Graduate Alumni

Class Notes

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 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.


J. Russell Bellamy ('68 BBA)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

J. Russell Bellamy has been appointed president of the board of directors of The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, a nonprofit organization that conducts public programs aimed at discovering what the humanities have to offer to the cultural life of the city. Bellamy is vice president in the investment management division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he has been employed since 1968.

He began serving The Dallas Institute in 2007 as chairman of the Finance Committee. In 2008, he was awarded the George L. Allen YMCA Distinguished Leadership Award.  Bellamy also serves as treasurer of the Santa Fe Art Institute.


Thomas Nessinger ('54 BBA)

Submitted: May 21, 2010

Thomas J. Nessinger passed away on April 19, 2010.

Following graduation from Notre Dame, Nessinger was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Army, serving in Korea until he was discharged in 1955. He then joined the accounting firm of Arthur Andersen where he remained until he retired as partner in charge of recruiting in 1989. During his tenure with Arthur Andersen, Nessinger managed the recruiting relationship between the firm and Notre Dame at a time when Arthur Andersen hired more Notre Dame students than any other employer.

"Tom Nessinger was a remarkable person and a true friend of the University. His recruiting efforts extended beyond the accountancy department and the College of Business to the entire University," recalls Bill Nichols, former associate dean.

Nessinger was a member of the Mendoza Business Advisory Council and served on the Board of Trustees of Saint Mary’s College.

Mr. Nessinger is survived by his wife, Catherine "CC" (Shaughnessy) (SMC ’56), children Thomas (ND ’82), Molly and Mary, and grandchildren Sophia and Genevieve Mook.

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