Alumni Updates Winter 2016

Dave Netz (V) is currently COO for the Dundee Hills Group, a global marketing communications agency, representing technology leaders in the media entertainment industry. As a volunteer, Dave has also been very active in economic development and urban planning efforts in Denver, most recently leading citizen planning for Stapleton, the former airport and the largest sustainable redevelopment project in the US.  If you are interested, he was recently profiled in a local newspaper at

Three years after returning to the Washington, D.C. area after a decade practicing law in Frankfurt, Jim Black (XIII) is enjoying virtually everything about life back in the States — high school football games on Friday nights (to watch his son play in the marching band), weekend soccer tournaments with his daughter and lots of sun (even in the winter, when Frankfurt tends to be gray and damp). Jim recently joined the law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP in its D.C. office, where he continues to focus on advising German and Austrian companies on their M&A deals and other matters in the United States. He is still in touch with several of his fellow Bosch XIII’ers and regularly encounters Boschies from other years, both in the United States and in Germany.


Jim Black on a visit with an old friend in Dresden

Scott Zuercher (XXV) and his family recently moved from Amsterdam to Munich to work the Director of Business Development at TransPerfect.

Clare Waldmann (XXXI) and her husband Ole are excited to announce the arrival of their son, Kai Nicolas, who was born on September 8th in Berlin. They are looking forward to him joining all the other Bosch XXXI babies in a future cohort.


John Fanning (XIV) is the Director of College Initiatives at Aspire Public Schools in Oakland, California.

2016 was an eventful year for Seth Oppenheim (XXI).  In January, he moved from the FBI Office of the General Counsel to the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of International Affairs, where he is responsible for mutual legal assistance matters between the United States and Germany.  In November, he received an Attorney General’s Award from Attorney General Loretta Lynch for his role in helping to represent the United States in negotiations with the European Union to successfully conclude a data protection and privacy agreement.  Additionally, Seth was married in October in Washington, DC.  He and his new wife, Kasey, have plans to visit Berlin, the site of his Bosch stages, in May 2017.

Keith Allen’s (XVIII) manuscript, Interrogation Nation, was recently accepted for publication.


Keith Allen’s new manuscript

Gayle Lemmon (XVIII) did a two-part series for PBS NewsHour on child and forced marriage in America. She also interviewed former Defense Sec Bill Perry for RAND Corporation’s Politics Aside event.

Michele Woonacott (XXI), is posted to the U.S. Consulate in Melbourne, Australia, where she is the Political and Economic Officer with the U.S. Department of State. Michele, her husband Richard and son William (3), will be in Australia until June 2018. She would love to hear from any Boschies who are traveling or working Down Under

From Tony Ganzer (XXVI): “I’m still the afternoon host for Cleveland’s NPR station, surviving long hours connected to the Republican National Convention, hosting election night coverage, and celebrating the NBA champion Cavaliers.  One of my big projects in Cleveland has focused on community-police relations after high-profile police shootings.  My hour special “Our Land” has won a number of awards this year, check it out: or on ITunes. I continue to moderate monthly community discussions on global affairs, including one broadcast on C-SPAN: My wife Katie and I are still raising our children (4 and 7) to speak German, with hopes of returning to Europe someday.”

The refugee resettlement research Carrie Mann (XV) has been working on will continue into the spring semester 2017 with Professor Laurance and the Middlebury Institute of International Studies graduate students. They will continue to work with the International Rescue Committee in Sacramento – the office now resettling the highest number of refugees in the US – to refine the food secure resettlement evaluation tools they have developed, and to incorporate the latest technology such as GIS mapping and smart phone surveys. See more here: And they held a successful Transatlantic Refugee Resettlement Network Round Table on November 4th in San Francisco. For highlights see:

Paul Glader (XXVIII) has been named residency director of the business reporting program of the Dow Jones News Fund. He selects the top 26 business journalism students from among more than 100 applicants from around the U.S. for paid Summer business reporting internships. He will run two weeks of training programs for the students at NYU in May and June. Paul Glader and The King’s College, where he is an associate professor, became the first U.S. secondary educational institution to partner with German business news giant Handelsblatt, which since 2014 has been strategically expanding its business news offerings into the English language.

Dr. Robert J. Devine III) and his wife Gleceria attended the Capitulo Generale of the House of Savoy Orders in Rome from October 6-13. The event began on Friday with the American Delegation dinner at the Reale Circolo Canottieri Tevere Remo, one of the oldest and most renowned rowing and sailing clubs in Lazio. The late King Umberto II was one of the club’s presidents and it is still visited by his great great grandson HRH Prince Victor Emmanuel of Savoy. His Eminence Cardinal James Harvey was the guest of honor who shared personal reflections on his life as Prefect of the Papal Household under St. Pope John Paul II. Read more at


Robert Devine on his trip to Rome




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