Class Notes Fall 2022

1954

Bertlen Turner (BA ’52, JD ’54) has retired as assistant district attorney of Washington County, New York, after a 65-year career. Bertlen had served as president and secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, and multiple terms as president of the Lions Club. He is a proud supporter of the Denver Pioneers men’s ice hockey team.

1972

John Trainor

John Trainor (BME ’72) has retired from teaching music for Denver Public Schools. He also taught at the Lamont School of Music. John earned an MA and PhD in ethnomusicology from the University of Washington. He enjoys sharing his musical talents with Colorado’s Masonic lodges. 

Harry Van Camp (BA ’72), intellectual property litigator for DeWitt LLP in Wisconsin, was part of a team that successfully obtained a jury decision in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin for roughly $4 million in damages for copyright infringement and unjust enrichment in the case of Amy Sullivan v. Flora Inc. 

1974

Condoleezza Rice

Condoleezza Rice (BA ’74, PhD ’81, Hon. PhD ’96), former U.S. Secretary of State and a passionate football fan, has joined the Denver Broncos ownership group. Other group members include Rob Walton (Walmart heir), Carrie Walton Penner and her husband Greg Penner, and Mellody Hobson, co-CEO of Ariel Investments and chair of the board for Starbucks Corp.

1978

Rick Ricci (BA ’78) retired from Gaylord Texan Hotel & Convention Center after several years working on the catering and conventions team. 

Jack Kleinheksel

1982

Jack Kleinheksel (MPA ’82) received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Washburn Law Alumni Association. The award is bestowed on graduates whose careers have been highly distinguished and whose achievements are widely recognized as significant and outstanding in their field of endeavor, whether it be in the practice of law, the judiciary, business, public service or education.

1986

Karen Finberg (HRM ’86) recently was promoted to chief franchise officer of Marriott Hotels.

1989

Ally Haynes-Hamblen

Tim Tomasik (JD ’89) has been named president of the Chicago Bar Association. Tim is a founding member of Tomasik Kotin Kasserman LLC, a nationally renowned trial practice that has successfully resolved hundreds of millions of dollars in claims in a variety of practice areas. He is a member of the Sturm College of Law Alumni Board.

1996

Ally Haynes-Hamblen (BA ’96) has been named executive director for the Eisemann Center for Performing Arts in Richardson, Texas.

1997

Jeff Wright

Jeff Wright (JD ’97) presented a legislative update at the 69th Florida Planning and Zoning Association State Conference in June. Jeff serves as chair of Henderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A.’s land use and environmental law department. He specializes in Florida’s Sunshine Law, Public Records Law, and zoning and code enforcement. 

1998

Tamera Westerberg (JD ’98) was hired as a partner for the business litigation and dispute resolution practice group at Foley & Lardner LLP. She will work in the Denver office. Tamera specializes in sophisticated and complex commercial litigation with an emphasis on navigating disputes in the Colorado market.

2004

Amy Hennen (BA ’04) was named government and public interest lawyer of the year by the Bar Association of Baltimore City. 

2006

Charlotte Ankeny (JD ’06) was appointed by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis to fill a vacancy on the El Paso County Court in the 4th Judicial District. Charlotte is a supervising deputy state public defender in Colorado Springs practicing criminal defense.

2008

Alex Moore (BSBA ’08) welcomed a baby in the spring of 2022.

2009

Patrick Roth (MBA ’09) has been named senior vice president for Risk Strategies, a leading national specialty insurance brokerage and risk management firm. Patrick has more than 17 years of experience in creating effective growth plans and top-performing teams, most recently at Lockton.

2011

Daniel (BSBA ’10) and Kyndal Close (MBA ’11) welcomed baby girl Palmer Hayes Close in August 2022.

2012

Stephanie (Foote) Krueger

Stephanie (Foote) Krueger (JD ’12) has joined Whalen Hersh LLP, a personal injury law firm in Centennial. Stephanie is a veteran litigator who has a wealth of experience in motor vehicle accidents, product liability and asbestos cases, as well as pharmaceutical and medical device litigation. 

