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MIKE MENEFEE (PhD ’80, MS ’76) recently retired as the Thomas Family Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP). Menefee played a major role in the development of UNCP’s Regional Center for Economic, Community and Professional Development, known today as the Office for Regional Initiatives. He also is credited with starting the entrepreneurship program at UNCP in 2007.

BART BURRELL (BS ’81), senior vice president and associate resident director at Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, and MARK HERRMANN (BS ’81), director of corporate and foundation relations at the Krannert School, were among 20 runners in Tippecanoe County participating in the Indiana Bicentennial Torch relay in October.

ANDY BERG (BS ’82), CEO and co-founder of Homrich Berg, was named one of the nation’s Top 100 Independent Financial Advisors by Barron’s in 2016 for the ninth consecutive year. He also was recently named one of the country’s 2016 Top Wealth Managers by Forbes.

JEFFREY M. TUTTLE (MS ’82, BS ’81), Houston, TX, was recently named CEO of Heath Consultants Inc., a leading provider and manufacturer of products and services to various utility markets. Prior to joining Heath, Tuttle served as general manager for the Greer Commission of Public Works.

PATRICK BOUSQUET-CHAVANNE (MS ’83) was named an Honorary Professor of Marketing by Glasgow Caledonian University and the British School of Fashion. He also was recognized with the 2016 Lifetime Achievement in Business Award. Bousquet-Chavanne is a member of the Purdue Marketing Advisory Board and executive director at Marks and Spencer in London.

MARILYN HANZAL (BS ’83), Naperville, IL, has been named vice president and deputy general counsel of the Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA), a trade association representing virtually every hospital and health system in Illinois. In this role, Hanzal will oversee operation of IHA’s Legal Department, which provides legal guidance to the staff, management and boards of IHA and related entities. 

JEFF KORSMO (MS ’83) has been appointed as Essentia Health’s executive vice president of operations and administration. As a member of the organization’s senior leadership team, Korsmo will help lead efforts to improve patient care and advance opportunities to enhance quality, safety and service. Korsmo has 33 years of experience in health care and most recently served as president and CEO of Kansas-based Via Christi Health.

JAY MCAVEENEY (BS ’83) was recently named chief financial officer at Reed Smith LLP, the largest law firm in Pittsburgh, PA. He previously served as CEO and managing principal at Chicago-based Legal Optimization Solutions. Prior to that, he was CFO at Ogletree Deakins.

PATRICE PICARD (MS ’84), CEO of Cornerstone Family Programs in Morristown, NJ, was honored with the David Van H. Hedley “Spirit of Giving” Award, which is given to both companies and individuals who have served their respective communities and made a difference in the lives of those they serve. Picard has a broad background in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. She was named one of New Jersey’s 2014 50 Best Women in Business by NJBIZ. She also is a member of the National Advisory Council for the Center for Engagement and Neighborhood Building and of the National Conference Planning Committee at the Alliance for Children and Families.

CHRISTIAN GARCIA (MS ’87) was recently appointed executive vice president and chief financial officer at Visteon Corp., a global leader in vehicle cockpit electronics. Garcia will lead all financial activities for Visteon, including accounting, treasury, tax, audit and investor relations. He also will oversee mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, and information technology. Garcia previously served as senior vice president, finance, and acting CFO for Halliburton Co.

COREY FISHMAN (MS ’88) was appointed to the board of directors of Momenta Pharmaceuticals Inc., a biotechnology company specializing in the characterization and engineering of complex drugs. Fishman is CEO of Iterum Therapeutics Ltd., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing differentiated anti-infectives for combating multidrug-resistant pathogens.

JEFF LOVE (BS ’88), West Lafayette, IN, was elected to serve a one-year term as president of the Sagamore Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

VINCE MILNES (BS ’88), West Terre Haute, IN, was named a principal with Edward Jones. He was one of only 51 individuals chosen from more than 43,000 associates across the United States and Canada to join the firm’s 353 principals.

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