Class Notes: 2000s

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Dean Monnin (MBA ’02) is a senior vice president in the Columbus, Ohio, office of JLL, a Fortune 500 global real estate firm where he is the project management lead for the Ohio market. He is currently assisting Bowling Green State University in the implementation of a $200 million campus master plan. He also serves as the national leader of JLL’s LGBT Employee Resource Group, which has become a recognized leader in LGBT workplace rights, earning a perfect score with the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index.

Thanh-Thuy “Twee” Nguyen (MS, Applied Behavioral Science ’02) reports that after having worked in the nonprofit, local public, and private sectors, she is serving as chief of staff in the Office of Chief Information Officer at the United States Department of Commerce. She oversees the department’s information technology operations, policy and compliance, and IT solutions for Commerce’s 12 bureaus. Also, she provides strategic oversight for the management of key stakeholder relationships, including with congressional committee members and auditors.

Anthony Waddell (MS, Real Estate ’02) in July 2016 became vice president, real estate development Mid-Atlantic, for Preservation of Affordable Housing, overseeing POAH’s development activity in key Mid-Atlantic markets from Pennsylvania to North Carolina. His previous experience includes 10 years as the director of public finance for the District of Columbia Housing Finance Agency, where he worked on financing nearly $1.9 billion in affordable/mixed-income housing in the district.

Mitch Warren (MS, Information and Telecommunication Systems ’02) is a process design leader with IBM. He writes: “Recently named Global Process Optimization Lead, using Agile methodologies to drive efficiencies throughout the GTS delivery organization worldwide. Developed new model for Global Delivery of Security Compliance services in the Security Patch Management space, which resulted in being recognized with the prestigious ‘Best of IBM’ award.”

Lynn Hackney (MBA ’03) was named a director of the board of EagleBank, which is headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, and conducts commercial banking through 21 offices in Montgomery County, Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Northern Virginia.

Rob Weinhold (MS, Marketing ’03) authored, with Maryland writer Kevin Cowherd, the book The Art of Crisis Leadership: Save Time, Money, Customers and Ultimately, Your Career, which was published last May by Apprentice House. Weinhold is chief executive officer of the Fallston Group management consulting firm based in Baltimore.

David M. Baron (MBA ’04) announced the launch of a new nonprofit called The Clever Kids Foundation, with a mission of fostering creativity and innovation in elementary school-aged children, enabling them to share their talents and brighten the lives of people in the community. The Clever Kids Foundation will create opportunities for children to develop their creativity, confidence, and critical thinking skills while forging stronger connections within the Baltimore community.

Michael Mathias (MBA ’04) was hired as chief strategy officer for Chicago-based marketing services firm Target Data.

Bruce A. Perler (MBA ’04), after completing his term as president of the Society for Vascular Surgery, began his term as chair of the SVS Foundation, which supports research to improve the quality of vascular patient care. He will oversee the foundation’s competitive, peer-reviewed, grant-making initiatives. He is the Julius H. Jacobson II MD Professor of Vascular Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, vice chair for clinical operations and financial affairs for the Department of Surgery, and chief emeritus of the Division of Vascular Surgery and Endovascular Therapy at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Samuel Quarcoo (BS, Interdisciplinary Studies ’04) recently retired from teaching in the Montgomery County, Maryland, public school system.

Debra Charles (MS, Finance ’06) is a program analyst/manager at the vice president level for MDB Group LLC, which does classified work for the United States Army. She says she is happy to help Carey alums who are seeking jobs.

Florence E. Jewell (Graduate Certificate, Information and Telecommunication Systems ’07) is director of billing operations at AT&T Finance Services in Oakton, Virginia. In October, she was scheduled to receive the Women of Color STEM 2016 Technology All Star award in recognition of her accomplishments in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) community. The honor was to be awarded at the 21st Women of STEM Conference in Detroit, Michigan.

Eric Niloff (MBA ’07) is chief executive officer and co-founder of EverPresent Inc., based in Newton, Massachusetts, which offers services ranging from digitizing old photos and videos to organizing digital files saved in multiple locations to creating custom albums and videos. EverPresent recently announced the acquisition of Play it Again Video, a video and film transfer laboratory also based in Newton.

Katie Troutman (MS in Real Estate ’07), a senior international realty specialist with the United States Department of State, was profiled last spring on Bisnow.com.

LouAnn Conner (MBA ’08) is the founder and chief executive officer of the San Francisco-area management firm SagaciousThink. She was asked to present to a visiting delegation from the Tianjin (China) Municipal Education Commission on innovation and entrepreneurship in the United States and offer suggestions for an entrepreneurship curriculum.

Danielle Tergis (MS, Marketing ’08) was named last May as vice president of communications for Green Seal, a nonprofit environmental standard development and certification organization based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Green Seal, Tergis founded and ran a successful communications, public relations, and marketing company for clients in the healthy lifestyles, sustainability, nonprofit, and culinary sectors.

Jenene Washington (MBA ’08), chief medical officer with the Baltimore Medical System, was chosen by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to participate on the national expert panel of the Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative. Its mission is to assist practices nationwide in implementing a change package to improve care and reduce costs for patients. According to The Daily Record, Washington earned the recognition after Baltimore Medical System, a community health center providing primary health care services to the uninsured and underinsured, was deemed a high-performing practice by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

Katrina McDow (MS, Marketing ’09) is a marketing specialist for the United States Mint, developing and marketing products for the numismatic community. She also is owner, co-founder, and marketing director of the Beaulah + Rose boutique in Washington, D.C., and is involved in Mommy and Me Trips, which offers creative and engaging events for mothers and children in the D.C. area.

Omar McIntosh (MBA ’09) was named by Gilbane Building Company as senior project executive to lead the firm’s self-performance division and work force in the mid-Atlantic region.

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