2000-2009

Shakeeb Mir ’05

Shakeeb Mir is a “Super Lawyer – Rising Star,” one of no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in Texas selected for this honor. His name appears in the April 2013 issue of Texas Monthly magazine. Shakeeb is with the Jackson Walker law firm.

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Ashley Randt Kneisly ’05

Ashley Randt Kneisly and her mother, Margo Geddie – who attended SMU before moving to Houston and becoming a successful financial advisor – work together managing large investment and retirement portfolios at The Geddie Group at Morgan Stanley in Houston, which recently became a title sponsor of MBA Women International’s

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Kimberly Hamerman ’05

Kimberly Hamerman and her husband, Eliot Hamerman, celebrated the arrival of their son, Conrad Cash, April 17, 2013.

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Katherine E. (Katy) Blanchard ’05

Katherine E. (Katy) Blanchard is the keeper of the Near East collection at the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. She installed objects for the Hallie Ford Museum of Art’s show “Breath of Heaven, Breath of Earth: Ancient Near Eastern Art from American Collections,” running August 31 to

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Ashley Arendale ’05

Ashley Arendale (M.S.A. ’06) married Elvin Lewis Baum, II in Littleton, CO, Aug. 25, 2013. They live in Denver and Colorado Springs, where he serves at Fort Carson in the U.S. Army.

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Yasmeen Tadia ’04

Yasmeen Tadia is gaining renown for inventing Fluffpop, a gourmet cotton candy, that she produces in a variety of flavors, among them guava, pineapple, cappuccino, pomegranate and mint. Her story appeared July 7, 2013, in The Dallas Morning News.  

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Nathan Smithson ’04

Nathan Smithson has received the honor of being named a “Super Lawyer – Rising Star” in the April 2013 issue of Texas Monthly magazine. He is a rising star at the Jackson Walker law firm.

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J. Brandon Hancock ’04 and Melissa Anderson ’04

J. Brandon Hancock and Melissa Anderson were married last March 23 in California. They live in Dallas.

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Josie Godshall Morgan ’03

Josie Godshall Morgan and her husband, Phil, welcomed a son, Davis Hamilton, Sept. 16, 2012. They live in Houston, where she is manager of business development at Bracewell & Giuliani.

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Adam McGough ’03

Adam McGough is a member of the Dallas City Attorney’s office now joining Mayor Mike Rawlings’ staff to oversee his GrowSouth (Dallas) initiative. With the city since 2005, Adam most recently served as the chief of community prosecution and community court. Rawlings calls him a serious worker whose leadership and experience

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