Accolades & Achievements

The Accolades & Achievements 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.

If you would like an event added to or removed from the blog, or to report any inaccuracies, please email Alison Coppelman, Director, Alumni Relations, at acoppelman@uchicago.edu.

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May 29, 2015

Stanley Pierre-Louis, a former executive with Viacom Inc., was announced as the Entertainment Software Association’s (ESA) new General Counsel, the Washington, D.C.-based trade association announced today. ESA represents the $22 billion U.S. computer and video game industry. Pierre-Louis will begin at ESA this month.

May 29, 2015

Bjarne Tellmann has rebooted publisher Pearson’s in-house legal team, redesigned the entire legal function and reduced the legal team’s budget, and he shows no sign of slowing down yet…

May 13, 2015

James Evans, a top officer at Union Pacific Corp. for 16 years, died Monday at age 94, the Omaha-based railroad company said.

May 11, 2015

Comcast named Michael J. Cavanagh as its chief financial officer Monday.

May 4, 2015

Think about it. Beyond your income taxes, how much money would you give to help the government? For one Wall Street titan the answer is hundreds of millions of dollars.

May 1, 2015

Let me tell you a little bit about that teacher, Barack Obama.

April 28, 2015

Flagship Financial Group announced today that Brock Worthen has joined the company as general counsel.

April 17, 2015

The National Law Journal presents 75 of the most accomplished female attorneys working in the legal profession today.

April 16, 2015

For the last several years, she has worked tirelessly to bridge the gap between business innovators and policymakers, including helping to begin to define U.S. policies governing domestic drone use.

April 16, 2015

Since becoming commissioner on Feb. 1, 2014, Adam Silver’s interesting times have included Donald Sterling’s racist rant, Bruce Levenson’s mea culpa, drug-related suspensions of players, salary-cap debates and player-lockout rumors. And he’s handled all these potentially divisive issues with openness, fairness and integrity.