Thank you for a great Reunion Weekend!!!

May 31 – June 3, 2012

Thank you so much for being a part of the 20th reunion at Georgetown. What a weekend! The class parties, all-class picnic and the informative panels were just a few of the ways in which we reconnected and created new memories. With more than 300 classmates in attendance, and some late night partying Fri and Sat, the class of 1992 set a high standard when it comes to enjoying one’s reunion.

In addition to having a great time, our class set the standard with respect to giving. The total given, almost $17 million, shattered the previous record of $8 million. We are hoping that we can match the impressive total with an equally impressive record of percent of class giving. We are currently at 29.5% and would love to top 35% by the end of June.

Please take a moment to donate if you have not already to the school by clicking here.

Thank you again for coming back to the Hilltop and contributing to a weekend that reminded us all of why we cherish the school and our friendships so much.  

1992 Class Committee

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Save the Date: John Carroll Weekend 2015 in Los Angeles, California! 

April 16- 19, 2015. 

Leo Goodrich (c')
Leo Goodrich (C'92) recently accepted a position to attend a RYA Yachtmaster Offshore sailing program located in Gibraltar. I will be leaving Boston Oct 31. I will be returning in March and look forward to my new career. My journey will be chronicled in   
Submitted on Oct 5 2015

David Potts (g')
David Potts (G'92) was a government customer in the Air Force and then a government contractor with Lockheed Martin. Now he's sharing what he's learned while teaching engineers how to promote their programs and themselves in his new book available from Customer Relations and Sales from A to Z is a complete and well-organized guide to getting and keeping government customers. This compendium covers all aspects of customer relations and sales in the aerospace, defense and technology sectors, but its principles have broad application in any business environment. Each chapter is devoted to meaningful subjects and supported by detailed references and relevant stories and anecdotes. Following each chapter is a collection of famous and often humorous quotes to illustrate specific principles and provide further insights. David's advice on how to succeed in customer relations and sales? "If there are just three actions I hope you'll commit to after reading this book, they are these: (1) Be there when they need you, (2) Be reliable in keeping your promises, and (3) Be easy to do business with. These three things will profoundly change your relationship with your customers (and perhaps everyone you come in contact with)." About the Author: David E. Potts, Ph.D. is President of Tazewell Strategies in Arlington, Virginia. Tazewell Strategies provides consultation and training programs for doing business with federal and international government customers and delivers one-day best practice skills sessions throughout the greater Washington, D.C. area. From 2005 to 2013, David led customer relations best practices for Lockheed Martin Corporate Strategy and Business Development in Bethesda, Maryland and created the Customer Relations Institute at Lockheed Martin's Center for Leadership Excellence. He also directed the Doing Business Overseas Institute and managed the Strategic Thinking for Executives Program.  
Submitted on Aug 31 2015

Bernard Smolow (g')
Bernard Smolow (G '92) and wife Jennie, own and manage ecommerce business, an online popcorn company specializing in providing home users with the highest quality specialty popcorn kernels and popcorn supplies. also brings flavored popcorn, like caramel and toffee popcorn, to organizations and groups for unique and profitable fund raising. The company recently secured registration from the US Patent & Trademark Office for its Tru-POP trademark which has paved the way for the expansion of a new line of exceptional popcorn seasonings and oils. The company's products have been featured in a number of publications, including "O, The Oprah Magazine" and "Food Network Magazine." The company is well known for its commitment to helping individuals and families that suffer from a variety of food allergies and sensitivities, as well as dental and digestive issues, bring the fun of popcorn back into their lives. is based in Venice, FL and was started by Bernard and Jennie in 2007. The company ships its products to popcorn lovers all over the world.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Aug 23 2015

Eliot Kaplan (l')
Perkins Coie is pleased to announce that Eliot L. Kaplan has joined the firm's Corporate practice as partner in the Phoenix office, where he will help lead the business and tax practice. Eliot concentrates his practice on international, federal, state, and local tax issues, as well as real estate, private equity transactions, and mergers and acquisitions. He provides guidance on entity planning and structuring, fund formation, and business reorganizations and restructurings. A former attorney-adviser in the national office of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Eliot is familiar with regulations and revenue rulings and procedures and regularly advises on complex tax issues, and tax controversies. "The breadth of Eliot's experience in tax and business transaction matters aligns perfectly with the capabilities and direction of the firm's Corporate practice," said Michael Glaser, firmwide Chair of the Corporate practice. "His proficiency working at local, national, and international levels, in a range of industries, ensures that he will be an asset to a wide array of Perkins Coie's sophisticated and demanding clients." Previously a partner at Squire Patton Boggs, Eliot is a Fellow in the American College of Tax Counsel, and a frequent lecturer on tax issues before audiences such as the American Bar Association, New York University Institute, and the California CPA Society. As adjunct professor of law at the University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Law, he has taught courses on the taxation of business organizations and partnerships. He earned his J.D. from Arizona State University and his LL.M. from Georgetown University; he received his B.A. from the University of Arizona. "Eliot is well known and highly regarded for his legal acumen in the local business and legal communities," said Shane Swindle, Managing Partner of the firm's Phoenix office. "He is a substantive business attorney well regarded by his peers nationally and admired regionally for his deep commitment to civic responsibility. I am delighted to welcome Eliot to Perkins Coie."  
Submitted on May 28 2015

