law schools, corporations, and law firms with their career assistance and hiring needs. Glazer is most proud of her work brainstorming and redirect- ing the energies of law students and recent law graduates.
Karin J. Kraai (MBA ’86), formerly an executive with Vornado Realty Trust’s Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc., has joined the real estate brokerage firm Newmark Knight Frank as senior managing director of the property management and landlord advisory division.
Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart (JD ‘87) received the 2011 John Jay Medal for Justice Community Leader Award in April. The award is given annually to one outstanding leader of global issues, national issues, and community issues. Dart was recog- nized for his “humane and innovative approach to enforcement of the law during difficult economic times.”
Thomas C. Hofbauer (JD ’87) opened his own firm, Hofbauer Law, LLC, in Delafield, Wisconsin, focusing on civil litigation and business law matters in Wisconsin and Illinois.
Michael J. Martini (MSIR ’87) was ordained to the Permanent Diacon- ate in the Diocese of Charlotte in January 2011, after completing two years of lay ministry training and four years of Candidacy. His wife, Chris- tina M. Golonka-Martini (BBA ’84, MSIR ’89), and their son, Austin, live in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Jeannette L. Lewis (JD ’88), most recently assistant general counsel for Driehaus Capital Management, LLC, joined Deloitte’s Asset Management Services’ governance, risk, and regu- latory practice as a principal.
David M. Lewin (BA ’89) is acting special counsel to Johnson Legal Group, LLC. He earned his JD from DePaul University in 1992 and is an authority on “risk shifting for contractors and the Illinois doctrine of ‘targeted tenders.’”
Mary Yu (MUND ’89) is co-chair of the Washington Supreme Court’s Minority and Justice Commission. She was sworn in as a King County
Superior Court Judge in 2000. Prior to her appointment, she served as deputy chief of staff to King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng and direc- tor of the Peace and Social Justice Of- fice for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
through the American Council of Learned Societies. His project exam- ines the ethics of illness and presents a genealogy of the ‘patient’ in pre- modern Indian history. He joined HWS in 2008 after receiving an MA from Yale University and a PhD from the University of Chicago.
John Minichillo (Rome ’89, BA ’90) published his first novel, The Snow Wale, through Atticus Books in July 2011. The book follows protagonist John Jacobs as he hunts whales on the North Slope of Alaska after learning of his Native Ameri- can heritage, a departure from his suburban lifestyle as a “middle-aged white guy.”
David M. Njus (MA ’92, PhD ’97) was recognized as a 25-year honoree at Luther College’s Faculty Recogni- tion Dinner in May 2011. Njus is an associate professor of psychology at Luther.
Celia M. Bergman (MEd ’93, PhD ’07) is dean of students in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. She was formerly the senior associate dean of students for Health and Admin- istrative Affairs at the University of Chicago.
Hon. Daniel Hynes (JD ’93), Illinois comptroller and attorney with Ho- gan, Marren, and McCahill, Ltd., has been appointed U.S. observer to the International Fund for Ireland. The fund was established to further the “long-standing U.S. foreign policy objective of a sustainable peace in Northern Ireland and the six border countries of Ireland.”
Rebecca R. DeMarb (BA ’94) joined Murphy Desmond S.C. as an attorney in the firm’s creditors’ rights, busi- ness bankruptcy, and commercial litigation practice group.
Anthony M. Cerulli (Rome ’91, BA ’94), assistant professor of religious studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges, was awarded a fellowship
Philip Isom (MBA ’94) joined KPMG LLP, an audit, tax, and advisory firm, as a principal and leader of its US Corporate Finance group, an inde- pendent middle market investment bank.
Mary R. Kenney (JD ’94), formerly the Illinois Housing Development Authority’s (IHDA) general counsel, has been named IHDA executive director. She has more than 14 years’ experience as an attorney in affordable housing lending, com- munity development, and municipal finance.
James V. LoBianco (Rome ’93, BA ’94) is the executive director of StreetWise, Inc., which serves the greater Chicago area as a social enterprise designed to help the homeless and those at risk of homelessness. LoBianco previously worked for Chicago’s former mayor, Richard M. Daley, as deputy chief of staff for human services and then as commissioner for the Office of Homeless Services.
Robert C. Morris Jr. (MBA ’94) and his wife, Lisa R. Morris (MSW ’93), have joined Signature Sotheby’s International Realty, a luxury real estate brokerage firm in Sarasota, Florida.
Domenico Tassone (MBA ’94) is the director of digital strategy and analytics at Sears Holdings, where he measures the impact of the retailer’s online marketing. This spring, he also joined the faculty at Loyola’s Graduate School of Business as an adjunct professor, teaching inte- grated media planning.
Claudia R. Zompa (BBA ’94) mar- ried James Zompa on September 16, 2010, at the First Baptist Church of East Greenwich in Rhode Island and then again on September 19, 2010, at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago.
Stephanie Falk (PhD ‘95), a
practicing licensed psychologist, closed her private practice after 14 years to accept a position with Lebanon Valley College as its director of counseling services in September 2010.
Yaro M. Melnyk (Rome ‘94, BA ‘95) is a partner at the law firm of Cassi- day Schade LLP. Melnyk concentrates his practice in construction negli- gence, product liability, and general liability litigation. He has tried cases in both federal and state court.
John C. Robak (MBA ’95) was appointed to the National Board of Directors for Upwardly Global, a non- profit organization that works with immigrants seeking employment in the United States.
Michael S. Wolf (MSW ’95) is as- sociate professor of medicine and associate division chief of research in the Feinberg School of Medicine, division of general internal medicine, at Northwestern University, as well as associate professor of learning sci- ences at the Northwestern University School of Education and Policy and an internationally known health lit- eracy expert. Wolf gave two lectures for Lincoln Memorial University- DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine in February 2011.
Miriam D. Harpaz (BS ’96) wel- comed her first grandchild, Natalie Reese Plotch, born on April 3 in Phoenix, Arizona.
Jorge Perez (MBA ’96), formerly vice president of strategic planning and policy for the Chicago Transit Authority and deputy commissioner in the City of Chicago Department of Aviation, is now executive director of the Hispanic American Construction Industry Association. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has also appointed Perez to his reinvention committee.
Kenneth S. Jackson (PhD ’97), asso- ciate professor and director of gradu- ate studies in the Department of English at Wayne State University in Michigan, has co-compiled and co- edited Shakespeare and Religion: Early Modern and Postmodern Perspectives with colleague Arthur F. Marotti.
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