Office of the VP for Communications – Keeping alumni and friends connected to U-M

Alumni Notes

  1. Kristen (Shook) Slack

    BA ’91, is a professor of social work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She developed a cloud-based platform for higher education professionals to showcase their contributions to academia and society at large. Prof2Prof.com launched in Fall 2017, and now has members from over 50 countries and 30 disciplines. The site is free to join for higher education faculty, instructors, administrators, student affairs professionals, and doctoral students. Prof2Prof has been featured in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the Milwaukee Business Journal, WisconsinInno, the Doyenne Madison newsletter, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Inside UW newsletter.

  2. Allison Bentley Christensen

    BA ’06, is partner at Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP’s Naples, Fla., office.
     
    Christensen is a member of the law firm’s litigation practice, where she counsels clients on commercial litigation, real estate, and construction contracts, business transactions, business torts, business disputes, will and trust contests, disputed estate and trust administrations, guardianship litigation and appeals. Christensen also has unique experience with securities, sports and intellectual property law.
     
    Christensen earned her JD, cum laude, from Wayne State University Law School in 2009 and her bachelor’s degree, with honors, from the University of Michigan in 2006. She is an active state and national bar association member who serves on the Board of Directors for the Collier County Women’s Bar Association. Christensen dedicates time to the Humane Society of Naples, the Naples Art Association and the Conservancy of Southwest Florida and is also a member of Hahn Loeser’s Women’s Leadership Initiative Committee.

  3. Benjamin Britz

    AB ’01, was elected partner at the New York-based law firm of Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP. Benjamin is a member of the Anti-Corruption and Internal Investigations practice group based in Washington, DC, and Paris.

  4. Tad McKillop

    BFA ’88, completed a year-long project for Ohio Northern University and wanted to share it with alumni. Here are three related articles from ONU. https://www.onu.edu/photo/creating_the_sculpture
    https://www.onu.edu/front/meet_the_artist
    https://www.onu.edu/front/marking_the_occasion

  5. Eli Cahan

    BBA ’15, is pursuing a master’s degree in health policy at the Standford School of Medicine. In early 2019, he received one of 68 scholarships into the second global cohort of the Knight-Hennessy Scholars program, which provides full funding for graduate study at Stanford University. The program aims to develop an interdisciplinary community of future global leaders to address the world’s most complex challenges through collaboration and innovation. Eli, who specialized in finance at Ross, has one year remaining in the MD program at the New York University School of Medicine. He has worked in pediatric orthopedic research at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, and as a summer analyst at Morgan Stanley, UBS, and Infinity Equity Group.

  6. Herbert Brown

    JD ’56, is a playwright. His original play, Henry Ford’s Model E, was produced by the Contemporary Arts Theater Company at the Riffe Center in Columbus, Ohio, in April 2017. The story follows the troubled relationship between Henry Ford and his son, Edsel. Henry Ford is remembered for high wages, the perfection of mass production, and making transportation available to the common man. Ford can rightly be said to have given birth to modern America. And yet Henry, the father, was unable to see Edsel, his son, for who he was — a brilliant designer and an outstanding executive. The arc of the play traces the crushing effect this has on the son, who worshiped his father but never could earn the respect he deserved and craved. The result is tragic. This is Brown’s fourth produced play.

  7. Matthew Baker

    BA ’03, is the VP of strategic planning at FreshBooks, the nation’s No. 1 accounting software in the cloud for self-employed professionals and their teams. He oversees long-range planning for the software company as well as market insights and public relations. Baker previously served as engagement manager at McKinsey & Co. and senior strategist at Google.

  8. Shaun P. Patel

    BS ’08/MD ’12, is the chief orthopaedic surgery resident at the Harvard Medical School. In early 2017, he was named to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list.

  9. Steve Geiringer

    BS ’75/MD ’79/MDRes ‘ 82, was installed as president of the American Academy of Physical Medicine at its annual assembly in New Orleans in October 2016.