Success Over the Years

Many of our alumni go on to have successful careers in a variety of fields

From actors and artists to astronauts and politicians, learn more about some of Webster鈥檚 most notable alumni.

200,000+
Alumni and growing

Webster Alumni - Actors and married couple Kevin Earley and Julie Ann Emery, who met while both attending Webster, were among the guests at the Conservatory's 50th Anniversary Alumni Barbeque.

Notable Alumni - International television star Jenifer Lewis stays engaged with our Webster community, appearing at various events at her hometown campus in St. Louis.

Notable Alumni - Golden Globe Award winner and four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason stays connected to Webster through the arts.

Notable Alumni - Actor and singer Nathan Lee Graham was also among the notable guests at the Conservatory's 50th Anniversary Alumni Barbeque.

Notable Alumni 鈥 Arts and Entertainment

  • Ronald J. Bohmer BFA 鈥83, Starred as Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera," Alex in "Aspects of Love," Enjolras in "Les Miserables"; career spanning over twenty years in Broadway productions.
  • Norbert  Butz BFA 鈥90, Starred as Roger in "RENT" on Broadway, two-time Tony award winner.
  • Rocky Carroll BFA 鈥85, Tony award-nominated and two-time SAG Award winning actor.
  • Daniel Gilvezan BA 鈥72, Voice actor of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" and Autobot Bumblebee in the original "Transformers" series.
  • Adam J. Hart BFA 鈥00, SAG award-winning stunt man who has doubled for Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Jim Carrey.
  • Jenifer J. Lewis BA 鈥79, American actress, comedian, skydiver, puppeteer and singer.
  • Doan MacKenzie BFA 鈥95, Actor, original cast member of "The King and I" Broadway production.
  • Marsha Mason BA 鈥64, Four-time Academy Award-nominated actress.
  • Danny McCarthy BFA 鈥92, Actor, stage film and television, perhaps best known as Special Agent Hale in FOX's hit series "Prison Break."
  • Rob Riggle MA 鈥97, Actor, comedian, retired United States Marine Corps Reserve officer; Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" from 2006-2008; cast member on "Saturday Night Live" from 2004-2005; since September 2012, provides comedy for Fox NFL Sunday.
  • Jeffrey Sams BFA 鈥90, Actor, "Waiting to Exhale."
  • Dana Snyder BFA 鈥96, Voice actor for Master Shake on "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and Granny Cuyler on "Squidbillies."
  • Chambers Stevens BFA 鈥86, Emmy-nominated actor, author, acting coach, founder of The Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Playwright.
  • Katy Sullivan BFA 鈥02, Actress and member of the U.S. Paralympic Team.
  • Matt Vogel BFA 鈥93, Puppeteer and voice of Kermit the Frog.

  • Fred Biermann MBA 鈥11, Preconstruction Director, Alberici Constructors, member of the Saint Louis Business Journal's 2012 "40 Under 40" class.
  • Matt Kindt BA 鈥95, Comic book writer, author and graphic designer.
  • Alexander Mishory BA 鈥71, PhD, Israeli art historian (The City University of New York), art critic (Haaretz), curator of exhibitions, expert in European and Israeli art, professor of Bezalel Academy (Israel), Hunter College (New York), Rice University (Houston), University of Tennessee, laureate of Ish Shalom Prize (Israel, 2001).
  • Fatenn Mostafa BA 鈥88, Founder, ArtTalks Egypt, a Cairo-based art space dedicated to showcasing and promoting Egyptian modern and contemporary art.
  • Janice Nesser-Chu MA 鈥98, Awarded the President's Art and Activism Award by the Women's Caucus for Art.
  • Christopher J. Pagano MA 鈥82, Owner, Pagano Development; and board member, National Foundation of Ectodermal Dysplasia.
  • Nicole Timonier 鈥85, MA 鈥87, Founder, Evergreene Studio.
  • Dana M. Turkovic BFA 鈥98, Curator of Exhibitions, Laumeier Sculpture Park.
  • Darrell Willson MA 鈥77, Administrator of The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

  • William J. Broad BA 鈥73, Science journalist and senior writer at The New York Times (shared two Pulitzer Prizes with his colleagues, as well as an Emmy Award and a DuPont Award).
  • Jan S. Greenberg MAT 鈥73, Author of dozens of books, most recently children's literature on famous contemporary American artists with coauthor Sandra Jordan.
  • Charles Guenther* BA 鈥73, Poet; his book, "Phrase/Paraphrase," was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
  • Travis Mossotti BA 鈥05, Poet, educator, copywriter and editor who was awarded the 2011 May Swenson Poetry Award.
  • Nancy Powers Pritchard BA 鈥93, Owner, Wiseacre LLC, former marketing and communications director, Moneta Group; freelance writer; winner of St. Louis-wide poetry competition.

