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Class Notes — 1990s

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Michael Meindl ’90 philosophy, is the owner of Paradigm Business Images, an advertising specialties and promotional products company in Collierville, Tenn.

Paul Northway ’90 business administration and political science, joined American National Bank Fox Cities as senior vice president in November.

Joel Sass ’90 theatre, will direct the new comedy “Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike” at the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis July 19 through Aug. 31. A stage director, designer and adapter, he has also directed recent works for the Jungle Theatre and Park Square Theatre in the Twin Cities and for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.

Kelly Shepro ’90 human development, is a training, education and quality leader for Aon Hewitt — the risk management, insurance and human resources consulting and management firm — in Lincolnshire, Ill.

Margaret (Brouillard) Brown ’91 English, is a sales, service and marketing representative for Sonoco Products in Hartsville, S.C.

Tony Bennett ’92 humanistic studies, and Gary Grzesk ’96 Spanish, had big years coaching men’s college basketball. Bennett, who led Virginia to a Top 10 ranking, a 30-7 record and the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament, was runner-up to Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall for AP national coach of the year. Bennett won the award his first year at Washington State. Grzesk won NABC Midwest honors by leading St. Norbert College to a 25-2 record and the second round of the NCAA Division III tournament.

Mark Hunkel ’94 communication processes, is an assistant language teacher for Interac in Ooka Numazu-shi, Shizuoka, Japan.

Dan McIver ’94 accounting, a longtime administrator for Phoenix Athletics, is the new senior associate athletics director for business and finance at Northern Kentucky University.

Kelly Williams ’94 communication processes, has joined Breakthrough Fuel, Green Bay, as go-to-market vice president. She was previously a general manager for national accounts for Schneider National.

Kelly (Peel) Bock ’95 business administration, is the finance lead for consumer health specialized management accounting services at GSK in Zebulon, N.C.

Keith Yanko ’95 business administration, is the regional vice president of sales for Harbortown Industries, Lake Forest, Ill., an international distributor and manufacturer of picture frames and home décor items.

Lori (Francis) Fredrich ’96 humanistic studies, of Milwaukee, is a freelance recipe developer and blogger at the food blog Burp!, and co-owner with her husband of the food-centric social group MKEfoodies. She is also a freelance food and dining writer for She and her husband recently launched a business called From Milwaukee with Love, which curates artisan food gift boxes featuring products made in Milwaukee.

Shane Kohl ’96 communication, has been promoted to regional development director with ThedaCare, headquartered in Appleton, Wis., with responsibilities in impact and planned giving, annual fund, stewardship and campaign operations.

David Reetz ’96 psychology, is the director of counseling services at Aurora University in Aurora, Ill. He was recently elected to the governing board of the Association for University and College Counseling Center Directors.

Timothy Spearman ’97 communication, completed his MBA at California State University Dominguez Hills. He holds a law degree from UW-Madison. He currently serves as director of admissions for the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego.

Reka Csati ’98 business administration, is the co-owner and head of commerce for JAR-KONTROLL Ltd., an information services firm in Budapest, Hungary.

Todd Hassenfelt ’98 business administration, is the senior account manager for the Chicago office of the multinational corporation Altria.

Dean Luethi ’98 music, is an assistant professor at Washington State University, where he directs the University Singers and the vocal jazz ensemble.

Faye (Nass) Cantrell ’99 public administration, is a senior proposal writer for UMR (a self-funded insurance management company, formerly United Medical Resources) in Merrill, Wis.

Mark Mueller ’99 business administration, is a route sales representative for Bernatello’s Pizza in Appleton.

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