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Past Kautz Alumni Masters

Now in its 15th year, the Kautz Alumni Masters Forum has brought back to campus more than 50 distinguished alumni from various professions to meet and interact with today’s students and tomorrow’s leaders.

These distinguished UC graduates have served as Kautz Alumni Masters:

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mikeczinege Michael Czinege
Bus '75, MBA '76
AMC Entertainment Inc.,
Chief Information Officer
and Senior Vice President
jonpittman Jon Pittman
DAAP '80, MBA '95
Autodesk, Vice President
of Corporate Strategy
Darrell Miller

Darrell D. Miller, Esq.
CCM ’85
Visionary entertainment lawyer and managing partner of Fox Rothschild, LLP



Karen Bankston
PhD (Nur) '05
KDB Associates and Consulting Services,
President and CEO


Bruce Besanko
A&S '82
SUPERVALU, Executive
Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer

randyedelman Randy S. Edelman
CCM '69, HonDoc '04
Prolific composer and musician

Dan Kellogg
(Chemical Engineering) 1975
Crystal Ventures, Co-founder

patricklewis Patrick Lewis
(MA, History) 1968
(PhD, History) 1974

Michael Valentine
(Electrical Engineering) 1972
Cincinnati Microwave, Founder


charlesbarnett Charles J. Barnett
(MA, History) 1971
Compassionate Healthcare Leadership
jamesnewton James R. Newton
(MSW, Counseling/Psychology) 1978
Professional Counselor,
Police Officer, & CEO
Shari Barkin

Shari Barkin, MD
Med '91
Leader in pediatric medicine

Joel A. Roos

Joel A. Roos, MD
Med '89
Expert in emergency medicine and Deputy Chief, Navy Medical Corps

J. Phillip Holloman

J. Phillip Holloman
Eng '78
Innovator in engineering and efficiency

Reginald A. Wilkinson

Reginald A. Wilkinson, EdD
Ed '98
Extraordinary leadership in corrections and rehabilitation



Ian Bruce Eichner
(Law) 1969
Visionary Real Estate Development


Arnold C. Hanish
(Accounting) 1970
Financing Breakthroughs in Modern Medicine

johnmiller John R. Miller
(Chemical Engineering) 1960
HON, 1983
Energy Company Innovator and Entrepeneur

Frederick R. Steiner, PhD
(Design) '72, (MAS, Community Planning) '75
Sustainability through ecosystem regeneration



Joseph P. Adams
(Mechanical Engineering) 1979
Versatility, Perspective and Experience


Drew Becher
(Urban Planning) 1993
Greening America’s Biggest Cities

davidheiman David Heiman
(Business Accounting) 1967, (Law) 1970
Bankruptcy Law Leader



alanbadanes Alan R. Badanes
(History) 1979
Reinsurance Industry Specialist
katyhollister Kathryn A. Hollister
(Law) 1984
Extraordinary Leadership in Tax Law Industry


susanalexander Susan S. Alexander
(MBA, Management) 1977
Crisis Management
StephenMcNamee The Hon. Stephen M. McNamee
(History) 1964
United States Senior District Court Judge
kevinroche Kevin R. Roche
(Interior Design) 1975
Innovator in Marketing, Branding and Design

Richard E. Thornburgh
(Finance) 1975
HON, 2009
Global Banking and Financial Services


elroybourgraf Elroy Bourgraf
(Business Administration) 1954
Innovator in emergency patient handling
GregDees J. Gregory Dees
(Philosophy) 1972
Social entrepreneurship
brigmanowens Brigman “Brig” Owens
(Education) 1965
Professional athlete and youth advocate



cmack C. Mack
(Broadcasting) 1982
Overcoming challenges in the nation's leading businesses and banks
sandrawiesmann Sandra S. Wiesmann
(Secondary Education) 1966
Making a difference in education, nationwide
williamwiesmann William P. Wiesmann, MD
(Chemistry) 1968
Inventor of life-saving products



earlhamner Earl Hamner
(Broadcasting) 1948
Visionary entertainment writer
jameskautz James C. Kautz
(Political Science) 1953
Worldwide portfolio management
evamaddox Eva L. Maddox
(Interior Design) 1966
Designing a better world



ottobudig Otto M. Budig, Jr.
(Business Administration) 1956
Visionary developer of road and rail transport
theodorehammer Theodore S. Hammer
(Architecture) 1969
Leader in the architecture industry
paulmarshall Paul W. Marshall
(Electrical Engineering) 1964
Multilayered career focused on getting and using information



josephharbrecht Joseph W. Harbrecht
(Marketing) 1967
Communicating in a
competitive world
frankleo Frank T. Leo
(Architecture) 1962
Designing total living environments
stevenruben Steven M. Ruben
MS (Biological Sciences) 1986, Ph.D. (Molecular & Cell Biology) 1989
Therapies for a healthier life
edwardwedbush Edward W. Wedbush
(Electrical Engineering) 1955
Entrepreneurial investor


williamforbriger A. William Forbriger
(Chemical Engineering) 1953
Engineering a beautiful world
frednazem Fred F. Nazem
(Physical Chemistry) 1967
Entrepreneur, venture capitalist and architect
jaystewart S. Jay Stewart
(Chemical Engineering) 1961
Engineering a safer world



Thomas L. Bennett
BS (Chemistry) 1969, MBA (Finance) 1974
Manager of international investments


Michael J. Despotes
(Economics) 1974
Leading in a global, high-tech marketplace

kennethglass Kenneth E. Glass
BS (Mechanical Engineering) 1963,
MS (Aerospace Engineering) 1965
Crisis management leader
jerryleamon Jerry P. Leamon
(Accounting) 1972
Global leader building world-class financial services
craigmuhlhauser Craig H. Muhlhauser
BS (Aerospace Engineering) 1971,
MS (Mechanical Engineering) 1975
Visionary sales leader and global marketing authority
richardschaps Richard M. Schaps
(Marketing) 1970
Leader in outdoor and
sports signage
dorothysmith Dr. Dorothy L. Smith
(Pharmacy) 1972
Patient advocate and author
jeffreywilliams Jeffrey P. Williams
(Architecture) 1975
Financial advisor to the
world's largest corporation



August “Gus” B. Doppes, Jr.
(Business Administration) 1970
Entrepreneur, pilot, developer and master salesman


Hendrik “Henk” J. Hartong, Jr.
(Economics) 1962
Entrepreneur and manager of international investment partnerships

colombenicholas Colombe M. Nicholas
(Law) 1968
Director and manager of international fashion businesses
myronullman Myron E. Ullman III
(Industrial Management) 1969
Global business acumen in a competitive world


edgarschollmaier Edgar H. Schollmaier
(Economics) 1956
Innovation leader in sales
and marketing