Class Update

As part of its efforts to expand the range of services to alumni, Wharton has appointed Marguerite (Marti) A. Harrington, WG’76, director of alumni affairs.

Prior to coming to Wharton, Marti spent 18 years in the health care industry, most recently as vice president, planning, for Mercy Health Corporation. She is a graduate of the health care program at Wharton and was a Thouron Fellow at the London School of Economics. She is included in the 1995-96 edition of Who’s Who of American Women.

Since graduation, Marti has been among the School’s most active alumni volunteers. She was chair of the Alumni Association from 1989 to 1991, a founder of the Wharton Club of Hartford, and currently serves as vice president of career management for the Wharton Club of Philadelphia. Marti is a member of the board of directors of the Wharton Health Care Alumni Association, and in 1982, received that organization’s Alumni Achievement Award. Marti’s e-mail address is harringm@wharton.upenn.edu

As alumni director, Marti will be responsible for strengthening the existing alumni program, which includes the alumni club network, reunions, directory production, and student interaction. In addition, she will be developing new initiatives that will allow graduates to more effectively network with one another, including career management programs, on-line services and industry-based affinity groups.

Teaming with Marti in expanding the focus of the alumni network will be the Wharton Alumni Association’s Executive Committee, which also has new leadership. Samuel F. Gorman, W’66, WG’67, is chairman of the Executive Committee. He has been a member of the board since 1991, and during the past year, served as chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee. Sam is a Certified Public Accountant and an audit partner with Ernst & Young in Houston. He has been president of the Wharton Club of Houston since 1992.

The new president of the Executive Committee is Dana Michael, W’82, a senior manager in Ernst & Young’s mergers and acquisitions group in New York. A board member since 1989, Dana has been chair of the Student Affairs Committee for the past two years, with responsibility for developing outreach programs to “future alumni.” Dana and Sam will be leading the 22 members of the Executive Committee as they partner with Alumni Affairs in developing new initiatives to strengthen ties among alumni as well as with the School.

At the Association’s Annual Meeting in May, five alumni were elected to the Executive Committee. They include:

Julie Daum, WG’79, a director at Spencer Stuart in New York City; Matt Greene, WG’89, senior vice president at Utendahl Capital Partners, L.P. in New York City; Gerald L. Robinson, W’54, senior vice president at Manchester, Inc. in Philadelphia; Terry White, WG’91, with MCI Metro in Vienna, Va.; and Richard Wien, W’79, a financial growth advisor with Economic Growth Group, Inc. in New York City.

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