public finance practice of Greenberg Traurig, serves
on the boards of The Creative City Project, the West
Orange Chamber of Commerce and the West Orange
Political Alliance. She is a member of the finance
committee for Health Central Hospital and the WESH-TV African heritage advisory committee. ◆ Gina
Akemi Ishida-Raybourn (’01 MSPH) of Chandler,
Ariz., was featured in the cover story of the January
2017 issue of Municipal Sewer & Water for her role in
discovering the need for upgrading the city’s 20,000
sewer manholes and for her plan that lowered
infrastructure life-cycle costs. Ishida-Raybourn is
acting utilities engineering manager for Chandler. ◆
Brandon Marcus Lofton (’01 BA) of Charlotte has
received the 2017 Citizen Lawyer Award from the
N.C. Bar Association. Lofton, a public finance lawyer
at Robinson Bradshaw & Hinson, serves as president
of the board of directors for the Council for Children’s
Rights and as a city council-appointed member of the
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Advisory Board. ◆
Brian Wood Thompson (’01 BA) of Washington, D.C.,
has been named director at the Jackson & Campbell
law firm. ◆ Dr. Catherine Dawson Tobin (’01 BSBIO)
of Mount Pleasant, S.C., has been promoted to
associate professor in the department of anesthesia
and perioperative medicine at Medical University of
South Carolina. Tobin’s academic focus is on liver
transplant anesthesia and OB anesthesia.
marriage John Duncan Leak IV (’01 BSBA, ’02
MAC) and Hope Elaine Politis of Charlotte.
family addition Wesley Scott Burris Sr.
(’01 BSBA) and Sara Moore Burris of Leander, Texas;
a daughter, Jordan Paige Burris, in August 2016.
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2002 family addition Caroline
Vosnock Thornton (’02 BSBA) and Mark Thornton of
Wilmington; a daughter, Gemma Abigail Thornton, in
2003 update Jason Wayne Kemp (’03
BA) of Raleigh has been promoted to the rank of
major in the Marine Corps and has been named
project manager at Pike Electric.
family additions Caroline Finch Ives (’03
BA, ’04 MAC) and Michael Stuart Ives Jr. (’04 MAC,
’ 12 MBA) of Raleigh; a son, Grant Thomas Ives, in
November 2016. ◆ Jason Wayne Kemp (’03 BA)
and Katherine Wagner Kemp (’05 BSN) of Raleigh;
a son, Augustin Wagner Kemp, in December 2016.
obituary Matthew Isaac Keatts (’03 BSBA),
36, of Hillsborough; Jan. 18, 2017. Keatts was
a geotechnical engineer for S&ME in Charlotte. A
passionate disc golf advocate, he won the PDGA
Amateur Disc Golf World Championship in 2009.
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2004 updates Joseph Ross Rudisill
(’04 BSBA) of Tampa, Fla., has been promoted to
COO at HCA Regional Medical Center Bayonet Point
in Hudson, Fla. Previously, Rudisill was associate
COO at Henrico Doctors’ Hospital in Richmond, Va.
◆ Kirsten Mecklenburg Turner (’04 MBA) of Seattle
has been named executive director at Virginia
Mason Institute, a division of Virginia Mason Health
System. Turner was formerly the institute’s director
of client services.
marriage Jordan Graham Bartel (’04 ABJM)
and Ahmed Hasan of Cary.
family addition Michael Stuart Ives Jr.
(’04 MAC, ’ 12 MBA) and Caroline Finch Ives (’03
BA, ’04 MAC) of Raleigh; a son, Grant Thomas Ives,
in November 2016.
obituary Neil Fingleton (’04), 36, of Durham,
England; Feb. 25, 2017. After a brief career as a
professional basketball player, Fingleton became an
actor. Most recently, he played Mag the Mighty, the
giant in the TV series Game of Thrones. At 7 feet,
7 inches tall, he held the Guinness World Record
as Britain’s tallest man. At UNC, he was on the
2005 update Kimberly Yonkers Crouch
(’05 JD) of Cary has been named executive director
of the N.C. Advocates for Justice, a nonpartisan
association of legal professionals formed to protect
people’s rights through community, education and
advocacy. Crouch has served as director of public
affairs for the N.C. Department of Juvenile Justice
and Delinquency Prevention and as director of
governmental affairs for the N.C. Bar Association.
family additions Katherine Wagner
Kemp (’05 BSN) and Jason Wayne Kemp (’03
BA) of Raleigh; a son, Augustin Wagner Kemp, in
December 2016. ◆ Anne Genevieve Schmidlin
Presley (’05 BA, ’06 MAT) and Alan Charles Presley
(’05 BA) of Charlotte; a daughter, Joan Elizabeth
Presley, in May 2016. ◆ Elizabeth Daniel Zajac
(’05 BA) and Jared David Zajac (’05 BA, ’08 JD) of
New York; a son, George Henry Zajac, in January
obituary Dustin Ells Howes (’05 PhD), 43,
of Chelsea, Mass.; Jan. 21, 2017. Howes taught
political science at Louisiana State University.
His book, Freedom Without Violence: Resisting the
Western Political Tradition, was published by Oxford
University Press in 2016. As a graduate student at
UNC, he received several teaching awards.
2006 update Meghan Smith McDonald
(’06 ABJM) of Greensboro has been named public
relations director at Reuben Rink Marketing &
Advertising in Winston-Salem. Before joining Reuben
Rink, McDonald was a reporter at Time Warner
Cable News 14/Spectrum News.
family addition Sarah Alligood Chang
(’06 BSPH, ’07 MPH) and Daniel Micah Chang (’07
BSBA) of Pineville; a son, Everett Cline Chang, in