Charles M. Gervig (BS Public Affairs) is president and owner of
systems Service, Inc., a data processing-bookkeeping business
that he started in 1955. During his 40 years of successful operation,
the business has moved from using punch cards for accounting and
bookkeeping to mini computers. He has been scaling down the business
and now plans to retire fully, after celebrating his 74th birthday
in August. Congratulation on both events.
John Lassiter (BS Statistical Economics), president and chief
executive officer of Financial Designs of Illinois, Inc., and
employee benefit consulting firm, has been elected to the Advocate
Health Care board of directors. Advocate Health Care was formed
when EHS Health Care and Lutheran General Health Systems merged
in January, becoming one of the largest health care organizations
in the Chicago area. Lassiter served on the former EHS board
and has been on Trinity Hospital's (on the Chicago South Side)
since 1974. Lassiter is a chartered life underwriter and a chartered
financial consultant. He has won several awards from The Prudential
and is a Qualifying and Life Member of the Million Dollar Round
Lassiter was also recently appointed to the board of directors
of Advance Bancorp, Inc., of Homewood, Illinois, a holding company
of sixteen state chartered banks in the Chicago Metropolitan area.
Lassiter, and active Illini, serves on the Commerce Alumni board,
the University of Illinois Alumni Board, and the University of
Illinois at Chicago Business Advisory Council. He is also a member
of several civic boards including Chicago YMCA, Community Renewal
Society, Operation PUSH, and Goodwill Industries.
| Lassiter, on his yearly visit to campus as on of the Emerson Cammack Insurance Series lecturers. |
Darrell J. Oyer (BS Accountancy), president of his own consulting
firm in Alexandria, Virginia, has been appointed to the board
of directors of Holston Defense Corporation, a subsidiary of Eastman
Richard A. Romer (BS Accountancy) is president of Romer &
Castiglia CPA, P.C. in West Seneca, New York. He started this
practice, which specializes in closely held family owned businesses,
in 1992 after twenty-seven years with an international CPA firm.
Ronald Moonin (BS Finance), president of Gushen & Moonin CPA's
in Trenton, New Jersey, was recently elected a member of the American
Thomas M. Fitgerald (BS Finance) is the regional president of
Mark Twain Bancshares. As such he is president of five Mark Twain
banks and the Mark Twain Banks of St. Louis and is a member of
the corporate planning group. Fitzgerald began his banking career
with Mercantile Bancorporation after graduating from college.
In 1983 he joined the Mark Twain Bank. Mr. Fitzgerald resides
in St. Louis with his wife Deborah and two daughters.
Michael W. Babcock (PhD, MA '71 Economics), professor
of economics at Kansas State University, was part of the Governor's
Railroad Working Group appointed by Kansas Governor Bill Graves
to develop a position on the merger of the Burlington Northern
Railroad and the Santa Fe Railroad. Based on the work of the
committee the governor has approved the merger. Babock is nationally
recognized for his research on the railroad industry, specifically,
and the transportation industry , in general.
Behram J. Hansotia (PhD Management Science) was appointed senior
vice president-strategic services for Infoworks, a database marketing
consultancy and agency, this past March. Infoworks is a new division
of Omnicom Inc. And Rapp Collins Worldwide with two offices, in
Chicago and Toronto. Hansotia heads up the strategic analysis
practice in Chicago.
David C. Stranger (BS Finance) is the senior credit manager for
Copper and Brass Sales, Inc., in Schaumburg. He began work in
this new position in July. Stranger continues to participate
in wheelchair basketball as a member of the Chicago Wheelchair
Bulls. His interest and participation in this sport began when
he was a student on the U of I campus.
George Repa (BS business Administration) and his wife Donna announce
the birth of identical twin boys, Joseph Gregory and Michael George,
on May 12, 1995. Congratulations to the proud and busy parents.
George is CEO at Lincoln County Health Facilities in Tennessee,
a position he has held since 1991. He earned and MHA from Duke
University in 1981. The family resides in Fayetteville, Tennessee,
and Donna has closed her practice in speech pathology to devote
herself to her new career as a mother.
Steve Owens (BS Accountancy) was admitted into the partnership
at Price Waterhouse in July 1995. He is principal in the Management
Consulting Services Group with responsibilities for large systems
implementation projects in the products industry.
Richard Ruebe (MBA Finance, BS '72 Accountancy) joined Interlake
Material Handling Division as vice president, finance, in May
1995. Rich is evaluating several financial processes and invites
fellow alumni to call him with information about the benchmarking
of processes. His number is 708-719-7020. Rich, his wife Kim,
and three daughters live in Arlington Heights.
Jordon S. Zoot (BS Accountancy) is managing partner of Jordan
s. Zoot & Co., CPAs in New York City. He left Arthur Andersen
as a tax partner in September 1995 to establish his own firm,
which will concentrate in taxation, technology applications, and
corporate finance for real estate industry related companies.
Ron Coleman (BS Accountancy) became chief financial officer at
the Hitchcock Chair Co., Ltd., in Riverton, Connecticut, this
Daniel P. Doheny (BS Accountancy) was promoted to partner at KPMG
Peat Marwick LLP in Chicago in July. He is a partner in the Manufacturing,
Retailing, and Distribution Group. He is partner-in-charge of
transportation in the Midwest. Doheny served two terms on the
University of Illinois Alumni Association Board and is a member
of the Presidents Council.
