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Catherine Pinckert Amelio (’ 92 ABJM) of
Manhasset, N. Y., has been named senior international marketing manager at the CLIO Awards.
◆ Robert Gray “Butch” Bracknell (’ 92 AB) of
Virginia Beach, Va., has retired from the Marines
with the rank of lieutenant colonel after 22
years on active duty aboard the USS Wisconsin.
Bracknell’s final assignment was at the Office of
Military Commissions, where he worked on six
capital litigation cases based on allegations arising out of the 2000 attack on the USS Cole and
the 9/11 attacks. Bracknell now will practice law
with the NATO Allied Command Transformation.
◆ James Yancey Kerr II (’ 92 JD) of Raleigh has
been named general counsel, chief compliance
officer and executive vice president of Southern
Co. Kerr served as a member of the N.C. Utilities
Commission for eight years and previously was
president of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners and of the Southeastern
Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners.
Travis Thompson Tygart (’ 93 AB) of Colorado
Springs, Colo., has received the Distinguished
Alumni Emerging Leader Award from the Dedman
School of Law at Southern Methodist University.
Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, was
named one of the 100 Most Influential People
in the World by Time magazine in 2013 and
featured in the Carolina Alumni Review in May/
June 2013. He received the GAA’s Distinguished
Young Alumni Award in 2010 and is a current
member of the GAA Board of Directors.
Scott Richard Every (’ 93 BSMS) and Rachel
Marie Burton (’ 96 AB) of Moncure; a son, Errol
Noble Every, on Dec. 11, 2013.
Maria Vaughan Frey (’ 93 MSENV), 63, of Chapel
Hill; Jan. 31, 2014. Frey was a draftsman for Holland Land Surveying in Chapel Hill. Previously, she
volunteered with the Peace Corps and helped plan
and outfit hospitals in Honduras, and she served
as a consultant with Partners of the Americas.
Jacqueline Marie Olich (’ 94 MA, ’00 PhD) of
Chapel Hill has been named director of university
collaborations for RTI International, a nonprofit
research institute based in Research Triangle
Park. In addition to general outreach, she will
manage the internship program and the new RTI
University Scholars program. Previously, Olich was
a member of the UNC Graduate School faculty and
director of graduate studies in Russian and East
European studies. ◆ Adam Kane Thiel (’ 94 AB) of
Fairfax, Va., has been appointed Virginia’s deputy
secretary of public safety and homeland security.
Amy Kistler Lambert (’ 94 BSBA) and David E.
Lambert of Atlanta; a son, Bennett James Lambert, on Nov. 19, 2013.
Christie Worcester Baxter (’ 94 MSN), 64, of Bogart, Ga.; March 10, 2014. Baxter was director of
quality and utilization with Health Plan Select in
Athens, Ga. Previously, she was in medical management with Doctor’s Health Plan in Durham.
Carol Elaine Flynn Malloy (’ 95 PhD) of Wilmington has received the 2013 Lifetime Achievement
Award from the National Council of Teachers of
Mathematics. Malloy, a retired professor of mathematics education in the School of Education at
UNC, devoted her career to providing African-American students with full access to high-quality
mathematics education. ◆ Brian Lee Smith (’ 95
AB) of Orlando, Fla., has been named a partner of
Adams, Hall, Schieffelin & Smith PA. Smith focuses his practice on medical malpractice litigation,
health-care antitrust, hospital law and nursing
home litigation, and insurance defense for clients
in the aviation industry.
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