  • Tova Braitberg BA 鈥07, Concertmaster, The Muny.
  • Justin Branum BM 鈥07, MM 鈥10, Fiddler, mandolinist and guitarist who has won the 2010 Grand Master Fiddler Championship, 2010 Tennessee State Fiddle Championship, 2010 Gone to Texas Fiddle Championship and the 2008 National Young Adult Fiddle Championship.
  • Ellen Foley 鈥74, Singer and actress who has appeared on Broadway and television, but is best known for singing the duet with Meat Loaf on the hit single "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" from the 1977 album Bat out of Hell.
  • Elizabeth L. Gerberding Slemp BM 鈥06, Harpist, performs with the central Florida symphonies, the Disney World Orchestra and for Victoria and Albert's restaurant at Walt Disney World.
  • Jennifer Johnson Cano BM 鈥06, Award-winning mezzo soprano, performs at The Metropolitan Opera and The Cleveland Orchestra, and has appeared with such esteemed orchestras as the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Utah Symphonies and Orchestra of St. Luke's.
  • Douglas Major BM 鈥78, Composer and concert artist who has performed for several U.S. presidents and foreign heads-of-state as organist of the renowned Washington National Cathedral; a world-traveling recitalist, Doug focuses today on concert work on both organ and piano.
  • Peter Mayer 鈥80, Vocalist, guitarist and composer who has performed for many years in Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, and with others including James Taylor, Mac McAnally, Sonny Landreth, Don Henley and others.
  • Erin Bode Rodway BA 鈥03, Singer/songwriter, Erin Bode Group.
  • John Zorn 鈥74, Composer, recipient of MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant" and American Academy of Arts and Letter 2012 Arts and Letters Awards in Music.

  • Diana Bibee BFA 鈥06, Senior production designer, Walt Disney Imagineering.
  • Aaron J. Black BFA 鈥94, Lighting and set designer, Summit Entertainment Group.
  • Michelle Bossy BA 鈥02, Film and theatre director, co-founder and artistic director of Plum Productions, teaches acting and playwriting for the Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) and directing for Syracuse University's Tepper Semester.
  • Blake T. Burba BFA 鈥92, 1996 Tony award nominee for Best Lighting Design for outstanding lighting design of a play or musical, "RENT."
  • Carol J. Colligan BA 鈥70, MA 鈥77, Former production assistant for Andy Rooney and a member of Harry Reasoner's News Unit, and former executive director for Young Audiences of St. Louis.
  • Benton Delinger BFA 鈥86, Principal at TheatreDNA and principal consultant, Theatre Projects Consultants.
  • Mary Alice Dwyer-Dobbin BA 鈥63, Former executive producer and production manager on multiple television series.
  • Jay M. Heiserman BFA 鈥01, Emmy Award-winning production designer and art director for television, theatre and live events.
  • Carrie Houk 鈥74, Casting director in St. Louis.
  • Seth T. Jackson BFA 鈥93, Lead designer, Visioneering, Inc., and adjunct faculty for Design, 51成人猎奇; designed lighting and scenery for Jason Mraz, Hilary Duff, Barry Manilow, Carrie Underwood and more.
  • Leah Latham BA 鈥10, Production supervisor, Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Carey Lawless BFA 鈥80, MBA 鈥16, Production supervisor, Ford's Theater, and former managing director, Hammerstein School of Arts.
  • Vivien Leone BA 鈥78, Theatrical lighting designer on Broadway including "The Bridges Of Madison County," "Spiderman," "Spamalot," "The Phantom Of The Opera," "Titanic" and more.
  • Joan Lipkin BA 鈥75, Producing artistic director, That Uppity Theatre Company.
  • Steven J. Meyer BA 鈥99, 3D character animator, Dreamworks.
  • Michael G. Murphy BFA 鈥84, Managing director, The Old Globe Theatre, former managing director of Austin Lyric Opera in Austin, Texas, and director of administration of the San Diego Opera.
  • Cecilia A. Nadal MA 鈥75, Founder, Gitana Productions, and former CEO, Productive Futures Inc.
  • Christine C. Peters BFA 鈥00, Set designer, "Book of Mormon."
  • Nina Reed BFA 鈥89, Costume designer, Circus Flora, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and in numerous college theatrical and dance productions and former dancer in the Atlanta Ballet.
  • Cody Renard Richard BFA 鈥10, Assistant stage manager for Hamilton and Stage Manager on NCB's Hairspray Live!
  • Patrick L. Rooney BA 鈥00, Filmmaker, MSK Productions; produced independent film "Streetballers" in 2009.
  • Derrick Rutledge BA 鈥83, Celebrity stylist and makeup artist, singer and entrepreneur, most notably makeup artist to Oprah Winfrey and First Lady Michelle Obama.
  • Elise A. Sandell BFA 鈥97, Stage director, has worked extensively as an assistant director with such companies as San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Co. of Philadelphia, Dallas Opera, Utah Symphony and Opera, Central City Opera, San Diego Opera, Portland Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
  • Master Sgt. Michael Sandknop BA 鈥89, Filmmaker, producer and director of documentaries, television shows and commercials, and Bronze Star recipient.
  • Sean S. Skeehan BFA 鈥87, Executive director, Grand Theater Foundation.
  • Mike Steinberg BA 鈥94, MA 鈥97, Executive director, International Wildlife Film Festival and Roxy Film Academy, and former director of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival from 2008-2013.
  • Nicholas M. Meyer BA 鈥09, Unit manager, Nickelodeon Animation Studio and former production manager, MTV Networks.
  • Michael "Paca" Thomas 鈥73, Sound designer specializing in animation sound for which he has won five Emmy awards plus over a dozen nominations for MPSE Golden Reel Awards while working with Disney, Universal Studios, Sony and DreamWorks among others.
  • Christopher M. Windom BFA 鈥95, Director, choreographer and award-winning actor, the associate director for the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.

