Ye ’15 named Executive Search and Assessment Professional At Russell-Reynolds Associates

Iris YeIris Ye ’15 BA (econ) was recently named executive search and assessment professional at Russell-Reynolds Associates in Shanghai, China. Russell-Reynolds Associates, a management consulting firm, currently operates as a premier provider of senior-level executive search and assessment. Previously, Ye served as a research associate for Signium International Inc. in Shanghai/Hong Kong, China.

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.

Gooden named interim dean at Virginia Commonwealth University

GoodenSusan T. Gooden ’95 MA (PSc) and ’96 PhD (PSc) has been named interim dean of the L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Gooden has been at VCU since 2004 when she started as an associate professor. She has held many different leadership positions during her time at the school including director of graduate programs, director of the Wilder Graduate Scholars Fellowship, which she also founded, and executive director of The Grace E. Harris Leadership Institute, which she held for eight years. Prior to her time at VCU Gooden was an assistant and associate professor in the Center for Public Administration and Policy at Virginia Tech. She is a past president of the American Society for Public Administration as well as an elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration. For more information visit this website.

Geraghty named president of JetBlue Airways

GeraghtyJoanna Geraghty ’97 MAIR has been promoted to president of JetBlue Airways Corp. The promotion makes Geraghty the highest-ranking woman at a large American airline. JetBlue is the sixth-largest airline in the U.S., serving over 102 destinations in the United States, Mexico, the Caribbean, Central America, and South America. Geraghty has been at JetBlue since 2005. She was most recently serving as executive vice president, customer experience, which she was promoted to in 2014. From 2010 to 2014 Geraghty served as executive vice president, chief people officer for JetBlue. Prior to this she served as the airline’s vice president and associate general counsel and director of litigation and regulatory affairs. For more information read this news story.

Armen Hratchian ’06 MPA director of Teach for America Detroit

ARMEN HRATCHIAN-main_iArmen Hratchian was named executive director for Teach for America’s Detroit Regional Office. Previously, Hratchian was an analyst for Standard & Poor’s Financial Services LLC and was vice president of K-12 education at Excellent Schools Detroit. He is currently pursuing a MBA at the University of Michigan.

Greg Ahlgren ’74 BA (PSc) writes novel set during U.S. civil war

gregahlgrenGreg Ahlgren wrote Olustee: America’s Unfinished Civil War Battle published by Canterbury House. The novel is about the recent efforts to erect a Union monument to Union soldiers in Olustee, Floria, and the opposition to this effort by neo-Confederate apologists. Ahlgren is a criminal defense lawyer in Manchester, New Hampshire, and has worked as a criminal justice professor, a state legislator, and a political activist.

Eric Schultz ’02 BA (PSc) takes lead a communications company

SchultzEric Schultz is director of strategic communications for Lumentus, a digital communications agency. Previously, Schultz was associate director, senior media strategist, writer, and content producer for Portland Communications in New York and Washington, DC. Schultz also produced influential live television shows at CNBC, MSNBC, Bloomberg, CNN and Fox 5 New York. For more information about his new job see this webpage.

John Bacheller ’72 PhD (PSc) named Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Research Fellow

unnamedJohn Bacheller was recently named a Richard P. Nathan Public Policy Research Fellow at the Rockefeller Institute, State University of New York at Albany. The Rockefeller Institute is a public policy think tank that focuses on problems facing New York State. Bacheller has retired and writes a blog ( that focuses on New York issues, with a focus on upstate economies.