1990's Milestones: Alumni Achievements

Christopher S. Randolph, J.D. 1994, was appointed administrative appeals judge for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). As a member of the Medicare Appeals Council, Randolph reviews appeals from administrative law judge decisions in Medicare coverage and payment claims. The decisions of the council are the final administrative act of the secretary of HHS. 

President Wayne A. I. Frederick, B.S. 1992; M.D. 1994; M.B.A. 2011, was appointed to the Board of Directors of Mutual of America Life Insurance Company. The company specializes in providing retirement products and related services to organizations and their employees, as well as to individuals. 

Tuaranna “Teri” (Patterson) Smith, B.B.A. 1997, married Paul Smith IV at the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte, N.C. Patterson Smith is the deputy COO at the NFLPA, and Smith is a software engineer at Accenture. Patterson Smith was also recently named to Sports Business Journal’s 2015 class of Forty Under 40. 

Patrick M. Oates, Ph.D. 1997, was appointed to the Scientific Advisory Board of the Wistar Institute, an international leader in biomedical research with special expertise in cancer research and vaccine development. Oates, who has been affiliated with the institute for close to 10 years as a member of its Leadership Council, will now provide input to its research mission and strategy and be responsible for approving tenure for Wistar’s prominent faculty. 

Brandi (Ferguson) Pitts, B.B.A. 1996, was selected as a 40 Under 40 honoree by Crain’s Chicago Business. As senior director of integrated marketing at Reynolds Consumer Products, she is credited with reinvigorating leading household brands Reynolds Wrap and Hefty with innovative digital marketing strategies. Before her time at Reynolds, Pitts was a partner at advertising firm Ogilvy & Mather and marketing director at Kraft Foods Group. 




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