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

Alumni Notes

  1. William Cohen

    has been elected to the board of directors of the American College of Bankruptcy. Cohen is chairman of the bankruptcy and reorganization practice at Pepper Hamilton LLP and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. He is a partner in Pepper’s Detroit office, concentrates in bankruptcy and insolvency matters and has argued cases throughout the state and the federal court systems, including the US Supreme Court.

  2. Jeffrey R. Hoag

    has joined Tower Pinkster Titus Associates, an architecture and engineering firm, in its Grand Rapids, Michigan office. The firm is based in Kalamazoo. Hoag majored in architecture at U-M. His current projects include 3-D modeling for a school auditorium and for a new elementary school.

  3. Mike Moriarty

    has been appointed A.T. Kearney executive vice president and EDS senior vice president for A.T. Kearney’s Global Industry Practices. The firm’s eight industry practice leaders report to Moriarty, who provides global oversight and coordination of their service offerings and client development efforts. Moriarty, who is based in Chicago, was previously an A.T. Kearney vice president and global leader of A.T. Kearney’s Consumer Industries and Retail Practice.

  4. Larry L. Johnson

    was re-elected for a three-year on the board of directors of the 1.7-million-member Automobile Club of Michigan (AAA Michigan) at the organization’s annual membership meeting today in Dearborn. He has been a member of the AAA Michigan board since 2000. He is president of Lightning Ridge Enterprises, an investment holding company in Bloomfield Hills, which he formed in 1991. Johnson, who majored in environmental engineering, earned two varsity football letters at U-M and received the team’s Outstanding Scholar award his senior year.

  5. James Turissini

    has been named director of business development for the DeMattia Group in Plymouth, Michigan. His responsibilities for the real estate and design/build firm include client development, strategic planning, market and sales forecasting, sales tactics and contract negotiation. Turissini holds a bachelor of science and bachelor of architecture degrees from Kent State University. He resides in Maumee, Ohio, with his wife Renee and children, Alexia and Gregory. He has traveled extensively, lived in Brazil and studied architecture in Italy. His hobbies include water and snow skiing, soccer and art glass.