Marc Garcia ’91 was named President and CEO of the Mesa Convention and Visitors Bureau. Marc served the Greater Phoenix Convention and Visitors Bureau for fifteen years, most recently holding the post of Vice President of Visitor Marketing and Community Development where he oversaw the Travel Industry Sales, Convention Services and Housing, Government Affairs and Sports Sales departments. During Garcia’s tenure he helped lead the Phoenix bureau’s sales and service efforts for high-profile national events including Super Bowl XLII, NBA All-Star Weekend 2009, WrestleMania XXVI and 2011 MLB All Star Summer. “Mr. Garcia has a proven track record of performance all developed within Phoenix’s regional tourism sector,” said City of Mesa Economic Development Director William Jabjiniak. “We are confident Marc is the right choice for Mesa as we continue our efforts to build an in-demand destination through key projects.”
Just as we were about to publish his marathon picture from Barcalone, Peter Olsen ’90 sent in this marathon photo from Hamburg, Germany running his 22nd marathon. As always Peter is sporting Brophy colors.
Top photo: Hamburg
Bottom photo: Barcalona
Dan Cavanagh ’69 was elected to President of the Green Valley/Sahuarita Chamber of Commerce.
David Vidaure ’96 was promoted from Detective to Sergeant at the Glendale Police Department. He is currently assigned a Patrol squad out of the Gateway station. He has been with the Glendale Police Department 8 1/2 years.
Bill Dunn, MD, ’72 was named “Top Doctor” by US News and World Report.
He was also award the “Citation Honor Pin” from Cessna Aircraft Company at the Citation Jet Owner-Pilot’s Association meeting last fall (Amelia Island, FL.) The award is given to owner-pilots with over 1000 total Citation hours. Bill is one of two owner-pilots in the U.S. to receive this honor.
Bill’s eldest daughter, Lisa (Spruce Creek IB, Class of 1999), was just awarded a full Merit Based Grant to Harvard University for her Masters of Education in Language and Literacy. She and her husband Neal, graduating Pediatrician from Johns Hopkins Residency, are celebrating the 1st birthday of Gabriel Liam this spring before they move to Boston!
Chemical Signals and Cell Response
Will Matloff ’09 (Vanderbilt) has been developing a device designed to continuously formulate customized media mixtures at a rate of 500 nanoliters per minute.
Brophy alum swimmers made a showing at the 2012 Men’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships held in March at the Weyerhaeuser Aquatics Center (Federal Way, WA.)
Austen Thompson ’08 (UA ’12)
2011-2012 AZ Men’s Swim Team Co-Captain
#1 in 400 IM, National Champion, All American
#6 in 200 IM, All American
#12 in 200 Breast, Hon Mention All American
Team finished #4 overall
Alex Lendrum ’09 (USC ’13)
2011-2012 USC Men’s Swim Team Co-Captain
#6 in 200 Back, All American
#12 in 200 IM, Honorable Mention All American
#23 in 100 Back
#12 400 Medley Relay, Honorable Mention All American (backstroke leg)
Team finished #7 overall
John Wojciechowski ’10 (Mich ’14)
#9 in 200 Fly, Honorable Mention All American
#19 in 100 Fly
Team finished #5 overall
Congratulations to Brophy alumnus Scott Day Freeman ’84 and wife Laura as they recently celebrated the birth of their fourth child, Ryan Andrew.
Matt Stoner maintains the U of A online courses for the Center for Integrative Medicine’s fellowship program. Read his story in the University of Arizona online employees newsletter Lo Que Pasa.
Josh Hebert ’95 generously gave his time to speak to Ms. Guffey’s Econ classes this month.
Josh talked to Brophy students about how he started his restaurant, the difficulties starting a business, and how he followed his passion for cooking.
Josh’s restaurant is now one of the most highly acclaimed restaurants in the city. His theme of “Improvisational cuisine” gives diners a menu of items that they only check what they WON’T eat then chef surprises them with several small plates made from what was left on their menu.
Posh Improvisational Cuisine
ADDED MAY 4, 2012…
Ask you shall receive! Josh Hebert has dubbed May 8th – 18th “BROPHY WEEK!” Due to our Facebook requests, Josh has graciously extended a discount to the Brophy community. All you have to do is mention Brophy and the discount when you book your reservation or drop in. More information
Drop in next week!
If you’re a foodie, you’ll love his Facebook page! POSH on Facebook