Success Over the Years

Many of our alumni go on to have successful careers in a variety of fields

From actors and artists to astronauts and politicians, learn more about some of Webster’s most notable alumni.

200,000+
Alumni and growing

 

Webster Alumni - Actors and married couple Kevin Earley and Julie Ann Emery, who met while both attending Webster, were among the guests at the Conservatory's 50th Anniversary Alumni Barbeque.

Notable Alumni - International television star Jenifer Lewis stays engaged with our Webster community, appearing at various events at her hometown campus in St. Louis.

Notable Alumni - Golden Globe Award winner and four-time Academy Award nominee Marsha Mason stays connected to Webster through the arts.

Notable Alumni - Actor and singer Nathan Lee Graham was also among the notable guests at the Conservatory's 50th Anniversary Alumni Barbeque.

Notable Alumni

Actors

  • Ronald J. Bohmer BFA '83, Starred as Phantom in "The Phantom of the Opera," Alex in "Aspects of Love," Enjolras in "Les Miserables"; Career spanning over twenty years in Broadway Productions
  • Norbert  Butz BFA '90, Starred as Roger in "RENT" on Broadway, two time Tony award winner
  • Rocky Carroll BFA '85, Tony Award nominated and Two-time SAG Award winning actor
  • Daniel Gilvezan BA '72, Voice actor of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series "Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends" and Autobot Bumblebee in the original "Transformers" series
  • Adam J. Hart BFA '00, SAG award-winning Stunt Man who has doubled for Christian Bale, Ryan Gosling and Jim Carrey
  • Jenifer J. Lewis BA '79, American actress, comedian, skydiver, puppeteer, and singer
  • Doan MacKenzie BFA '95, Actor, Original Cast Member of "The King and I" Broadway production
  • Marsha Mason BA '64, a four-time Academy Award nominee/Actress
  • Danny McCarthy BFA '92, Actor, stage film and television, perhaps best known as Special Agent Hale in FOX's hit series "Prison Break"
  • Rob Riggle MA '97, Actor, comedian, retired United States Marine Corps Reserve officer; Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" from 2006-2008; cast member on "Saturday Night Live" from 2004-2005; since September 2012, provides comedy for Fox NFL Sunday.
  • Jeffrey Sams BFA '90, Actor, "Waiting to Exhale"
  • Dana Snyder BFA '96, Voice actor for Master Shake on "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and Granny Cuyler on "Squidbillies"
  • Chambers Stevens BFA '86, Emmy-nominated Actor, Author, Acting Coach, Founder of The Nashville Shakespeare Festival and Playwright
  • Katy Sullivan BFA '02, Actress and member of the U.S. Paralympic Team
  • Matt Vogel BFA '93, Puppeteer and voice of Kermit the Frog

Art/Design/Architecture

  • Fred Biermann MBA '11, Preconstruction Director, Alberici Constructors, Member of the Saint Louis Business Journal's 2012 "40 Under 40" Class
  • Matt Kindt BA '95, Comic book writer, author and graphic designer
  • Alexander Mishory BA '71, PhD, Israeli art historian (The City University of New York), art critic (Haaretz), curator of exhibitions, expert in European and Israeli art, professor of Bezalel Academy (Israel), Hunter College (New York), Rice University (Houston), University of Tennessee, laureate of Ish Shalom Prize (Israel, 2001).
  • Fatenn Mostafa BA '88, Founder, ArtTalks | Egypt, a Cairo-based art space dedicated to showcasing and promoting Egyptian modern and contemporary art
  • Janice Nesser-Chu MA '98, Awarded the President's Art and Activism Award by the Women's Caucus for Art
  • Christopher J. Pagano MA '82, Owner, Pagano Development; and Board Member, National Foundation of Ectodermal Dysplasia
  • Nicole Timonier '85 MA '87, Founder, Evergreene Studio
  • Dana M. Turkovic BFA '98, Curator of Exhibitions, Laumeier Sculpture Park
  • Darrell Willson MA '77, Administrator of The National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Authors/Publishers/Writers

