Howard P. Goodkin

Howard P. Goodkin, GM95, MD95, was elected as first vice president of the American Epilepsy Society at its annual meeting in December 2023. Goodkin is the Shure Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics at the University of Virginia and serves as the chair of the Department of Neurology and the director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology.

Daniel A. Schwartz

Daniel A. Schwartz, LW95, has been elected as a fellow of the Class of 2023 College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Fellows are recognized as distinguished members of the labor and employment community and have practiced labor and employment law for at least 20 years. Schwartz is an attorney with Shipman & Goodwin LLP. He […]

Maggie Knaus

Maggie Knaus, GF95, published her first children’s book, Eleanor’s Moon (Owlkids Books, August 2023), which she wrote and illustrated. The story is about Knaus’ eldest daughter, Eleanor, and Knaus’ father (Eleanor’s grandfather) and their connection to the moon, even when they are apart. Knaus writes that while the book is illustrated with her paintings today, her […]

Daniel Backman

Daniel Backman, EN95, vice president of operations at Clark, Richardson & Biskup (CRB), a full-service facility design, engineering, construction and consulting firm for the life sciences and food and beverage industries, was recently elected to the CRB board of directors. Backman and his wife of 26 years, Sheena, are the parents of a daughter and two […]

Michelle Landau Brooks

Michelle Landau Brooks, LA95, was awarded an honorary doctorate from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion’s Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management. Brooks has spent much of her career working for organizations in the St. Louis Jewish ­community and has been an active board member of the National Council of Jewish Women St. Louis.

Bridget Richardson

Bridget Richardson, BU95, was elected to the board of directors of the Women’s Bar ­Association of the District of Columbia, one of the oldest and largest voluntary bar associations in metropolitan Washington, D.C. She continues her work as a regulatory and government affairs attorney in the food industry and her streak as the slowest runner […]

Kristin Smith Ladewig

Kristin Smith Ladewig, SI95, GB95, retired from Edward Jones in May 2021 after nearly 26 years of service.

Kristin Griffith

Kristin Griffith, LA95, wrote and self-published Rush: Memoir of a Gay Sorority Girl (2020), a coming-of-age tale of her struggles and triumphs in coming out as gay and grappling with her gender identity while in a sorority at WashU.

Mark Buckles

Mark Buckles, LA95, is special counsel in the Executive Office of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Prior to this appointment, he served one year as deputy general counsel and one year as acting general counsel in the Office of General Counsel at the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity.

Mark Pottinger

Mark Pottinger, LA95, is associate professor of musicology and chair of the Department of Music and Theater at Manhattan College in New York City. The department recently implemented a new program in sound studies that combines the science of sound — acoustics, sound production and digital audio recording — with music theory and musicology.
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