Tony Testolin (BS Accountancy) was promoted to controller of the
Ball Seed company and its parent company, the Ball Horticultural
Company, in June. On May 13, 1995, he married Lisa Filippelli.
The couple resides in LaGrange, Illinois.
Jeffery R. Holmquist (BS Accountancy & Organizational Behavior)
was appointed strategic initiative manager at Sears Roebuck &
Co. This past February. In November 1994, Jeff and his wife Lisa
(also and Illini) welcomed a new daughter, Christine Teresa.
They also have a son, Benjamin David, who was born in December
1991. The family lives in Chicago.
David Von Nirschl (BS Marketing) is an attorney at the Federal
Trade Commission in the bureau of Competition, Division of Compliance,
in Washing, D.C.
Mark E. Whoar (PhD, MS '82 Economics), professor of economics
at the University of Nebraska at Omaha was appointed the Distinguished
Lucas Professor, effective July 1995. Wohar joined the Nebraska
faculty in 1990. He has also taught at the University of Miami
and spent a year at the Treasury Department in Washington. Wohar
has published widely in scholarly journals in the areas of domestic
and international macroeconomics, international finance, monetary
theory, financial institutions, and applied econometrics. In
1994 he was awarded the university-wide Distinguished Research
and Creative Activity award and was made the business school's
first Research Fellow.
Scott Davis (BS Marketing) has been promoted from principal to
partner at Kucsmarski & Associates, Include, a Chicago-based
consulting firm. Davis specializes in market strategy development,
brad equity strategy and management, and planning new products
and business growth. Davis, who earned an MBA at Northwestern
has lectured at several universities, including Kellogg and Chicago,
and has been consulted by several periodicals, including the Wall
Street Journal, USA Today, and Crain's small Business Advisor.
Deborah Full (BS Marketing) joined the McDonald's Corporation
as senior project manager-national marketing in February 1995.
She is responsible for promotion campaigns targeted at the adult
market. Recent campaigns include the "Batman forever"
tie-in and CD/cassette promotion with Garth Books. Before joining
McDonald's , Full spent eight years with DDB Needham, most recently
as a vice president, accounts supervisors.
Colleen McGarry (BS Business Administration) has been promoted
to associate director at the American Society of Healthcare Materials
Management, effective July 1995. Before this appointment, she
was assistant director for a year and a half. McGarry is also
enrolled in the MBA program at the University of Chicago.
Darrell Butler (BS Finance) and Marci (Ginsberg)Butler (BS Accountancy
report the birth of their first child, daughter Rachel Dominique,
in March. Darrell is director of mergers and acquisitions at
Geneva Capital Markets, and investment bank in Chicago.
Alan Dodds (MAS, BA '85 Finance) and his wife are the proud parents
of a daughter, Caroline, born on August 13. The couple also have
a three year old son Benjamin. Alan is vice president of distribution
for American Software & Hardware in Urbana
Alexander Popovich (BS Accountancy) was promoted to controller
at Signode Container Industry, a $60 million division of Illinois
Tool works. He and his wife Betsy (BA Language '87) live in Palatine
and will be celebrating their third anniversary in November.
Gerald D. Callahan (BS Marketing) accepted a position as director
of information technology at Davenport College in Grand Rapids,
Michigan, this past June. Previously he was with AT&T Global
Information Solutions and U.S. Signal. In 1993 Callahan earned
and MBA from Western Michigan University.
Gregory Kurth (BS Finance) joined the Child Care Association of
Illinois as a policy analyst. This association represents private
child welfare services. Responsibilities include overseeing financial/contractual
relationships with the Illinois DCFS and the state's movement
toward managed care for behavioral health services. Before taking
this position, Kurth was a commercial lending officer at LaSalle
Jeffrey A. Miller (BS Accountancy) is a senior accountant with
Cancer Treatment Centers of America in Arlington Heights. In
June 1994 he married Pam Matusik, and this fall he will be attending
law school at ITT Chicago Kent to study corporate law and tax.
Susan Ridlin (MBA Finance, BS '86 Accountancy) and her husband
Mark became the parents of twin sons in April 1995. The twins
join and older brother. Susan is a treasury manager at Eli Lilly
and Company. The family resides in Carmel, Indiana.
John C. Lee (MS Accountancy) is a senior systems analyst with
Ernst & Young LLP in Lyndhurst, New Jersey.
Dennis R. Barbeau (MBA) accepted a position as senior program
manager in the Technology Department at the General Electric Corporate
Headquarters in Cleveland this past spring. His responsibilities
include management of high priority, large-budget equipment programs.
Barbeau wrote glowingly of the Illinois Executive MBA program
with "provided me the resources to obtain the advancement
and compensation I desired when I entered the program."
Shia Min Liew (MBA Finance & Marketing), a financial analyst
for the General Electric Company, married Fangping Chung on June
2nd. Fangping plans to open a coffee house soon. The couple
resides in Ottawa, Illinois.
Traci C. Su (MS Taxation, BS '93 Accountancy) started law school
at New York University in August.
Roger Bartos (BS Accountancy) is a specialty consultant with Arthur
Andersen in St. Louis. Since joining the company this past winter
he has worked with insurance, real estate, mutual funds, and government
clients. He writes that he is busy, but very pleased with his
Paul Gartner (MBA Finance) began work as a financial analyst for
ISSC, a subsidiary of IBM, this past June. He lives in Marlyand Heights.