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NOVEMBER 2007 CLASS NOTES
writes that he retired in June from the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit
District (BART) after 31 years and took the weekend off before starting with
Earth Tech (previously Kaiser Engineers). His focus is working on the design of
6 BART stations for the $6 Billion proposed extension of BART to San Jose. The
client is the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority which covers the high
tech Silicon Valley and more. He is also spending time in Seattle helping to
design Light Rail Transit stations for their new LRT system. How many of us
have worked for the same company for 31 years? Spouse Ruth and Dick also had a
nice visit from Nona and Doug Boyink not too long ago, and he more
recently saw Jana and Don Knezek in San Antonio. These classmates are
doing well but are putting in some long work hours trying to get to the promised
land (aren’t we all?).
Malcom Jones writes that he and spouse Karen finished a marvelous sabbatical in April and now it is “back to work” for both of them. She’s working on an online financial newsletter and he is consulting (part time) in both public finance and asset management. What to do when he grows up, there’s the question (I’m sure many of us are still pondering that question). They are continuing to enjoy living in wine country. Malcom has recently been added to the Asset Management Advisory Board of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is continuing his volunteer efforts with the San Francisco Symphony, the Sonoma Valley Museum of Art and, of course, Dartmouth.
Philanthropy Today reported that the Bush Foundation (no ties to our current president or his father) has announced that Peter C. Hutchinson will succeed Anita M. Pampusch as the president of the organization. He will be the third leader in the organization’s 54-year history. Peter has served as a vice president for the Dayton Hudson Foundation, commissioner of finance for Minnesota, deputy mayor of Minneapolis, and superintendent of the Minneapolis school district. He also co-founded Public Strategies Group, a company that helps governments redesign themselves.
Christine B. McCleary writes that spouse Dr. Larry McCleary had a book released recently that I think all of us could benefit from. The title is The Brain Trust Program: a Scientifically Based Three-Part Plan to Improve Memory, Elevate Mood, Enhance Attention, Alleviate Migraine and Menopausal Symptoms, and Boost Mental Energy. Larry’s bio for the book is very impressive and worthy of additional coverage later.
Attorney Richard Hackett, a partner at Pierce Atwood LLP, was recently named Vice Chair of the Consumer Financial Services Committee of the Business Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA). He practices in Portland, Maine and Boston.