Kuni Shimoji ’13. Kuni is an Associate at Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC)’s Japan office working in the Financial Services team, providing strategic and management advice for public and private financial institutions.  He previously worked for the National Bureau of Asian Research and National Geographic.

Tucker Mithuen ’13. Works at Ally Financial as an Account Specialist for the Special Handling Division in the Cities.

Matt Reubendale ’06. After graduating in 2006 and he spent 3.5 years working for Apple, using analytics to improve its business. He has now joined a growing technology company called Alegeus, which provides a platform for Consumer Directed Healthcare plans like HSAs and FSAs, where he is the Senior Director of Core Accounts. He leads a team that consults with healthcare plan administrators to grow their businesses.

Dr. Erik Hokenstad ’07. Graduated medical school in 2011 from the University of North Dakota School of Medicine. He then completed a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester Minnesota in 2015. He is currently an Associate Consultant in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Mayo Clinic. In 2016 he began a three year fellowship in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery at Mayo Clinic. 

Jack Cummings ’18. After graduating in 2018, accepted a position at Cushman and Wakefield, an international commercial real estate brokerage firm. A year and a half later, he left his job there and joined Nova Group, GBC, an international commercial real estate consulting firm. Jack works with lenders and institutional investors in the commercial real estate industry; he runs Nova Group’s business development in New York City. Recently he has helped develop Nova Group’s ESG Advisory Services. He works with his clients to help them identify and mitigate climate risk, reduce carbon emissions, and make their commercial real estate assets more energy efficient.

Mary Baumgard ’13. Mary graduated in 2013 and currently lives in New York, NY. She works as the Email Marketing Manager for Skillshare, an ed-tech start-up focused on helping people connect with their creativity and build creative skills. Prior to Skillshare, Mary worked in Washington, DC for several years as a digital fundraising strategist for Democratic campaigns and causes.

Bridget Barry ’15. After graduating in 2015, Bridget lives in Kansas City and is working in the fundraising sector of an international development nonprofit. She recently finished her MBA and has started interviewing for positions at local companies in communications/marketing roles.

Beth Richmond ’16. Beth graduated in 2016, and then attended UW-Madison for her masters in Urban and Regional Planning. She graduated with her masters in 2018 and moved back to Minnesota to start her career. Since then, she has been working as a planner at a private planning and landscape architecture firm, Hoisington Koegler Group, Inc (HKGi), for just over 2.5 years. They are based in Minneapolis but do work with a variety of municipal and private clients throughout the Twin Cities metro and the Midwest region. She splits her time between daily planning case work and project-based work such as creating comprehensive plans and completing zoning code rewrites.

Alexa (Bollig) Lambert ’14 Since graduating from CSB/SJU in 2014, Alexa obtained her Project Management Professional (PMP) certification and have found a career that she is very passionate about. She is currently a Project Manager at RSM US LLP providing support to the Minneapolis Office Managing Partner & Leadership Team.

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