Rogers named director of philanthropy for American Rivers

Rogers BlogAaron Rogers ’16 MPA has recently been named director of philanthropy, eastern region,g for American Rivers. American Rivers works to protect wild rivers, restored damaged rivers to improve flows, reconnect fish and wildlife habitat and improve public safety, and conserve clean water to ensure ample supplies for fish, wildlife, agriculture and communities.

Brown appointed senior fellow at Volcker Alliance

Brown BlogDustin Brown ’01 MPA was appointed to serve as a senior fellow at the Volcker Alliance, a nonprofit organization, established to advance effective management of government to achieve results that matter to citizens. At the Volcker Alliance, Dustin Brown will focus on efforts to increase the effective interaction of government with universities. In order to fill this position, Brown is taking a six-month sabbatical from his role as the deputy assistant director for management at the US Office of Management and Budget (OMB) The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) serves the President of the United States in overseeing the implementation of his vision across the Executive Branch. Specifically, OMB’s mission is to assist the President in meeting his policy, budget, management and regulatory objectives and to fulfill the agency’s statutory responsibilities.  For more information visit this site.


Meek selected as member of inaugural class of Stand-To Veteran Leadership Initiative

Meek BlogChristopher D. Meek ’92 BA (Econ/PSc) was recently selected as one of 33 individuals to serve in the inaugural class of the Bush Institute’s Stand-To Veteran Leadership Initiative. Meek is one of only four participants who are non-veterans. The Stand-To Veteran Leadership program works on developing the leadership skills of individuals who serve United States veterans and helping those individuals scale their impact through leadership projects and the network that is created. Meek is the chairman and co-founder of, a nonprofit dedicated to serving men and women who are or have recently served in the United States Armed Forces. For more information, visit this site.

Papineau named general manager of Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort

Papineau BlogTodd L. Papineau ’89 BA (Econ) was recently named general manager of the Akwesasne Mohawk Casino Resort for Mowhawk Gaming Enterprises LLC. Prior to this appointment Papineau worked as the executive director for the Saint Regis Mohawk Tribal Gaming Commission for nearly 16 years. Papineau previously served on the board of the National Tribal Gaming Commissions/Regulators Association from 2005 to 2012. For more information on his appointment, visit this site.

Eggleston named city manager of Morehead City, NC

Eggleston BlogRyan T. Eggleston ’03 BA (Hist/PSc) was recently named city manager in Morehead City, North Carolina. Eggleston is leaving South Fayette, Pennsylvania, where he has been township manager for nearly six years. Prior to his time in South Fayette Eggleston worked as the city manager for Oil City and as the borough manager for the Borough of Greenville. For more information visit this site.

Dadey named Chief of Mission at IOM Philippines

Dadey blogKristin M. Dadey ’94 BA (IR/PSc) and ’98 JD/MPA was just named Chief of Mission at the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Philippines.  She will be working in Manila, Philippines. IOM works to promote humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. It does so by providing services and advices to governments and migrants. Dadey has been at IOM since September of 2003 when she came on as the Program Manager for the Counter Trafficking Unit in Jakarta Indonesia. Through her years at IOM Dadey has worked in Tblisi, Georgia as a Program Development Manager, in Cairo Egypt as the Senior Program Manager for Migrant Assistance and Protection, and in Phnom Pehn, Cambodia as senior program manager, head of programs.

Wallace named dean at Georgia State University

WallaceSally Wallace ’86 MA (Econ)/’88 PhD (Econ) has been named dean of the Andrew Young School of Policy Studies at Georgia State University. For the past year, Wallace has been serving as interim dean for the school. She has been on Georgia State’s faculty since 1991 as a professor of economics and, for five years, as the economics department chair. Prior to her time at GSU Wallace was a financial economist with the Office of Tax analysis at the United States Treasury Department. For more information on her appointment, see this article.