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Brian Hermelin, BBA '87, received the Dream Maker Award at the Hillel Day School's 60th anniversary celebration. He is managing partner and co-founder of Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC, a Detroit-based private equity firm.

Spencer Preis, BBA '99, was appointed ethics and compliance officer and chief litigation counsel of Southwire. Southwire is the largest manufacturer of wire and cable products in North America. In this new role, Preis' primary responsibilities will be growing and managing the company's global ethics and compliance program and managing the company's litigation portfolio. Preis also was appointed to serve on the executive committee of Camp Twin Lakes' board of directors. For 25 years, Camp Twin Lakes has delivered fully adaptive, medically supportive, and inspiring camp experiences to more than 10,000 of Georgia's children and young adults.

Amanda Lombard, AB ’05/MAcc '06, was promoted to chief accounting officer of Gramercy Property Trust.

Nicole Krupp, BBA '08, a senior account manager for Booking.com, was promoted to lead its new office in Salt Lake City.

Raymond T. Miller, BBA '06, was appointed to the board of directors of Navistar International Corporation.

Naomi Pesky, MBA '99, was named the first-ever vice president of strategy and stakeholder engagement for the Metropolitan Airports Commission for Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn.

Jared Rowe, MBA '08, was appointed director, president and CEO of AutoWeb, a provider of digital automotive services connecting in-market car buyers with dealers and OEMs.

Hao Wu, MBA '00, earned the Best Documentary award for "People's Republic of Desire" at the 2018 SXSW Film Festival Awards. The film follows three popular entertainers in China who earn money and fame via live-streamed performances online. "People's Republic of Desire" has also earned awards at other large competitions this year, including the Grand Jury International Documentary Feature Award at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival and the Best International Director Award at the Documentary Edge Film Festival in New Zealand. More information can be found at www.desire.film.

Gerard Cunningham, MBA '94, was appointed to the board of Ology Bioservices, Inc., a biologics-focused contract development and manufacturing organization serving government and commercial clients.

Coleen Kuehn, MBA '94, was honored as one of the "Digital 40 Over 40" by Campaign, a communications and marketing platform, for her success as chief media officer of Merkle.

Raj Venkat, MBA '99, became the chief business officer of hc1, a cloud-based healthcare platform. He is responsible for leading the information services division and partnership strategy. Prior to hc1, Venkat was vice president of strategy and business development for Angie's List, where he played a pivotal role in the company's merger with HomeAdvisor. He has held senior leadership roles with MicroStrategy, Ingersoll Rand, and McAfee. In addition to his Ross MBA, Venkat earned a master's degree in chemical engineering from Ohio University and bachelor's of science in chemical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science.

Andy Nguyen, MBA '13, was appointed a Fellow in Leadership for Greater Chicago, an organization that encourages civic impact across the city. Nguyen is a senior partner lead at Google, focusing on the consumer packaged goods industry. He also serves on the Leadership Council for the Chicago location of the Posse Foundation. He welcomed a daughter in February.

Nicholas Leiby, MBA '15, joined Weinberg Capital Group in Cleveland, where he will serve as director.

James McCloud, MBA '15, was named executive vice president of national business development for Entercom Communications. McCloud joins Entercom from Major League Baseball, where he most recently served as group director and vice president of sponsorship sales and client services.

Priscilla Flores, MBA '10, was named vice president of brand marketing at Universal Kids, a network owned by NBC.

Lindsay Compton, MBA '13, landed a job at Google as manager, gTech brand specialist.

Michael Drath, MBA '02, became COO and CFO of Pluto TV, a start-up aggregating video for a free, ad-supported service.

Paul Selvin, BBA '89, was recognized on the Forbes “Best-in-State Wealth Advisors" inaugural list. Selvin is a financial advisor for Merrill Lynch, leading the Selvin Group based out of New York City. The list is developed by SHOOK Research and is based on due diligence meetings that evaluate each advisor through qualitative criteria such as client retention and review of compliance records as well as quantitative criteria such as revenue generated for their firms. Selvin was also on Barron's Magazine 2018 list of "America's Top 1,200 Advisors."

William Bubniak, BBA '81, was inducted into the Midwest Real Estate News 2018 Hall of Fame, which recognizes commercial real estate professionals for their commitment to the profession, customer service, and leadership in industry, community and civic organizations. He is executive vice president of Farbman Group, where he began his real estate career in 1988.

Michael W. Maher, MBA '99, was promoted to director of information technology at Santa Cruz Bicycles, located in Santa Cruz, Calif. He provides leadership in digital transformation, strategy, and organizational change management. Santa Cruz Bicycles manufacturers technologically advanced bikes and wheels for mountain bikers worldwide. Maher recently earned his APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) designation.

Sam Barnes, BSME '91/MBA '15, was promoted to executive vice president and COO of Commonwealth Associates. He has been with Commonwealth since 2012. Commonwealth is a design engineering and consulting firm focused on high voltage power delivery and power generation projects. Barnes also serves as chairman of the Jackson College board of trustees, is the Jackson College representative on the Dahlem Conservancy board of directors, and is on the advisory boards for the Electric Power and Power-Gen International conferences.

Robert C. Greening, Jr., MBA '86, was appointed president of TJX Canada, based in Toronto, Ontario. TJX Canada, an operating company of The TJX Companies, operates more than 450 stores throughout Canada under the Winners, Marshalls, and HomeSense banners and employs 25,000 associates. Greening is a founding member of the U-M Alumni Club of Ontario and is involved with several Canadian charities.

Jared Pratt, MBA '13, was promoted to senior marketing manager for Global Marketing at Ethicon, Inc.

Roshunda Price, BBA '87, JD '93, was elected to the Presbyterian Villages of Michigan board of directors. Presbyterian Villages of Michigan has a 72-year history of providing quality senior living and services to more than 5,000 individuals across Michigan. Price is a partner at Raitt Heuer & Weiss, P.C. and a member of the firm's corporate, real estate, and emerging and growth practice groups.

Seshagiri Ajjarapu, MBA '02, accepted a position as director of engineering operations at Lyft.

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