We asked the alumni celebrating a birthday today (August 21), "Where are you now?" Here's what they said:
Lia Arapoglou MBA '11
I met my fiancé at Duke during the full-time MBA program (Class of 2011). After two years of long distance between NYC and Lima, Peru, I finally moved to Lima a little over a year ago. I am currently working at Credicorp Capital with several other Fuqua alumni.
Jeff Blake MBA '11
I'm living in Washington, DC (Dupont Circle neighborhood). I left BCG a little more than a year ago, and I am now working for Marriott doing strategy for their luxury brands. My title is Director, Consumer Insights for Luxury and Lifestyle Brands.
Samantha Brody MBA '14
I am loving living in Northwest Arkansas, where I work as an Associate Marketing Manager for Walmart. I am back on my same team from my summer internship and enjoying spending time with the many Dukies who work here too!
Erica Neubert Campbell MBA '05
I'm living just outside Washington, DC, with my husband and two sweet kiddos—Amelia (4 years old) and Duncan (just turned 1)! Life is crazy with such young kids and my full-time job, which is leading a global HR change management program for the British Government. I'm helping transform how they deliver HR, Finance, and Procurement to their network of 250 foreign embassies worldwide. Besides the daily challenges of this job, I've learned lots of British slang and the time zone map of the world!
Luis Hernandez MBA '05
I graduated in the Executive MBA class of 2005. Started in 2001-2003 class but after one year in Fuqua got deploy to Iraq for one year 2003-2004. I retired from the military in 2010 (after another tour in the Middle East, this time in Afghanistan in 2008/09). I am at Lenovo, VP & GM of the ThinkPad Business unit. I have being in IBM/Lenovo for 27 years. Kristen (my wife) and three daughters (Alexandra, Gabby and Madelin). Two in college and one junior in high school.
Brandon Shelton MBA '07
Personally, I am the proud father of three beautiful girls: Emerson, Abigail and Morgan. I will be competing in my third Ironman on Sunday, August 24, in Louisville, KY, to raise funds and awareness for a great veterans charity called "wear blue: run to remember." Professionally, I am the Head of Strategy & Planning for a $2.5B beverage alcohol distributor in North America based out of Chicago; we are focused on many disruptive and energizing initiatives to grow our business from digital, to analytics, to e-commerce. My family and I live in the Charlotte area.
Lluis Vivas Ballabriga MBA '13
I live in Madrid with my wife, Laura, and my daughter, Adriana, who turns 15 months next week. I am a Senior Associate at McKinsey, working for Retail Banks and Private Equities mainly; Laura works in her family office while Adriana starts kindergarten next month. We all like Madrid, and hang out from time to time with some other Fuquans and Dukies...but we miss Barcelona, our home town. Perhaps someday we will have the opportunity to move back there!
Barry Walker MBA '01
I am still in Houston working in oil and gas for a start-up and just started another onshore oil company and a beauty supply store. Bought some land in Costa Rica for retirement in a couple of years.
J.P. Ziegler MBA '91
After almost 18 years in Europe (London and Brussels), my family and I moved back to the Bay Area in August 2013. I continue to be active advising and consulting clients in the telecoms, technology and energy markets here in the U.S. and Europe.