Notable Alumni 鈥 Business and Entrepreneurship

  • Thomas J. Aikens MBA 鈥93, Executive vice president, Leidos Health.
  • Joan Albeck MA 鈥99, Chief Technology Officer, Scottrade and named to Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders in 2014.
  • Cindy R. Cavanaugh BA 鈥92, BS 鈥99, MA 鈥10, MBA 鈥12, Quality assurance manager, Scottrade.
  • Alfonso J. Cervantes BA 鈥76, Chairman and CEO, Senior Lifestyle Associates.
  • Richard R. Cordell MA 鈥94, President, Techworks Software Inc.
  • Marti Cortez BA 鈥94, Head of customer care, Missouri Customer Operations, Ameren.
  • Daniel J. Coughlin MAT 鈥95, President, Coughlin Company.
  • Victor G. De Leon MBA 鈥99, CEO Strategic Global Partnerships and Brand & Product Penetration, Triton Duro Power Systems, and former VP Global Sales, Clipper Windpower LLC.
  • Eugene DeFelice MBA 鈥94, Senior vice president and general counsel, Rackspace, and former vice president, general counsel and corporate secretary, Barnes & Noble.
  • Darlene Elder BA 鈥93, Chief Human Resource Bear, Build-A-Bear Workshop.
  • Michelle T. Esswein MBA 鈥93, Founder, president and CEO, Winning Women; recipient, 1997 Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur Special Recognition Award; named to the RCGA Board of Directors, member of the hockey committee of the St. Louis Sports Commission, officer of Fashion Group International, board member of the South County Chamber of Commerce and named by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to the National Women's Business Council.
  • James W. Faircloth MA 鈥95, Director of national sales, Optel.
  • Katrina Garnett MA 鈥85, Managing director, Garnett Ventures (featured twice on the cover of Forbes magazine).
  • Amanda K. Gioia MA 鈥97, Vice president/senior business leader communications, Mastercard.
  • Martha M. Harris MA 鈥95, CEO emeritus, Man-Machine Stystems Assessment (MSA), and former executive vice president, MSA.
  • Debra Hellweg MBA 鈥01, Vice president of operations, Reliv Intl.
  • Gary M. Hollingsworth MA 鈥82, President and CEO, AccuPay, and former vice president, Private Brands Coffee & Tea Company, and former national sales manager, Stock Full O'Nuts, and former executive vice president, Inlink Communications.
  • Paul N. Janelle MBA 鈥92, President director of PT HM Sampoerna Tbk., an affiliate of Philip Morris International.
  • Donald P. Lantz MA 鈥81, Owner, IPC International Corporation, and former executive vice president, IPC International Corporation.
  • Dean Markham MBA 鈥00, President, Hidden Water, Inc.
  • Ann W. Marr BA 鈥07, Vice president of human resources, World Wide Technology, Inc.
  • Monica Y. Moman-Saunders MBA 鈥93, Manager of contracts services, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utlities Company (LG&E & KU).
  • Valerie E. Patton MA 鈥82, Vice president and executive director, St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative, and former vice president, Bank of America.
  • Courtney Rembert MA 鈥05, PHR, SHRM-CP, human resources generalist, Cox Enterprises, former head of human resources at Jackson Spalding.
  • Sandra Rodarte MA 鈥97, MBA 鈥03, Vice president and COO, IntegraNet Inc.
  • Brad D. Schu MA 鈥93, MBA 鈥96, Business group director, Land O Lakes Purina Feed, and former lifestyle business group director, Purina Mills.