  • William J. Broad BA '73, Science journalist and senior writer at The New York Times (shared two Pulitzer Prizes with his colleagues, as well as an Emmy Award and a DuPont Award)
  • Jan S. Greenberg MAT '73, Author of dozens of books, most recently children's literature on famous contemporary American artists with coauthor Sandra Jordan
  • Charles Guenther* BA '73, Poet; His book, "Phrase/Paraphrase," was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in Poetry.
  • Travis Mossotti BA '05, Poet, educator, copywriter, and editor who was awarded the 2011 May Swenson Poetry Award
  • Nancy Powers Pritchard BA '93, Owner, Wiseacre LLC, Former Marketing and Communications Director, Moneta Group; Freelance writer; Winner of St. Louis-wide poetry competition

Music

  • Tova Braitberg BA '07, Concertmaster, The Muny
  • Justin Branum BM '07 MM '10, fiddler, mandolinist, and guitarist who has won the 2010 Grand Master Fiddler Championship, 2010 Tennessee State Fiddle Championship, 2010 Gone to Texas Fiddle Championship, and the 2008 National Young Adult Fiddle Championship.
  • Ellen Foley '74, Singer and Actress who has appeared on Broadway and television, but is best known for singing the duet with Meat Loaf on the hit single "Paradise by the Dashboard Light" from the 1977 album Bat out of Hell. 
  • Elizabeth L. Gerberding Slemp BM '06, Harpist, performs with the central Florida symphonies, the Disney World Orchestra and for Victoria and Albert's restaurant at Walt Disney World
  • Jennifer Johnson Cano BM '06, Award-winning Mezzo Soprano,performs at The Metropolitan Opera and The Cleveland Orchestra, and has appeared with such esteemed orchestras as the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, San Francisco, Pittsburgh, Baltimore and Utah Symphonies and Orchestra of St. Luke's
  • Douglas Major BM '78, Composer and concert artist who has performed for several U.S. Presidents and foreign heads-of-state as organist of the renowned Washington National Cathedral; a world-traveling recitalist, Doug focuses today on concert work on both organ and piano
  • Peter Mayer '80, Vocalist, guitarist and composer who has performed for many years in Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, and with others including James Taylor, Mac McAnally, Sonny Landreth, Don Henley and others
  • Erin Bode Rodway BA '03, Singer/songwriter, Erin Bode Group
  • John Zorn '74, Composer, Recipient of MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grant"  and American Academy of Arts and Letter 2012 Arts and Letters Awards in Music

