Graduate Alumni

Class Notes

Mary Kay Ladone ('88 BBA)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

Mary Kay Ladone has been appointed to serve as an officer of Baxter International Inc. Ladone, currently vice president of investor relations, has served in her current position since 2004. Previously, she held numerous positions within the company’s finance, business development and supplier management functions. Ladone has been with Baxter since 1988.

Peter Welsh ('88 BBA)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

Peter Welsh has joined American United Life Insurance Co., a unit of OneAmerica Financial Partners Inc., Indianapolis, as the vice president of product and marketing strategy. Welsh previously was managing director of Pulse Logic, Chicago.

Charles Avery Jr. ('87 MBA)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

Charles F. Avery Jr. has been appointed to the position of vice president, information technology and controller at Federal Signal Corp. (NYSE: FSS), an environmental, safety and transportation solutions corporation. In addition to serving as the company’s principal accounting officer, he will have enterprisewide responsibility for information technology.

Pete Hanlon ('87 BBA)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

Pete Hanlon joins™ as the vice president of enterprise sales and development. He will oversee communication to and activities with enterprise-level clientele. Hanlon has more than 20 years of experience in IT development, management and consulting, along with sales and marketing analysis.

Thomas McCabe ('87 BBA)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

Thomas M. McCabe has joined Buccino & Associates Inc., a financial and strategic advisory firm. He will be based in the firm’s Chicago office.

McCabe is a certified public accountant and is an active member of the Turnaround Management Association and the Association  for Capital Growth. He is a past board member of Financial Executives International-Chicago chapter.

Armin Broger ('86 MBA)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

Armin Broger returned to campus in April to accept the 2010 Theodore M. Hesburgh Award for Exemplary Ethical, Environmental, Social and Governance Practices on behalf of Levi Strauss & Co. Broger is the president of Levi Strauss, Europe.

The Hesburgh Award is presented annually by the University of Notre Dame Institute for Ethical Business Worldwide and Center for Ethics and Religious Values in Business.

Carlos Fern√°ndez Mazzi ('85 MBA)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

Carlos H. Fernández Mazzi is CEO for the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative, William J. Clinton Foundation, New York City.

Paul Stich ('84 MBA)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

Paul Stich has been appointed to the board of directors of Procera Networks Inc. Stich has more than 25 years of technology industry experience and leadership.

Julie Hersh ('82 BBA)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

 Struck by Living, published by Brown Books, is a narrative nonfiction book that chronicles Hersh’s journey as she navigates through clinical depression, tracing her search for identity through her career, marriage and motherhood. The book provides a personal account of what a clinically depressed person feels, and the challenges presented by a medical problem with an inexact methodology for recovery.

John Veihmeyer ('77 BBA)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

John B. Veihmeyer was named the 2010 Outstanding Alumnus of the Year by the Mendoza College of Business Department of Accountancy at the department’s annual awards banquet.

Veihmeyer is CEO of KPMG LLP and will begin a five-year term as chairman and chief executive of the audit, tax and advisory firm in June, 2010. He has served as deputy chairman of KPMG LLP (U.S.), CEO, and chairman of the Americas region.

Veihmeyer is also a member of the Mendoza College Business Advisory Council and the Board of Trustees of Saint Mary’s College.