Thomas Gaynor (f')
Thomas Gaynor (F'92) recently accepted a position at Nixon Peabody located in San Francisco as Partner. April 7, 2015 (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) With a focus on expanding its corporate practice in California, Nixon Peabody has added partner Thomas Gaynor. Tom, who will split his time between the firm's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices, represents companies, funds, and investors in various business stages. Tom's clients include both California companies as well as national and international companies. "Nixon Peabody has an entrepreneurial culture that's very appealing to me," said Tom Gaynor. "I look forward to collaborating with my new colleagues as we help companies and investors foresee new opportunities, solve problems, and efficiently drive transactions to close." Tom works with clients on public and private international company mergers and acquisitions, recapitalizations, corporate governance, venture and private equity debt and equity financings, LLC and corporate formations, joint ventures and domestic/offshore investment fund creation. He represents clients in a wide range of industries from digital media and technology to financial services and consumer goods. "Our corporate practice is booming. It is very exciting to have someone of Tom's caliber and experience join us," said David Martland, Leader of Nixon Peabody's M&A and Corporate Transactions practice. "Tom is focused on helping our clients see and prepare for what's ahead as they look to grow their businesses," added Anthony Barron, Managing Partner of Nixon Peabody's San Francisco office. "Expanding our transactional presence in California is a top priority for our firm. Tom is the latest in a number of key additions, and we look forward to continued growth on the West Coast." Tom joins Nixon Peabody from Squire Patton Boggs. He graduated from Boston College Law School and earned his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University.  
Submitted on Apr 7 2015

James St. Louis (m')
James St. Louis (M'92) The Joseph Boon Gregg/Missouri Endowed Chair in Cardiac Surgery will support the growth of research at the Children's Mercy Ward Family Heart Center. Dr. St. Louis is looking at ways to improve clinical outcomes for patients who have had heart transplantation and ventricular assist devices. "The Ward Family Heart Center at Children's Mercy is bridging the gap for patients who need a heart transplant," said Dr. St. Louis. "With the creation of our heart failure and heart transplant program at Children's Mercy, we are striving to ensure that children in our region have access to innovative heart treatments." Dr. St. Louis joined the Ward Family Heart Center at Children's Mercy in 2014. He is a board-certified thoracic and cardiac surgeon with more than 15 years of pediatric experience, previously as Director of Pediatric Cardiac Transplantation and the Director of the Heart Center at University of Minnesota Children's Hospital. On February 13, 2015, Dr. St. Louis and his team successfully performed the first pediatric heart transplant at Children's Mercy on a 15-year-old patient with cardiomyopathy. Less than a week later, the team placed the hospital's first ventricular assist device (VAD), a mechanical pump used to support heart function and blood flow, in an ailing toddler. Dr. St. Louis received his medical degree from Georgetown University. He completed fellowships in pediatric and neonatal cardiac surgery at Children's Mercy and in cardiothoracic surgery at Duke University. Joseph Boon Gregg was a longtime Children's Mercy volunteer and advocate. He became a member of the Board in 1957, serving in various leadership roles over the course of five decades, including as Chairman in 1971-1972 and then later as a Trustee. Mr. Gregg was also instrumental in planning and establishing a Children's Mercy presence in Johnson County, Kansas. His dream was realized just two years after his death with the opening of Children's Mercy South.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Mar 24 2015

Joseph Faraon (f')
Rodney Faraon is Executive Producer of STATE OF AFFAIRS, a television drama starring Emmy winners Katherine Heigl and Alfre Woodard. Premieres November 17th on NBC.  
Submitted on Sep 8 2014

Justin McLear (c')
Submitted on Jul 24 2014

Donna Starr Starr-Deelen (l')
Donna Starr-Deelen (L'92) is pleased to announce the publication of "Presidential Policies on Terrorism: From Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama" published by Palgrave Macmillan on May 1, 2014. My book is based upon interviews and research I conducted for my PhD thesis. It also includes a chapter on the Obama administration and its approach to the use of force in counter-terrorism.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jun 17 2014

