Class Correspondent

Where would we be without change in our lives? Always an occasion for growth, change makes for a bumpy ride at times but propels us to new places and insights. What changes are you experiencing? My family is adjusting to my decision to leave full-time employment in higher-education administration to return to full-time studies. I am excited to begin a PhD program in sociology at George Mason University, in Fairfax, Va., near my home. I will extend my prior theological studies with new explorations of the sociology of religion and religious institutions.

Adam Decter, MA’92, was named managing principal at Analysis Group, a provider of economic, health-care, financial and business expertise to law firms, corporations and government agencies. He joined the firm’s Boston office in 2002. Bobby Herman is the new senior facilities manager at SunTrust Bank in Atlanta. He is responsible for more than 1,650 locations in nine states and the District of Columbia. Alecia Sudmeyer was appointed webmaster at Unity College in Maine. She manages the development, design, maintenance and impact of the school’s Web properties. Jason Levine is a litigation partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Vinson & Elkins. An authority on high-tech litigation risks, he has been recognized as a Washington Super Lawyer, a Future Star by Benchmark Litigation, and one of the country’s top 3,000 attorneys by Lawdragon magazine. David Stern was named executive vice president of global commercial operations at OvaScience, which develops treatments for infertility. Earlier, he worked at EMD Serono, becoming head of the company’s fertility business. In 2011, he was recognized by Pharmaceutical Executive magazine as one of the top 30 emerging pharmaceutical-industry leaders under 45. Fred Jacob is the new solicitor at the Federal Labor Relations Authority (FLRA), which administers the labor-management relations programs for 2.1 million federal employees, 1.2 million of whom are represented by 2,200 bargaining units. Fred represents the FLRA before all federal courts and serves as in-house counsel. Previously, he spent 17 years at the National Labor Relations Board. He and his wife, Beth, recently bought a new home with more space and a yard as their children, Charlie and Alice, continue to grow. Edgar Romano, a senior partner at Pasternack Tilker Ziegler Walsh Stanton & Romano, was named one of the nation’s top 100 attorneys for injured workers by the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group.

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