Behrens '84, an Edward Jones investment representative in
Exeter, N.H., for 12 years, recently was named a general partner
with the firm's holding company, the Jones Financial Cos. She is
one of only 33 individuals chosen from more than 29,000 associates
across the globe to join the firm's 236 principals. John Bachmann,
managing partner of Edward Jones, said, "Karin has been a leader
in our firm from the beginning and currently serves as a regional
leader, making her responsible for the success of more than 50 other
investment representatives." She has been president of the local
American Women's Business Association and the Exeter Kiwanis Club;
she and her husband, Jeffrey Bouvier, have two sons, Alexander and
Graham '76, assistant professor of music at the University
of California/Davis, is the 2001 winner of the Society for American
Music Housewright Dissertation Award for her study, "The Fisk
Jubilee Singers and the Concert Spiritual: The Beginnings of an American
Tradition." An American Association of University Women (AAUW)
American Fellow in 1997, she teaches courses in ethnomusicology,
African American music and American music. She earned her M.A. and
Ph.D. in music at NYU and has taught there and been a visiting assistant
professor at Washington University and the University of Illinois/Urbana-Champaign.
She is the niece of Donald Dumville '40.
Maroun '94 has been named a broker and assistant vice president in
the Buffalo, N.Y., office of Marsh, an insurance brokerage and risk
advisement company. She had been in the firm's Syracuse office. An
economics major and education minor at St. Lawrence, the Tupper Lake,
N.Y., native is a volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House of Central
Just three years after his father, Dr. Philip
Martinez '51, left, retired from family practice following
more than 40 years of service to the people of Hoosick Falls, N.Y., Dr.
Marcus Martinez '94 has reopened the office in the same
location. The younger Dr. Martinez also intends to continue the family
tradition of house calls. He earned his medical degree at Albany
Medical College, while his father's medical degree is from SUNY Upstate
Medical Center, Syracuse.
wonder about those people listed at the end of TV programs like "West
Wing"? Who are they? What do they do all day? Kevin Ryan
'87 has had a first-hand look. Last summer, Ryan left his
position in Washington as chief of staff to Congressman Anthony Weiner
(D-NY) to consult for NBC's new political drama, "Mr. Sterling." The
show, which began airing on NBC January 10, depicts the life of a senator
who's new to Washington; it is produced and written by some of the
same people involved with "West Wing."
Ryan's job is to use his Capitol Hill experience to ensure that the scripts
and sets accurately portray the United States Senate. "I work with the
writers so they use the Ôlingo' typical of Capitol Hill," says Ryan. "There
is a constant tension between what actually happens in Congress and what is
dramatic for television viewers. I hope we can strike the right balance."
Ryan takes inspiration for the Mr. Sterling character,
played by Josh Brolin, from his former boss, the late Senator Daniel
Patrick Moynihan (D-NY) and perhaps from current Senator Susan Collins
'74 (R-ME). He got his start in Washington through a St. Lawrence connection
in Moynihan's office and was hired for his current position by the
show's executive producer, also Moynihan's chief of staff during Ryan's
tenure. Once "Mr. Sterling" becomes a big hit, Ryan hopes
to get back to the real political world, not just the one created for
J. Ryan '67, senior vice president, general counsel and
secretary of Quaker Foods and Beverages, was elected chair of the
board of the Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) at the 2002
International Assembly of Better Business Bureaus in Minneapolis
in September. The CBBB was formed in 1971 as an umbrella organization
and governing body for local Better Business Bureaus in the U.S.
and Canada. Ryan assumed his current position with Quaker Foods in
2001, having previously held an equivalent post at Tropicana Products.
He has also held executive positions with General Foods Corporations,
Oscar Mayer Foods Corporation and The Pillsbury Company. An honors
graduate of Suffolk University School of Law, he has a master's degree
from NYU Law School. He is a member of the American Bar Association
Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity and a director of the American
Frozen Foods Institute. He and his wife, Margaret Atkins '70, live
in Chicago; they have two adult children. He has been a career advisor
and fund-raising volunteer for St. Lawrence.