Production

  • Diana Bibee BFA '06, Senior Production Designer, Walt Disney Imagineering
  • Aaron J. Black BFA '94, Lighting and Set Designer, Summit Entertainment Group
  • Michelle Bossy BA '02, Film and theater director, Co-Founder and Artistic Director of Plum Productions, teaches acting and playwriting for the Einhorn School of Performing Arts (ESPA) and directing for Syracuse University's Tepper Semester
  • Blake T. Burba BFA '92, 1996 Tony Award Nominee for Best Lighting Design for outstanding lighting design of a play or musical, "RENT"
  • Carol J. Colligan BA '70, MA '77, Former production assistant for Andy Rooney and a member of Harry Reasoner's News Unit, and Former Executive Director for Young Audiences of St. Louis
  • Benton Delinger BFA '86, Principal at TheatreDNA and Principal Consultant, Theatre Projects Consultants
  • Mary Alice Dwyer-Dobbin BA '63, Former Executive Producer and Production Manager on multiple TV Series
  • Jay M. Heiserman BFA '01, Emmy Award winning Production Designer and Art Director for Television, Theatre and Live Events
  • Carrie Houk '74, Casting Director in St. Louis
  • Seth T. Jackson BFA '93, Lead Designed, Visioneering, Inc., and Adjunct Faculty for Design, Webster University; designed lighting and scenery for Jason Mraz, Hilary Duff, Barry Manilow, Carrie Underwood and more
  • Leah Latham BA '10, Production Supervisor, Walt Disney Animation Studios
  • Carey Lawless BFA '80, MBA '16, Production Supervisor, Ford's Theater, and Former Managing Director, Hammerstein School of Arts
  • Vivien Leone BA '78, Theatrical Lighting Designer on Broadway including "The Bridges Of Madison County," "Spiderman," "Spamalot," "The Phantom Of The Opera," "Titanic," and more
  • Joan Lipkin BA '75, Producing Artistic Director, That Uppity Theatre Company
  • Steven J. Meyer BA '99, 3D Character Animator, Dreamworks
  • Michael G. Murphy BFA '84, Managing Director, The Old Globe Theatre, former Managing Director of Austin Lyric Opera in Austin, Texas and Director of Administration of the San Diego Opera
  • Cecilia A. Nadal MA '75, Founder, Gitana Productions, and Former CEO, Productive Futures Inc.
  • Christine C. Peters BFA '00, Set Designer, "Book of Mormon"
  • Nina Reed BFA '89, Costume Designer, Circus Flora, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, and in numerous college theatrical and dance productions and former dancer in the Atlanta Ballet.
  • Cody Renard Richard BFA '10, Assistant Stage Manager for Hamilton and Stage Manager on NCB's Hairspray Live!
  • Patrick L. Rooney BA '00, Film Maker, MSK Productions; Produced independent film "Streetballers" in 2009
  • Derrick Rutledge BA '83, Celebrity stylist and makeup artist, singer and entrepreneur, most notably makeup artist to Oprah Winfrey and First Lady Michelle Obama.
  • Elise A. Sandell BFA '97, Stage Director, has worked extensively as an assistant director with such companies as San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Co. of Philadelphia, Dallas Opera, Utah Symphony and Opera, Central City Opera, San Diego Opera, Portland Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, and Opera Theatre of St. Louis.
  • Master Sgt. Michael Sandknop BA '89, Filmmaker, Producer and Director of documentaries, television shows and commercials, and Bronze Star recipient.
  • Sean S. Skeehan BFA '87, Executive Director, Grand Theater Foundation
  • Mike Steinberg BA '94 MA '97, Executive Director, International Wildlife Film Festival and Roxy Film Academy, and former director of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival from 2008-2013. 
  • Nicholas M. Meyer BA '09, Unit Manager, Nickelodeon Animation Studio and Former Production Manager, MTV Networks
  • Michael "Paca" Thomas '73, Sound Designer specializing in Animation Sound for which he has won five Emmy awards plus over a dozen nominations for MPSE Golden Reel Awards while working with Disney, Universal Studios, Sony and DreamWorks among others.
  • Christopher M. Windom BFA '95, Director, Choreographer, and award-winning Actor, the Associate Director for the national tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

 

  • Josh Fleming (2015-17), Major League Baseball pitcher, pitched in the World Series for the Tampa Bay Rays.
  • Susan Perabo BA '89, the first woman to play on an NCAA baseball team earning her a plaque in the Baseball Hall of Fame
  • Tony Reed BA '78, Co-founder, the National Black Marathoners Association and the first African-American in the world to complete marathons on all seven continents (2007).
  • Tony Richardson MBA '04, Former NFL player (1995-2010), 2016 inductee into the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame, three-time Pro Bowler, a two-time winner of the Ed Block Courage Award, and the 2010 "Whizzer" White NFL Man of the Year and the Walter Payton Award winner

