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2017

  • July

    President, Doug Gregg '66

    Doug Gregg '66 is a longtime supporter of Webb and a past reunion chair. He resides in Carlsbad with his wife Christine. Doug was a Deputy District Attorney for the County of San Diego, until his retirement in 2008. He attended USC for his undergrad and received his JD from California Western Law. At Webb, Doug was a member of the choir for four years (under the direction of Bill Blanchard '51), and a member of the folk singing group, New Essex Three. He was also an active member of Block W, playing varsity tennis for three years, JV football, and varsity football. Doug became President of the Alumni Council effective July 1, 2017. Member since 2012.
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  • Vice President, Whitney (Sevesind) Wharton '05

    Whitney (Sevesind) Wharton '05 received her BA in psychology from Georgetown University. She was formerly an Assistant Managing Clerk for the law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP in Washington, DC. Whitney and her husband relocated to southern California in July 2013, and she started work as a Project Engineer with Dickinson Cameron Construction Co. in Carlsbad. She is currently a Project Engineer at Tri-North Builders and is co-chair of the Alumni Council's Women of Webb Affinity group. Whitney became Vice President of the Alumni Council on July 1, 2017. Member since 2013.
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  • March

    Member at Large, Dwight Morgan '65

    Dwight Morgan ’65 is formerly an Area Communications Technician for Southern California Edison Company. He is now retired and enjoys traveling and participating in a car club for Chevy SSR convertible owners. While at Webb, Dwight was an avid member of the Camera Club, the peccary society, and the theater stage crew. Although he graduated from another high school, Dwight greatly appreciated his time at Webb. He joined the Alumni Council in 2005.
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  • Member at Large, Bill Halstead '67

    Bill Halstead ’67 has held the titles of vice president for Dean Witter Company, vice president of Morgan Olmstead Kennedy & Gardner Capital, and vice president of Bateman Eichler, Hill Richards. While at Webb, Bill played football, ran track, and sang for the glee club. He later served in the US Army and graduated from UC Santa Barbara where he majored in Law and Society and minored in Economics. Bill and his wife Zandra are retired and splitting their time living in Pine Mountain Club, California and Prescott, Arizona. Member since 1984.
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  • Member at Large, Joe Thomas '70

    Joe Thomas ’70 is currently living in Rancho Cucamonga with his wife, Cheryl. He is the broker-owner of Realty World ALL STARS in Alta Loma and Red Carpet Escrow Services. He studied English Literature at Claremont McKenna College and Business at Cal Poly Pomona. In 1976 he joined Cornet Stores, a chain of general merchandise retail stores headquartered in Pasadena, California and retired in 1996 as Chief Operations Officer. He began a new career helping clients purchase and sell residential real estate. That evolved into teaching real estate service, presentations and marketing to agents throughout Southern California until he opened his brokerage in 2007. Joe and Cheryl are volunteer puppy raisers for Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit Service Dog provider. Joe is currently serving on the Planned Giving Advisory Council for The Webb Schools and is an enthusiastic supporter of the Alf Museum and red wine. This is Joe's first year on the Alumni Council.
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  • Member at Large, Ed Ratinoff '83

    Ed Ratinoff '83 is the managing partner of the real estate investement firm James Investment Partners, which specializes in commercial properties in the San Francisco Bay Area, greater Los Angeles Area and selected cities on the west and east coasts. He is the proud parent of a recent Webb graduate: Josh Ratinoff, WSC '17. Ed received his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley and his MBA from Northwestern University. Member since 2017.
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  • Member at Large, Coleen Martinez '86

    Coleen Martinez ’86 earned her BA in Spanish from Pitzer College and MA in Education from Claremont Graduate School. For the past seven years, Coleen has worked as a second grade teacher at Foothill Country Day School. She currently resides in Upland, California with her husband, Hector Martinez, Director of College Guidance at The Webb Schools. Member since 2001.
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  • Member at Large, Bob Connolly '89

