We asked the alumni celebrating a birthday today (March 19), "Where are you now?" Here's what they said:
Kim Erickson Arnett MBA '01
I'm with Harry Arnett (also Class of 2001, now SVP Global Marketing for Callaway Golf) and our two girls (ages 6 and 9) in Carlsbad, California. I've been working with our local education foundation for seven years, raising and managing funds for public education programs. Our door is always open for classmates here in sunny southern CA!
Roy Carver MBA '97
Living in Ft. Myers and commuting to work in Ft. Wayne, IN, at my manufacturing company I started in 2001.
Ross Harris '78, MBA '80
I'm living in Greensboro, and own a marketing and communications business, The Harris Partners. I am also the Executive Director of the NC Institute of Political Leadership, the oldest non-partisan leadership training program for people who want to run for office or be in public service.
Matt Heiskell MBA '06
I now live in Bel Air, MD, and work for Gaming and Leisure Properties as the Corporate Vice President of Operations & General Manager for Hollywood Casino Perryville.
Patrick Henry MBA '88
I'm retired and living in Pinehurst golfing, tutoring and enjoying participating in the community.
Brett Lasher MBA '04
I'm currently living in Atlanta, working for Hyatt Hotels Corporation as a Vice President in their Real Estate & Development group.
Louis Mensah MMS '12
I'm back in my home country Ghana and fully involved in the entrepreneurship and technology scene here. I'm currently working with Kaymu Ghana, a Rocket Internet venture which, similar to eBay and Taobao, connects buyers and sellers in an online marketplace environment.
Denise Mummert '74, MBA '79
I am currently a CPA with Windham Brannon, PC in Atlanta, GA, where I am a Tax Director specializing in corporate taxation and the lead tax technical specialist. My husband, Larry Fisher, and I live in Avondale Estates, GA, and in our spare time we enjoy traveling, birding, reading, and music.
Edoardo Poli MBA '07
I am still living in London where I moved after graduation. I am Associate Director within the strategy group at KPMG. I support clients in defining their growth strategy and focus particularly on pricing engagements. I've done quite a few interesting projects with major clients like Unilever in the US and Barclaycard in the UK and love the fact that, by mixing behavioral economics, data and analytics, my recommendations have an impact on hundreds of thousands if not millions of consumers. However, I still have to get used to the British weather and I escape whenever I can. Thankfully in my travels I had many chances to catch up with my classmates around the world, even if not as much as I would like.
Raina Saboo MBA '12
I joined Boston Consulting Group in Dallas after graduating from Fuqua in 2012. Last year (2014) I got married and moved from BCG to Google in Mountain View to "settle down" after almost two years as a consultant at BCG. I am currently doing Product Strategy at Google, and thoroughly enjoying all that Bay area and Google has to offer.
Laura Shiers MBA '12
I am happily living in Cincinnati, OH, and working as a Marketing Manager for Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices.