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Tom Korologos
Tom C. Korologos BA’55 has been named a strategic advisor to the Washington, D.C., office of the law firm DLA Piper. In his wide and varied experience in the nation’s capital, Korologos has served as an assistant to two presidents, a senior staff member in the U.S. Congress, and a member of both the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy and the Broadcasting Board of Governors. He has also been a prominent businessman, and served as a U.S. Air Force officer. Long active in Republican Party circles, Korologos joins a bipartisan government affairs team at DLA Piper that includes three former Congressional majority leaders—Senator George Mitchell (D-Maine), chairman of DLA Piper’s Global Board; Richard K. Armey, senior advisor at the firm; and Richard A. Gephardt, senior counsel at the firm.

Korologos most recently served as U.S. ambassador to Belgium from July 2004 to February 2007. Before that, he was senior counsel with the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq. In the Nixon and Ford administrations, Korologos was deputy assistant to the president for legislative affairs (Senate), and chief of staff to Senator Wallace F. Bennett (R-Utah) for nine years. In 1980-81, he was director of Congressional Relations for President Ronald Reagan’s transition, and in 2001, a member of the Bush-Cheney transition team. He was also a senior advisor to Senator Bob Dole during Dole’s 1996 presidential campaign. As a volunteer, Korologos assisted in numerous U.S. Senate confirmations during the Reagan and both Bush administrations, managing the confirmation of Donald Rumsfeld as secretary of defense, among others. He also served as director of Congressional Relations for the National Bipartisan (Kissinger) Commission for Central America. From 1975 to 2003, he chaired the executive committee of Timmons and Company, a Washington consulting firm he co-founded.

Korologos holds an M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and, earlier in his career, was a journalist with the New York Herald Tribune, Long Island Press, The Salt Lake Tribune, and The Associated Press. He was named a Distinguished Alumnus by the University of Utah Alumni Association in 1988 and received an honorary doctorate from the U in 2003. He is married to Ann McLaughlin Korologos, who served as secretary of labor during the Reagan administration. LM


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Sheryl Larsen Allen BS’65 MEd’90 was recently elected president of the National Conference of State Legislatures Women’s Legislative Network. This organization provides training in legislative issues and advocates to the U.S. Congress on selected issues of interest to states. Rep. Allen has served in the Utah House of Representatives since 1994. In 2006, she was named State Legislator of the Year by Americans for the Arts, and recently received the Governor’s Award for Public Leadership in the Arts from the Utah Arts Council. She has also been cited for her leadership by the Utah Medical Association, Utah School Boards Association, and Utah tourism industry. Allen serves as a member of the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and is a member of the KUED advisory board. She is employed as director of the Davis Education Foundation.

Richard Neil “Rick” Goddard BS’66, currently vice president and chief technology officer at Mercer University in Macon, Ga., is running for Congress in Georgia’s 8th Congressional District. Goddard served as an officer in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 2000 as a major general after nearly 34 years of active duty and more than 3,500 flying hours. In Vietnam, he flew the F-100 Super Sabre on 227 missions and was awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, and 12 Air Medals. He has commanded two F-111 Fighter/Bomber wings and served as commander of the Warner Robins Air Logistics Center, Robins Air Force Base. As a member of the Joint Strategic Target Planning Staff, Goddard served as deputy director of the National Strategic Target List, responsible for targeting in the nation’s strategic war plan. He was also director of logistics for all U.S. Air Forces in Europe and director of logistics at Air Combat Command, where he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Defense Superior Service Medal, and Legion of Merit.

David N. Sundwall BA’66 MD’69, a primary care physician with more than two decades of experience in public policy and service, has been elected president of the national Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). With roots going back to the battles against cholera epidemics in the 1800s, ASTHO is the leading voice for state and territorial public health initiatives across the nation. Sundwall is executive director of the Utah Department of Health (UDOH) and an associate professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the University of Utah School of Medicine. After 23 years of working in various government and private sector health positions in Washington, D.C., he returned home to Utah to lead the UDOH beginning in early 2005. LM


Mary Dickson
Mary Dickson BA’73’s play Exposed, a personal story about the effects of fallout from nuclear testing in Nevada on the American population, had its world premiere Oct. 19-Nov. 4, 2007, at Plan-B Theatre in Salt Lake City, where it played to sold-out houses and critical acclaim. The play, which is Dickson’s first, was named Best Drama of 2007 by Utah’s Deseret Morning News and has been nominated for the Harold and Mimi Steinberg/American Theatre Critics Association New Play Award, which each year recognizes outstanding original plays produced around the U.S. outside of New York City.