    Bob Connolly '89 is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Executive Director of Connolly Counseling & Assessment, with locations in Claremont, Pasadena, Los Angeles and Orange County. Bob's parents were math teachers at Webb from 1982 to 1991, and his two sisters Sara '90 and Veronica '93, also attended Webb. In 1998 Bob lived with and took care of Ray Alf during his last year on campus. After Webb, Bob attended Pitzer College and worked as a math tutor and then as a social worker. He got his MA in theology from Claremont School of Theology and then his doctorate in psychology from Alliant International University. Bob has been an active alumnus hosting students and young alumni for Unbounded Days and Webb@Work internships.
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  • Member at Large, Jason Blackwell '91

    Jason Blackwell '91 has been involved with the Council's archiving project and networking programs, like Webb@Work, and a regional representative in Portland. He welcomes the opportunity to serving the alumni community. Jason is the Associate Vice President of Operations at California College of the Arts. Previously he was the Operations Manager for the Portland Center for the Performing Arts and the San Francisco Ballet. Jason received his bachelor's degree from UC Berkeley. He resides in San Francisco with his family. Member since 2012.
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  • Member at Large, Kunal Shah '97

    Kunal Shah '97 is a founding partner at PBS Engineers in Glendora, California. He has been an active volunteer for many years, serving as a reunion chair, class agent, and a frequest guest speaker at Sophomore Career Evening. Kunal received his BS with honors from UC Irvine. He lives in Orange County with his wife and two children.
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  • Member at Large, Preston Clarke '98

    Preston Clarke ’98 graduated from Wheaton College with a BA in Economics and earned his MBA from the University of Arizona. He is an Associate at the CIC Group, an investment group based in Arizona and the former COO of Matador Network an online travel magazine and journalism school. While at Webb, Preston was a dorm prefect and a member of the varsity soccer, swim, and water polo teams. He currently resides in Scottsdale, Arizona. On the Council, Preston has been active in supporting the Webb15 Affinity group and Webb@Work internship program. Member since 2009.
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  • Member at Large, Kathy (Sun) Fredrich '02

    Kathy Sun '02 graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a BS in Animal Physiology & Neuroscience and a BA in Psychology. She is currently the Marketing Manager at Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc. and has played a major role in coordinating the company's Rose Parade floats. She has also been involved with the UCSD Alumni Los Angeles Regional Club since 2006 and currently serves as Club President. While at Webb, Kathy was a Dorm Counselor at North Hutch and was active on the volleyball and basketball teams. Member since 2013.
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  • Member at Large, Jordan Taylor '02

    Jordan Taylor '02 is the Co-Founder and Partner at Kwontified, an eCommerce management and SaaS startup based in Seattle, WA. Jordan received a BA from Cornell University and a JD from University of Notre Dame School of Law. He has been an active volunteer serving as a reunion chair and guest speaker at Sophomore Career Evening. While at Webb, Jordan was a boarder, Rogers Scholar and member of the track team. Member since 2013.
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  • Member at Large, Stephanie Ho '04

    Stephanie Ho ’04 is the Director of Finance and Operations at MGM Studios and moonlights as a cycle instructor at Equinox in Downtown LA. She is an MBA candidate at UCLA Anderson School of Management and has a BS in business management from Boston College. While at Webb, she played on the varsity basketball and track and field teams and was also a member of the student council. She has served as class agent since 2013 and co-chaired her 10-year class reunion. Member since 2016.
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  • Member at Large, Aminah Teachout '04

    Aminah Teachout '04 received a BA in political science from American University and an MPA from George Mason University. She has been an active volunteer for many years, having served as a Regional Representative in the DC area from 2011-2014, a Council member from 2014-16, and a committee member and guest speaker for Women of Webb. Now that Aminah is back in southern California, we are pleased to welcome her back to the Alumni Council.
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  • Member at Large, Jessica Anand Gupta '05

