Class Correspondent

40th Reunion
June 9-11, 2017

Wendy Jo Brodsky writes, “2015 was a year filled with milestones: 25th wedding anniversary, the ‘big’ 6-0 birthday and 30th anniversary with Bank of America (who would have thought that, with a BA in psychology, I would end up as a business-support executive in commercial real-estate risk management?). What made last year even more special: My husband, Ron, celebrated all the same anniversaries with me (except his work anniversary was with Children’s Hospital of the King’s Daughters). In addition to staging multiple parties in multiple cities, we treated ourselves to a two-week cruise around South America — from Santiago, Chile; through Cape Horn; to Buenos Aires, Argentina. Awesome way to finish out a milestone year.” David Brotman is in his 14th year as a workers’ compensation judge in California. He and his wife, attorney Karen Leslie Stevens, have two children: Alex, 26, and Jessica, 22. Linda Casson, P’08, P’11, is a senior applications specialist at Horiba Scientific in Edison, New Jersey, where she supports international sales and has traveled to Brazil, Malaysia and Israel, among other places. Rabbi Steven Chatinover, P’12, received the Men’s Club Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his 33 years of service to Beth El Temple and the Greater Hartford Jewish community. Hal Davis lives with his wife, Joan Barst, in Hong Kong and is a Deloitte partner in charge of the firm’s global financial-institutions practice in Asia. Debbie (Liss) and Dan Fins are grandparents to Derrick Noah, born in August to their son, Adam, and daughter-in-law, Lauren. Deb and Dan visit Savannah, Georgia, frequently to see Derrick and his parents. Their third and youngest son, Morgan, graduated from Muhlenberg College in May. They write, “After nearly 33 years of day care, preschool, day camp, day school, overnight camp, high school and college, we have made our last tuition payment.” Alan Forrest reports that his daughter Jamie is helping to build affordable housing for an impoverished community in Nicaragua. Judy Kalman is general counsel in the office of Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. She is a frequent faculty member at the National Attorneys General Training and Research Institute, and received the organization’s Faculty of the Year Award. She lives in Marlborough, Massachusetts, with her husband. After a wonderful 30-year career teaching high-school English, Marjorie Margolis, P’08, has returned to Brandeis as a student-placement coordinator and recruiter for the Master of Arts in Teaching Program. Deb Volberg Pagnotta owns a communication consulting practice, Interfacet, and teaches communications at Norwalk (Connecticut) Community College. She received the school’s Adjunct Faculty Teaching Award. Ellen Pollock was named editor at Bloomberg Businessweek, which she joined in 2007 after 18 years at The Wall Street Journal. She lives in New York with her husband, Barry Meier, a reporter at The New York Times, and their daughter, Lily, who will be off to college in the fall. Carin Roth’s daughter, Abigail, and son, Alan, have joined her in the 60-year-old family real-estate and construction enterprise. Jan Sandberg marked her first year working at the Child Advocacy Center in Buffalo, New York. Stu Turkewitz practices internal medicine, especially geriatric medicine, and lives with his wife, Molly, in Brookeville, Maryland. Daughter Julie is a reporter for The New York Times in Denver. Son Noah is an emergency medical technician with the Philadelphia Fire Department. Daughter Ellen is an operations manager at Cater2Me in New York City. Adam Weinberg, the curator and Alice Pratt Brown Director of the Whitney Museum of American Art, was awarded the insignia of Officer of the Order of Arts and Letters by the French Embassy. Adam has long been interested in French culture, beginning with his work at the American Center in Paris, where he served as artistic and program director in 1991 and 1992. He has initiated collaborations with the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Grand Palais and Dijon’s Le Consortium. Veronica Williams, an authority on business and technology, served as a judge for the Molson MBA International Case Competition in Montreal in January.

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