1980-1989
Thomas W. Neary ’83

Thomas W. Neary ’83

Thomas W. Neary has been appointed chief investment officer by Sterns Lending, LLC.

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Amy Bishop ’88

Amy Bishop ’88

Amy Bishop has been selected as the new Texas County & District Retirement System director, effective January 17.

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Mary Lynn Huckleberry Carver ’89

Mary Lynn Huckleberry Carver ’89

Mary Lynn Huckleberry Carver was recently named chief communications officer and vice president of global corporate communications for General Mills.

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Kenneth Artin ’82

Kenneth Artin ’82

Kenneth Artin, a shareholder in the law firm of Bryant Miller Olive, was sworn in as president of the National Association of Bond Lawyers on September 9.

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Edward F. Valdespino ’87

Edward F. Valdespino is among the 2015 class of 20 “Extraordinary Minorities in Texas Law” selected by Texas Lawyer magazine for noteworthy impact and “significant contributions to the law and lawyering in Texas” over the last five years.

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Eileen Baland ’87, ’97

Eileen Baland was awarded a Master of Fine Arts in Writing degree with a specialization in poetry from Spalding University in Louisville, Kentucky, May 30, 2015. The M.F.A. is Dr. Baland’s fifth college degree. She earned two degrees from SMU: a B.A. in English with a creative writing specialization and a Master

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Shakeel Ahmed ’82

Shakeel Ahmed, PE, LEED AP,  ahas been promoted to principal associate in Arup’s San Francisco office. A mechanical engineer, he joined Arup in 2006 and has more than 21 years of experience in mechanical design, engineering, and construction administration for a variety of major projects involving commercial, institutional, industrial, health care, government, sports

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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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Sheri Krause ’86

Sheri Krause was appointed to the State Employee Charitable Campaign Advisory Committee by outgoing Gov. Rick Perry in January. Krause resides in Austin, TX and is a member of the Seton Development Board, Helping Hand Home for Children and Women’s Symphony League of Austin. She is also a past member

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F. Thaddeus Arroyo ’89

F. Thaddeus Arroyo ’89

F. Thaddeus Arroyo has been named chief executive officer of Iusacell by AT&T. Arroyo, a 19-year AT&T veteran, will lead a Mexico City-based team dedicated to a successful transition for Iusacell customers and employees. “We’ll begin work immediately to bring more wireless competition and improved mobile Internet service to Mexico,”

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