    Jessica Anand Gupta ’05 graduated from Wellesley College with a BA in Political Science & Spanish Studies in 2009. She currently resides and works in San Francisco for Great Place to Work(R), a management consulting firm that specializes in workplace culture. Member since 2013.
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  • Member at Large, Micol Issa '05

    Micol Issa ’05 joined the Alumni Council in 2017. She is currently an 8th grade English teacher at Brookhurst Junior High School in Anaheim. Previously, she spent four years in Haiti with H.E.L.P., the Haitian Education and Leadership Program, which provides scholarships to university-bound Haitians, and Ecole Supérieure d’Infotronique d’Haiti.  Micol completed a Bachelor’s degree at Oberlin College and has participated in an intensive Arabic program at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. In 2015, she received Webb’s Rising Star Award, in recognition of her work as an educator. An active alumna, she co-chaired her 10-year reunion and volunteers for the Women of Webb sub-committee. 
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  • Member at Large, Jessica Dholakia '07

    Jessica Dholakia '07 is a Marketing Manager at Taulia, Inc., a financial supply chain company which works with global brands. She has a BA in international relations from George Washington University and resides in San Francisco, CA. Member since 2013.
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  • Member at Large, Katherine Kilmer '10

    Katherine Kilmer '10 graduated from Bryn Mawr College in May 2014. She joined the Council in 2012, serving as the Regional Rep in Philadelphia for two years. She has now back in Los Angeles enrolled at Pepperdine University's School of Law. Member since 2012.
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  • Member at Large, Ken Liu '10

    Ken Liu ’10 graduated from Harvard University with a degree in government. He is Vice Chairman at America Chung Nam, a global recycling company. While at Webb, Ken was an Honor Committeeman, a Senior Ambassador, on the Service Council, and ran cross country. He co-chaired his 5-year class reunion in 2015. Member since 2016.
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  • Past President, Rahmi Mowjood '90

    Rahmi Mowjood ’90 graduated from Claremont McKenna with a dual degree in pre-medical sciences and theater. He went onto Western University Health Sciences and completed his medical training at College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. In the wake of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, Rahmi traveled back to his native Sri Lanka to help treat those affected by the devastation. He currently runs his own family medicine practice in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Member since 2010.
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  • Co-Regional Representative, Boston, Dakota Santana-Grace '11

    Dakota Santana-Grace '11 graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Government. At Webb, Dakota founded the debate team, was a Peccary Scholar, and an active member of Webb's theater and performing arts scene. He is currently an Associate at the Boston Consulting Group and is based out of their Boston office. He is excited to serve as Regional Representative for the Boston area and looks forward to working with the Webb alumni community. This is Dakota's first year on the Alumni Council.
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  • Co-Regional Representative, Boston, Lily Chen '04

    Lily Chen ’04 is a Portfolio Manager Associate at Eaton Vance, a financial company in Boston, MA. After graduating from Webb, she received her BA in Mathematics and Psychology from Bryn Mawr College and completed her Master’s Degree in Mathematical Finance at Boston University. As a student, Lily was a Dorm Council member for South Hutch and was active on the swimming and water polo teams. Member since 2011.
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  • Co-Regional Representative, Washington, DC, David Ivey-Soto '82

    David Ivey-Soto ’82 received an AOS from the Culinary Institute of America and a M.B.A. from the College of William & Mary. He is currently working as an executive chef and managing partner at Chef David Industries. He is also the former National Secretary for the American Culinary Federation. Member since 2003.
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  • Co-Regional Representative, Washington, DC: Brad Sargent '94

    Brad Sargent '94 joined the Council in 2014 as our Young Alumni Regional Rep in Washington, DC. Brad received his bachelor's degree from Boston University. He's been an active volunteer, serving as class agent for the past 4 years and a 20th reunion committee member.
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  • Regional Representative, New Orleans, Albert Walsh '00