  • Romaine Seguin MBA 鈥96, President of Americas region, United Parcel Service, Inc.
  • Lester H. Siter MBA 鈥92, Managing partner and president, Siter-Neubauer & Associates, and former VP administrator, Harris Methodist Hospital.
  • Allen Spivey MA 鈥91, Director of corporate engineering, AGL Resources.
  • Kelly Terrien MBA 鈥01, President and Chief Executive Officer, Summit Technical Solutions, LLC.
  • Anthony "Tony" Thompson MBA 鈥88, CEO and chairman of the board, Kwame Building Group, Inc.
  • Paul R. Van Dillen MA 鈥83, President and COO, PCI Staffing Solutions Inc., and former director of recruitment and account management, PC Innovators, and former director of Maritz Performance Improvement Company, Maritz.
  • Jim Voss MA 鈥00, President and CEO, VECTRA (formerly OM Group) and former executive vice president and Chief Operating Officer, Solutia Inc.
  • Ray A. Whitehead MA 鈥92, Vice president of business development and strategic planning, General Dynamics.
  • David Washington MBA 鈥02, President/CEO, Washington and Company, and recipient of a 2012 Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) award, one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in the country given to people who exemplify immense accomplishment and/or leadership in the community.
  • Deb Yost 鈥95, MA 鈥99, Vice president of human resources, Laird Technologies.

  • Donald "Doug" Burkhalter BA 鈥91, Senior vice president Lady Luck Operations, Isle of Capri Casino.
  • Amanda Farrar BA 鈥00, Co-owner at FarToys Collectibles and former executive director, Barrel of Monkeys.
  • Robyn Gordon-Peterson BA 鈥99, Chief Operating Officer and senior vice president, Long Beach Transit.
  • Randi Grossman BFA 鈥86, Owner, Max Merchandising, which oversees the merchandise for Broadway shows such as "RENT," "Spamalot" and "Avenue Q" as well as corporate clients and events.
  • Darryl Jones MBA 鈥90, Managing partner, D&D Concessions, partner, JHL Concessions, and president, TRI-TEC.
  • Gordon Klemp MBA 鈥88, Founder and president, The National Transportation Institute (formerly Signpost Inc.).
  • Charles "Chuck" F. Krugh MBA 鈥04, Senior vice president and general manager, Jet Aviation St. Louis.
  • Kevin Kuhlman, MBA 鈥00, Vice president of client solutions, The Freeman Company, and former executive vice president of live events, LMG.
  • Gail D. Logan-Strange MA 鈥84, Senior manager corporate and community relations, Brown & Williamson Tobacco.
  • William "Bill" Mudd MBA 鈥96, President and COO at Churchill Downs Incorporated.
  • Arlene Prince MA 鈥90, Director of business development and special programs, South Carolina Department of Transportation.

  • Laura Herring BA 鈥70, Founder and chairwoman, IMPACT Group.
  • Samuel Hilmer BA 鈥98, Founder and owner, Claverach Farm; success in organic gardening and slow foods movement.
  • Anthony R. Jimenez MA 鈥99, Award-winning founder, president and CEO of MicroTech, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB); recognized as one of the "Most Influential Hispanics in the Nation" by Hispanic Business Magazine, one of the "Most Powerful Minority Men in Business" by the Minority Enterprise Executive Council, and "Most Innovative Entrepreneur" by Goldman Sachs.

