Happy Birthday!

We asked the alumni celebrating a birthday today (March 17), "Where are you now?" Here's what they said:

Victor Abad MBA '04
I am currently living in Spain but working in the Netherlands. This means that every Monday I pick a plane at 6am and I flight to Amsterdam, and on Thursday night I take a plane back to Madrid. In spite of all the travelling, this is a very exciting job. I am working with the subsidiaries of Asian large corporates active in Europe so I get to see the best of both worlds. I will be moving to live in Hong Kong as of next summer together with my family.  

Mike Benoit MBA '10
I'll be celebrating my nine-year anniversary with Biogen this summer, but I recently accepted a new role within the company leading the Strategic Forecasting for our very exciting Alzheimer's drug pipeline -- transitioning from managing our Hemophilia and Spinal Muscular Atrophy assets. I live in the Boston area with my wife and two sons (ages 7 and 4.5), and we are excited to welcome our third child in August!

Paulina Bolton MBA '15
I currently reside in Charlotte, NC, and work at Wells Fargo as a Senior Audit Manager.  I am responsible for developing the audit plan and assessing risks for the company's end-to-end regulatory reporting process.  Post-Fuqua has been treating me well - I'm enjoying the free time and looking forward to my half marathon at Disney! 

Kristin Dagermangy-Najarian MBA '98
I'm currently soaking in the sweetness of celebrating our twin girls' (Emery and Bree) first birthday while simultaneously juggling the busy schedules of our two older children (Elle 9 and Tate 7). This coming fall I'll return to my admissions work with the Stanford Graduate School of Business, but for now I'm enjoying this time at home. In my "adult" time I serve on the board of the Los Altos Educational Foundation, volunteer with our local Junior League chapter, and enjoy playing tennis with a local club.

Tatiana Dvoryadkina MBA '12
I am Head of Regulatory Affairs Eastern Europe in Avon Beauty, located in Moscow. I am responsible for ensuring compliance to technical regulations for cosmetics, fashion and home products.

Mike Hennessy MBA '85
Close by.  After working at Smith Breeden Associates, then Duke Management Company and UNC Management Company, I am Co-founder and Managing Director of Investments at Morgan Creek Capital Management in Chapel Hill.

Danny Jammal MBA '12
I'm currently on a quick trip in Namibia. I've been working across Africa as part of our humanitarian/disaster response efforts, most recently in Liberia for the Ebola response-we are now looking to help tackle the refugee crises across EMEA, so will be off to lead these efforts next. Here's a photo from Deadvlei, Namibia (with some Duke gear of course)-such a unique country.


Hugh Jones MBA '09
I am currently serving as a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army.  My wife, Monique, and I live in the Washington, DC, area with our three children, Ella (13), Luke (10), and Audrey (8). We will likely move back to North Carolina (Fort Bragg), sometime this year or next.

Shruti Kapoor MBA '15
I am currently based in Houston, TX working as a Senior Management Consultant for Deloitte Consulting at its Strategy and Operations consulting arm.

Mic Locker MBA '99
I am a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting, where I lead Deloitte's Business Model Transformation practice for Technology, Media & Telecom clients in the U.S. and globally, and our Enterprise Model Design offering across all industries in the U.S. I live in both New York City and Weston, CT.

Tia Maragos MBA '11
My husband Richard (also a Global Executive MBA alumnus) and I are now located in sunny Gainesville, FL. I am currently the Director of GE Healthcare's Enterprise Solutions team, whose mission is to create solutions and bring measurable outcomes to our clients nationwide. Example of our work: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20150825005088/en/Temple-University-Health-System-GE-Healthcare-Sign

Kristin Newman MBA '97
Professionally, I just completed my 13th year with International Paper where I have responsibility for strategy for North American Paper and Pulp. Personally, my ten-year-old son, Jax, and I split time between Memphis, TN and Oxford, MS.  When I'm not busy with his soccer, baseball and lacrosse, I spend time working on our family farm and serving on the boards of the Urban Art Commission and the Dixon Galleries and Gardens.

Sakae Saito MBA '95
I am now in Atami, Japan (my home country). Atami is one of the famous hot spa resorts in Japan. I have been mayor of city of Atami since 2006. Becoming mayor was my long-time dream!

Eduardo Soares Filho MBA '10
I am currently living in Brazil with my wife Luisa Pereira MBA '10; my son, Joaquim; and waiting for José that is due this May. I work at General Electric, Renewable Energy, currently leading the Fleet Reliability & Operations group for Latin America.

Ty Webb MBA '08
I'm currently living in Franklin, TN with my wife, Amy, and three boys who are 7, 5, and 3.  I've worked at Nissan for seven years now, currently serving as the Chief Marketing Manager for the Rogue and Pathfinder models.  Amy and I are fortunate to have both sets of parents living nearby, allowing our boys to grow up around and be regularly spoiled by their grandparents.