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PhD Alumni

Peter P. Meenan
, after a three-year assignment with Deloitte & Touche LLP in London, has relocated with his wife, Lynn, to Dusseldorf, Germany, as a partner and leader of Deloitte's European Economics Group. He consults with multinational companies on transfer pricing and valuation matters and is responsible for hiring and managing economists in Deloitte's Pan-European Economics Practice.

Master's Alumni

Robert Listou, MSIM, has received a patent (and expects another) for a software process enabling an analytic methodology he has named contextual data modeling (CDM). The first embodiment of CDM is distributed at cdmsoftware.net, the Web site of ExecWare, Inc., of which he is president. Derived from a White House consulting engagement for design of an issue tracking system, I-TRAC Management Software is used around the world by managers and professionals in all fields. A more sophisticated application, Averta, is on the drawing board. Planning to license the products and patents, he then will retire from his third career (he also is a colonel in the USAF and COO/CFO of a management consulting firm). He writes, My year at Purdue as an Air Force major undoubtedly led to my achievements in all three careers.


Terry L. Campbell, MSIA, is president of the Nevada Policy Research Institute in Reno. He also is director of both the Executive Association of Reno and Reno Wheelmen and chairman of the Financial Advisory Board for the City of Reno. 

Jon D. Saunders, MSM, retired in fall 1999 and lives in Omaha, Nebr. He currently splits his time between his two hobbies, yardwork and genealogy research.


Joseph D. White, MSIA, is vice president of ADP and lives in Allendale, N.J. He writes: This year marks the 35th anniversary of my first kidney transplant. I was an EE student at Purdue at the time, with slide rule and vacuum tube charts. How times have changed! I am currently president of the American Association of Kidney Patients; I serve on the boards of a number of other health-related organizations.


Alvaro R. Mora, MSM, has a new position as a justice department staff member in Bogota, Colombia, with responsibilities for 1) handling restructuring agreements between companies and their creditors; 2) representing foreign companies; 3) serving as an intermediary for institutions in land and property deals; and 4) serving in companies valuation. He is a past president, general manager, and shareholder of Comercial International Y Cia, a corporation representing International Trucks.


George Shahnasarian, MSIA, is manager of global strategic e-business with Motorola, Inc., in Schaumburg, Ill. Responsibilities include managing the strategic e-business relations of Motorola's global, non-production procurement business. He also coordinates the sharing of best practices with other companies automating this function.


B. Scott Laurie, MSIR, is a managing principal with Yankee Capital Partners, LLC, in Boulder, Colo. He writes: We just raised our second fund focused toward investing in asset-based financing in venture capital backed to high-growth small cap companies, as well as M&A, LBO, and recapitalization opportunities.


James H. Weinberg, MSIA, is manager of customer service with Columbian Chemicals in Marietta, Ga. He is past president of the Atlanta chapter of the International Customer Service Association. He and Mindy Miller were married November 7, 1999.

Stephen H. Can
, MSM, writes: I joined DLJ, now CSFB, in New York City this summer as a managing director in their merchant banking group. It is a great group, challenge, and opportunity. I'll be chief operating officer of our new private equity fund, Strategic Partners, which will provide liquidity for venture and LBO partnership interests.

Lance D. Chambers, MSM, is a senior consultant with the Department of Transport in Perth, Western Australia. He writes: Gained my PhD a couple of years ago. Great fun, but not much value in the pay stakes but then who cares? Kids are very grown up now (17 and 15 years old). Jenny and I are looking toward retirement in a few years and thinking of living in Goa, India.


John Holmberg, MSM, writes: After the recent purchase of Nabisco by Kraft, I have been named the general manager of Kraft Taiwan. Previously, I was the marketing director of Nabisco Taiwan. I'll continue to be based in Taipei, and can be reached at 886-2-8712-0660.

15th Anniversary Year
Amy L. Brown, MSM, has been promoted to marketing director for Clarus Corporation, a business-to-business e-commerce company based in Atlanta.

