaging and wireless internet in the U.S.
Kate E. Megan, Daytime MBA 1982
I'm living in Minneapolis, MN, working as a sales negotiation consultant for Ernst & Young. My husband, Ed Wanamaker, is a luthier (custom guitar builder). We have three sons, Mason (21), Paul and Chris (19, identical twins like their mom) who are off on their own, going to school. I am enjoying serving on boards, traveling, and spending more time with family and friends.
Shinichi Nagase, Daytime MBA 1993
I have been working at UBS Global Asset Management Japan since 2009, responsible for product development. I'm living in Tokyo with my wife and three great kids, missing Durham.
Greg O'Neill, Daytime MBA 1992
I broke away from a global marketing career to follow a dream and open an artisan cheese, wine and gourmet food retail business. Eight years later, Pastoral Artisan Cheese, Bread & Wine has grown ten-fold into an award winning (and fun!) Chicagoland retailer, with three brick and mortar locations, rapidly growing online nationwide e-commerce, as well as restaurant wholesale businesses. I'm excited to return to Raleigh this summer to assume the presidency of the largest trade association in our industry. Come visit us if in Chicago, or visit us online! www.pastoralartisan.com
James Roach, Weekend Executive MBA 2000
I'm a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh.
Oliver Steiner, Cross Continent MBA 2002
After graduating from the first Cross Continent MBA class in 2002, my wife and I moved from Switzerland to California a year later and are still there. We are a family of four now. I am working at Genentech, currently exploring innovative new ways to run clinical trials and to collect data from patients remotely using new technologies such as biosensors.
Olivier J. Vavasseur, Global Executive MBA 1999
I'm currently leading a medtech startup (www.ithetis.com) to launch the smallest implantable wirelessly-controlled pump in the world. Started from a blank page to build the business plan, went through road show for initial and complementary financing rounds with private investors, built the brand ithetis™, organized production and operation, built partnership for a 52-country specialized distribution network and getting ready to bring product to market. Great potential ahead, lots of fun.