Business

  • Thomas J. Aikens MBA '93, Executive Vice President, Leidos Health
  • Joan Albeck MA '99, Chief Technology Officer, Scottrade and named to Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leaders in 2014
  • Cindy R. Cavanaugh BA '92, BS '99, MA '10, MBA '12, Quality Assurance Manager, Scottrade
  • Alfonso J. Cervantes BA '76, Chairman and CEO, Senior Lifestyle Associates
  • Richard R. Cordell MA '94, President, Techworks Software Inc
  • Marti Cortez BA '94, Head of Customer Care, Missouri Customer Operations, Ameren
  • Daniel J. Coughlin MAT '95, President, Coughlin Company
  • Victor G. De Leon MBA '99, CEO Strategic Global Partnerships and Brand & Product Penetration, Triton Duro Power Systems, and Former VP Global Sales, Clipper Windpower LLC
  • Eugene DeFelice MBA '94, Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Rackspace, and Former Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Barnes & Noble
  • Darlene Elder BA '93, Chief Human Resource Bear, Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • Michelle T. Esswein MBA '93, Founder, President and CEO, Winning Women; Recipient, 1997 Small Business Administration Young Entrepreneur Special Recognition Award; Named to the RCGA Board of Directors, member of the hockey committee of the St. Louis Sports Commission, officer of Fashion Group International, board member of the South County Chamber of Commerce and named by the Small Business Administration (SBA) to the National Women's Business Council
  • James W. Faircloth MA '95, Director of National Sales, Optel
  • Katrina Garnett MA '85, Managing Director, Garnett Ventures (featured twice on the cover of Forbes magazine)
  • Amanda K. Gioia MA '97, Vice President/Senior Business Leader Communications, Mastercard
  • Martha M. Harris MA '95, CEO Emeritus, Man-Machine Stystems Assessment (MSA), and Former Executive Vice President, MSA
  • Debra Hellweg MBA '01, Vice President of Operations, Reliv Intl.
  • Gary M. Hollingsworth MA '82, President and CEO, AccuPay, and Former Vice President, Private Brands Coffee & Tea Company, and Former National Sales Manager, Stock Full O'Nuts, and Former Executive Vice President, Inlink Communications
  • Paul N. Janelle MBA '92, President Director of PT HM Sampoerna Tbk. an affiliate of Philip Morris International
  • Donald P. Lantz MA '81, Owner, IPC International Corporation, and Former Executive Vice President, IPC International Corporation
  • Dean Markham MBA '00, President, Hidden Water, Inc.
  • Ann W. Marr BA '07, Vice President, Human Resources, World Wide Technology, Inc.
  • Monica Y. Moman-Saunders MBA '93, Manager of Contracts Services, Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utlities Company (LG&E & KU)
  • Valerie E. Patton MA '82, Vice President and Executive Director, St. Louis Business Diversity Initiative, and Former Vice President, Bank of America
  • Courtney Rembert MA '05, PHR, SHRM-CP, Human Resources Generalist, Cox Enterprises, former Head of Human Resources at Jackson Spalding
  • Sandra Rodarte MA '97, MBA '03, Vice President and COO, IntegraNet Inc
  • Brad D. Schu MA '93, MBA '96, Business Group Director, Land O Lakes Purina Feed, and Former Lifestyle Business Group Director, Purina Mills
  • Romaine Seguin MBA '96, President of Americas Region, United Parcel Service, Inc.
  • Lester H. Siter MBA '92, Managing Partner and President, Siter-Neubauer & Associates, and Former VP Administrator, Harris Methodist Hospital
  • Allen Spivey MA '91, Director, Corporate Engineering, AGL Resources
  • Kelly Terrien MBA '01, President and Chief Executive Officer, Summit Technical Solutions, LLC
  • Anthony "Tony" Thompson MBA '88, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Kwame Building Group, Inc.
  • Paul R. Van Dillen MA '83, President and COO, PCI Staffing Solutions Inc., and Former Director of Recruitment and Account Management, PC Innovators, and Former Director of Maritz Performance Improvement Company, Maritz
  • Jim Voss MA '00, President and CEO, VECTRA (formerly OM Group) and former Executive Vice President - Chief Operating Officer, Solutia Inc.
  • Ray A. Whitehead MA '92, Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning, General Dynamics
  • David Washington MBA '02, President/CEO, Washington and Company, and recipient of a 2012 Ten Outstanding Young Americans (TOYA) award, one of the oldest and most prestigious awards in the country given to people who exemplify immense accomplishment and/or leadership in the community.
  • Deb Yost '95 MA '99, Vice President, Human Resources, Laird Technologies

Business - Entertainment and Travel

  • Donald "Doug" Burkhalter BA '91, Senior Vice President Lady Luck Operations, Isle of Capri Casino
  • Amanda Farrar BA '00, Co Owner at FarToys Collectibles and Former Executive Director, Barrel of Monkeys
  • Robyn Gordon-Peterson BA '99, Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President, Long Beach Transit
  • Randi Grossman BFA '86, Owner, Max Merchandising, which oversees the merchandise for Broadway shows such as "RENT," "Spamalot," and "Avenue Q" as well as corporate clients and events
  • Darryl Jones MBA '90, Managing Partner, D&D Concessions, Partner, JHL Concessions, and the President of TRI-TEC
  • Gordon Klemp MBA '88, Founder and President, The National Transportation Institute (formerly Signpost Inc.)
  • Charles "Chuck" F. Krugh MBA '04, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Jet Aviation St. Louis
  • Kevin Kuhlman, MBA '00, Vice President, Client Solutions, The Freeman Company, and former Executive Vice President, Live Events, LMG
  • Gail D. Logan-Strange MA '84, Senior Manager Corporate and Community Relations, Brown & Williamson Tobacco
  • William "Bill" Mudd MBA '96, President & COO at Churchill Downs Incorporated
  • Arlene Prince MA '90, Director, Business Development and Special Programs, South Carolina Department of Transportation 