Janie D. (Young) Davis, MSM, writes: My husband, Derrick, and I started the millennium with an addition to our family. Jordan Christopher was born January 12, 2000. Mommy has been staying at home with Master Jordan and will begin looking for a new position in 2001!

W. David Pierce, MSIA, has a new position as president of Tipper Tie (a Dover Industries company) in Apex, N.C.

John D_Angelo, MSHRM, has been promoted to vice president of human resources with AAA of Tidewater in Virginia Beach, Va.

Dan J. Sweiger, MSM, writes: I left my position as brand manager at Pillsbury to become director of brand marketing for America's favorite hotel brand Holiday Inn for Bass Hotels and Resorts, a division of Bass PLC. My wife, Susan, daughter Grace (2 years), and I relocated to sunny Atlanta in February 2000. In this new position, I am responsible for delivering nearly $4 billion in rooms revenue for the 1,200 Holiday Inn hotels in the U.S. Since 1952, Holiday Inn has been the leader and has defined the midscale hotel category. Today, Holiday Inn includes a family of hotels that includes Holiday Inn Select, (business-class hotels) and Holiday Inn SunSpree Resorts (family fun vacation centers). Our advertising campaign, featuring the tagline What does this look like, a Holiday Inn? won a 2000 Gold EFFIE from the American Marketing Association. This year, we became the official hotel of U.S. Youth Soccer, and I just completed an agreement for Holiday Inn to become the official hotel of the NCAA.

Marc S. Hochman, MSM, writes: I've joined eBreviate, Inc., Walnut Creek, Calif., as an e-sourcing manager. The company is an Internet startup that develops and implements technologies which allow our clients to dramatically reduce the time they spend on sourcing materials and services by using e-negotiations and eRFPs.

Andrew Cigolle,
MSIA, has been promoted to finance manager-engineering group with Network Appliance, Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif.

Derek B. Roesener, MSM, has joined Delco Remy International, Inc., Anderson, Ind., as manager of international tax. He was formerly with Arthur Andersen for six years.

Lori C. Eckman
, MSHRM, has a new position as manager, business systems, with Sprint in Kansas City, Mo. She writes: I have just joined Sprint to lead the strategy team on their e-procurement efforts within their Supply Chain Management division.

Tsutomu Kumakura, MSM, has left ExxonMobil and is now the finance vice president of Sony Pictures Television Japan, Inc.

Joan E. Patterson, MSM, has a new position as executive vice president with Imagined Corners Inc. in North Canton, Ohio. The company provides technology solutions for business. Services include consulting, Web and application development, and systems design.

Eric A. Snyder, MSIA, is a manager, e-Business Strategy, with Deloitte & Touche in Columbus, Ohio. He writes: I was just named to the board of trustees for the Columbus Zoological Park Association. The Columbus Zoo is one of the top zoological organizations in the world and the home of Jack Hanna.

Marcus B. Cassady, MSM, writes: I have switched careers at Fidelity Investments (Covington, Ky.) from director of quality in manufacturing to a senior business analyst (project management) in the service sector. I was recently included in Strathmore's Who's Who.

Patrick Edmond, MSM, is a senior consultant specializing in the aviation industry, with Roland Berger & Partners Ltd., an international strategy consulting firm. He is currently based in London.

Phil Raimondo, MSM, writes: I was promoted to president-International Ag, Industrial Products, and BEP with Behlen Mfg. Co. in Columbus, Nebr. It includes responsibility for three business units: International Ag, Industrial Products, and Behlen Engineered Plastics. On August 20, my wife, Mary (CFS '83), and I welcomed our fifth child, Natalie Jeanne.

Andrew Greta
, MSM, is a market development manager with GE Capital e-Business in Stamford, Conn.

David E. Jenkins, MSIA, has accepted a position as senior technical marketing engineer with the Intel Architecture Marketing Group in DuPont, Wash.

