Class Notes

By Peggy Bolstetter | Fall 2014

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Dan Hammer (BBA MGT) was recently appointed to the newly created position of general manager, frozen division for Inventure Foods Inc., a leading specialty food marketer and manufacturer.

Michael Mulligan (BBA ACCT) has joined Mechanics Bank as VP, Real Estate Industries Group. Mulligan has management experience in commercial and multi-family real estate loans and equity investments and transactions for large banks and small companies throughout the Bay Area and western United States.


Frank T. Connor (BBA FIN) has been appointed to the board of directors of Cohen & Steers Inc. Connor is the executive vice president and CFO of Textron Inc.


Tom McCabe (MBA) has joined Orbital Sciences Corp. as senior VP, general counsel and secretary. McCabe will direct Orbital’s legal, ethics and compliance, and regulatory affairs functions and will be based at the company’s headquarters in Dulles, Va.


Robert F. Carey (BBA ACCT) was appointed executive vice president and chief business officer at Horizon Pharma.

Tom Crotty (BBA FIN) was elected to the Board of Trustees for the University of Notre Dame. Crotty is a senior adviser at Battery Ventures in Boston after previously serving as managing general partner for the firm. He has served on the board of the National Venture Capital Association and chairs the board of directors for Grassroots Soccer, a nonprofit that seeks to eradicate HIV/AIDS in Africa. He also has served as a member of the Mendoza College of Business Advisory Council and the advisory board of the Gigot Center for Entrepreneurship at Notre Dame, currently sits on the board of The Foundation for MetroWest and is a trustee of the St. Mark’s School in Southborough, Mass.

Kevin Manion (BBA ACCT) recently received a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Orange County Business Journal’s Seventh Annual CFO of the Year Awards. Manion, who is CFO for Aliso Viejo-based liquor and wine wholesaler Young’s Market Co., previously was employed at Hostess Brands LLC and Nestlé USA.

Greg Sebasky (BBA ACCT) has been named CEO of Ascend Learning, a provider of technology-based learning solutions that efficiently deliver superior student results in health care and other professional fields.


Eric J. Letendre (MBA), has been named senior trust and investment officer for First National Bank of Santa Fe. Letendre is primarily responsible for providing trust administration, financial planning advice and solutions for high-net worth clients, trusts, entrepreneurs, retirees and endowments.

Andrew McKenna Jr. (BBA ACCT) was recently elected to the Board of Trustees for the University of Notre Dame. McKenna is the founder and president of Central Street Games, a mobile game developer. He previously served as president of Schwarz Paper Company. McKenna was education chairman of the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and chairman of the Illinois Business Education Coalition, a strong voice for school reform embracing educational standards and accountability. He serves on the advisory board of Notre Dame’s Alliance for Catholic Education, the School Board of the Archdiocese of Chicago and the board of trustees of Rush University Medical Center.

Raymond V. O’Brien III (BBA FIN) has been elected to serve as vice chairman of the board by the board of directors of CVB Financial Corp. and its principal subsidiary, Citizens Business Bank. O’Brien has served on the board since 2012.

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