Entrepreneurship

  • Laura Herring BA '70, Founder and Chairwoman, IMPACT Group
  • Samuel Hilmer BA '98, Founder and Owner, Claverach Farm; success in organic gardening and slow foods movement
  • Anthony R. Jimenez MA '99, Award-winning Founder, President, and CEO of MicroTech, a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB); recognized as one of the "Most Influential Hispanics in the Nation" by Hispanic Business Magazine, one of the "Most Powerful Minority Men in Business" by the Minority Enterprise Executive Council, and "Most Innovative Entrepreneur" by Goldman Sachs

Finance

  • Neil George, Jr. MBA '89, Managing Director, Green & Gold LLC, and former Vice President Chief International Economist, U.S. Bank

Communications

  • Terri Constant MA '90, Senior Marketing Manager, Brown-Forman Corp. of Louisville, the owners of Jack Daniel Distillery
  • Gus Hattrich BA '98, President, Paradowski Creative
  • Kerry Hayes BA '02, Director of Public Relations, Doug Carpenter & Associates, LLC, and Former Special Assistant to the Mayor, City of Memphis
  • Kelly R. Jackson BA '00, President/Marketing Strategist/Creative Director, KRJ MARKETING+ and Former Director of Marketing and Business Development, EDM Incorporated
  • Luan Tuong Nguyen BA '04, MA '14, whose three-person Vietnamese advertising team won AdAge magazine's 2011 cover design contest.
  • John K. Nickel BA '75, President, Switch Liberate Your Brand
  • Nancy Noriega MBA '02, Founder and Managing Director, Nn Marketing, Inc.
  • Margaret Polcyn MA '77, President, M.L. Polcyn and Associates and Former Executive Director, St. Louis Press Club
  • Donna Vandiver MA '80, Owner, The VandiverGroup, Inc.

Media and Journalism

  • Nicole S. Boyer BA '97, Host of "Daytime in No Time," Yahoo!
  • Gabe Bullard BA '07, Deputy Director of Digital News, National Geographic and 2015 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University
  • Todd A. Hicks BA '05, Television news Anchor/Reporter
  • Holly Korbey BFA '95, Freelance writer whose journalism and essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Medium's Bright, Brain, Child Magazine, and others, and former musical theater actress in the Broadway National Tour of the Tony-winning revival of Carousel
  • Al Wiman BA '76, retired Vice President, Public Understanding of Science, St. Louis Science Center, and former Vice President for University Communications at Webster University; he also has worked as a reporter at KSDK-TV and KMOV-TV in St. Louis as well as radio and television stations in Los Angeles and Tallahassee, Florida.

Education

  • Pamela S. Bell MA '95, CEO and President, Vatterott College
  • Kathleen Boyd-Fenger BA '84, MA '94, Head of Logos School
  • Antoinette V. Franklin MA '90, ESL/EFL Instructor, U. S. Air Force, and GED Instructor, SAISD; inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Society of Poetry
  • Jamie Hubbard BA '76, Professor of Religion and Yehan Numata Professor of Buddhist Studies Jill Ker Conway Professor of Religion and East Asian Studies, Smith College
  • Gretchen Jameson MA '10, Sr. Vice President, Strategy and University Affairs, Concordia University Wisconsin/Concordia University Ann Arbor and recipient of the 2012 Emerging Young Professional Award from the Athena Foundation for Leadership
  • Basia Najarro MBA '06, Business Director, Division of Medical Education, Washington University School of Medicine and member of the 2012 Saint Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40 Class

