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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Lori Lightfoot, '89, has worked in the U.S. attorney's office, City Hall, and one of Chicago's largest law firms. But as president of the city's police board and chair of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Police Accountability Task Force, her biggest job to date has been steering the public conversation about local police reform.
Incoming Pierce County Executive Bruce Dammeier has appointed Chris Cooley, '11, to his executive team. Cooley will serve as Special Assistant for Budget and Finance/Special Projects.
Sonja West, '98, has been named the first holder of the Otis Brumby Distinguished Professorship in First Amendment Law at the University of Georgia.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has named Heidi Mueller, '07, a veteran Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice professional, to head that agency.
Michelle Clark, '99, has received the unanimous support of the King County Council to lead the King County Flood Control District as the agency’s Executive Director.
Professor Martha Albertson Fineman, '75, is the 2017 winner of the Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of American Law Schools Section on Women in Legal Education.
Ashley Keller, '07, Managing director of Gerchen Keller Capital, has been named #37 on Crain's 2016 40 Under 40 list.
President Obama announced today his intent to appoint Peter Altabef, '83, to the President's National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee.
William "Jamie" Kunz, '72, a longtime public defender in Cook and DuPage counties, passed away on Nov. 20, 2016.
Buried in the footnotes of the story of Mildred and Richard Loving, whose case struck down all interracial-marriage bans throughout the U.S., is the name of William Marutani, '53, who gave Asian-Americans a voice at a pivotal moment in constitutional history.