Alumni News & Accolades

The Alumni News & Accolades blog gathers information from news articles and press releases about noteworthy events in the lives of alumni. It is a complement to the Class Notes section of The Record.

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October 25, 2016

As a person who continually demonstrates an unwavering commitment to his family, career, and public service, Dorian Williams, ’87, has found a happy home at a company with similar core values, putting customers, employees, and community first—Lands’ End.

October 25, 2016

For more than 25 years, Fred Sperling, ’79, has represented the person who earlier this year was reported by Forbes magazine to be the most marketable celebrity in the United States: Michael Jordan.

October 25, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel has nominated United Airline's general counsel Brett Hart, '94, to head the board that oversees the city's convention center.

Hart, the Chicago-based airline's executive vice president who also served as its interim CEO earlier this year, will be installed as the new chairman of the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority at its monthly board meeting tomorrow.

October 24, 2016

Bradley Tusk, '99, has been called the "Uber lobbyist" and "Silicon Valley's favorite political fixer."

October 24, 2016

Jim Lewis, '66, the U.S. attorney for the central district of Illinois since 2010, is stepping down from that post as of Dec. 24.

October 21, 2016

Deepa Das Acevedo, '16, a Sharswood Fellow at Penn Law who writes and researches on employment law and new work models, has proposed a plan that would help workers navigate their impending retirement.

October 18, 2016

Syracuse University College of Law Dean Craig Boise, '94, is a man of many talents.

October 17, 2016

Anna Strom Thompson, the daughter of Peter G. Thompson of Washington and the late Barbara Strom Thompson, was married Oct. 15 to Bradley James Pearson, '14, a son of Helen W. Pearson and Glenn W. Pearson of Chevy Chase, Md.

October 17, 2016

Langdon & Emison attorney Mark Emison, '10, was honored Friday as an "Up and Coming" Lawyer for the state of Missouri, with special distinction earned for both his personal injury practice and his pro bono work on the Politte case.

October 14, 2016

Susan Phillips Read, ’72, has been referred to as the “Renaissance Judge” for her broad range of nonjudicial interests as well as for her diverse legal experiences.