The largest company was Pratt and Whitney-Paton in Kiev, Ukraine which manufactures electron beam coating equipment and coats gas turbine engine components. After retirement, Dr. Scientific Articles by Frank Lemkey. Joan Rohlfing is president and chief operating officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a mission to strengthen global security by reducing the risk of use, and preventing the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons.
Over the last 13 years, Ms.
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Rohlfing has played a critical role in guiding the organization and was part of the original team that created the mission and scope for NTI in Since then NTI has conceived, nurtured and launched a number of new global organizations and solutions and she has played strategic roles in the design and launch of these hallmark projects. Rohlfing has also worked closely with former Secretary of State George P. Shultz, former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry, former Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger and former Senator Sam Nunn in their effort to galvanize global action to reduce urgent nuclear dangers and build support for reducing reliance on nuclear weapons, ultimately ending them as a threat to the world.
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Before joining NTI, Ms. Rohlfing held senior positions with the US Department of Energy.
In , when India and Pakistan tested nuclear weapons, she was selected for a nine-month assignment in New Delhi to advise the US ambassador on nuclear security issues. Before joining Apollo Group, Mr. He was consistently ranked as one of the top research analyst in the prestigious Institutional Investor All-American rankings. Prior to Credit Suisse, Mr. Cappelli is a regular speaker at the Milken Global Conference among others and is widely quoted in the press as an expert on the business of higher education.
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He has testified before Congress on the state of higher education in America and regularly meets with members of both parties to provide insights and perspectives on the higher education industry. He performed in numerous musical concerts and contests growing up and still enjoys playing piano today. He and his wife Mary have four children and reside in suburban Chicago. Richard Cottle majored in mathematics at Harvard A. M and taught mathematics for two years at Middlesex School in Concord, Massachusetts. He received his doctorate in mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley.
He was a professor there until at which time he retired and became professor emeritus. His principal fields of study are continuous optimization, complementarity, variational inequalities, and equilibrium theory. He is the author of 3 books; editor of 10 books, and has written technical papers on these subjects. He has continued his professional work in retirement. Cottle has received several honors in his field. These include the U. Cottle is also interested in Stanford history and serves on the Board of Directors of the Stanford Historical Society.
He went on to attend the University of Kansas KU , where he lettered in football, basketball, track and played baseball. He also played on the U. Olympic basketball team that beat the Soviet Union to win the gold medal at the Helsinki games.
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Chuck was captain of the KU football team and earned kickoff return leader in , , and and receiving leader in His current KU football records include ninth in career all-purpose yards with 3, and 13th in career rushing with 1, yards. His Big Seven conference achievements include conference leader in receptions with 16 and All Big Seven Halfback in and Though drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the NFL Draft in the 26th round as the th overall pick, he did not play professional sports because of a career-ending knee injury suffered in the KU versus KSU football game.
Chuck married Donna Carter, had four children, and worked as an insurance broker in Glenview, Illinois, and Topeka, Kansas. He later retired to Lawrence, Kansas, where he enjoyed watching his Jayhawks and nine grandchildren grow up, many of whom are carrying on his sports legacy with college scholarships in football, baseball, soccer, volleyball, and track. Major Javin C.
Peterson is a senior pilot assigned to the 99th Airlift Squadron, in Andrews, Maryland. Air Force Academy. He graduated in with a Bachelor of Science in human factors engineering and was commissioned as a second lieutenant. During his many military assignments, he was deployed to support Operations Enduring Freedom and Iraqi Freedom. He provides airlift support to the vice president of the United States, first lady, secretary of defense, secretary of state, and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Major Peterson is married to Lt. Stefanie Peterson of Fairfield, California. Kevin lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Korbi. Linda Brubaker, M. She completed her medical training at Rush University, where she established the first division of female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery in the Midwest.
For nearly two decades, she directed this division, well known for high-quality clinical care, NIH-funded research productivity, educational contributions, and administrative expertise. A well-known reconstructive pelvic surgeon who has been on the cover of Chicago magazine, Dr.
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Brubaker has served in many prestigious professional roles, including president of the American Urogynecological Society and the Society of Gynecology Surgeons. Brubaker enjoys the variety of her work, which includes patient care, research, education, and administration. Jeff Mauro was a ham from the beginning.
Raised in a large family with four children, he competed for attention not by making his sisters cry but by making his family laugh. After graduating from Bradley University, he opened a deli with his cousin and instantly fell in love with cooking. After a few years of trying to make it in Hollywood, he enrolled in culinary school, graduated, and returned to Chicago.
She advocates for disability to be included in dialogues about multicultural diversity and inclusion in the entertainment industry. Diana is a motivational speaker at schools, colleges, and social service organizations. She also has been a volunteer mentor for National Disability Mentoring Day. Diana developed and ran performing arts summer camps for youth with disabilities for the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs; her students have appeared in more than roles in film and television.
Iris Krasnow was born and raised in Oak Park. She is a nationally known author and keynote speaker specializing in relationships and personal growth. Krasnow has been a guest on numerous national television and radio programs including twice on Oprah. Iris is a journalism professor at American University in Washington, D.
Philip Radford is the Executive Director of Greenpeace. With his roots in local organizing and fundraising, Phil has always specialized in mobilizing people to raise their voices for the right to clean air, clean water, and a healthy planet for our children. Phil began his environmental career as a student organizing the shutdown of incinerators on the West Side of Chicago. Over the past decade, Phil has managed several high-impact national campaigns, including Global Warming , which convinced Senator John McCain to take leadership on global warming and The Global Climate Coalition Campaign that forced major corporations to stop funding an industry front-group supporting global warming skeptics.
He persuaded Citigroup and more than a dozen communities to make investments in clean energy. Louis, and a certificate in Non-profit Management from Georgetown University.
He grew up working in the movie industry for his Dad, Gilbert Sorensen, doing numerous commercials and industrial films. Upon returning from California, Kevin enrolled at Columbia College pursuing a career in film, television and radio. His passion for stunts led him to follow his dream as a stuntman. While working as a part-time OPRF custodian on and off, Kevin also performed with a traveling stunt show across the United States for two years in the late 80's.
He came back to work as a full-time custodian in while launching his career as a stuntman in the movie, Groundhog Day. Always looking for the next big stunt! By introducing Pixar to a new technology in the form of 3D printing, Warren took animation he created on the computer and printed each frame as a unique dimensional figurine.
The Zoetrope gives the illusion that these figurines are springing to life right in front of your eyes. Continuing the exploration of computer animation and dimensional figures, Warren helped animate the animatronic versions of Pixar's WALL-e and Luxo Jr. Warren is currently working with the software teams at Pixar to help design and implement a renovation of their production software to improve the process of animating for feature films. He has a long list of successful acting, writing, directing and producing credits, including "Night at the Museum", "Herbie Fully Loaded" and the current comedy film, "17 Again".