January 31, 2012

Jeff Kiker: In May, I joined Achievement First as VP of Business Information Systems. Achievement First is a leading charter school management organization, with 20 schools and 6500 students in Brooklyn NY and Hartford, New Haven, and Bridgeport CT. We’re making a tremendous impact in the challenged school districts in which we operate, and I’m finding motivation in that impact and the students we help every day.

Jordan Foster: I’m still at Marshall Wace (the hedge fund), working out of the Greenwich CT office. Sara and I are actively keeping up with 16-month old (Daniel), 3-year old (Benjamin) and 7-year old girl (Andie). I just saw Mike Ryan for lunch (great to catch up with him) and I’m in regular contact with Curt Cimei, who just surrendered to living in New Jersey.

Linda Jenkinson: As I continue to orchestrate the global growth of LesConcierges, I have been logging more and more travel miles and recently received word that I was part of the million+ miles club. Fortunately that included trips back to New Zealand, where I was honored with the Ernst & Young Master Entrepreneur for 2011. On the home front, we added a wonderful new terrier who has quickly captured our hearts (http://www.linda-jenkinson.com/2011/10/31/my-name-is-bracken/). Happy New Year to all!

Bret Sewell: Christine and I are staying very busy trying to keep up with our kids—William (7), Georgia (5) and Charlotte (3). The week is filled with hockey practice, ballet, swimming and school. I am looking for my next job, and considering opportunities around the U.S. and internationally. I’m also exploring starting up or acquiring a small company with partners. I would welcome contacts from other Wharton alums who might be interested in collaborating.

Marilyn Adler: We were all terribly saddened by the tragic deaths last October of our dear friend and classmate Amy Friedlander and her children Molly and Gregory The good news is that friends of Amy’s have established a fund called “The Forever Molly and Gregory Fund” to memorialize Amy and her children.

The Fund will support the pursuits closest to Molly and Gregory’s hearts in the areas of academic, athletic and artistic achievement. Grants will be awarded for programs that will enhance the learning experience of students in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District, where Molly and Gregory attended school and actively participated in sports and extracurricular activities. In this way, the Fund will give back to the Community that suffered such a tragic loss. For more information, or to make a donation, please visit: www.mollyandgregory.org.