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September 13, 2012
Each month, FuquaNet recognizes the alumni whose birthdays fall on the issue's publication date. We asked the alumni celebrating a birthday today (September 20), "Where are you now?" Here's what they said:
William R. "Bob" Bishop, Daytime MBA 1989
I live in Winchester, VA, and am Chief of Staff for Deloitte Consulting's Homeland Security segment. As CoS my job is to coordinate all staff actions to most effectively support our client-facing consultants who number in the many hundreds. I recently retired from the Army Reserve after 30 years of service and served in both Bosnia and the Iraq invasion. I continue to be very happily married to Linda after 28 years, and sons Bobby (22) and Chris (20) are all doing great!
Judy (Freed) Carter, Daytime MBA 1986
I have retired to the world of volunteering after working almost 20 years in direct mail marketing and advertising. I live in Cincinnati, OH, along with my husband, Robert Carter (Daytime MBA 1986), son William and daughter Rachel.
Meghan (Gallagher) Drake, Daytime MBA 2011
I am now in New York working at Credit Suisse in Technology & Media banking. I stay in touch with my Fuqua roots through lots of dinners and brunches with my fellow 2011 classmates and through DukeGEN NYC, but I really miss our two years in Durham! My husband and I are expecting our first child in December, and we couldn't be more excited! Wish us luck!
Russ Elmayan, Daytime MBA 1979
I serve as the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer at the Catholic Diocese of Raleigh, which is the headquarters office for all of the Catholic churches, Catholic schools, and Catholic Charities operations in the eastern half of North Carolina. I currently serve on the board of the Duke Catholic Center and of Catholic Charities. I recently married Diane Sharkey, and we are living in Raleigh.
Rich Fortescue, MHA 1988
After graduation I moved to Albuquerque, NM, where I met my lovely wife, Chelsea. We have two great kids, Johanna (16) and Sam (13). I have worked in health care, electric utilities and aircraft manufacturing since graduating from Duke, and I am currently Director of Financial Planning for the University of New Mexico Medical Group. I spend a good deal of my free time coaching youth soccer and playing golf. Hello to my fellow MHA 1988 Classmates; remember the "Sminx," and Jim-A-Rama I and II.
Pam Goldberg, Daytime MBA 2009
I've been with Kraft Foods since graduation and just took on a new role as Global Brand Manager of the belVita Breakfast platform. I am very excited about traveling the world! I am living in NYC in Tribeca and loving it, especially being so close to some of my fellow Fuquans (in the same building!) After a great summer of traveling out to the Hamptons, I am looking forward to a beautiful NYC fall. Keep in touch everyone!
SanDeong "Sam" Kim, Daytime MBA 2010
I am living in Seoul, Korea, with my wife and one son and two daughters. I am currently working for Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Company as a senior property underwriter. Long term goal of my company is to become a global top 10 insurance company by 2020. I am so excited to be part of it.
Nikhil Kumtha, Cross Continent MBA 2010
I'm a Senior Associate for PwC's PRTM Management Consulting in Washington, DC.
Tetsuya Niki, Daytime MBA 1995
I have settled in Tokyo returning from Singapore in 2003. Currently, I'm working at the Alcatel-Lucent Japan office.
Ranjiv Panicker, Daytime MBA 2009
I've been in London since graduation in 2009 thoroughly enjoying the city and my chosen career path after Fuqua.
Tim Rosato, Cross Continent MBA 2003
I'm living in Arlington, VA, with my wife, Dasha, and our two children, Lukash (9) and Sofia (7). My wife and I have a small management consulting business together and do work primarily for the federal government. While we don't travel for work anymore, we've satisfied our interest in international travel by having our kids attend a public bilingual school and spent the past two summers in Spain and the Czech Republic with them.
Peter Rudnick, Daytime MBA 2004
I am living in Villanova, PA, with my wife, Claudia, and two kids, Paula (7) and Nicolas (3). I have been working at Radcliffe Capital Management, a credit-focused investment management firm based just outside of Philadelphia since 2010. I made it to the Duke-Temple University basketball game here last January in Philadelphia (good game, despite the tough loss), and I am hoping to attend the rematch later this year at the Meadowlands.
Jessica Thomas, Daytime MBA 2004
My husband, Jeff Forbes, our son, Xavier (4), and I find ourselves temporarily in Arlington, VA where Jeff is on leave from Duke at the National Science Foundation. I continue to serve as the managing director of the Center for Sustainable Enterprise at UNC Kenan-Flagler and recently published my first novel, How Not to Save the World! Life is good.
Greg Torski, Daytime MBA 1978
Classmate Stephanie and I have been married 33 years and have two children. We summer at The Residences at Black Rock Country Club in Hingham, MA, our long term home; and, winter at Lely Resort in Naples, FL. We are now proud Duke parents as well as alumni - our youngest daughter, Michelle, graduated with a BS from Pratt School of Engineering in May 2010. I am a principal at Infology, a consulting firm which assists private equity firms in unlocking the IT value of their portfolio companies. Go Blue Devils.
Shashank Vaid, Cross Continent MBA 2010
My firm is pushing innovation and entrepreneurship through partnerships with Lockheed Martin, USAID, UT- Austin and Software Technology Parks of India (STPI). I have set up the IIT Rpr VENTURES PROGRAM, an emerging-markets-focused startup accelerator, and Prototype Development & Innovation Fund at the Indian Institute OF Technology (IIT). In partnership with India's National Innovation Council I have set up a unique industry, academia and government innovation ecosystem known as DPN Innovation Initiative.
Denise Wen, Daytime MBA 2007
I currently live in the Seattle area, working on strategy and business planning for Microsoft's Data Platform Business Group. With Big Data and the Cloud phenomenon transforming the entire computing industry, I feel I am at a really exciting place. If your travel takes you to this area, please definitely give me a shout!
Brett Wilson, Daytime MBA 2012
I'm building a new home in Atlanta, GA, and I'm only a few days into work as an Associate at McKinsey & Co. My wife and I are loving it so far.