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Alumni Accomplishments

 The AT&T Board of Directors has appointed Betsy Bernard ’77 president-designate of AT&T and the head of AT&T Business. She will become president of AT&T upon conclusion of ongoing business transactions, according to a company announcement, which describes her as “a proven industry leader who brings 23 years of business-to-business experience with four telecom companies” to her new position. AT&T Business is involved with the corporation’s services, global networking and sales, and finances.

 Senator Susan Collins ’75 (R-Maine) was among several notable women providing inspirational words on Yahoo!’s Web site promoting October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. “Astoundingly, of the three million American women who are living with breast cancer, an estimated one million don’t know it,” she says. “Early detection is currently the best way to combat breast cancer and improve a woman’s chances for successful treatment and survival.” For her complete remarks, go to and check the site’s archive.

Marianne Eisenmann ’78 has been appointed managing director for North America by Echo, a global communications research group. She has worked in public relations for 20 years, most recently as vice president for Edelman Public Relations. She has also been affiliated with Abbott Asian (now Ruder Finn), Shangri-La Hotels, Beijing Lufthanse Center and Sara Hotels.

 Jon H. Kingsepp ’62, senior attorney and Litigation Practice group leader at Howard and Howard Attorneys, P.C., Bloomfield Hills, Mich., has been invited to join the American College of Trial Mediators as a fellow, and in September, was elected chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Council and chair of the Senior Lawyers Council of the Michigan State Bar. A specialist in business and insurance litigation, public sector law and white-collar crime, he is the author of several articles and has been a member and officer of numerous professional associations. He earned his J.D. cum laude at Wayne State University Law School in 1968. He is a member of the St. Lawrence Alumni Lawyers Association.

 Trustee John P. Loughlin ’79 has been named president of TV Guide Publishing Group. This newly-formed business unit of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc., will contain all of TV Guide’s print and on-line businesses, including the TV Guide Magazine Group and TV Guide Online(SM). He had been at Primedia, Inc., where he was president and CEO of Primedia Consumer Media and Magazine Group and an executive vice president of Primedia Inc. There, he led one of the largest magazine publishing operations in the United States with over 150 magazine titles and Web sites including Seventeen, American Baby, Motor Trend, New York Magazine and Soap Opera Digest. He has an MBA from Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration and lives in Rye, N.Y., with his wife, Darlene, and their two children.

 Justin Madden ’87 has been named a partner in the law firm Spangenberg, Shibley & Liber LLP in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his law degree with high distinction from Ohio Northern University in 1993 and practices in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, consumer protection and “lemon laws.” He and his wife, Anita, and their three children live in Cleveland Heights, Ohio.

 Kathleen Ruane Martinson ’74 of Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, has been selected as Iowa’s Outstanding Higher Education Art Educator of the Year for 2001-2002. Kate has been working extensively with the design concepts for a new community arts building. She also has a long list of published works. She is an accomplished fiber artist, with an MFA in book arts from the University of Alabama, sharing her expertise with her community in a variety of forums. And, most notably, “Kate is a highly regarded member of the education faculty at Luther College. Students and staff both praised her enthusiasm and leadership skills. To quote a student of Kate’s, ‘I hope that a few of her wonderful qualities such as motivation, sincerity, honesty, enthusiasm, creativity and encouragement, and passions have rubbed off onto me.’”
(Adapted from an item in the Winter 2002 St. Lawrence Class Notes, from which we inadvertently omitted Kate Martinson’s maiden name, for which we apologize.)

 Paula Judson Stack ’76 has been named vice president of sales and marketing at Novartis Animal Health US, Inc. The company, based in Greensboro, N.C., researches, develops and sells animal treatments for pet owners, farmers and veterinarians. She previously worked in brand management at Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Bristol-Myers, CIBA Consumer Pharmaceuticals and Colgate Palmolive.

 Charles C. Turner ’66, executive director for 22 years of the Colorado and Denver Bar Associations in Denver, has been given the Bolton Award for Professional Excellence. He was honored by the National Association of Bar Executives for holding the highest standards of professionalism. Turner received his law degree cum laude from the University of Denver College of Law in 1971. Before the bar associations, Turner was an assistant dean of the College of Law and director of Continuing Legal Education in Colorado for eight years. He is a member of the advisory boards of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association and the Latin American Research and Service Agency and is a board member of the Colorado Lawyers Health Program. He and his wife, Debbie, live in Denver; they have three adult sons.