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News and Notes from Rice Business Alumni

1982

Pam Reiland ’82
Pam began her term as chair of the board of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, a $20 million per year reproductive health not-for-profit organization that operates six health centers in the Greater Houston area and two in Louisiana. She is at the forefront of conflicts involving women’s health both in the Gulf Coast area and nationally.

1983

George Brooks ’83
Forty-one years ago, during George’s graduation at Rice Business, he concealed a golf club in his gown (a rugged-looking driver). After receiving his diploma and a handshake, he unexpectedly produced the club and waved it around in celebration. After a career of staff positions in finance, George transitioned to working for the U.S. State Department. He spent three years in Kuwait City and Helmand Province, Afghanistan, where his responsibilities involved supporting economic development and providing financial assistance to the Afghan business community. Since returning stateside, George has helped 20 or so Afghan workers receive special visa status. His best and hardest work was six years with Verizon Wireless analyzing international telephone traffic. Retiring in 2019, George now fills his days and weeks with volunteer work at the Grand Lodge of Florida Freemasons. Correspondence welcome! GBrooks9@Outlook.com

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George Brooks

1991

Susan Harrison ’91
Susan has been living in the St. Louis area since 2019 and leading United Methodist Churches for 20 years (with some contract accounting work). She is ready to retire from the UMC and looking to get back into accounting part time, contract or full time, remote or in the St. Louis area.

1992

Tarig Anani ’92
Tarig moved to Dallas a year ago and is now a partner and head of the corporate transactions department at McCathern Law Firm.

2002

Ted Dimitry ’02
In addition to being the energy and marine practice leader at Higginbotham in Houston, Ted is now a managing director of the firm.

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Ted Dimitry

2003

Nathan Byman ’03

Wolfram Manufacturing, the company Nathan founded and runs with his wife and fellow alum Deirdre ‘99, expanded into a new 30,000-square-foot facility in Austin, TX. Wolfram has three synergistic business lines — contract manufacturing, manufacturing consulting around feedback controls systems/automation, and software to enable extremely high specific productivity in machine shops. The company is at the forefront of ML/AI in manufacturing, and Nathan always keeps the door open to friends!

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Nathan Byman

2004

Nat Kreamer ’04
Happy 20th, Class of 2004! Gil Whitaker used to say, “You can’t overwork an MBA.” Since graduation, Nat fought in Afghanistan with the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), founded and led SunRun (NASDAQ: RUN), now the second largest solar company by megawatts, chaired the U.S. solar industry trade association, and secured more than $100B in government incentives for clean energy and EV transportation. He now has a private equity portfolio where he is on the board of Highland Electric Fleets, executive chairman of AMP, a leading AI-robotics waste company, and partner at HDM Renewable Finance, among other investments. Nat is also on the board of the Energy and Sustainability Institute at Northwestern, where he helped start the school’s master‘s program on the topic. A great family, a half a dozen companies, a few nonprofit boards and enjoying California living keep him fully occupied.

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Nat Kreamer

2009

Henry Richardson ’09
Henry is excited to share that his organization, DEFINE, a health and wellbeing studio that expanded to 24 studios across the USA and Dubai, is now opening a brand new concept in Houston. DEFINE is joining forces with a multifamily developer here, and they are set to open Houston’s first wellbeing-focused apartment complex. They will be offering a variety of online and in- person focused services, including fitness, cooking classes, meditation and positive psychology seminars to residents. The website is www.defineliving.com, and you can follow what Henry is up to on his Instagram @define.henry or @definelivingwell. Feel free to reach out via phone or email: 917-686-3558 or henry@definebody.com.

2011

Susan Rudolph ’11
With nearly 15 years of experience at Phillips 66, Shell and Calpine, Susan is joining Braven Environmental as director of commercial business development. Braven is a leading pyrolysis-based technology provider in the advanced recycling sector, where it is converting mixed-waste plastics into feedstock for the production of new plastics.

Brandi Wade ’11
On Sept. 22, 2023, Brandi and Wil, along with big sister Soraya, welcomed Dane Lewis Wade to their family.

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Brandi Wade

2018

Amanda Haywood ’18
Amanda and her husband just opened up their very own business, Optimal Spine and Sports Medicine, a chiropractic office in the Heights. None of this would be possible without the amazing education Amanda received at Rice during her MBA that gave them the tools to get started. Amanda and her husband are very thankful for the endless opportunities their education, especially her MBA, has provided.

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Amanda Haywood

2020

Daniel Ramsay ’20
Daniel is continuing to grow Core Group Consulting with frequent trips to Guyana. He has started a new company, Ocean Ridge Litigation Support, to provide expert witness and consulting to law firms.

2023

Will Cunningham ’23
Will and his wife, Megan, are expecting their first baby boy in mid-March 2024.

Jason Fang ’23

Jason and his wife, Max, welcomed their second child, Madison Claire Fang, on Oct. 25. She weighed 7 pounds, 12 ounces, and measured 19 inches. She’s excited to be a little Owl, to come on campus and attend Partios. Jason also started his new job at Chevron in the Finance and Commercial MBA Program and is happy to connect with any Owls at Chevron.

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Jason Fang

William Pahl ’23
In December 2023, William was promoted to head of Xome’s AI/ML product management.

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William Pahl

William Lawson Massey, III
April 13, 1970 — October 23, 2023
William Lawson Massey, III, 53, of El Paso, Texas, passed away on October 23, 2023.

Born in El Paso, Lawson grew up all over Texas and graduated from high school in Sulphur Springs. After, he graduated from Texas State University in San Marcos.

Lawson was a loving father, husband and brother; he was a devoted family man. He was a proud member of the Boy Scouts with his son William. He was an avid reader, captivating storyteller and golf aficionado. Lawson was devoted to service; he was on the Board of the Houston ISD Foundation and was an active member of his community. Lawson recently enrolled in the Rice University Executive MBA program, which invigorated his love of learning. He never met a stranger and was quick to help anyone in need. He was larger than life and loved unconditionally. He adored his family and friends.

To read Lawson’s full obituary, please visit: www.emken-linton.com/obituaries/william-massey-iii

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William Lawson Massey, III

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