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Sally Smith ’86

Sally is the new library director of the Ray Township Library (Macomb County, Mich.). Her previous positions have included reference librarian and the University of Michigan-Dearborn, and children’s librarian at Harper woods Public Library and Canton Public Library. She earned her bachelor’s degree at K with majors in English and psychology. She earned her master’s degree (library science) from Wayne State University.

Julia (Morillo) Fredrickson ’05

Maia Victoria Fredrickson

Julia and her husband, Kyle Fredrickson ’00, welcomed their daughter Maia Victoria Fredrickson on January 7, 2015. Julia does marketing and community management for Disney Interactive and loves being surrounded by Marvel and Star Wars characters as part of her daily job. Kyle is a commercial property manager and enjoys bike riding around the Bay Area on his time off. They have been living in California for three years, and they love it, especially the weather in winter and not having to shovel their car out of piles of snow.

Sean Mann ’03

Sean is a co-owner of the soccer team called the Detroit City Football Club, which is looking to get “bigger,” so to speak. The team intends to transition from a fourth-tier semipro team to a higher-level professional club at the end of this season. That might even mean a soccer-specific stadium in Detroit. The goal is to be in the 24-team United Soccer League or the 11-team North American Soccer League in 2016. Sean lives in southwest Detroit and works as a government affairs representative for Michigan Legislative Consultants. At K, Sean majored in physics and studied abroad in Athens, Greece.

Brandon Faber ’07

Brandon Brandon Faber director of community engagement at the Grosse Pointe (Mich.) War Memorial Associationis the new director of community engagement at the Grosse Pointe (Mich.) War Memorial Association. Prior to taking this new position, Brandon was executive director of the Birmingham Bloomfield Symphony Orchestra. He earned a bachelor of arts in music and psychology from Kalamazoo College and a master of music in instrumental conducting from the Cole Conservatory of the California State University Long Beach.

Jody Clark ’80

Jody has been named by The Daily Record in Baltimore, Md., to its list of 2016 Influential Marylanders. Fifty-one of Maryland’s top leaders were selected by the editors of The Daily Record for their leadership and significant contributions to the fields of civic leadership, communications, education, finance, general business, health care, law, philanthropy, real estate and technology. The Daily Record launched the Influential Marylanders award in 2006. Jody is the chief operating officer of Beatty Development Group, LLC, based in Baltimore, and a trustee of Kalamazoo College.

Jill (Moran) Golder ’84

Jill is senior vice president and chief financial officer of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. She has 30 years of experience in the restaurant industry, 23 of them for Darden Restaurants, Inc. Jill earned her M.B.A. from the University of Chicago. At K she majored in economics and business and studied abroad in Strasbourg, France.

Sam Groppi ’10

Sam works for the national real estate firm Draper and Kramer, Inc., which won two annual Chicagoland Apartment Marketing and Management Excellence (CAMME) awards in November. Both awards recognized the firm’s Wheaton Center community, a six-building, 758-unit rental development in downtown Wheaton, Ill. Sam won one of the awards, in the category of Assistant to Property Manager, for his excellence in managing the day-to-day operations at Wheaton Center. Sam has held various positions at Draper and Kramer since joining the firm in 2012. He was the operations manager at Wheaton Center for the past two and a half years, and last month became a pricing manager at Draper and Kramer’s corporate headquarters. Prior to his role at Wheaton Center, Sam was an assistant property manager for Draper and Kramer’s Prairie Shores Apartments and a leasing consultant for 1350 N. Lake Shore Drive. At K Sam earned his B.A. in economics and played intercollegiate soccer for the Hornets.

Carol Saro ’77

Carol was named director of customer service for Eaton Corporation’s Aerospace Group’s Aftermarket Division. Carol joined Eaton in 2005 after working in a variety of customer service roles at Northwest Airlines. Most recently at Eaton she served as director of customer service for the Fluid and Electrical Distribution Division. She earned her bachelor’s degree at K in psychology.

Shivangee Pandya ’08

Shivangee has been named the new director of Lawyers for the Creative Economy, a program of Creative Many Michigan, a statewide economic development organization for the arts, culture, and creative design industries. The program delivers free to low-fee intellectual property and creativity-related legal resources and services to artists, creative practitioners, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. Shivangee helps identify legal issues likely to affect artists and other creative persons and enterprises, and she determines the appropriate legal support and resources needed. She also prepares Michigan attorneys to provide artists with basic intellectual property knowledge and resources through her work at periodic workshops, public lectures, orientations, and forums. At K Shivangee earned her bachelor’s degree with a double major in religion and economics and business. She studied abroad in Aberdeen, Scotland. Shivangee earned her J.D. from Wayne State University Law School.