Class Correspondent

Hello, Class of ’76. First, a big thanks to Larry Nemer and the whole committee for all their hard work on a terrific 35th Reunion! Even if you couldn’t attend, we want to know what’s up in your life, so send in your news to Class Notes.

Bobby Sager is board chair at the revived Polaroid, charged with restoring the company’s status as a global brand. He recently shared a stage at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas with Lady Gaga, Polaroid’s creative director. They showed off several new products, including sunglasses that take digital photos and a portable printer that can produce paper copies on the spot. Sager is known for turning a small jewelry liquidator, Gordon Brothers Group, into a diversified international financial advisory firm, and as a philanthropist who has created foundations with the Dalai Lama, the musician Sting and others.

Mark Pearlman has joined the MDE Group, a leading wealth management firm, as executive vice president of business strategy. He will manage the launch of the MDE Group’s Risk 3.0 Investment Solutions and the new Risk 3.0 Asset Management unit. Mark had served as executive vice president at Fox Television, where he was part of the original executive team that launched the Fox News Channel.

Margie Bleichman of Brookline, Mass., a computer science professor at Middlesex Community College, founded the annual Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math luncheon six years ago. While the first gathering drew about 10 participants, more than 80 people attended this year.

Eli Wilner was appointed to the board of trustees of the Smithsonian Institution Archives of American Art.

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