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Class Notes, 2006 May/June

May/June 2006

Greetings to all and welcome to another reunion year for the Class of '91. We certainly hope to see many of you on the Hill this summer for our--gulp--15th Reunion. It is so hard to believe that 15 years have passed since we marched through the Quad and into Schoellkopf Field for Commencement. So much has happened since then for all of us and it has been a pleasure bringing you the news as one of your class correspondents over these last few years. We are in the late-season part of the cycle for Class Notes and Class Dues, so we are a bit light on the news, but I will give you what we have at this time.

I will start with myself, as my wife and I welcomed our fourth child--and fourth daughter--into the family. Kennedy Isabelle Smith was born on November 22, 2005. My wife had suggested the name Reagan but I figured the Republicans control enough of my life as it is, so we went with Kennedy. Everyone is doing well, and while you might pity me, the lone male in the household, it isn't so bad. Pity me in about 12 years when I have four teenagers. I think I'll be moving out around then.

The rest of the news consists of some scattered musings from around the class. David Stern wrote to tell us that he joined Clearstone Venture Partners, formerly known as Idealab Capital Partners, and is helping them focus on technology and media investments. David wants to know if anyone has any idea where Starck Johnson and Scott Peppet call home these days. Mark Tatum was promoted to NBA senior VP of marketing partnerships. In this role he will oversee the NBA's relationships with brands such as Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, Gatorade, and Nike and work with them to develop NBA-themed promotions and advertising. He is credited with helping Southwest Airlines in the creation of Slam Dunk One, an NBA-themed plane. I've been on that plane, Mark, and I have some suggestions. Give me a call sometime. We'll do lunch. Bring LeBron James.

Chris Reynolds now has two children, Casey and Ciaran. He noted that he just started with Fimat on the Credit Derivatives desk and is working alongside Sean McAuley '89. He also recently enjoyed a golf outing at Old Memorial in Tampa with Bob Budington. Bob and his wife just had their third child, Thomas. Aram Adourian writes that he, his wife, and their children will be returning to Armenia this year to celebrate their third wedding anniversary. They were married in Armenia and have a summer home in the mountains there. An Armenian mountain getaway sounds much better than Disney World. I need a new travel agent.

Julie Leung has joined North Highland Co. as a senior manager in its Philadelphia office. North Highland is an independent management and technology consulting services provider. She had previously spent time working with American Water, Accenture, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and Novartis. Julie is proof that an ORIE degree is very useful.

That's all I have. Again, don't forget about Reunion Weekend, June 8-11, 2006. Events and activities are planned for all members of the family, so bring the kids and have a great time on the Hill with your classmates. Bob Baca is our webmaster extraordinaire and has an info site for us at Check it out, stay informed, and join us in June. Until then, good luck and goodnight. Keep sending info to: *Dave Smith,; Corinne Kuchling,; Nina Rosen Peek,

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