William J. Moriarty, MSM, writes: I'm stationed in Hong Kong but work mainly in China as events manager for the Chinese Professional Basketball Association. I've been in Beijing for most of the past four months now and serve as an assistant director of the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) Organizing Committee and as a board member on the CBA Managing Committee. Our company also is the official global marketing consultant to the Beijing Olympic Bid Committee, and we are working hard to bring the Olympics to Beijing in 2008.

Undergraduate Alumni

William L. Kidney
, BS (IND ECON), is retired and lives in The Villages, Fla. He was awarded a plaque May 15 for outstanding service to Sumter County Schools.

Pedro Kohn
, BSIM, writes: I have worked since graduating from Purdue in a family-owned steel industry with Japanese and Belgian shareholders, with industrial plants in several Latin American countries and, after having presided over the Ecuadorian industrial sector for several years, was appointed seven months ago to the cabinet of Ecuador's government, under the presidency of Gustavo Noboa. My position is president of the National Finance Corporation, where I have a permanent contact with international financial institutions such as the World Bank, the IMF, and the IDB in Washington and the CAF in Caracas. Ecuador is a beautiful country for tourism, especially the Galapagos Islands (unbelievable scuba diving), where my daughter works as a diving guide and instructor on board two boats from the Aggressor Fleet. I live with my wife in Quito and have five children (living in Ecuador, Miami, Washington, D.C., and Michigan) and three grandchildren.

Nolan L. Bottorff
, BSIM, is a senior engineer with Seymour Mfg. Co., Inc., in Seymour, Ind. He and Mary K. Branham were married February 26, 2000. She is an RN with Hospice of South Central of Indiana.

John Thompson
, BSIM, retired October 30, 2000, from Manage.Com, where he served as vice president, chief financial officer.

David W. Clarke
, BSIM, writes: I recently joined Hexcel Corporation in Dublin, Calif., as business solutions manager. As such, I head up the global unit responsible for leveraging technologies such as data warehousing and online services to improve decision support and business processes.

Thomas C. Combs, BS (ECON), is president of Combs Communications in Lafayette, Ind. He writes: I recently started my own advertising agency. The focus will be on consulting with local businesspeople regarding all of their advertising and marketing needs. I am currently involved in numerous community activities, including the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce, Daybreak Rotary, and United Way. My wife, Brenda, and I have 9-year-old boy/girl twins, Matt and Mandy.

Timothy J. Monger
, BSM, is chairman of TEC Worldwide in Indianapolis. He writes: TEC is an international organization of CEOs. I facilitate a peer group for emerging entrepreneurs from the central Indiana area. Membership is by invitation only. CEOs must be willing to talk openly about their own business decisions, give honest feedback to fellow members, and contribute to the success of peers in the group. The business owners meet monthly to discuss opportunities and challenges. Every quarter, the group hears from a nationally known business expert like Peter Schutz, former CEO of Porsche. The chairman must be a professional facilitator who makes sure it all comes together and provides accountability in one-to-ones with each member. The 7,000-international member network can be a source of answers beyond the group. TEC provides a password-protected place in cyberspace where CEO members gather worldwide for no-holds-barred forum discussions on timely topics and critical information exchange. TEC is dedicated to increasing the effectiveness and enhancing the lives of CEOs. Monger and his wife, Kim, have two children, Angela (9) and Addy (3). His son, Justin (31), works in the gaming industry in Las Vegas.

Rhonda Christle-Rautio
, BSIM, is an e-commerce store co-owner in Portland, Ore. She writes: We launched an e-commerce store in fall 1999. I'm learning the e-biz after 12 years as circulation manager with Norm Thompson, a mail-order catalog in Portland. I feel like I'm getting my hair blown back every day with new changes. Check out Wayne's World of Savings brand-name products at discount prices at waynesworldofsavings.com.

George Shahnasarian
, BSIM. See Master's Alumni 1979.

David S. Yoo
, BSIM, is an SAP Application Development Manager with Ferro Corporation. He writes: I took an early retirement after 20 years with the Dow Chemical Company. We are happy to have returned to Greater Cleveland, Ohio.

