Summer 2016: 1990s


Kathryn Stiwald, BBA, Amherst, Ohio, was promoted to supervisor at Walthall CPAs, a leading regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm.


Nancy Albert, MSN ’91, PhD ’05, Chesterland, Ohio, an associate chief nursing officer for Cleveland Clinic’s Office of Nursing Research and Innovation, was one of 163 nurse leaders recently inducted as Academy Fellows by the American Academy of Nursing at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. This is the highest honor a nurse can receive—only .08 percent of U.S. registered nurses are inducted.


Katherine Slaughter, MSN, Richmond Heights, Ohio, has been promoted to director of patient safety, risk management and patient advocacy at University Hospitals Case Medical Center.


Alumni Association MemberJennifer (Matlak) Cirincione, BBA, Westlake, Ohio, is owner of Baskets by Jen LLC, a theme basket gift company that makes custom-made gift baskets for silent auctions, raffles, fundraisers and gifts. 


Benjamin Danals, BA, Columbus, Ohio, wrote: “I’m a special education coordinator for Total Education Solutions. I facilitate the delivery of special education services in Central Ohio, Cincinnati and Toledo, and I also supervise TES educators and specialists placed in those regions.”


Rachel Downey, BFA, Cleveland, Ohio, is president and founder of Studio Graphique, a lead branding and wayfinding consultancy with expertise in shaping how people interact with public entities and environments. She plans to continue leading the agency while building a new consultancy, PlaceHolder, focused on strategic planning for destinations.

John Penhollow, BBA, Minneapolis, Minn., was recently promoted to vice president of corporate and technology partnerships for the Minnesota Vikings, as they continue to transition to U.S. Bank Stadium, set to open in 2016. 


John Dabrowski, PhD, Navarre, Fla., retired in June 2015 from federal civil service after 33 years, most of it as a government historian. His last assignment was chief historian for the Missile Defense Agency, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. Dabrowski is now an adjunct instructor of history at Northwest Florida State College, Niceville, Florida. 


Robert Slaby, BBA, Mobile, Ala., a manager with Wilkins Miller, LLC, was selected as one of CPA Practice Advisor’s 40 Under 40.