Military

  • General Lloyd J. Austin III, MA '89,  U.S. Secretary of Defense 
  • Brigadier Gen. Sheila R. Baxter MA '86, The first female general officer in the Army Medical Service Corps and member of the the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Hall of Fame
  • Darcella Craven BA '98 MA '00, Executive Director, Veterans Business Resource Center
  • Rear Adm. Lillian E. Fishburne MA '80, the first African American woman to become a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy
  • Col. Greg Gadson MA '01 , active duty Colonel in the United States Army and the director of the U.S. Army Fort Belvoir Garrison; bilatera
  • John W. Howerton MA '94, Inspector General, Guam National Guard
  • Christopher P. Hughes MA '96, Chief of Staff, U.S. Army, and Author
  • Lt. Col. Mike Jackson MA '81, Executive Director Emeritus of the Aviation Hall of Fame
  • Lt. Col. Marcellus Hay Jagoe MA '97, Peacekeeping Forces in Jerusalem 2001, UN
  • Rear Adm. Mary E. Landry MA '82, District Commander, United States Coast Guard (responsible for U.S. Coast Guard operations covering 26 states, more than 1,200 miles of coastline and 10,300 miles of inland waterways)
  • Gen. Mark A. Welsh III MA '87, Chief of Staff of the U.S. Air Force, the senior uniformed Air Force officer responsible for the organization, training and equipping of 660,000 active-duty, Guard, Reserve and civilian forces serving in the United States and overseas. As a member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the general and other service chiefs function as military advisers to the Secretary of Defense, National Security Council and the President.

Nonprofit

  • Kim Bouldin-Jones BA '87, Executive Director, Medical Facility Aid and former Disease Intervention/ Director of Prevention/Education, St. Louis Effort For AIDS
  • Dan Cain MA '89, Founder, Cain Consulting Group Inc., now known as Nonprofit Leadership Solutions
  • Nancy W. Cope MA '11, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity, St. Charles County
  • Cameron F. Crawford MA '94, President, South Carolina Forestry Association
  • Elizabeth M. Fitzgerald MAT '93, President, The Magic House
  • Barbara Hensley MA '74, Founder & CEO, Hope Chest for Breast Cancer
  • Kellie Ann C. Isbell MA '94, Training and Development Consultant, H.I.R.E., and Former Executive Director, Nevada Children's Center
  • Kwan-li Kladstrup BA '94, County Director, Concern Worldwide
  • Paul Kuehnert BSN '86, DNP, RN, Assistant Vice President, Program, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Ann Rivers Mack MAT '88, Partner, Team Builders, and former CEO, Trailnet, Inc.
  • Gary Michael MA '05, Curator of Birds and Conservation Chairperson, Louisville Zoological Garden
  • Sheldon Mitchell MA '96, Executive Director, Urban Ministries of Durham, and Former President and CEO, Dayton Urban League
  • Marissa Q. Paine BA '02, Principal and CEO, Painefree Coaching & Consulting Group, and Former Program Director, Boys Hope Girls Hope, and Former Executive Director, Haven of Grace
  • Mary M. Rogers BA '89, Executive Director, Sherwood Forest Camp

Public Service

  • Justin Blanford BA '99, State of IL Historic Sites Director
  • Ann Walsh Bradley BA '72, Supreme Court Justice, State of Wisconsin
  • Brandon P. Brown MA '10, Principal Consultant, Brown Rental Properties, LLC, former Candidate for United States Congress South Carolina's Fourth Congressional District and 2012 recipient of the United Negro College Fund's National Legacy Award for outstanding service to higher education
  • Dale Curtis MA '82, Chief of Police, City of Webster Groves
  • Val Demings MA '96, Former and First Female Chief of Police Orlando, FL and member of the U.S. House of Representatives FL-10
  • John Falkenbury MA '86, President and COO, USO of North Carolinia
  • Derek Boyd Hankerson MA '06, Author, Faculty, and Producer; has held four Presidential Appointments, worked for three Presidents and two Vice Presidents, has been actively engaged in government and politics for 39 years and started his career at the age of 18 on the Reagan Bush 84 Campaign in the Political Division with African Americans for Reagan Bush.
  • Angeletta McCormick Franks MA '99, Director of Office of Supplier and Workforce Diversity, State of Missouri
  • Timothy F. Noelker BA '73, General Counsel, Corporation for National & Community Service in Washington D.C., and Former Partner, Thompson Coburn LLP's Federal Practice Group
  • Joan Podleski BA '91, CCEP, CHPC, CHRC, Senior Director, Chief Privacy Officer, Children's Health System of Texas, and Former Director, Institutional Ethics & Compliance Program, Duke University and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Clinical Affairs, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Michael A. Raponi MBA '91, Inspector General, U.S. Government Printing Office
  • May Scheve Reardon MA '92, Executive Director, Missouri Lottery, and in 1990, at age 26, she became the youngest woman elected to the Missouri General Assembly when she became a state representative.
  • DuShun L. Scarbrough MBA '03, Executive Director, Arkansas Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission
  • Samman J. Thapa BA '06, Social Policy Specialist, UNICEF Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa
  • Michael Wiegand BA '92, Chief of Police, City of Eureka Missouri Police Department
  • The Honorable Susilio B. Yudhoyono MA '91, Former President of Indonesia (2004-2014)
  • Marzuki B. Zainudin MA '93, Principal Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Finance Malaysia, and Former Assistant Director, Ministry of Housing and Local Government

