Class Notes

By Peggy Bolstetter | Fall 2014

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Greg Andrews (BBA ACCT) Following the Notre Dame men’s tennis team’s first season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, Irish player Greg Andrews was named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team. He served as captain of the squad and played No. 1 singles and doubles.

Ryan Bandy (BBA MGTC) also was named to the 2014 All-ACC Academic Men’s Tennis Team.Bandy served as a crucial link in the lineup at No. 2 singles. He is employed by PNC National Bank in his hometown of Cincinnati.

Ray Korson (MSB) recently joined Gibson as a client executive in the employee benefits practice. He assists employers with their workforce initiatives, which includes analyzing, developing and implementing employee healthcare and benefit strategies. Prior to joining Gibson, Korson worked as a business sales and service consultant at Frontier Communications Corp.

Sean Leahy (MSB) was recently named an administrative fellow at Franciscan Alliance Inc., Mishawaka, Ind.

Daniel Webster (EMBA) has been admitted into PwC U.S.’s partnership. Webster was admitted as an assurance partner and brings nearly 15 years of diverse public accounting and consulting experience
to the position.


Cheryl Booms (MNA) recently relocated to Ypsilanti, Mich., to join the Ann Arbor-based fundraising consulting firm of Richner & Richner as a consulting analyst.

Coley Girouard (BBA FIN) is the director of Mid-Atlantic Business Development for Footprint Free, an environmental startup. Footprint Free offers businesses a simple way to go green and connect with their customers by calculating and offsetting their carbon footprints.

Monica Luechtefeld (EMBA) has been appointed to the board of directors of PFSweb Inc., an international provider of end-to-end eCommerce solutions.


Matthew Pyzyk (MBA) has been promoted to vice president of Green Courte Partners LLC, a private equity real estate investment firm focused on building companies within niche real estate sectors. Pyzyk joined Green Courte in June 2012.

CJ Webster (EMBA) was promoted to director of segment management for LexisNexis, corporate legal segment. Webster was also recognized by the American Association of Inside Sales Professionals as a 2014 Top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professionals.


Kirk Reich (EMBA) has been named senior vice president, manufacturing, at AK Steel, West Chester, Ohio. Reich assumes responsibility for the company’s manufacturing operations, as well as the company’s safety and quality programs.


Scott Filer (EMBA) was recently named president and CEO of One Hope United, headquartered in Chicago. Each year, One Hope United serves nearly 20,000 children and families through foster care, early learning and child development, clinical support and intact family services in Illinois, Wisconsin, Missouri and Florida. Filer previously lead the National Children’s Center in Washington, D.C.


Brian H. Veith (BBA MGTE) was appointed SVP of Commercial Banking by the Board of Directors of Mt. Washington Savings Bank. Veith joined Mt. Washington Savings Bank from The Huntington National Bank, where he was commercial relationship manager for Huntington’s middle market division.


Kyle Chamberlain (BBA MARK) was named to the Michiana Forty Under 40, which honors the area’s most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders who demonstrate career success and community engagement. Chamberlain is corporate counsel for the regional commerical real estate firm Bradley Co.


Joe Herman (MBA) was recently appointed COO and CFO for Hickory Farms Inc., the specialty food and holiday gift retailer. In this position, Herman will provide leadership and support to the company’s executives responsible for holiday markets, franchise operations and supply chain as well as finance and administration.

Nitin Jain (MBA) has been appointed executive vice president and CFO at Leisureworld Senior Care Corp.

Patrick Ringsred (BBA FIN) has been named an associate at the investment banking firm Cleary Gull Inc. Ringsred joined the firm in 2007.


Ryan Chimenti (MBA) has been named managing director for the investment banking firm Cleary Gull Inc. Chimenti will be responsible for executing transactions across several industries, business development and private equity coverage.

Chad Kohorst (MSA, BBA ACCT) has joined Maranon Capital, L.P. as a senior fund accountant. Kohorst is responsible for financial planning, analysis and reporting.


Gregory Stewart (EMBA) has joined WESCO as a managing director in Singapore. He has responsibility for managing the China, SE Asia and Australia operations. Stewart has more than 20 years of electrical distribution experience with GE and Rexel, including leadership roles while living in China as an expatriate.

Kristin Zielmanski (BBA MARK) was recently promoted to principal at Berman Fink Van Horn P.C., Atlanta, where she practices in the area of business and real estate litigation, labor and employment and legal ethics. Zielmanski currently serves as president of the Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers and is a member of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia and the Lawyers Club of Atlanta.


Stephanie Cerney (MSA, BBA ACCT ‘01) was named to the Michiana Forty Under 40, which honors the area’s most talented and dedicated young executives, professionals and leaders who demonstrate career success and community engagement. She is a senior manager at Crowe Horwath LLP. 

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