Deborah Dubois, MBA ’00, was named chief development officer at the Center for Public Integrity, a global nonprofit investigative journalism organization based in Washington, D.C.
Dennis Wischmeier, BA ’00, will be the next U.S. Navy Congressional Fellow. As a lieutenant commander, he will work for one year on the staff of a senator who serves on a defense-related committee before returning to the Pentagon’s Office of Legislative Affairs.
Arthur Blain, MBA ’01, is the new chief medical officer of Mountain Health and Community Services in Alpine, Calif.
Jason B. Blank, BA ’02, a partner at Haber Blank LLP in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., was selected to the National Council of Arts and Sciences for the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. He also was recently appointed to the Broward County (Fla.) Human Rights Board by the county commission.
Jonathan R. DeFosse, JD ’02, has joined Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP as a partner in the intellectual property and litigation practice, based in the Washington, D.C., office.
Erica Hageman, JD ’02, is executive vice president and general counsel of the legal department at Interstate Hotels and Resorts Inc. in Arlington, Va.
Asa J. Herald, JD ’02, was elected and promoted to partner at the international law firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. Mr. Herald focuses on structured finance and securitization. He lives in Northern Virginia with his wife, Christie, and their three children.
Malou Tiquia, MA ’02, was named a CNN Philippines talk-show host. She hosts Agenda and covers a variety of public-affairs topics. The show airs Mondays at 9:30 p.m.
Michael Akin, BA ’03, MBA ’07, was recognized by the D.C. Chamber of Commerce as the 2015 Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. Akin is president of Reingold LINK, a fullservice strategic-communications and stakeholder-engagement firm based in Washington, D.C.
Jonathan Black, MS ’03, was named a Northrop Grumman Senior Faculty Fellow by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. Mr. Black is an associate professor of aerospace and ocean engineering in the College of Engineering. He also is associate director of research for aerospace systems at the Ted and Karyn Hume Center for National Security and Technology at Virginia Tech.
Aaron M. Flynn, JD ’03, was promoted to partner at Hunton & Williams LLP. He focuses on environmental and administrative law, with an emphasis on regulation of visibility impairment, climate change and national air quality under the Clean Air Act.
Tammy B. Georgelas, JD ’03, has joined the Salt Lake City office of Parsons Behle & Latimer. Ms. Georgelas is of counsel and focuses on complex commercial litigation, with an emphasis on representing creditors’ rights.
Brian Krause, BA ’03, has become a partner of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP. Mr. Krause represents clients on a broad range of U.S. and international tax matters, with a particular emphasis on crossborder transactions.
Eliot M. Bassin, BS ’04, was appointed by the Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants to serve as a member of its advisory council for the organization’s 2015-16 activity year. Mr. Bassin is a partner with Bregman & Company, P.C. in Stamford, Conn.
Caitlin Bergmann, BA ’04, joined MediaCom’s Innovation group as director of content and creative in New York. Erik Kane, JD ’04, has been elected to counsel at Kenyon & Kenyon LLP. Mr. Kane, based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office, focuses on providing clients, primarily in the computer arts, with litigation, licensing and counseling services.
Dawinder S. Sidhu, JD ’04, a University of New Mexico law professor, was elected as a term member to the Council on Foreign Relations. Therese Farmer, BA ’05, received her MD from Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga., and started her residency at the University of Tennessee.
Jennifer (DiMarzio) Gaynor, JD ’05, joined Dickinson Wright. Ms. Gaynor, based in the firm’s Las Vegas office, focuses on broad gaming, regulatory and legislative advocacy and was featured in the April edition of Casino Enterprise Management.
Matthew Kulkin, JD ’05, was appointed principal at Squire Patton Boggs LLP in Washington, D.C. He focuses on financial services, public policy and regulatory matters.
Andrew Novak, BA ’05, published The International Criminal Court: An Introduction (Springer, 2015), which explores a new and distinctive criminal-justice institution, which has the power to prosecute government officials, including heads of state.
Denise R. Russo, MBA ’05, was promoted to director of engineering triage for SAP's global cloud platform HCM LoB.
David Shay, JD ’05, joined Bowman and Brooke LLP as an associate.
Mónica María León, JD ’06, is vice president and senior corporate counsel of Interstate Hotels and Resorts Inc. in Arlington, Va.
Jason Roberts, JD ’06, was promoted to partner at Philadelphia-based Rubin, Fortunato & Harbison, P.C. Mr. Roberts focuses on employment litigation and also counsels human resources departments on best practices and employment policies.
Kristin LaRoche, BA ’07, was selected by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce to participate in its Boston’s Future Leaders program. Ms. LaRoche is director of policy and federal affairs for Delta Dental in Boston.
Blake M. Macon, MS ’07, was promoted to engineering team lead at the Defense Contracts Management Agency Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas. Mr. Macon leads a team of software specialists performing software-engineering surveillance activities on F-35 Joint Strike Fighter software products.
Joshua Meredith, BA ’07, was named an adjunct faculty member at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies, in the Master’s of Professional Studies, in the Human Resources Management program. He will teach workplace ethics courses.
Gillian Moldowan, JD ’07, was promoted to counsel by Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP. She practices in the firm’s executive compensation group in New York and recently advised on Comcast’s bid to acquire Time Warner Cable.
Elizabeth Salerno, MA ’07, was recognized by Forbes in its “30 under 30” and ReCharge “40 under 40” for her contributions in the field of renewable energy. After serving as vice president at the American Wind Energy Association, she now provides market and product strategy for Siemens Wind Power & Renewables.
Brooke Shemer, BA ’07, joined Ober/ Kaler as an associate in its Baltimore office. She practices in the firm’s estates and trusts group.
Nathan Brill, BBA ’08, joined Kelley Drye & Warren LLP’s Washington, D.C., office as an associate attorney. He focuses on corporate and real estate law.
Joshua Suchoff, BA ’08, was picked as a Wexner Field Fellow in Class 28 of the Wexner Foundation's Graduate Fellowship/Davidson Scholars Program. The fellowship aims to build professional leaders for Jewish communal organizations in North America.
Zachary Williams, JD ’08, of Bean, Kinney & Korman in Arlington, Va., was named a 2015 “Rising Star” in general litigation by Super Lawyers.
Aaron Davis, LLM ’09, of Thornton, Davis & Fein in Miami, was named a 2015 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. He also was selected to the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section NOW! Fellowship. Mr. Davis focuses on