  • Maryanne S. Bajgrowicz MBA '92, Director of Nursing, Emergency, Trauma, EMS, Critical Care, Advocate Condell Medical Center, and Former Vice President, Patient Care Services, Presence Our Lady of the Resurrection
  • Judy Bentley BA '74 MA '88, BSN, MA, Founder, President and CEO, Community Health-In-Partnership Services

  • Ginger L. Bliss MA '06, Operations Administrator, Midwest Aortic & Vascular Institute, P.C., Principal Consultant, Bliss Health Care Advisors and former Vice President of Strategic Planning & Business Development, Carondelet Health

  • Hubert F. Bonfili MA '77, MD, Occupational Medicine Specialist, Winston-Salem, NC Practice, and Former Medical Director, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

  • Janell Cecil BSN '84, Senior vice president and chief nursing officer, University of Tennessee Medical Center

  • Col. Eileen Collins MA '89, Astronaut; first female pilot and later, commander, of the Space Shuttle

  • Angela Covey BA '87, Director, Office of Patient Experience, MedStar Washington Hospital Center

  • Col. Joe D. Dowdy MBA '95, former special operations manager in the Office of the Director at NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida

  • Dana Dye BSN '93, VP, Administrator and CEO, Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

  • Cynthia A. Finter MA '92, Consultant, and former Senior Vice President for payer strategy, innovation and operations, PeaceHealth, and Senior Vice President, Coventry Health Care

  • Alan O. Freeman MBA '93, President and Chief Executive Officer, Affinia Healthcare

  • Sidney M. Gutierrez MA '77, Astronaut and Member of the International Space Hall of Fame

  • Joseph C. Jensen MHA '08, MD, Associate Chief Medical Officer, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

  • Patti Kelley BSN '00 MSN '06, Executive Director of Nursing & Chief Nursing Officer, SSM St. Mary's Health Center

  • Brother Thomas Keusenkothen MA '80, President and Chief Executive Officer, Alexian Brothers Health System

  • Nelda Lee MA '99, The first female engineer in Flight Test Engineering for McDonnell Douglas (now retired),  and the first woman to fly the F-15 Eagle

  • Paul J. Leskovyansky MA '85, Senior Chemist, Boltaron Aviation and Specialty Products, and Former Product Development Chemist, Tiger Drylac USA, Inc.

  • Melinda "Mindy" Manley MA '09 BSN '14, Executive Director Surgery and Cardiology, SSM Health Care North Operating Group

  • Angelia Hanford Milhous BSN '98, MSN '99, Business Development and Implementation, UnitedHealthcare and Former Vice President at Amerigroup Corporation and Centene

  • Roger A. Poitras MA '94, MBA '96, President of Gulf Coast Medical Group, Ascension Health, and Former Senior Vice President of Operations, Orlando Health

  • Michael Pruett MBA '94, Founder and CEO, DYNALABS

  • Nancy Simon MA '01, BSN, NEA-BC, FACHE, Chief Nurse Executive, HCA West Florida Division and former Vice President, Patient Care Services, Baptist Health

  • Martin Spatz MBA '03, General Manager, GmbH/TEVA Pharmaceutical

  • Randy Thurman MA '76, Senior Advisor, BC Partners, and Founder, The Giving Tree Foundation, and Founder, Viasys Healthcare Inc.

  • Bonnie Woods BSN '89, MA '94, LNC, Clinical Manager of in-Patient Psychiatry at BJC Health Care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, and 2012 Salute to Excellence Health Award Recipient

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