class notes

Mark Elliott ’93

Mark Elliott completed the hours requirement (3,000+ supervised hours) and passed a national licensing exam to become a licensed clinical social worker. He currently runs an intensive outpatient psychotherapy group with students at The University of Texas at Austin and is starting a small private practice.

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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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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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