Beth Engelmann Brykman (Com ’78 L/M) has published The Best of Both Worlds: How Mothers Can Find Full-Time Satisfaction in Part-Time Work (Prometheus Books). She interviewed more than 100 mothers across the country to answer the question, “How can mothers bridge the gap between the worlds of ‘mom’ and ‘career woman’ to find work-life balance?”
K. Brewer Doran (Darden ’78) has been appointed dean of the Offutt School of Business at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota. She had served since 2005 as dean of the Bertolon School of Business at Salem State University in Salem, Massachusetts, where she improved student outcomes, built relationships with the business community and raised funds for the business school. Her portfolio also includes leading roles with International Paper Corp. and ownership of aviation and consulting businesses.
Sean Dwyer (Col ’78 L/M) has been named founding director of the Center for Executive and Professional Development at Louisiana Tech University. An associate professor of marketing, he teaches classes at the undergraduate, M.B.A. and Ph.D. levels, and previously founded and served as director of Louisiana Tech’s executive M.B.A. program. Mr. Dwyer is also active in his community, having served on the executive boards of the local chamber of commerce and the Cedar Creek School. He has lived in Ruston, Louisiana, with his wife, Linda, and their sons, Connor, Ryan and Sean, since 1996.
Lawrence Foust (Law ’78, Law ’80) is the executive vice president and chief legal officer of the Children’s Health System of Texas, located in Dallas. Previously, he served as general counsel of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Stephen Huntoon (Col ’78, Law ’82 L/M) opened a solo law practice, Energy Counsel, following more than 30 years working at law firms and energy companies. His articles “Microgrids: Where’s the Beef?” “The Rise and Fall of Big Transmission,” “That Old Musk Magic” and “Have Mandatory Standards Improved Reliability?” have been published in the utility trade publication Fortnightly, and he has spoken on electric transmission issues before industry organizations such as the Harvard Electricity Policy Group and the Edison Electric Institute. He and his wife, Barbara, have a son, Wesley, and a daughter, Virginia.
Nancy Keene (Col ’78) has published Your Child in the Hospital: A Practical Guide for Parents, a book that provides information and emotional support for parents. She has written fourteen other consumer health books, and her work has appeared in many national journals and magazines. Ms. Keene is a managing editor at JBS International and executive director of Childhood Cancer Guides, a nonprofit publisher. Previously, she was a paramedic, an air traffic controller, and manager of a publications department.
Dennis Patrick Leyden (Col ’78 L/M) has been appointed director of graduate studies for the department of economics at the Bryan School of Business and Economics at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is an associate professor of economics specializing in innovation, public-sector entrepreneurship and critical thinking in economics.
Laurie Ferris Lindsay (Col ’78 L/M) has retired after 36 years of service with the federal government. She was the human resources director for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission at the time of her retirement and had worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Secret Service. Ms. Lindsay and her husband, Greg, now live in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Robert C. Sexton (Col ’78, Grad ’81) is vice president and international general counsel of the biotechnology company Amgen. He is based in Switzerland and is responsible for the company’s legal affairs in more than 85 countries. He lives in Zurich with his wife, Yesim; and their two children, Benjamin and Sarah.
Rita A. Sheffey (Col ’78 L/M) has been appointed assistant dean for public service at Emory University, effective January 2015. Previously, Ms. Sheffey was a partner in the Atlanta office of Hunton & Williams, where she worked for 27 years and spearheaded the development of the firm’s pro bono program, including the foundation of the Southside Legal Center, a pro bono clinic that serves area residents.
Vicki L. Weavil (Col ’78) is an author with Month9Books. She recently published Facsimile, a young adult science fiction novel. Her young adult fantasy novel, Crown of Ice, book one in the “Snow Queen Saga,” was published in 2014. Book two, Scepter of Fire, will be published in fall 2016, and book three, Orb of Light, in 2017. Ms. Weavil is also under contract to publish another fantasy novel, The Diamond Thimble, in 2017.