Dudley ’64 and Judy Burgess receive William D. Barth award in recognition of service

Dudley and Judy Burgess were honored with the 33rd annual William D. Barth Award from Tri-City Family Services.  They were recognized for the significant and positive impact they have had through community service in the central Kane County area.

“Judy has always been a volunteer, and I had a corporate career, so she always followed me around,” said Dudley, a retired vice president of government affairs at AT&T. “After I retired, she got me involved at TriCity Family Services”, Dudley said.

But Judy claims it was Dudley who brought his expertise to the agency when he helped launch a quality control committee and program dedicated to continuous improvement, one that would help it through the national accreditation process. “The agency needed someone who understood quality control, and Dudley worked in that area at AT&T,” Judy said. “It was a natural.”

TriCity Family Services established the Barth Award in 1985 to honor William D. Barth, a founder of the agency and a dedicated community leader.

Click here to learn more about the work Dudley and Judy have been doing in their community.

Kevin Chavous ’78 Named K12 Inc. President of Academics, Policy, and Schools

K12 Inc., a technology-based education company and leading provider of proprietary curriculum and online school programs for students in pre-K through high school, has announced that national education reform advocate Kevin Chavous has been named the company’s President of Academics, Policy, and Schools.

 A 1978 graduate of Wabash, Kevin is a noted education reform leader and innovator with a well-chronicled track record of empowering families with education choice, and driving change and opportunity for children of all backgrounds and circumstances.

 Click here for more information about Kevin and K12 Inc.


Jacob Bradley ’01 Named Partner at Quarles & Brady

The national law firm of Quarles & Brady LLP announced that Jacob Bradley ’01 has been named a partner, effective October 1, 2017.

 Jake joined the firm in January 2015 in the Litigation & Dispute Resolution Practice Group. He represents a diverse range of clients in the areas of commercial litigation, appellate litigation, and white collar criminal defense.   You can read more about Jake at

 Congratulations, Jake!


Taimur Baig ’94 Joins DBS as Chief Economist

DBS Bank has announced Taimur Baig ’94 will be joining the bank as Chief Economist and Managing Director for Group Research. He previously worked with Singapore Monetary Authority, Deutsche Bank Asia, and the IMF.  Taimur’s areas of specialty include international finance, macro risk spillover, exchange rate and fixed income analytics and forecasting.

Taimur earned a PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  The Economic Times

Terry Sweeney ’85 Named President and CEO of Downtown Lexington Partnership

Terry Sweeney ’85 has been named president and chief executive officer of the Downtown Lexington Partnership, a consolidation of the Downtown Lexington Corporation and the Lexington Downtown Development Authority. He currently serves as director of the Corpus Christi Downtown Management District in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Terry begins his new position December 4, 2017.

The Lexington Herald Leader

Josh Minkler ’85 Confirmed as U.S. Attorney

Josh Minkler ’85 was confirmed unanimously to serve as U.S. Attorney in the Southern District of Indiana. Senators Joe Donnelly and Todd Young released the following statement:

 “Josh has served in the U.S. Attorney’s office for more than 20 years and has earned a reputation as a tough prosecutor, who has a heart for the communities he serves. His unanimous confirmation is evidence that he has garnered respect from both sides of the aisle.”

 Josh has served as the interim U.S. Attorney since June 2015. Prior to that, he served 21 years as Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Southern District. Following his 1985 graduation from Wabash, the Muncie native earned his J.D. from Indiana University Maurer School of Law.