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Nancy (Nolan) Moody ’78

Nancy is now vice president of public affairs for DTE Energy Co. She had been director of federal government relations in DTE’s Washington, D.C., office after spending 24 years in Lansing. She has worked for DTE since 1988 and also serves on the board of directors of Michigan Colleges Alliance and Community in Schools. At K Nancy earned her B.A. in French. She studied abroad in Caen, France.

Timothy Brenner ’79

Tim is executive vice president and president of wealth management at NBT Bancorp Inc. (Norwich, N.Y.) He oversees all non-bank business, including wealth management and financial services, NBT’s 401(K) plan record-keeping firm (EPIC Advisors, Inc.) and NBT-Mang Insurance agency. Tim has more than 25 years of financial services experience. He majored in psychology at K and studied abroad in Caen, France. He earned a master’s degree in education from John Carroll University.

Ryan C. Plecha ’04

Ryan joined the law firm of Kostopoulos Rodriguez, PLLC (KORO) as senior counsel in the firm’s litigation practice group. His practice focuses on complex civil and commercial litigation. KORO is a full-service, sophisticated law firm serving businesses and business owners in specialized areas of the law. At K Ryan majored in psychology. He earned his J.D. from the Thomas Cooley Law School.

Keaton Adams ’14

Keaton has joined the staff of VML Kalamazoo (formerly Biggs/Gilmore). Adams joins the digital advertising and marketing firm as an application developer. He began his career at VML as an intern in 2013. A year later, he was hired full-time as an application developer for the Kellogg Family Rewards account and internal projects. Previously he was a production planning intern at Perrigo Company in Allegan. Keaton’s expertise includes back-end software development with Java and Python; Android application development; and back-end and front-end Web development. He earned his bachelor’s degree in computer science.

Christine Ritok ’03

Christine is an associate curator at Historic Deerfield (Deerfield, Massachusetts). She is responsible for managing, studying, and interpreting the museum’s extensive collection of period furniture and for developing exhibits. Her first museum job was at the Detroit Institute of Arts, where she worked for a wonderful curator who encouraged her to continue her studies in an MA program. She went on to obtain a master’s degree in the history of design and decorative arts from Parsons New School For Design in New York and began working at the Museum of the City of New York in 2010, where she undertook a complete study of the institution’s vast furniture collection to bring the associated scholarship up to date.  At K she earned her bachelor’s degree in history and studied abroad in Strasbourg, France. Historic Deerfield is an authentic 18th-century New England village in the Connecticut River Valley of Massachusetts. It’s a museum of history, art, and architecture along a mile-long street laid out in 1671 and still lined with 18th- and 19th-century houses on their original sites.

Thomas Coke ’02

Thomas works at CrowdFund Connect as the director of compliance services and head of business development. In addition to his work at CFC he also advises start ups in the Midwest. He speaks around the Midwest on crowdfunding, mobile payments, and the issues around payments. In addition, Thomas has provided assistance with crowdfunding bills in Michigan, Indiana and Wisconsin. At K he earned his bachelor’s degree in economics; he earned his law degree at Michigan State University. Thomas splits his time between Michigan and Chicago. Recently, he was appointed to a Michigan commission to assist nonprofits as well as low income and under served businesses with crowdfunding. This effort is supported by a grant from the State Bar of Michigan.

Debora Zeldam-Craig ’84

ebbie CraigDebbie is the owner and branch manager of Craig Wealth Advisors, a financial planning and advising firm with offices in Traverse City and Alden, Michigan. Debbie has been helping individuals and business owners for more than 15 years with creative solutions regarding investment and wealth management. She earned her B.A. at K in economics and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain. She earned a M.B.A. from Northwestern University.

David Menoian ’13

David has been named an officer of Crestmark Bank. He works at the company’s corporate office in Troy, Mich. David joined Crestmark in 2013, right out of K, as a field examiner. In 2015, he transitioned to the bank’s Small Business Administration Division as an analyst. David earned his bachelor’s degree at K in business.