  • Neil George, Jr. MBA 鈥89, Managing director, Green & Gold LLC, and former vice president and Chief International Economist, U.S. Bank.

Notable Alumni 鈥 Other

  • Josh Fleming (2015-17), Major League Baseball pitcher, pitched in the World Series for the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Susan Perabo BA 鈥89, the first woman to play on an NCAA baseball team earning her a plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
  • Tony Reed BA 鈥78, Co-founder, the National Black Marathoners Association and the first African-American in the world to complete marathons on all seven continents (2007).
  • Tony Richardson MBA 鈥04, former NFL player (1995-2010), 2016 inductee into the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame, three-time Pro Bowler, a two-time winner of the Ed Block Courage Award, and the 2010 "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year and the Walter Payton Award winner.

  • Terri Constant MA 鈥90, Senior marketing manager, Brown-Forman Corp. of Louisville, the owners of Jack Daniel Distillery.
  • Gus Hattrich BA 鈥98, President, Paradowski Creative
  • Kerry Hayes BA 鈥02, Director of public relations, Doug Carpenter & Associates, LLC, and former special assistant to the mayor, City of Memphis.
  • Kelly R. Jackson BA 鈥00, President, marketing strategist and creative director, KRJ MARKETING+ and former director of marketing and business development, EDM Incorporated.
  • Luan Tuong Nguyen BA 鈥04, MA 鈥14, whose three-person Vietnamese advertising team won AdAge magazine's 2011 cover design contest.
  • John K. Nickel BA 鈥75, President, Switch Liberate Your Brand.
  • Nancy Noriega MBA 鈥02, Founder and managing director, Nn Marketing, Inc.
  • Margaret Polcyn MA 鈥77, President, M.L. Polcyn and Associates and former executive director, St. Louis Press Club.
  • Donna Vandiver MA 鈥80, Owner, The VandiverGroup, Inc.

  • Pamela S. Bell MA 鈥95, CEO and president, Vatterott College.
  • Kathleen Boyd-Fenger BA 鈥84, MA 鈥94, Head of Logos School.
  • Antoinette V. Franklin MA 鈥90, ESL/EFL instructor, U.S. Air Force, and GED instructor, SAISD; inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Society of Poetry.
  • Jamie Hubbard BA 鈥76, Professor of Religion and Yehan Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies Jill Ker Conway Professor of Religion and East Asian Studies, Smith College.
  • Gretchen Jameson MA 鈥10, Senior vice president of strategy and university affairs, Concordia University Wisconsin/Concordia University Ann Arbor and recipient of the 2012 Emerging Young Professional Award from the Athena Foundation for Leadership.
  • Basia Najarro MBA 鈥06, Business director, Division of Medical Education, Washington University School of Medicine and member of the 2012 Saint Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40 class.

  • Nicole S. Boyer BA 鈥97, Host of "Daytime in No Time," Yahoo!
  • Gabe Bullard BA 鈥07, Deputy director of Digital News, National Geographic and 2015 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.
  • Jordyn Grimes BA 鈥24, Full-tuition law scholarship recipient, Mound City Bar Equity Foundation, the charitable arm of the Mound City Bar Association, the oldest African American bar association west of the Missisippi River.
  • Todd A. Hicks BA 鈥05, Television news anchor/reporter.
  • Holly Korbey BFA 鈥95, Freelance writer whose journalism and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Medium's Bright, Brain, Child Magazine, and others, and former musical theatre actress in the Broadway national tour of the Tony-winning revival of Carousel.
  • Al Wiman BA 鈥76, Retired vice president, Public Understanding of Science, St. Louis Science Center, and former vice president for university communications at 51成人猎奇; he also has worked as a reporter at KSDK-TV and KMOV-TV in St. Louis as well as radio and television stations in Los Angeles and Tallahassee, Florida.

