Alumni Update (send us more!)

Andy McNeil (BSPP ’01) has moved to Morris, Manning, & Martin LLP, where he is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Practices. He focuses on trademark prosecution (foreign and domestic), counseling and litigation for clients both large and small, including several Fortune 100 companies.  He also is a coach for the GT Mock Trial team.

Jennifer Pitner/Hiromoto (BSPP ’02) lived and worked in Orlando from 2002-2004 as a planner for the City of Winter Garden as a planner and started her MPA with Florida Tech.  Her husband, Thomas Hiromoto (ME ’01) was relocated through his job at Lockheed Martin to Dallas, TX, where Jennifer has been working for the City of Dallas since ’05.  She was a senior planner in current planning (zoning changes and board of adjustment) and was promoted to chief zoning planner in the building inspection office last December.  She supervises zoning plans examiners, arborists, and sign inspectors that review building permits.  “It sounds boring, but it’s incredibly challenging,” she says.  She and Thomas have a dog named Maggie.

Brian Oxford (BSPP ’03) is a Project Development Officer for the Community Affordable Housing Equity Corporation in Raleigh, NC, where he does financial modeling and analysis for low income housing tax credit and historic rehabilitation tax credit developments. He says, “Work has been great so far and I’m learning a lot.”

Chris Calvi (BSPP ’04) is a Senior Business Development Manager for Shopzilla, Inc., in California.

Michael Handelman (BSPP ’05) went on for a masters in public policy at Harvard, and is back in Atlanta as a banking and policy analyst for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Aaron Rader (BSPP ’05) is Project Engineer/Construction Representative for the US Army Corps of Engineers in Kabul, Afghanistan. He says that “the last 7 months here have definitely been the most interesting of my life.”

Emily Atkinson (BSPP ’05) is the Director of Legislative Research and Policy for the North Carolina Retail Merchants Association.

Michael Ng (BSPP ’05) is a second-year law student at UC Davis in California.  He interned at the Environmental Law Institute in Washington D.C. last summer, will be externing at the California Attorney General’s Office (Environmental and Natural Resources Division) next semester, and will be interning at U.S EPA Region 5 Office in Chicago this upcoming summer.  After school, he will pursue a career in public interest/environmental law

John Putrich (BSPP ’06) has moved back to the Atlanta area to start a new job as Environmental Health and Safety Advisor with United States Compliance Corporation, which performs Environmental Health and Safety Services for industrial and automotive clients.  John’s work includes OSHA and EPA compliance programming and inspections.

Summer McWilliams (BSPP ’06) is in Tallahassee, in the second year of the masters portion of  a Master’s/PhD program in sociology at Florida State.  She’ll be wrapping up her thesis and completing her master’s in the spring semester. Her areas of concentration are social psychology and aging. After completing her doctorate, Summer is planning for a job in academia.

Steven Monnier (BSPP ’06) graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law and passed the bar exam in Georgia.  He is employed at HunterMaclean Exley and Dunn, P.C., a law firm in Savannah specializing in corporate law.  Steve is working in the business litigation department.


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