2013

Andrea Fox (BSBA ’12, MBA ’13) and husband Brian welcomed baby Caia to their family in 2022.

2014

Jeremy Liles (JD ’14) co-founded AltaClaro, a venture-backed e-learning platform for legal professionals, where he will serve as chief innovation officer. Jeremy previously served in product, technology and legal roles (primarily with FinTech) and as an independent consultant.

Raiza Deyto (BS ’14) has been accepted into the Center for COMBAT Research Scholar Program at the CU Anschutz Medical Campus. Raiza is working on a master’s degree at the Veteran and Military Health Care Program at the University of Colorado College of Nursing.

2015

Pierce Fowler (JD ’15) has been appointed to the 3rd Judicial District Court by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, effective January 2023. Pierce is owner of the Law Office of Pierce Fowler Inc., where he works on dependency and neglect matters and is counsel to the Bent County Department of Social Services.

Daniel Doremus (BSBA ‘15) married Millie Williams in Hawaii on Sept. 3, 2022.

2016

Joshua Nowak (JD ’16) has been appointed to the Adams County Court in the 17th Judicial District by Colorado Gov. Jared Polis. Joshua is an associate attorney at McDermott, Stuart & Ward LLP. He previously was a deputy state public defender in Brighton.

Andrew Lewis (BSBA ’16) was promoted to director of front office operations at Park Hyatt New York. 

2018

Kirk McGill (JD ’18) has joined Hall Estill, a regional Southwestern law firm headquartered in Oklahoma, as special counsel in its Denver office. Kirk is a full-service attorney who specializes in federal and state appeals, litigation, constitutional law and civil rights defense, tax, and estates and trusts, among other areas.

2019

Brian Klintworth (MT ’19) has been promoted to partner of HBE LLP, a certified public accounting and consulting firm in Nebraska. Brian joined the firm in 2015 as an intern and soon began a full-time career as an accountant. He recently was the firm’s tax director.

Andre Shinyashiki (BSBA ’19)
has left the Colorado Rapids to play for Charlotte FC.

From left: Emma Robertson, Stephanie Callahan, Elise Joyce, Lindsay Miller, Mairead Pidcock, Annie Petty and Liana Hickey

2020

Emma Robertson (BSBA ’20), Stephanie Callahan (BSBA ’20), Elise Joyce (BA ’20), Lindsay Miller (BA ’20), Mairead Pidcock (BA ’20), Annie Petty (BA ’20) and Liana Hickey (BA ’20) are a close-knit group of friends who keep in touch and gather once or twice a year. Here they are (left to right) during a recent getaway in Montana.

Jacquie Rich Fredericks (EdD ’20) was named the new vice president, general counsel and secretary to the board of trustees for the University of Northern Colorado. Jacquie worked for the Colorado Department of Law for the past 11 years.

Maddie Karr (BSBA ’20), former DU gymnast, married USFL football player Colby Wadman in Stillwater, Minnesota.

2021

Logan O’Connor

Logan O’Connor (BSBA ’21) won the 2022 Stanley Cup with the Colorado Avalanche. Logan was a member of the Pioneers’ 2017 NCAA National Championship team, making him the 33rd player to win both an NCAA Championship and a Stanley Cup. He signed with the Avalanche in 2018 and wrapped up his fourth season with this historic win. 

2022

Cole Guttman (BA ’22), former Pioneers men’s hockey captain, signed a two-year, entry-level contract with the Chicago Blackhawks. Cole helped the Pioneers men’s hockey team win the NCAA National Championship during the 2021–22 season.

Ryan Barrow (BSBA ’21, MS ’22), a member of the winning 2021–22 men’s hockey team, has signed a professional contract with the Manchester Storm of the Elite Ice Hockey League in England.

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