  • General Lloyd J. Austin III, MA 鈥89, U.S. Secretary of Defense.
  • Brigadier Gen. Sheila R. Baxter MA 鈥86, The first female general officer in the Army Medical Service Corps and member of the the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Hall of Fame.
  • Darcella Craven BA 鈥98 MA 鈥00, Executive director, Veterans Business Resource Center.
  • Rear Adm. Lillian E. Fishburne MA 鈥80, The first African American woman to become a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy
  • Col. Greg Gadson MA 鈥01, Active-duty colonel, U.S. Army and the director of the U.S. Army Fort Belvoir Garrison.
  • John W. Howerton MA 鈥94, Inspector General, Guam National Guard.
  • Christopher P. Hughes MA 鈥96, Chief of staff, U.S. Army, and author.
  • Lt. Col. Mike Jackson MA 鈥81, Executive director emeritus of the Aviation Hall of Fame.
  • Lt. Col. Marcellus Hay Jagoe MA 鈥97, Peacekeeping forces in Jerusalem 2001, United Nations.
  • Rear Adm. Mary E. Landry MA 鈥82, District commander, U.S. Coast Guard (responsible for U.S. Coast Guard operations covering 26 states, more than 1,200 miles of coastline and 10,300 miles of inland waterways).
  • Gen. Mark A. Welsh III MA 鈥87, Chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force, the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 660,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.

  • Kim Bouldin-Jones BA 鈥87, Executive director, Medical Facility Aid and former disease intervention director of prevention and education, St. Louis Effort for AIDS.
  • Dan Cain MA 鈥89, Founder, Cain Consulting Group Inc., now known as Nonprofit Leadership Solutions.
  • Nancy W. Cope MA 鈥11, Executive director, Habitat for Humanity, St. Charles County.
  • Cameron F. Crawford MA 鈥94, President, South Carolina Forestry Association.
  • Elizabeth M. Fitzgerald MAT 鈥93, President, The Magic House.
  • Barbara Hensley MA 鈥74, Founder and CEO, Hope Chest for Breast Cancer.
  • Kellie Ann C. Isbell MA 鈥94, Training and development consultant, H.I.R.E., and former executive director, Nevada Children's Center.
  • Kwan-li Kladstrup BA 鈥94, County director, Concern Worldwide.
  • Paul Kuehnert BSN 鈥86, DNP, RN, Assistant vice president of programs, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
  • Ann Rivers Mack MAT 鈥88, Partner, Team Builders, and former CEO, Trailnet, Inc.
  • Gary Michael MA 鈥05, Curator of birds and conservation chairperson, Louisville Zoological Garden.
  • Sheldon Mitchell MA 鈥96, Executive director, Urban Ministries of Durham, and former president and CEO, Dayton Urban League.
  • Marissa Q. Paine BA 鈥02, Principal and CEO, Painefree Coaching & Consulting Group, and former program director, Boys Hope Girls Hope, and former executive director, Haven of Grace.
  • Mary M. Rogers BA 鈥89, Executive director, Sherwood Forest Camp.

  • Justin Blanford BA 鈥99, Director, State of Illinois historic sites.
  • Ann Walsh Bradley BA 鈥72, Supreme Court Justice, State of Wisconsin.
  • Brandon P. Brown MA 鈥10, Principal consultant, Brown Rental Properties, LLC, former candidate for U.S. Congress South Carolina's Fourth Congressional District and 2012 recipient of the United Negro College Fund's National Legacy Award for outstanding service to higher education.
  • Dale Curtis MA 鈥82, Chief of police, City of Webster Groves.
  • Val Demings MA 鈥96, Former and first female chief of police, Orlando, Florida, and member of the U.S. House of Representatives FL-10.
  • John Falkenbury MA 鈥86, President and COO, USO of North Carolinia.
  • Shawn Finnegan MS 鈥23, Sustainability coordinator, Department of Public Works, City of Webster Groves.
  • Derek Boyd Hankerson MA 鈥06, Author, faculty and producer; has held four presidential appointments, worked for three Presidents and two Vice Presidents, has been actively engaged in government and politics for 39 years and started his career at the age of 18 on the Reagan Bush 1984 campaign in the political division with African Americans for Reagan Bush.
  • Angeletta McCormick Franks MA 鈥99, Director, Office of Supplier and Workforce Diversity, State of Missouri.
  • Timothy F. Noelker BA 鈥73, General counsel, Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington D.C., and former partner, Thompson Coburn LLP's Federal Practice Group.
  • Joan Podleski BA 鈥91, CCEP, CHPC, CHRC, Senior director, Chief Privacy Officer, Children's Health System of Texas, and former director, Institutional Ethics and Compliance Program, Duke University and assistant vice chancellor for clinical affairs, Washington University in St. Louis.
  • Michael A. Raponi MBA 鈥91, Inspector General, U.S. Government Printing Office.
  • May Scheve Reardon MA 鈥92, Executive director, Missouri Lottery, and in 1990; at age 26, she became the youngest woman elected to the Missouri General Assembly when she became a state representative.
  • DuShun L. Scarbrough MBA 鈥03, Executive director, Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission.
  • Samman J. Thapa BA 鈥06, Social policy specialist, UNICEF Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa.
  • Michael Wiegand BA 鈥92, Chief of police, City of Eureka Missouri Police Department.
  • The Honorable Susilio B. Yudhoyono MA 鈥91, Former president of Indonesia (2004-2014).
  • Marzuki B. Zainudin MA 鈥93, Principal assistant secretary, Ministry of Finance Malaysia, and former assistant director, Ministry of Housing and Local Government.

