Graduate Alumni

Class Notes

Michael Tower ('81 BBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Michael J. Tower has been appointed to the board of directors of True Partners Consulting. Tower is a partner at A.T. Kearney, a global management consulting firm focused on strategic and operational CEO-agenda concerns. Tower’s consulting experience includes a combination of strategy, operations and organizational work across many industries. In addition to his client and managerial roles, he is a member of A.T. Kearney’s public sector and defense services board of directors, and the chairman of the North America Diversity and Inclusion Council. 

Tower is a member and past president of the board of Shelter Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides emergency care for abused and neglected children. He is a board member of Junior Achievement of Chicago, and a member of both the civic committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago and the Economic Club of Chicago. 

He is a strategic advisor to PartScription, a startup enterprise, and serves as a mentor to several members of the New Leaders Circle Development Program of The Executives’ Club of Chicago. 


Stacy Russo ('80 BBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Toni Zaccagna Murray and Stacy Russo were married on Aug. 07, 2009


Joe Dwyer ('78 BBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Joe Dwyer has joined Capstone Advisory Group LLC in the newly created role of chief administrative officer. As a member of Capstone’s executive
management team, Dwyer is responsible for the management and execution of functions including finance, information technology, human resources, administration and facilities.


T. Michael Nevens ('78 BA, Physics)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

T. Michael Nevens was recently appointed to the board of directors of NetApp. He is a senior advisor to Permira, an international private equity fund and sits on the boards of directors of Altera and ModelN Software. He is president of the board of trustees of the San Jose Museum of Art and a member of the board and executive

committee of ZER01: The Art and Technology Network. He is also a member of the Mendoza College of Business Advisory Council and an adjunct professor of Corporate Governance and Strategy at the College.


Paul Reilly ('78 MBA, ND '76)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Paul C. Reilly is the president and CEO of Raymond James Financial. Reilly serves as a member of the Mendoza College of Business Business Advisory Council.


Pat Cathey ('77 BBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Pat Cathey has been named vice president of enterprise sales of Web-hosting provider Rackspace Hosting. This position is newly created to support Rackspace market growth. Cathey joins the Rackspace Enterprise Services division after serving seven years as president of Avnet Electronics Embedded Solutions.


Betsy Brosnan ('76 BBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Betsy Brosnan joined the grant committee of The DuPage Community Foundation.


Robert McDonald ('76 BBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell addressed Virginia Tech’s Class of 2010 during the university’s commencement.


Steven Simpson ('75 BBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Steven G. Simpson passed away on Feb. 16, 2010.


Thomas Greanias ('74 MBA)

Submitted: May 24, 2010

Thomas Greanias has been elected assessor for Decatur Township. He became aware of the intricacies of property assessments through the computer consulting business he ran for more than 30 years.