Class Notes – 1980-1989
Tim Feldman ’80 was named CEO of Mind Genomics Advisors, Inc., a behavioral marketing organization for the healthcare field. Tim was a cofounder of The Partnership for Organ Donation, served in corporate strategic planning roles with PepsiCo and Viacom, and founded a healthcare strategy firm, MMI Consulting. (5/23)
Donna McCabe Schaeffer ’80 was named county administrative judge for the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County (MD). She has served as an associate judge at the Circuit Court for Anne Arundel County since January 2016, as a member of the Judicial Council’s Domestic Law Committee, and is currently a member of its education committee. (5/23)
Robert Hanna ’81 was selected for inclusion in 2023’s The Best Lawyers in America in the area of commercial litigation. He is a trial lawyer with experience in all aspects of business litigation, and he serves as chair of the Privacy & Data Security Group at Tucker Ellis LLP. (5/23)
Daniel Glaser ’82 retired as group president and CEO from Marsh McLennan, a professional services firm in risk, strategy, and people, at the end of 2022. He has served in various leadership roles at the company for a decade. In January, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice announced Dan joined their firm as an operating partner to help source new investments and support their teams. (5/23)
Edward Shellard ’83 joined United Concordia Dental, a health insurance organization, as its new president. He has more than 30 years of clinical and leadership experience in the dental industry, including as chief dental officer for Carestream Dental and president and CEO of Dental Technologies Inc. (12/22)
Renee Waber Christian ’85 was announced as a leader of a newly-formed theater group, Bonnie Kate Community Theater, in Elizabethton, TN. Renee has 35 years of experience in community theater, working with Ohio theaters such as Bucyrus Little Theater, the Delaware Theater Association, and more. The Bonnie Kate Community Theater will launch this fall with Arsenic and Old Lace by Joseph Kesselring. (12/22)
Jeff Cousins ’85 published The Right Thing to Do, a science fiction adventure about a captured alien, revealing that aliens created humans. Learn more at books2read.com/IfWeAreRobots. (5/23)
Colin McMahon ’85 was appointed chief operating officer at StartupNation, a resource for those looking to start or grow small businesses. Previously, Colin was editor in chief and chief content officer at Chicago Tribune Media Group and Tribune Publishing. (12/22)
Elliot Bennett ’86 exhibited her photography in the show “Up Close and Personal” at the West Tisbury (MA) library. “I hope people will walk away inspired by nature and curious enough to try and look deeply. We tend to move too fast and not look close enough, or we go out for a walk and we’re so in our head, we don’t see what’s around us,” Elliot says. (5/23)
Nancy Mannisto ’86 was recognized by Continental Who’s Who as a top healthcare professional. With nearly 30 years of experience in pediatric medicine, she is described as a compassionate, dedicated physician at Royal Oak Pediatrics in Michigan. (12/22)
Julie Strong Karnavas ’87 was named regional managing director for the Pennsylvania market of Fiduciary Trust International, a global wealth management firm. She previously was the director of portfolio and relationship management. (12/22)
James “J.P.” Olsen ’87 was hired as the director of the Eugene S. Pulliam Center for Contemporary Media with DePauw University. Previously, JP had an extensive career in the media industry as a writer, journalist, filmmaker, producer, television executive, musician, and educator, most recently serving as the director of original programming for HBO. (5/23)
Kevin Doyle ’88 traveled to Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, for his latest post with Tetra Tech, heading a U.S.-government sponsored project to protect the rainforests and biodiversity of the Congo Basin. The Congo Basin—spanning 530 million hectares across Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon and the Republic of the Congo—supports over half of the animal, plant, and insect species on Earth known to science, and is the second largest tropical forest in the world after the Amazon. Kevin has lived and worked in Africa for a total of 25 years, starting with the Peace Corps upon graduating from OWU. (5/23)
Zandra Wolfgram ’88 was named director of marketing and communications at Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation and Sinfonia Gulf Coast, a Northwest Florida cultural arts and art education organization. She has over 30 years of experience, most recently as the director of marketing and digital content for Rowland Publishing, Inc. (5/23)
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