  • Maryanne S. Bajgrowicz MBA 鈥92, Director of nursing, emergency, trauma, EMS and critical care, Advocate Condell Medical Center, and former vice president, Patient Care Services, Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection.
  • Judy Bentley BA 鈥74 MA 鈥88, BSN, MA, Founder, president and CEO, Community Health-In-Partnership Services.
  • Ginger L. Bliss MA 鈥06, Operations administrator, Midwest Aortic and Vascular Institute, P.C., principal consultant, Bliss Health Care Advisors and former vice president of strategic planning and business development, Carondelet Health.
  • Hubert F. Bonfili MA 鈥77, MD, Occupational medicine specialist, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, practice, and former medical director, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
  • Janell Cecil BSN 鈥84, Senior vice president and chief nursing officer, University of Tennessee Medical Center.
  • Col. Eileen Collins MA 鈥89, Astronaut; first female pilot and later, commander, of the space shuttle.
  • Angela Covey BA 鈥87, Director, Office of Patient Experience, MedStar Washington Hospital Center.
  • Col. Joe D. Dowdy MBA 鈥95, Former special operations manager in the Office of the Director at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • Dana Dye BSN 鈥93, VP, administrator and CEO, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis.
  • Cynthia A. Finter MA 鈥92, Consultant, and former senior vice president for payer strategy, innovation and operations, PeaceHealth, and senior vice president, Coventry Health Care.
  • Alan O. Freeman MBA 鈥93, President and Chief Executive Officer, Affinia Healthcare.
  • Sidney M. Gutierrez MA 鈥77, Astronaut and member of the International Space Hall of Fame.
  • Joseph C. Jensen MHA 鈥08, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences.
  • Patti Kelley BSN 鈥00 MSN 鈥06, Executive director of nursing and Chief Nursing Officer, SSM St. Mary's Health Center.
  • Brother Thomas Keusenkothen MA 鈥80, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alexian Brothers Health System.
  • Nelda Lee MA 鈥99, First female engineer in flight test engineering for McDonnell Douglas (now retired), and the first woman to fly the F-15 Eagle.
  • Paul J. Leskovyansky MA 鈥85, Senior chemist, Boltaron Aviation and Specialty Products, and former product development chemist, Tiger Drylac USA, Inc.
  • Melinda "Mindy" Manley MA 鈥09 BSN 鈥14, Executive director of surgery and cardiology, SSM Health Care North Operating Group.
  • Angelia Hanford Milhous BSN 鈥98, MSN 鈥99, Business development and implementation, UnitedHealthcare and former vice president at Amerigroup Corporation and Centene.
  • Roger A. Poitras MA 鈥94, MBA 鈥96, President of Gulf Coast Medical Group, Ascension Health, and former senior vice president of operations, Orlando Health.
  • Michael Pruett MBA 鈥94, Founder and CEO, DYNALABS.
  • Nancy Simon MA 鈥01, BSN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Chief Nurse Executive, HCA West Florida Division and former vice president, Patient Care Services, Baptist Health.
  • Martin Spatz MBA 鈥03, General manager, GmbH/TEVA Pharmaceutical.
  • Randy Thurman MA 鈥76, Senior advisor, BC Partners, founder, The Giving Tree Foundation, and founder, Viasys Healthcare Inc.
  • Bonnie Woods BSN 鈥89, MA 鈥94, LNC, Clinical manager of in-patient psychiatry at BJC Health Care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and 2012 Salute to Excellence Health Award recipient.

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