Graduate Alumni

Class Notes

K.C. Mathews ('93 MBA, BBA ’85)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

K.C. Mathews has been promoted to executive vice president and CIO of UMB Bank, the lead banking subsidiary of UMB Financial Corp. As CIO, Mathews is responsible for executing UMB Bank’s investment strategy and overseeing the day-to-day management of the bank’s investment activities.

Mathews is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the CFA Institute. He is past president of both the Kansas City CFA Society and CFA Society of Oklahoma. He is on the board and executive committee for Junior Achievement, serves on the board for the University of Central Missouri’s Harmon College of Business Administration, and serves on the faculty of the School of Banks.


Vince Pryor ('93 MNA, BBA ’85)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

Vince Pryor has been named senior vice president of finance/chief financial officer for Edward Hospital & Health Services. He previously was with Ingalls Health System.


Matthew Knott ('92 BBA)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

has been promoted to senior vice president, strategic planning and performance management of Feeding America, the nation’s largest hunger-relief organization. He previously served as vice president of planning. In his new role, Knott is responsible for the development of the organization’s strategic plan. He works with the executive team and board of directors to establish and evaluate organizational outcomes and assess performance against goals. He also provides assistance to member food banks in the areas of strategic and operational planning and analysis.


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 Celect.org™ 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 Fernández 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.