Gary Skraba: I was promoted to Senior Vice President at First Financial Credit Union – this means that I now have marketing, human resources, training, administration, quality control, and our subsidiary … this also means that I have an increased supply of antacids and Advil in my drawer. All else is the same – nothing wild or wacky. Just dating occasionally, traveling a bit for work (DC, San Francisco, Vegas), and enjoying the Southern California summer. Oh, and my Dodgers are still hanging in the pennant race, so I’m glad that I changed my mind and kept my share of the season tickets this year.
Paul Jordan: Jill and I recently moved to Boston with our five-year old son, Nikos, and four-year old triplets, Von, Hanna and Lucas. I work for the Harvard Management Company as an investment analyst, where I manages oil and gas asset-based investments for the endowment. Both Jill and I were very active in the Wharton Alumni Association in Houston, Texas before moving to New England.
Philippos Philippides: After spending about 8 years with Citigroup in Greece, Belgium and New York I moved to Bernstein Research and Management in 1999 as a research analyst following European banking stocks. At the same time I had my first child, Stavros, after 2 years of marriage with Eleni Malatou whom I met while working for Citigroup in Greece. In 2001, Bernstein open its first office in London and since then I am based in the UK practically doing the same job. In May 2003, I had a daughter, Erifili, very much a daddy’s girl!
Guy Hurley: Sam and I and the 3 Hurley Girlies are moving to live in Old Greenwich, CT from London. We are all very excited, and look forward to catching up with Wharton Friends.
David Taylor: Tribe, the restaurant/bar that I opened in Nashville two years ago, is going so well that we are opening a large dance club called “Play” next door in September. Come visit Tribe and Play (and look me up!) next time you are in Nashville.
Frank Wheeler: I am happy to report the birth of Charles “Charlie” Martin Wheeler on June 24th. He joins older brothers Hunter (6) and Jackson (2) to complete our version of My Three Sons. Christine (WG ’94) and I have been living in Princeton, NJ for the past 2 1/2 years. I am heading up Marketing for Merrill Lynch’s Institutional Asset Management Business and Christine is a Senior Product Manager at Church & Dwight. We enjoyed seeing Lance Crist, Maria Kozloski, Jeff Anderson, Mark Lippman, Rich Joseph and Robert Urbach back in April at the annual Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in Washington. Also caught up with John Sibson recently who stopped off during a drive down the NJ Turnpike. (That’s Exit 9 for anyone who wants to stop by.)
Julian Critchlow: Still planning on trying to swim the English Channel in the week commencing 5th September 2004. Raising sponsorship for Diabetes (go to www.critchlow.info, please!). Oh, Sarah and I are expecting our 4th child in Jan 2005 – must be too much time off on sabbatical!
Mark Overdyk: I am still working (yikes) and for the same company as in ’91 (double yikes). I really don’t want to work for 4.5 companies in my lifetime. We have bought Finlandia vodka and I am responsible for this now. Three quarters of the business is outside the U.S. (Poland, Puerto Rico, Israel, Canada …) so I get around and am on the way to Sydney as I type. So, do me a favor and stop drinking that overpriced French vodka and proudly make Finlandia your brand so my kids can have an education like ours! Karla (4) Alex (10) and Erik (8) all fine.
Chris Luhnow: I am still living in Los Angeles with my two beautiful daughters, Christian (6) and Locke (4). I was recently remarried to a wonderful woman, Anna Barber, and we are expecting our first, a boy, this August. On the work front, for the last 3.5 years, I have been co-managing Evercore’s venture fund. In addition, I am still spending some spare time on non-technology companies such as a wheel company that I co-own and a restaurant chain that I am on the board of directors. Socially, I am trying to stay in shape and stay in touch with friends. WG’91 folks that I talk to or see regularly are Joe Shin, Phillip Hillhouse, Federico Ramos Francia and Ashley Whittome. Best to you all…and please look me up when you are in Los Angeles
Lorrie King: After moving into Manhattan from Brooklyn with my fiance, Edbert Morales, I am now planning a November wedding. At the age of 40, I am now slowing down a bit to enjoy a wonderful marriage partnership. Please call, for those of you who are from out of town, if you ever visit New York City and would like to see a friendly face. In May, Edbert & I welcomed people into our new home for a great cocktail party with Amanda Tepper, Jeff Kiker & Susan Moutrie (all class of 91) attending. All is busy as ever with me continuing to love my work as VP or Marketing for Boots, a British beauty & well being product company here in the states. I now commute to Stamford, Connecticut, but also travel quite frequently.
Earlier this year, Anna Neckoranec planned a great mini Class of 1991, Cohort M reunion with Christos Geogiannis, Karen Batchelder, Sami Karam, Tyler Hathaway, Susan Moultrie, myself & others having a great time at a dinner held in New York City. We’d love to see more of our cohort at our next one during the Fall, so contact Anna or myself (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we’ll add you onto the list. My much anticipated 40th birthday party & bridal shower was held in June & I saw some of my Wharton friends joining me for a spa weekend at Amelia Island. My friends, Bridget Chisholm, Angela Durham Knight, Michele France Crumes & Diane McGrath (all class of ’91) were able to make it to Florida for this celebration.
Roy Nemoto: Hello fellow classmates. I have moved out of beautiful and blessed Colorado to the Garden State of New Jersey, to take a new assignment at the headquarters of Matheson Tri-Gas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Sanso Corporation, soon to merge with Taiyo Toyo Sanso. I have a rather long title, VP of Global Accounts, Corporate Planning & Corporate Liaison, and Corporate Officer. As of March 1, I have become an employee of Nippon Sanso, assigned to work at Matheson Tri-Gas, and now serve both the President and CEO of Nippon Sanso and Matheson Tri-Gas. It is interesting work, and reminds me of The Wharton Japan Study Tour Course…
My wife, Tracie, is getting acclimated to New Jersey, with a house warmer to happen soon. Our daughter, Kiana, now almost 7 years old, is spending a month with her Obaachan and Ojiichan (grandma and grandpa) in Tokyo. Our two kitties, Daisy and Thumper, and dog, Tiebee, are all thriving as well. Hope all of you are doing well, and living enjoyable and meaningful lives.
Kyungsup Song: After working at Daewoo Securities for 5 years after graduation, I joined HSBC in 1996 in order to build up investment banking franchise in Korea. Moved to ING as a Managing Director in 2000. Now I am working at Goldman Sachs as an Executive Director of Investment Banking from 2002 responsible for the M&A/Advisory and capital markets origination in Korea.
Have three sons (Kijun 10, Kihoon 6 and Kisang 3)–as you can guess my house is a war zone everyday. This turned my wife (Jenny) who used to be a soft-speaking translator into one helluva tough lady.