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Stephen Gilmer ’93

Stephen is the chief information security officer at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation, based in Stratford, Connecticut. His responsibilities there include cybersecurity; governance, risk and compliance; information technology security; investigations; threat intelligence; vulnerability management; security architecture; and incident and crisis management. He has more than 20 years experience as an information technology management professional. At K he majored in computer science.

Suzanne Kleinsmith Saganich ’83

Suzanne is a partner in the Cleveland (Ohio) office of the law firm FisherBroyles, and she was selected by Super Lawyers Magazine as a 2017 Ohio Super Lawyer. It is the seventh time Suzanne has been so recognized. She also was honored with the designation in 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Suzanne practices in real estate, commercial loan transactions, finance and business and corporate law.

Mary Sauer-Games ’83

The American Psychological Association (APA) has appointed Mary to the position of senior director, PsycINFO. She manages the development and growth of APA research databases, while expanding their coverage and uncovering new product opportunities. She also is responsible for the ongoing development of APA PsycNET, the organization’s search platform that seeks new ways of strengthening the connections for students, researchers, and psychologists between the questions that they need to answer and the most relevant information available to meet that need. The APA is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States.

Andy Cole ’07

Andy was named Client Solutions Director for Interaction Associates. The firm specializes in global consulting and training innovation; Andy will work in its Boston, Mass., office. Before joining IA Andy co-created two successful businesses in the innovation and technology marketplace. His background also includes product development in aerospace with Google, non-emissive fuels with the EPA, neuroscience with the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Technology, energy efficiency with the Environmental Defense Fund, and renewable energy with Vestas Wind Systems. Andy was a 3-2 engineering major at Kalamazoo College. He earned a B.A. in physics from K, and he earned a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan. He earned an M.B.A. in entrepreneurial leadership from Babson College (Wellesley, Mass.)

Michael Frost ’97

Mike has joined the board of directors of Sturgis Bancorp, Inc. in Sturgis, Michigan. Mike is president of LTI Printing in Sturgis and also serves on the boards for the Sturgis Area Community Foundation and Sturgis Area Business/Education Alliance. After earning his B.A. degree in economics from Kalamazoo College, Mike earned an M.B.A. degree from Washington University in St. Louis where he received the Charles F. Knight Award for being in the top 10 in the graduating class based on academic performance. He lives in Sturgis with his wife and four children.

Matt Brynildson ’93

Matt Brynildson ’93Matt is like Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps? Absolutely, according to “Imbibe” e-magazine. The comparison is apt because Matt is America’s most decorated beer brewer; he’s won awards multiple times in multiple categories at the annual Great American Beer Festival held in Denver, Colorado. In the feature profile, Matt credits his Kalamazoo College experience in a number of ways. His health science major provided the organic chemistry experience that came in handy during his first job after graduating–in the hops lab at Kalsec (Kalamazoo Spice Extraction Company). At K he met K alumnus Larry Bell ’80, whom he credits for getting him interested in craft brewing. Larry is the founder of Bell’s Brewery. And during his K years, Matt studied abroad in Madrid, Spain, which gave him the opportunity to experience the beer cultures in Belgium and Germany. Matt’s brewing career featured early stops at the Siebel Institute (Chicago), Goose Island Brewery (Chicago), and SLO Brewing (Paso Robles, California), which was eventually purchased by Firestone Walker. The firm soon recognized his talent and made Matt a brewery partner in 2010.

Adam Wade ’03

Adam was promoted to assistant vice president at 1st Source Bank. He has 15 years of experience in banking and finance. Adam earned his bachelor’s degree in economics and business at K and studied abroad in Perth, Australia. He is involved with several community organizations and serves in leadership positions with Discover Kalamazoo and Centerpoint Church.

Terri Kline ’80

erri KlineIn May Terri was appointed to the board of directors of LaunchPoint Corporation (Itasca, Illinois), a provider of cloud-based solutions, software and services for healthcare organizations. Terri has spent nearly 35 years working in the health industry, two-thirds of them working with health plans. She currently provides strategic healthcare consulting, due diligence and interim management services to both development-stage and mature health organizations. In addition, she is a Limited Partner and Member of the CEO Council at Council Capital. At K Terri majored in biology and studied abroad in Strasbourg, France. She earned a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Michigan.