Former Indianapolis mayor William Hudnut co-officiated at the wedding of John Krauss and Marnie Maxwell on Jan. 26. John is a professor and director at the Indiana University Public Policy Institute. He previously worked in Hudnut’s office, and has worked on hundreds of projects with him.
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Sam Taylor, former director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, will remain in Pittsburgh as director of the National Academy of Sciences’ and the National Academy of Engineering’s Science & Engineering Ambassadors Program. Sam is director of the pilot program and already is busy establishing a network of ambassadors in Pittsburgh to help educate and interact with the public about science issues, with the initial focus on energy.
Taylor received an honorary Ph.D. from CC in 2012.
Jeffrey Rose, M.D., has been hired as chief medical information officer of the physician markets business unit of TriZetto Group. In his new role, Jeffrey will help TriZetto better serve its growing provider client base and support the company’s innovative payer-provider connectivity solutions. For the past two years, Modern Healthcare magazine has named Jeffrey one of the top 25 clinical informaticists in the U.S. for his excellence in using patient care date to improve the clinical and financial performance of healthcare organizations. • Andrew P. Loewinger ’75 has been elected incoming chair of the International Bar Association’s International Franchising Committee. He was previously vice chair of the International Franchising Committee of the group. As part of his current role, he will chair two programs on international franchising, including one at the IBA’s annual meeting in October.
Deborah Talbot Frandsen is a new regional director for U.S. Senator Jon Tester (D-Montana). She lives and works in Missoula, Mont. • Robert Kline is the president and CEO of ViroCyt LLC, a privately held life science company. ViroCyt spun off from InDevR, a Boulder-based company focused on developing innovative analytical instrumentation for the life science industry. ViroCyt will be responsible for expanding the commercial market for the Virus Counter 2100, a technology originally developed by InDevR, which provides rapid quantification of viruses. Robert previously founded and led Medivance, Inc., which became the worldwide leader in temperature management therapy for critically ill patients.
• Loren Thompson works as an attorney with the Bureau of Ocean Energy at the Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. His wife works as a public health nurse for World Vision. They live in Annandale, Va., and have had a total of 27 foster children in their home. Loren hasn’t been able to persuade any of their children to attend CC, but he did successfully recruit Charis Whitnah ’13, a resident of Washington, D.C. Loren met up with Tom Minahan ’80 and families during a vacation in Albuquerque, N.M., last summer.
Friends from the Class of ’81 are cheering for the CC Hockey Tigers through iTunes and Facebook. Every game night, friends listen through iTunes and post their reactions and cheers on a Facebook thread. Participants this year include Beth Arrowsmith, Kari Gerlach Collins, Jody Haas, Heather Palmer, Debbie Patton Swanson, Carolyn Turner, Jolina Ward Borah, the daughter of Mary Stephens Naphtal, and Ann Burnett ’80. To thank Heather (on the East Coast) for hosting the Facebook thread, Debbie overnighted her a panino packed in ice.
Chris Detmer has been named to the Premier Advisors list of the National Association of Board Certified Advisory Practices. Chris is a member of the Washington Wealth Group, a “client-centric” wealth management team that works with individuals, multi-generational families, and institutions.