David W. Saunders
, BSM, has a new position as director, business processes, with Manco, Inc., in Avon, Ohio. He also is president of the North Olmsted Soccer Organization.

Glenn Gramling
, BSIM, is vice president-business development and sales with HiFive.Net, Inc., in San Jose, Calif. He writes: After 15 years with Hewlett-Packard, I made the move to a venture capitalist-backed Internet startup. The experience has been outstanding!

Brian R. Strickler, BSM, is a controller, America's Information Technology, Solectron Corporation. He writes: Solectron (www.solectron.com) is the world's largest electronics manufacturing services company, and the first company to win the Baldridge Award for Manufacturing twice in the 12-year history of the national program. The company has more than 65,000 associates in 70 locations worldwide. Revenues for fiscal 2000 were $14.1 billion.

Drew E. Biehler
, BSM, has been promoted to assistant vice president-financial planning services at First Union Securities, Inc., in Richmond, Va. He and his wife, Robin (BS Ag '87), announce the arrival of their third child, Robert Deane, on September 19.

Rebecca A. Kosten, BSM, writes: In May, I received an MS in computer science from Old Dominion. Even bigger news is the birth of Matthew in September. We also have a 2-year-old son, Joey.

Janie D. (Young) Davis
, BSM. See Master's Alumni 1990.

Barbara Campi Lynch
, BSM, writes: I am vice president for domestic affairs for the United States Fencing Association (national governing body for the sport of fencing). I could not do this without the support of my husband, Shawn, my daughter, Fiona (10), and my son, Patrick (31/2). They live in Stanhope, N.J.

Tracy L. Jones
, BS (ACCT), a tax manager with Fidelity Investments in Boston, Mass., writes: I recently left PricewaterhouseCoopers to work for Fidelity. By leaving public accounting, I hope to be able to spend more time with my family.

John D. Pottebaum
, BS (ACCT), writes: After working in accounting and project management for 10 years, most recently as a financial systems manager at Worthington Industries in Columbus, Ohio, I have made a career change. I recently relocated to the West Coast and am working in the health fitness field  my true passion. I have my own business, Total Intensity Sports, which offers coaching and fitness training. We are on the Web at www.totalintensitysports.com. I also am pursuing a master's in kinesiology and sport performance at California State University-Sacramento. 

Colleen (Copeland) Waldron, BSM, writes: After seven years with the Associates, I quit work to stay home with my children. My husband (IE '91) and I had a daughter in May (Adrianna Grace). We already have a 3-year-old son, Alex.

Arthur Jepson
, BSM, has a new position as project director: Internetworks, with ThruPoint in New York City. He became a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) in August 2000.

Katie D. (Eltzroth) Horton
, BSM, writes: I recently relocated from Kansas City to Indianapolis as a result of my promotion with ConAgra Frozen Foods to district sales manager of the Indiana/Ohio/Michigan region. I had a baby June 6, a daughter named Greta Ann.

Charles E. Welborne
, BSM, is a programmer/analyst with Purdue University in West Lafayette. He writes: Charles and Anni Welborne are pleased to announce the birth of our daughter. Christiana Ruth Welborne was born on September 29, 2000. Pictures can be seen at www.welborne.com/family/Christiana.html.

David W. Abbott
, BSM, writes: I graduated from the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia with an MBA in May 2000. Married Juliana Pertuz in June 2000. Joined Goldman, Sachs & Co., New York City, as an associate in investment banking.

Rachel E. Buckland
, BS (ACCT), is a business analyst with Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis. She and Jeff Cramer, MS '96, were married October 14.

Jason A. Bradley, BSM, is a support analyst with IPhysicianNet in Scottsdale, Calif. He is engaged to be married May 5, 2001.

Adam P. Bujeker, BSM, is a marketing research coordinator with Time Warner Cable in Myrtle Beach. S.C. He also is a candidate for an MBA from Winthrop University, and will graduate in August 2001.

Brooke LeRoy
, BS (ACCT), has been promoted to senior auditor at Ernst & Young in Indianapolis

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