Alumni Updates

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Tommy Moll '05: After working for two years with The Peterson Institute for International Economics, Tommy now works for Stephens, an independent financial services firm.

Caitlin Davis '08: I recently started working as a Senior Brand Strategist at advertising agency Young & Rubicam in New York City, using quantitative analysis to drive branding strategy. (9/14)

Chris Smith '07: After spending five years with J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. in both New York City and Boston, I recently returned to Williamsburg to open a new craft brewery with Robby Willey III '05. Our venture, The Virginia Beer Company, will be opening sometime during the first half of 2014. (9/13)

Allan Beckmann '05: I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a Master of Public Administration in 2010, worked as an economist for the IRS for a little more than a year, and have been working as an economist for the US Department of Labor, Employee Benefits Security Administration since November 2011. (9/13)

Karina Beckmann (Ronstrom) '05: Earned a Masters in Trust and Wealth Management from Campbell University in 2010, and is now a Certified Financial Planner practitioner. Currently working as Financial Planning Analyst with a financial planning firm, and also pursuing a Masters in Public Policy from George Mason University (expected 2016). (9/13)

Lew Derrickson '69: Recently retired as the General Agent for the State of Indiana for Northwestern Mutual following a 35 year career . Resides in Naples, Florida. (9/13)

Richard Sherman '77: After Law School at Marshall-Wythe, spent 28 years in the Foreign Service, retiring in 2008. Now a senior analyst with SAIC. (10/12)

Robert J. Pederson ' 79: Treasurer of the U.S. Postal Service, was named to Treasury and Risk Magazine's 2010 list of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance.  From www.treasuryandrisk.com: "At the struggling Postal Service, Pederson launched an award winning cash consolidation project that save $3 million in bank fees. (9/12)

Sita Nataraj Slavov '97:  I have moved to the DC area permanently and am now working as a Resident Scholar at the American Enterprise Institute.(9/12)

Carl Tack '78: has been appointed as a lecturer in corporate finance at the London School of Business. (9/12)

Claire McDonald (Sproul) '87: is founder and Head of The Independent School of Winchester, in Winchester, VA. (9/12)

Sarah Fletcher (Elder) '05 is a Podiatric Surgical Resident at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, MA. (9/12)

Frank DiTraglia '06 is teaching at the University of Pennsylvania. (8/12)

James Roop '00 is Chief Financial Officer for Allied Associates International, Inc. in Warrenton, VA (12/11)

Carol (Zirnheld) Morin '75: Is a Senior Research Manager  for Westat, a government contractor located in Rockville, MD. (12/11)

Nicholas Sochurekn '04: Completed Masters of Applied Economics program through Johns Hopkins University and is currently a Manager at the insurance consulting firm KCIC, LLC in Washington, DC. (9/11)

Shelley Piedmont (Meister) '84: I am currently the Director of Human Resources at WTS International, located in Rockville, MD (9/11)

Trevor Dreyfus '06: Studied an MSc in International Political Economy at the London School of Economics, and now works on the coffee desk at Louis Dreyfus Commodities in Connecticut. (8/11)