class notes

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

Keith Karnes ’77

Keith Karnes has been named president of BTerrell Group and CodePartners. BTerrell Group, LLP is a Dallas-based consulting firm focused on implementing and optimizing ERP, CRM and HRMS systems for mid-sized companies. Karnes joined BTerrell Group in April 2013 to lead the company’s efforts in launching the company’s Intacct practice, after providing similar

Read more

Dan Koenig ’97

Dan Koenig, a community leader and attorney in Greensboro, NC, has joined the Mediation.com network to bring his dispute resolution skills to a broader range of clients, including individuals and business owners who prefer to have their legal disputes resolved in a private, efficient and cost-effective manner. He is a NCDRC Certified Superior

Read more

Anna Blair ’90

Anna Blair heads the Rockwall-Heath High School Dance Department and serves as the JV drill director. Blair, who earned a bachelor’s degree in dance performance from SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, has been with RHHS since 2007 and recently choreographed the school’s production of the popular musical Grease.

Read more

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.

Read more