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Paul Kandel writes, “I find it very hard to believe that it has been 20 years since we graduated from Columbia. Key highlights: 1989, married Emily Kaplan; 1992, Allison Charlotte Kandel born; 1994, moved to Scarsdale, NY; 1995, Elizabeth Margo “Libby” Kandel born. After graduating from Columbia, I went back to work at Bankers Trust, this time in the private bank, where I was an equity analyst responsible for making investment decisions in the areas of telecommunications and technology. In 1992, I moved to Ark Asset Management, and in 1994, to Dreyfus. In 1996, I was given the chance to manage money, and I was a comanager of several small and midcap funds. In 2006, I moved over to Sentinel Asset Management, where I am managing the Sentinel Midcap Growth Fund and I soon will also be managing a socially responsible fund. Emily has been running her own interior-design firm for the past 10 years with a partner. They specialize in residential interiors and have clients throughout New York, Connecticut and New Jersey. Allison turned 16, got her driver’s license and is spending the spring semester of her 10 grade in a great program in Israel. Libby is in 7 grade, and now she and her sister will be on the same campus for school, which makes logistics much easier for everyone. When not at work or playing the role of chauffer, I can be found cheering on the Yankees, playing poker and enjoying theater and movies.”
Dane Hudson writes, “The Hudson family now comprises Dane, Melinda, Sophie (17), Emily (15) and Paige (12). Since I left Columbia 20 years ago, Melinda and I have had 7 international moves and 14 home moves—some say our family was simply “born to pack!“ Two years ago we moved from Dallas, Tex., back home to Sydney, Australia. In terms of work, I am now CEO for one of Australia’s largest wine companies, Australian Vintage Limited, a publicly listed company on the Australian Stock Exchange. Previously, I worked for 12 years with Yum Restaurants, brand owner for KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell, with roles in Australia, South Africa and the United States. Although I loved all the tastings with Yum Restaurants, it has got even better since joining the wine industry!”
Andrew Kligerman lives in Rye, N.Y., with his wife, June, and two sons, Milan and Jackson. He is a managing director in equity research at UBS. For the second year in a row, Andrew was ranked first in Institutional Investor for his research in the life insurance sector. He finds it hard to believe that it has been 20 years since graduation and looks forward to the class reunion.
Maria Eugenia Alvarez