Benin, Botswana, Dominica, Ghana, Senegal
By JoAnna Haugen on Friday, August 20th, 2010
Charlie Loesel (91-93) recently released his debut album, Westfalia. There are eight tracks on the album informed by a variety of blues and folk styles. Loesel has worked a variety of jobs over the years, but he is now devoting himself to music and touring full time. He will be touring the East Coast at the end of September.
William A. Jeffers recently assumed the position of deputy coordinator for the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization. In this role, he will assist the coordinator with building and maintaining the Civilian Response Corps to drive reconstruction and stabilization efforts in areas of conflict around the world. Jeffers has spent 26 years with USAID in a variety of posts. He also spent five years as a mission director in Croatia. Jeffers holds a bachelor’s degree from California State University and a master’s degree from Columbia University.
Campus Advantage has promoted Scott Duckett (92-93) to chief business development officer and executive vice president. In this position, he will oversee Campus Advantage’s business development, market strategy and investor services. Prior to his promotion, Duckett was the senior vice president of professional services. He has a bachelor’s degree from Oregon State University and a master’s degree from Portland State University.
John G. Walsh recently became the acting comptroller of the currency for the U.S. Treasury. Prior to this position, Walsh was the chief of staff and public affairs for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, a position he assumed in October 2005. He also worked for the Group of 30, served on the Senate Banking Committee, was an international economist for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, served with the Office of Management and Budget and worked with the Mutual Broadcasting System. Walsh has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame and a master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Melanie Sumner (88-90) recently released her second novel, The Ghost of Milagro Creek. She is also the author of The School of Beauty and Charm and Polite Society, a collection of stories inspired by her time as a Peace Corps volunteer.