Amanda Weig (c')
Amanda Weig (C'92) writes, "I recently took an amazing European trip with my family in celebration of surviving stage 4 brain cancer and being in remission. I was diagnosed with glioblastoma in January 2013, and today I am back at work full time with a new position overseeing market research and business analysis for a health system in Southern California."  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jun 15 2014

Erin Kearney Kaese (f')
Erin (Kearney) Kaese (F'92) writes, "As Cofounder and Managing Editor of Athletic-Minded Traveler LLC, an active lifestyle publishing and consulting company, we are proud to announce our relationship with IHG's EVEN Hotel Brand. Link:  Click here for photo
Submitted on Feb 7 2014

Michael Weinstein (b')
Michael Weinstein (B'92) was recently honored as a recipient of the Institutional Investor Hall of Fame by The All-America Research Team Hall of Fame . The All-America Research Team Hall of Fame, which honors analysts who have finished in first place at least ten times in their respective sector or sectors, welcomes J.P. Morgan's Michael Weinstein. This exclusive has only inducted 54 members out of more than 15,000 nominees. For more information please go to:   
Submitted on Dec 2 2013

Justin McLear (c')  Click here for photo
Submitted on Jul 11 2013

Gayle Galletta (c')
Gayle Galletta (C'91, G'92, M'97) writes, "In August 2012, I moved with my husband and three children (ages 8, 9 and 10) to Norway. After immersing myself in the language, I was offered a job at Akershus Universitietssykehus, just outside Oslo, to help establish Emergency Medicine as its own specialty. In Norway, healthcare is considered a universal human right and everyone is covered by the national health insurance plan. However, emergency rooms are primarily staffed with interns, much as it was in the US over 50 years ago. We are hoping to improve the level of care patients receive in the emergency department and create the country's first residency program."  
Submitted on Jul 10 2013

Angelique Schuldenfrei Campen (c')
Angelique (Schuldenfrei) Campen (C'92) was recently promoted to Medical Director at Providence Saint Joseph Emergency Department. She is the first woman to hold the title of Medical Director at Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center. I manage the Department of Emergency Medicine, a busy urban emergency department that sees over 60,000 patients per year.   
Submitted on May 10 2013

Elizabeth Torphy-Donzella (l')
Elizabeth Torphy-Donzella (L'92) writes, "In addition to my role as a litigation partner with the Baltimore employment law firm Shawe & Rosenthal, I am honored to have been appointed General Counsel to the Maryland Chamber of Commerce. I am the first woman to hold that position. As General Counsel, I also will be a member of the Maryland Chamber's Executive Committee and Board of Directors. The Maryland Chamber of Commerce is Maryland's leading statewide business advocacy organization. Its 800 member companies employ more than 442,000 people in Maryland. I have been actively involved in legislative issues with the Maryland Chamber and look forwarding to serving in this new role."  Click here for photo
Submitted on May 10 2013

William Vollman (g')
William Vollman (G'92) passed away unexpectedly on January 11, 2013 in Paris, France.   
Submitted on Mar 4 2013

Gregor Vukasovic (f')
Gregor Vukasovic (F'92) has set up a coffee business in London which was recently honored with the award for the Best Coffee Shop in London 2012 by the London Lifestyle Awards. This year, 4,127 businesses and personalities were in the running for one of these prestigious, the Oscars of London commerce and culture, with 202 businesses successfully progressing to the final competition stages. In total a record-breaking 207,006 public votes were cast. For the Coffee Shop award we edged out many of of London's most established and successful businesses, particularly exciting as we have been trading for less than 3 years now.  Click here for photo
Submitted on Nov 2 2012

Timothy Duffin (m')
Timothy Duffin (M'88) writes, "M 87 enjoyed a great weekend on the hilltop. "  Click here for photo
Submitted on Oct 29 2012

Siobhan Wilson Green (f')
Siobhan (Wilson) Green (F'92) writes, "I've been busy with my company, Sonjara, a web development firm based in Falls Church, VA, which specializes in Information Technology for Development. I recently gave a talk on Gender and ICTs for Development at USAID. The video and powerpoint slides of the session can be found here "  Click here for photo
Submitted on Mar 28 2012

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Our class is uniquely positioned to break long established reunion fundraising records and impact Georgetown more than any other class. Our class is striving to raise an ambitious $13.5 million, with 50% of our classmates making a gift. We have raised $16.9 million, and 29.5% of our classmates have contributed! Help us move our class giving participation rate today. Visit our Class Giving page to track our progress and be sure to make a gift online by June 30th!