Alumni Community: Class Notes

By Peggy Bolstetter | Fall 2015

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Susan G. Komen, the world’s largest breast cancer organization, appointed Meghan Shannon (BBA ACCT) to Komen’s Board of Directors. Shannon is a shareholder in the business law practice at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c. in Milwaukee, Wis. For the past six years, Shannon has been actively involved with the Komen Southeastern Wisconsin Affiliate, where she served as board president and treasurer. She was nominated through Komen’s Affiliate Network and brings experience in many areas of corporate, business and finance law.


John T. Schuring (BBA MARK) was elected a new member of the law firm Dickinson Wright PLLC. Schuring is located in the firm’s Grand Rapids office and practices in the areas of banking and financial services, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and energy and sustainability.


Mike Drendel (BBA ACCT) has joined LEERINK Partners, a health care investment bank, as a managing director overseeing the firm’s specialty and generic pharmaceuticals practice. Drendel previously was with Lazard, where he was a managing director advising specialty pharmaceuticals companies in M&A transactions. He brings more than 15 years of investment banking experience.

The University of Illinois Springfield has named Mark Kost (BBA ACCT) as its women’s basketball coach.

Brian Archambeault (BBA ACCT) has been promoted from senior manager to partner at Crowe Horwath LLP. Archambeault works in the firm’s assurance professional practice providing technical guidance and oversight to not-for-profit and government audit services.


Steven Campbell (BBA FIN) has joined Annaly as a managing director, head of Annaly Credit Strategy. He joined Annaly from Fortress Investment Group LLC where he was a managing director in the Strategic Capital Group. Prior to Fortress, Campbell held positions at D.B. Zwirn, GE Capital and Dean Witter Reynolds.

John S. Fronduti (BBA FIN) has joined American Financial Group Inc. (AFG) as assistant vice president. He also will serve as vice president of American Money Management, a wholly owned investment management subsidiary of AFG, where he will provide legal advice in connection with the company’s investment portfolio. Prior to joining AFG, Fronduti was a partner with the Cincinnati-based law firm Keating, Muething and Klekamp.


The Governor of Georgia has reappointed Kami Luigs (BBA FIN) to the Professional Standards Commission Board. Luigs is the director of Citizenship for GE Energy Management. She sits on the Board of Directors of the Georgia Foundation for Public Education and the Children’s Museum of Atlanta.

Schowalter & Jabouri P.C., Certified Public Accountants and Consultants, announced that Janice A. Smith (BBA ACCT), CPA, has joined the firm as a senior audit manager. Smith has significant experience serving nonpublic entities, including higher education, not for profits, and governmental entities, as well as performing A-133 and other compliance audits, agreed upon procedures and reviews.


Knoll Inc. announced that Joseph T. Coppola (MBA) has been named chief operating officer, effective June 1, 2015. He is responsible for all of Knoll’s supply chain activities, including manufacturing, global sourcing, logistics, quality and environmental health and safety. Prior to joining Knoll, Coppola was the vice president, Global Supply Chain at Boart Longyear.

The Milwaukee Brewers have named Craig Counsell (BBA ACCT) the 19th manager in franchise history, signing him to a three-year contract through the 2017 season. Counsell played for the Notre Dame baseball team and spent the final five seasons of his career with the Brewers, retiring after the 2011 season. He joined the Brewers’ front office in 2012 as special assistant to the general manager.

Gibraltar Business Capital announced that Anthony DiChiara (BBA ACCT) has joined the firm as executive vice president, ABL Originations. DiChiara joins the team to accelerate the firm’s growth in the larger asset-based lending market nationwide, working with North American companies with up to $100M in revenue.


Joe Nolan (MBA) has joined Marathon Pharmaceuticals LLC as chief commercial officer. In his new role, Nolan will oversee the commercial development, marketing and launch of Marathon’s rare disease treatments.


Sandy Botham (MNA) has been hired as the director of athletics and operations at Madison West High School. Previously, Botham coached women’s basketball at UW-Milwaukee and worked for the school’s Alumni Association. While coaching the Panthers, Botham became the winningest coach in Horizon League history.

Botham played basketball at Notre Dame, where she was a four-time all-conference selection from 1984-88. After graduation, Botham spent one year as an assistant at Marquette before returning to Notre Dame to serve five years as an assistant to coach Muffet McGraw. She directed Beloit College to the NCAA Division III tournament in her only season at the school before taking over at UWM.

Botham is a member of the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame (as a player) and the Madison Sports Hall of Fame (honoring her achievements as both an athlete and coach).

A $3 million gift from John (BBA FIN) and Mollie Baumer, will endow the Notre Dame head men’s lacrosse coaching position, provide stability and resources for the long term and create funds for use within the department and across campus. Baumer is a senior partner at Leonard Green & Partners of Los Angeles. He is also a member of Notre Dame’s Advisory
Council for the Student-Athlete, Campaign Cabinet and Wall Street Leadership Committee.

Iris Outlaw (MNA), director of multicultural student programs and services at the University of Notre Dame, received the Exemplary Award for Public Service from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education. She is the treasurer and vice president for administration at the association.

Warren DeSouza (BBA ACCT) has joined Allergen Research Corporation, a privately held biopharmaceutical company developing desensitization treatments for food allergies, as chief financial officer. DeSouza has 25 years of combined experience in biotechnology finance and audit-assurance consulting. He most recently served as vice president, finance, at Onyx Pharmaceuticals, where he led accounting, SEC reporting, purchasing, tax, treasury and risk
management, among other responsibilities.

Martin Hull (BBA ACCT), formerly with the accounting firm of Marvin and Company, has been named chief accounting officer for Plug Power, a manufacturer of fuel cells used to power forklifts in warehouses and distribution centers.

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