    Albert Walsh '00 joined the Council in 2012. He received his bachelor's from UC Santa Barbara. Albert is a partner of Bastion Developments, LLC, a construction company in New Orleans, Louisiana. Albert and his wife Jordan Shay are also the owners of Castle Rock Ranch Camp in Kingston, Idaho. Albert has many family members who attended Webb: his sister Kate Garrett '02 and brother Robert '04; and his cousins Lawrence Tollenaere '03, Anna Simle '05 and Matt Abrams '10.
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  • Regional Representative, New York, Timothy Tzeng '06

    Timothy Tzeng '06 currently works at JPMorgan Asset Management in New York City, where he also earned his BA in History from Columbia University. He looks forward to welcoming Webbies to New York and fostering connections in our alumni network across the country. Tim also serves as one of the class agents for the Class of 2006. At Webb, Tim was a Co-Chairman of the Honor Committee and member of the Cum Laude Society. Member since 2013.
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  • Regional Representative, San Francisco, Will Habos '04

    Will Habos '04 recently completed his MBA at Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously he worked in the investment banking field for Canaccord Genuity. He has a BS in finance and accounting from New York University's Stern School of Business. Member since 2014.
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  • Regional Representative, Silicon Valley: Sameer Dholakia '91

    Sameer Dholakia '91 is the CEO of a growth-stage SaaS company named SendGrid. He formerly was the Group VP and GM of the Cloud Platforms Group for Citrix Systems and CEO of VMLogix, Inc., which was acquired by Citrix in 2010. Sameer received his AB and AM from Stanford and his MBA from Harvard. This is his first year serving as Regional Rep for the Silicon Valley area.
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  • Co-Regional Representative, Hong Kong, Keating Leung '98

    Keating Leung '98 received his bachelor in business administrationand computer science from University of Southern California. In 2004, he started a company in manufacturing and designing auto parts for auto manufactures. While at Webb, Keating was a member of the varsity water polo, wrestling and swim teams. He currently resides in Hong Kongwith his wife and daughter.
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  • Co-Regional Representative, Hong Kong, Timothy Sun '89

    Timothy Sun '89 is a graduate of University of Southern California. He recently was Managing Director and Head of Equity for CCB International Securities Limited. He This is Timothy's first year serving as the Council's Regional Rep in Hong Kong.
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  • Regional Representative, Beijing, Michael McDermott '83

    Michael McDermott '83 is the founder and executive producer of Gung-Ho Films, a leading production services company in Mainland China. The company, with offices in Beijing and Shanghai, has been providing production support for top advertising agencies, production companies, television networks, and film studios from around the world for over 15 years. Michael received his BA from UCLA. A proud parent of a VWS senior, Michael looks forward to connect with alumni, parents and friends in China. Member since 2017.
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  • Regional Representative, Taiwan, Jimmy Hsieh '89

    Jimmy Hsieh '89 is the founding partner of VANON Capital Partners, based in Taipei. He is married with two daughters. He has a bachelor's in economics from UC Berkeley. Previously he was Head of Equities in Taiwan for Citigroup Global Markets and he also worked for Salomon Smith Barney. Member since 2012.
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  • Regional Representative, Seoul, Chan Woo Sung '86

    Chan Sung is a member of Webb class of 1986. After graduating from Webb, chan attended UC Irvine and graduated with a BA in Political Science in 1990. Chan then left for New York to attend New York Law School, where he was a member of the law review.

    After graduating NYLS in 1993, he worked as a maritime lawyer for 10 years at a law firm where the mother of former Head Susan Nelson worked for many years (although Chan never had the pleasure of working with her).

    Chan returned to Korea with his family in 2003 where he continued his legal career. He has worked for one of Korea's leading law firms, an electronics company, a tobacco company, and a large retailer. Chan currently holds the position of legal director of a total beverage alcohol company, and hopes to add weapons and casino companies to round out his resume as the consigliere for all of the sin industries.

    Chan is married to Beatrice, and has an older daughter Sabrina soon to graduate from Brandeis University, and a younger son Curtis.
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