2000-2009

Brian Mitchell ’04

Brian Mitchell has been elected partner with Bracewell & Giuliani LLP in Dallas. His practice focuses on complex commercial litigation. He counsels both plaintiffs and defendants on issues and disputes in commercial banking/mortgage lending, financial services, real estate, healthcare, construction, energy/oil and gas, insurance, franchisor/franchisee, intellectual property, consumer finance, landlord/tenant disputes, securities

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Quyen Vu Moreland ’01

Quyen Vu Moreland ’01 serves as the new operations management for the Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF), a public nonprofit charity established by Dallas-based Essilor of America, the leading manufacturer of optical lenses in the United States. EVF’s mission is to eliminate poor vision and its lifelong consequences. Quyen oversees back

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Mark D. Thompson ’01

Mark D. Thompson has been named vice president, tourism by the Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau. He earned a Master of Liberal Arts degree from SMU in 2001. Thompson brings more than 20 years of tourism and marketing experience to the job. In his new role with the Bureau, he is

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Jim Rea ’05

Attorney Jim Rea of the Dallas-based law firm McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C., was elected in December to a four-year term on the board of directors of the Bankruptcy & Commercial Law Section of the Dallas Bar Association. A 2005 graduate of SMU’s Dedman School of Law, he is also

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Susan Cipione ’06

Attorney Susan Cipione of the Dallas-based law firm of McGuire, Craddock & Strother, P.C., has been appointed to the national Industry Research Committee for the Commercial Real Estate Women’s Network (“CREW Network”). She is a 2006 graduate of SMU’s Dedman School of Law. CREW Network is a national organization dedicated to

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Andrew Morgan ’07, ’09 and Amanda Morgan ’07, ’08

Andrew Morgan (B.A. ’07 and M.L.S. ’09) and Amanda Morgan (B.B.A. ’07 and M.S.A. ’08) announce the birth of their daughter, Emma Jane Morgan, November 1, 2013. Her grandparents are Hicks Morgan and Vicki Morgan (B.A. ’91) and Wayne Shaw, Helmut Sohmen Endowed Professor in Corporate Governance at SMU’s Cox

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Adam Saxton ’04

Adam Saxton ’04 and wife Sarah announce the birth of twin boys, Patrick Kelly and Harrison Warren, December 9, 2013. They are Adam and Sarah’s first children, and the family resides in Dallas.

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Katrin Dubreuil ’01

Katrin Holt Dubreuil has established her own company, Katrin Dubreuil Brand Writing, based in Paris, France, where she has lived since shortly after graduating from SMU’s Meadows School of Arts with degrees in art history and advertising. “My writing services are all in English, since my clients are either international

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Whitney Aronoff ’03

Whitney Aronoff is human resources manager at Barbaricum in Washington, D.C., supporting recruitment, on-boarding, compliance, performance management and internal/external communications. Whitney graduated from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts. Barbaricum is an innovative government contracting communications firm specializing in solving complex organizational challenges and advancing national security interests across the

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Steve Fontaine ’02, ’05

Steve Fontaine has joined ZenCash as vice president of services from Zale Corporation, where he was senior director of customer service and store support. Previously, he served in various roles with Jewelers National Bank, the financial service division of Zale, including manager of vendor performance, operations manager, collection manager and authorizations supervisor.

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