Donna Shalala ’70 PhD (SSc) returns to University of Miami to teach

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Donna Shalala, member of the Maxwell School Advisory Board, stepped down as president and chief executive of the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation and is returning to the University of Miami to teach full time. Read more in the Miami Herald article, “Former Clinton Foundation head Donna Shalala is back in Miami and at UM.”

David Greenburg ’97 BA (PSt) is now associate general counsel at MapR Technologies

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David Greenburg ’97 BA (PSt) is now associate general counsel at MapR Technologies, a computer software company based in San Jose, California. In his role as associate general counsel, Greenburg draws from his experience as an accomplished technology transaction attorney, specializing in enterprise software licensing, cloud computing contracting, hardware purchasing, executive counseling, contract drafting, and deal negotiations. He has prior AmLaw 100 law firm experience in commercial contract litigation, alternative dispute resolution, and public policy. Before his position with MapR, he served as senior managing counsel for Oracle, a computer technology corporation.

Lloyd Alexander ’94 MPA is now vice president of strategic solutions at Pramata

alum-news-buttonLloyd Alexander is now vice president of strategic solutions at Pramata, a computer software company headquartered in Brisbane, Calif. The company specializes in customer relationship intelligence for Fortune 500 companies. In his new position, Alexander will lead expansion into new market opportunities, drive go-to-market strategies, and deliver thought leadership and industry best practices in the marketplace. Previously, Alexander was vice president of contract strategy at Seal Software. Prior to that he held various leadership positions at IBM/Emptoris including CLM practice executive and director of global sales consulting.

Ron Feldman ’90 MPA named first vice president and chief operating officer the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

alum-news-buttonRon Feldman is now vice president and chief operating officer the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis.  As first vice president, Feldman leads and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Minneapolis Fed, including all operating and support function activities at the corporate headquarters in Minneapolis and its branch in Helena, Mont. Feldman joined the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis in 1995 in the Banking Supervision Department. He has since held several positions of increasing responsibility. He became a senior vice president in 2008 and executive vice president in 2013. In addition, Feldman oversaw the Financial Services Support Office, which assists in the oversight of the Federal Reserve’s financial services. Feldman has published research on a wide array of banking and financial topics. He is the co-author of Too Big to Fail: The Hazards of Bank Bailouts, published by the Brookings Institution (2004).

Vernon Dale Jones ’95 PhD (PA) appointed chancellor of Pennsylvania State University Wilkes-Barre

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Vernon Dale Jones is now Chancellor of Pennsylvania State University Wilkes-Barre. In his new role, Jones brings experience from a long and distinguished career in higher education. In 2011, he  joined Hampden-Sydney College as vice president for strategy, administration and board affairs. Before his tenure at Hampden-Sydney College, he was an associate professor of public administration at Virginia Commonwealth University from 2006 to 2011. While at VCU, he chaired the master of public administration program, served as president of the College of Humanities and Sciences Faculty Council, and was the director of the university’s National Homeland Security Initiative. Previously, he held faculty positions in public administration at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, where he served as director of research for the Center for Homeland Security; Syracuse University, where he directed the Government Performance Project, a $4.8 million research project funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts; and the United States Air Force Academy, where he served as deputy head of the political science department. In 2003, Jones also served as legislative director for U.S. Rep. Bob Beauprez, who represented Colorado’s 7th Congressional District. More information on his recent appointment as chancellor can be found at: http://wilkesbarre.psu.edu/story/4598/2017/01/09/dale-jones-appointed-chancellor-penn-state-wilkes-barre

 

Jason Cole ’98 MPA named associate vice president of university relations at Cornell University

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Jason Cole has been named associate vice president of university relations at Cornell University. Cole has more than 16 years of experience in government and government relations, with a broad background in organizational leadership, public policy development and advocacy, media relations, and political, issue, and brand campaigning. He currently serves as vice president of federal government relations at MetLife in Washington, D.C. Prior to his current position, Cole served as chief of staff for Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., and as legislative director for former Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Kan.

Megyn Kelly ’92 BA (PSc) to join NBC News

alum-news-buttonmegyn-kellyMegyn Kelly, who over recent years became one of the most popular on-air personalities at Fox News, soon will be moving to NBC News, according to recent announcements. At NBC, Kelly will host a daytime news and discussion program, anchor a Sunday night news show, along with other roles in news and event coverage. Kelly, after earning at her political science degree at Maxwell, pursued a career in law and practiced with the firms of Bickel & Brewer and Jones Day before beginning her journalism career as a general assignment reporter with a Washington, D.C., television station. At Fox, she hosted “The Kelly File,” after previously hosting “America Live” and the network’s annual New Year’s Eve specials. She famously co-hosted this first of the Republican candidates’ debates during the recent presidential campaign and recently published a memoir.