Larry Smith
Larry J. Smith BS’73 MS’75, PE, received the 2007 Government Civil Engineer of the Year Award from The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Smith is currently senior director of the ASCE Sacramento Section. The award recognizes distinguished civil engineers for significant engineering contributions as practitioners in public service. Smith has 33 years of service with the Army Corps of Engineers, and is currently the chief of construction of the corps’ Sacramento District, where he is responsible for a staff of 130 employees and a $300 million annual budget for military, civil, and disaster construction in eight Western states. He has also served as a volunteer firefighter for 28 years and is pictured here in uniform as a captain/EMT with the Rescue Fire Protection District in Rescue, Calif.

Craig D. Swenson BS’77, Ph.D., is the new president of Argosy University, an accredited private academic institution with 18 campus locations in 12 states offering associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. He has also been appointed by the U.S. secretary of education to serve a three-year term on the 15-member National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI), which advises the secretary of education on matters related to accreditation and to the eligibility and certification process for institutions of higher education. Swenson had previously served as provost and vice president of academic affairs for the Western Governors University in Salt Lake City. He holds a doctorate in education/adult and organizational learning from Walden University and a master’s degree in organizational communication from Brigham Young University.


Charles Rich MSW’81 was honored in late 2007 for 26 years of dedicated and pioneering service to troubled girls at The David and Margaret Home, a refuge for children in need, in La Verne, Calif. When Rich first took the job, he planned to stay for only a few years to gain just enough experience to provide a better foundation for working with boys in similar circumstances. But the Utah native found a perfect fit in resolving issues of neglect and abuse affecting girls and their need to re-enter society as productive young women. During his tenure, Rich expanded services available to girls placed through county children’s protective services and probation departments and established outreach programs for community children and families. His dedication led to a series of promotions—from residential care director to assistant director, and, eventually, to executive director.

Anne Frazer
Anne Frazer (née Chung) BS’87 has been appointed to the new position of senior vice president, merchandise planning, replenishment and allocation with Borders Group, Inc. Prior to joining Borders, Frazer served as vice president of inventory planning and replenishment for The Home Depot, where she led initiatives to improve inventory management and replenishment in the company’s more than 1,900 U.S. stores. From 2002 until 2006, she worked for Toys “R” Us, one of the world’s leading retailers of toys and baby products, progressing through a series of senior-level positions starting with director of supply chain strategy, then vice president of merchandise flow, and finally, vice president of merchandise planning and allocation. Prior to Toys “R” Us, Frazer was employed with Booz Allen Hamilton (1995-2003), where she began as an associate and was ultimately promoted to principal.

T. Michael Price BS’87 has been named president of First Commonwealth Bank. He previously served as chief executive officer for National City in the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky market. He led National City’s acquisition and successful integration of the $10 billion Provident Bank in Cincinnati, Ohio, and served on National City’s Retail Leadership Board, which establishes the strategic course for the company’s retail business. In addition to his many professional accomplishments, Price is actively involved in numerous community organizations. He holds an MBA from Cleveland State University.

David Tucker BA’88 is majority chief counsel for the U.S. House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. He previously worked on the committee as health subcommittee staff director. Before coming to Capitol Hill, Tucker spent 12 years working for the Paralyzed Veterans of America as the senior associate legislative director. He was also a member of the 1992 Clinton-Gore transition team and had a brief stint in the Clinton White House as part of the health care task force. A native of Los Angeles, Tucker holds a law degree from the College of William and Mary.


Rae Meadows MFA’00 won the 2007 Utah Book Award for fiction from the Utah Humanities Council for her debut novel, Calling Out (MacAdam Cage, June 2006), about a young woman who takes a job answering the phone at an escort agency in Salt Lake City. The Utah Book Award recognizes achievements by Utah writers and books written with a Utah theme or setting. Calling Out has also been named a Book Sense Notable book, an Entertainment Weekly Must-Read, and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection. It has been optioned by Sound Pictures.

Anne Marie Looser HBS’05, a teacher at Herbert Lehman High School in Bronx, New York, has been chosen as a MetLife Fellow in the Teachers Network Leadership Institute (TNLI). TNLI was established to improve student achievement by bringing the teacher’s voice to education policymaking, and the honor of membership in the organization has been extended to exemplary public school teachers across the nation. Through action research, TNLI teachers seek to bring their experience and expertise to current debates on education policy. This select group of elementary, middle, and high school teachers represents 12 TNLI affiliates nationwide—Chicago (IL), Delaware, Fairfax County (VA), Gainesville (FL), Mason (VA), Miami/The Ed Fund (FL), Milwaukee (WI), New York City (NY), Sacramento (CA), San Francisco (CA), Santa Barbara County (CA), and Wyoming.

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