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Trustee Daniel Jick ’79, P’09, P’12, founder of HighVista Strategies, was named to the board of directors at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In addition to his service to Brandeis, Daniel is chair of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies board of managers and is the incoming chair of the investment committee of Jewish Federations of North America. Before founding HighVista in 2005, he worked at Goldman Sachs. Richard Blau, an attorney with GrayRobinson in Tampa, Fla., made the 2013 Best Lawyers in America list. He serves as chair of his firm’s alcohol beverage and food department, and presides over its alcohol-industry team. He focuses on the rules, regulations and business practices that govern the marketing, sale and consumption of distilled spirits, wine, beer and other licensed beverages. Longtime music executive Larry Miller was named executive vice president and general manager at MediaNet ( In his new role, Larry is responsible for new service innovation in music and media rights management, partner acquisition and revenue growth at the company, the largest B2B provider of global licensed digital music and related data to streaming music apps, subscription services, download stores and more. Susan Dubbin Broude wrote and produced “Bullied to Silence” (http://bulliedto­, a feature documentary on verbal and cyber bullying. At its world premiere at the Boston International Film Festival in April 2012, the film was awarded the Indie Spec Best Content Award. The film is now being shown internationally at schools, businesses and communities to help each of us learn how to help stop verbal and cyber bullying. Susan is the founder of Purple People Inc., which promotes equality among all humans and respect for all living creatures. In January, Purple People and its subsidiary, Dog Eats Hat Productions, opened new offices in Sedona, Ariz. Congratulations to David Lichter, a partner at Higer Lichter & Givner in Aventura, Fla., who was named to Super Lawyers Magazine’s list of the best lawyers in America in the field of alternative dispute resolution. Betsey Woodman, MA’79, wrote a first novel, “Jana Bibi’s Excellent Fortunes,” which was published last year. The second book in the series, “Love Potion No. 10: A Jana Bibi Adventure,” will be released in May. A third book is in the works.
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