April 20, 2009


Jacquline (Jackie) Brabham (M.B.A. ’05) was promoted in December 2008 to senior vice president of AXA Equitable Life Insurance Company. She heads the annuity operations center in Secaucus, NJ, and manages new business, customer service, in-force processing and business services.


Catherine McEachern was appointed chief financial officer last November for U.S. operations for Destilería Serrallés Inc. distillery.

Susan McIntyre is development director for major gifts for the Nashville Opera.

Katherine Ryan married Shawn Fullam ’96 in Austin June 7, 2008.

Laura Staub married Vince Pusateri Oct. 18, 2008, in Atlanta. Bridesmaids included Kristen Cruikshank Gary, Julie Kay Gabennesch Maguire and Sarah Adams Trampe. The newlyweds live in Atlanta, where Laura works in communications and marketing at Georgia Tech.


Barrett Kingsriter was promoted to vice president of corporate finance and investment banking at Commerce Street Capital, a Dallas-based investment banking firm. He is a licensed attorney in Texas.

Todd F. Lokash was promoted in September 2008 to vice president of TDManufacturing at TDIndustries’ Dallas manufacturing division, which operates the largest prefabrication shop in North Texas.

Benjamin Parkey married Allison Morris Feb. 9, 2008, in Fort Worth. They live in Dallas.

Theresa Garza Remek (M.L.A. ’07) works as FAS coordinator at SMU in the office of the vice president of development and external affairs.


Nina Bradstreet, PE, LEED AP was named the first member of the University of Texas at Dallas Mechanical Engineering Industrial Advisory Board at the Jonsson School of Engineering and Computer Science. She is an engineer in the Richardson, TX, office of Halff Associates Inc., one of the nation’s leading architecture-engneering-consulting firms.

Lyle Steelman was appointed associate principal trumpet in the Cleveland Orchestra.


Reunion: November 7, 2009
Chairs: Britt Moen Estwanik and Dustin T. Odham

Lindsay A. Allen works with redevelopment opportunities and sells development sites in the Dallas office of the Atlanta-headquartered Apartment Realty Advisors, a privately held, full-service investment advisory brokerage firm. She was 2006 National Rookie of the Year at the Grubb & Ellis Company.

Artist Amanda Dunbar was awarded the DAR Americanism Medal for the State of Texas at a ceremony March 14 in San Antonio for her trustworthiness, leadership, patriotism and service. She funds community arts programs and assists children’s charities through sales of her art. Her newest collection, “Precious Rebels,” includes fully playable instruments, primarily guitars, adorned with Swarovski crystals. She was commissioned to create three exclusive designs for the Neiman Marcus Christmas Book 2008.


Lyndsey Hummert Hill works with alumni volunteers as assistant director of chapter programs at SMU.

Shakeeb Mir is a new associate in the transactions section at law firm Jackson Walker LLP.


Grant Clayton was promoted to senior associate in the dispute consulting group at Duff & Phelps LLC in Dallas, a provider of independent financial advisory and investment banking services.

John Pope married Ashley Parker ’07 May 9 in Houston. They live in Dallas.

Maria Sanchez and Andy Buitron ’98 were married on September 5 in Dallas. The couple resides in Dallas.


The Rev. Dr. Daniel Chesney Kanter was named senior minister of First Unitarian Church of Dallas Jan. 11, 2009. He had been second minister since 2003.

Gabe Travers was promoted to executive producer at WSAV-TV in Savannah, GA, after working on the morning show and evening newscast.

Cortney Garman was selected from among hundreds of applicants to be one of eight Eugene McDermott interns for 2008-09 in the curatorial and education divisions at the Dallas Museum of Art.


Ulderico (Rick) Calero Jr. joined Regions Bank as consumer banking executive for South Florida to enhance the consumer banking experience for customers and oversee banking centers and consumer banking personnel in Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties. He lives in Miami with his wife and three children.

Hector J. Fontanez has completed his Master’s degree in engineering and has started working toward his doctorate at SMU.

Matthew Nudell won one of two openings for trombonist in the U.S. Air Force Band after competing with dozens of players from top music schools across the nation.