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Ted Gilvar ’89

Ted Gilvar has been appointed chief operating officer by Vonage Holdings Corp., a leading provider of cloud communications services for consumers and businesses. Gilvar will join Vonage on April 20 as part of the company’s senior leadership team and will report to Joe Redling, chief operating officer. Gilvar will be

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Aneesha Kudtarkar ’12

Aneesha Kudtarkar ’12

Aneesha Kudtarkar has been selected a 2015 Directing Fellow by The Drama League Directors Project. As a Hangar Directing Fellow, she will lead a resident acting company in programming, directing and producing the second stage season at the Hangar Theater in Ithaca, New York. She earned a bachelor’s degree in

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Andrea Christensen ’04

Andrea Christensen has been named executive director of national accounts by Ferrari-Carano Vineyards and Winery in California. Christensen will be responsible for driving all of Ferrari-Carano’s national account performance. She will report to managing director, Tim McCarthy. Christensen comes to Ferrari-Carano from Southern Wine & Spirits of America, where she

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James Mantzuranis ’06 and Chrissy Collins Mantzuranis ’05

James Mantzuranis ’06 and Chrissy Collins Mantzuranis ’05

James Mantzuranis and Chrissy Collins Mantzuranis are the proud parents of Vail Butler and Cole Collins Mantzuranis, born July 3, 2014. The twins’ proud grandparents are Virginia Butler Mantzuranis ’73 and Chris Mantzuranis ’72.

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Carlye Shawn Morgan ’01

Carlye Shawn Morgan ’01

Carlye Shawn Morgan and John DeMuro are the parents of Ellis Jack Morgan DeMuro, born May 21, 2014.

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Charlie Arnold ’58

Charlie Arnold ’58

Charlie Arnold and wife Kathy are the proud great-grandparents of Max Arnold Zapotocky. Max is the son of Catherine and Nate Zapotocky and the grandson of Rick Arnold ’82 and wife Debbie.

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Garrett Haake ’07

Garrett Haake, an Emmy-winning reporter and multimedia journalist, joined WUSA9 in Washington, D.C., as a reporter in March 2015. Haake graduated summa cum laude from SMU with a B.A. in journalism. Haake served previously as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KSHB-TV in Kansas City, covering everything from politics and

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Alison R. Griffin ’98

Alison R. Griffin ’98

Alison R. Griffin has been named senior vice president, external and government relations, but USA Funds. Since joining the firm in January 2014 as vice president, policy research, Griffin has helped develop USA Funds’ public policy and research agenda to advance “Completion with a Purpose,” promoting student success in college

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Tiffany Hoffman ’12

Tiffany Hoffman ’12

Tiffany Hoffman was crowned Miss La Mesa 2015 in a scholarship pageant in Santee, California, on March 6. Hoffman earned a bachelor’s degree in applied physiology and sports management from SMU.

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Tim Williams ’05

Tim Williams ’05

Tim Williams has been elected vice president of Texas Instruments Incorporated. Williams is the controller of Silicon Valley Analog and is responsible for leading the worldwide finance and operations team, partnering with the general manager to drive business strategy and overseeing financial planning and analysis, supply chain and operational order

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