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Laura Frey, MBA ‘11, was named one of the Top Women in Investing in Latin American Tech by the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America. Frey is an impact investment professional with over ten years of experience in Latin America and Emerging Markets.

Howard Prager, MBA ‘80, was selected to be a part of the Marshall Goldsmith MG100, out of 16,000 applicants. Many executives, authors, and coaches are part of this unique MG100 network which has met with the President of the World Bank, former Ford CEO Alan Mullaly, numerous Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and Frances Hesselbein, President and founder of the Peter Drucker Foundation. Howard is a certified Stakeholder Centered Coach, and founder of his consulting firm Advance Learning Group.

Elle (Pamela) Starrett Ingalls, MBA ‘88, of Battle Creek, Michigan is the CEO of Pressure-Free Living LLC, and the creator of The Pressure-Free Method, a fast, effective method that reduces stress, anger and anxiety without having to take time off or slow down. She coaches C-level executives, entrepreneurs, athletes, educators and high-achieving students, gives corporate trainings, and is a keynote speaker. Elle has just been appointed Chair of the Advisory Board of Ingalls Pictures, a video-production company owned by her sons Hugh and Edmund "Ned" Ingalls in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Dylan Hogan, Executive MBA '10, joined Utah-based, SaaS startup, as Director of Strategic Accounts. Dsco provides technology and services that enable enterprise retailers such as Nordstrom, Kohl's, and Neiman Marcus to grow their ecommerce businesses.

Kevin E. Phillips, MBA ‘13, published his second book, Managing Millennials: The Ultimate Handbook for Productivity, Profitability, and Professionalism, in August, 2018. This book helps leaders know exactly what it takes to increase motivation, unleash talent, and transform potential into productivity.

Weiguo Fan, PhD ‘02, became the Henry Tippie Chair Professor in Business Analytics at The University of IOWA Tippie College of Business after 16 years of service at Virginia Tech. Fan does research in the business applications of IT and business analytics. He has published more than 200 refereed articles since graduation from Michigan.

Vaughn Payne, Executive MBA ‘11, was named Chief Medical Officer of Aetna Better Health of Kentucky.

Jeremy Kiger, MBA ‘15, was recently promoted to International Business Leader with Roche Molecular Systems. Kiger has been with Roche since 2001. Roche Molecular Diagnostics (RMD) develops, manufactures and supplies a wide array of innovative medical diagnostic products, tests, platforms and technologies, focusing on the revolutionary, Nobel-prize winning Polymerase Chain Reaction Technology (PCR) which quickly replicates a single specific fragment of DNA or RNA to quantities sufficient for accurate laboratory analysis. Kiger will be relocating to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Alexander Lemmen, BBA ‘13, was named Chief Operating Officer at Tommy Car Wash Systems.

Anning Chen, MBA ‘04, was named CEO of Ford China, a new division for the automaker. Chen has experience with alliances and joint ventures and product development. He will lead the company’s operations in greater China, including all import and joint venture operations. Prior to this role, Chen served as CEO at Chery Automobile Ltd., and chairman of the board of directors, Chery Jaguar Land Rover, Automotive, China.

Manuel Valencia, MBA ‘99, founder of CONNECTIVE Agency, joined the Dallas Children’s Theater Board of Trustees, the largest professional theater for youth in the southwest U.S.

Michael Kolosowsky, MAcc ‘90, has joined the Energy & Natural Resources Group as a Managing Director with an emphasis on covering corporate clients across the midstream, power, and project finance segments to support Regions’ capital markets expansion. Kolosowsky will be based in Charlotte, N.C.

Rich Wachter BBA 84, VP Human Resources for the Danaher Product Identification Platform and Videojet reports that Videojet earned 4 “Best and Brightest Company” Awards in 2018 from he National Association of Business Resources (NABR). Videojet was recognized as both an “Elite Winner” and a Chicago’s Best & Brightest Companies to Work® for in the category of “Employee Achievement and Recognition.” Winners were selected based on best practices including engagement, development, workplace flexibility, Diversity & Inclusion. Videojet was also recognized as a 2017 US Best & Brightest Place to Work in the Large Business (301+ employees) category and a top 101 company.

Pushpa Vijayaraghavan, MBA '11, was named one of the top "Women Leaders in Healthcare in India" by Medgate Today, a leading healthcare publication. Honorees were selected from the breadth of achievers in healthcare as well as policymakers and professional service providers. Vijayaraghavan leads the healthcare and life sciences advisory practice at Sathguru Management Consultants, a firm with expertise across strategy, investment banking, and innovation.

Vito P. Gioia II, MBA ’05, was elected to the board of directors at the Detroit Athletic Club. He is a wealth management advisor with Fifth Third Bank, where he works closely with business owners on succession, exit planning, and philanthropy.

Jennifer Charters, MBA '13, was named CIO of Flagstar Bancorp., Inc. She was previously CIO of Ally Financial.

Joshua Reed, MBA '00, was named CFO of Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc., a biotechnology company. Prior to joining Aldeyra, Reed served as vice president and head of finance for Bristol-Myers Squibb's U.S. and Puerto Rico operations, a $12 billion business unit.

Julie Mussog, BBA ’96/MBA '02, was named to the board of directors of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. She is CEO of the Anne Arundel Economic Development Corp.

Rich Lesperance, MBA '99, was appointed CMO of Vivid Seats, one of the largest online ticket marketplaces in North America. Previously, he was vice president of digital marketing and CRM for GrubHub.

Dr. Michael Ost, BS ’93/MBA '17, was named surgeon-in-chief at West Virginia University Medicine Children's. He is a pediatric urologist and professor of surgery in the WVU School of Medicine.

Todd Ernst, MBA '97, was named vice president of investor relations for GE. Ernst joined GE from Raytheon, where he served most recently as vice president of corporate development.

Mark Brugger, MBA '91, received the 2018 Harrison Sylvester Award from Learning Disabilities of America ( He developed “Spotlight on Dyslexia,” an online conference that draws a national audience. He has also designed “Dyslexia: Making It Personal,” a simulation presented to hundreds annually, as well as an online literacy training program on dyslexia for educators. Brugger volunteers with, a high school internship program for students with disabilities; and he co-founded SKIT – Special Kind of Improvisational Theater ( for students and young adults with social skills, communication, and learning disabilities.

Patrice Gopo, MPP/MBA '07, published her first book, “All the Colors We Will See: Reflections on Barriers, Brokenness, and Finding Our Way,” released in August 2018 with an imprint of HarperCollins. Gopo writes from the perspective of being the black daughter of Jamaican immigrants who was born and raised in Anchorage, Alaska. In this poetic and often courageous collection of essays, she examines the complexities of race relations, immigration questions, and identity formation in our turbulent yet hopeful time of intersecting heritages. With an eloquence born of pain and longing, Gopo's reflections challenge us to wonder if the very differences dividing us might bring us together after all.

Warren Shieh, MBA '06, celebrated his wedding to Carrie Xu of Shanghai, China on May 12, 2018. Warren executes acquisitions for Deloitte & Touche in the U.S., and Carrie works in the sports industry, most recently serving as the senior manager of international business development for the Pac-12 conference. More than a dozen fellow Ross alumni from the classes of 2004-2006 were in attendance.

Scott Curtis, MBA '88, was named head of Raymond James' private client group, putting him in charge of all the firm's domestic retail businesses. He was previously president of Raymond James' independent broker unit.