Kellogg Magazine  |  Fall/Winter 2015




Scott Ableman is CMO at The Teaching Company, which produces and distributes The Great Courses, college-level audio and video courses. He and wife Debbie, son Ethan and daughter Hannah travelled to Lisbon, where Scott racked up lots of steps on his Fitbit.

Mariellen (Sullivan) Carpenter and husband, Noble, are still living in the New York area. Mariellen is working in residential real estate in New York City and Lower Westchester for Olshan Group LLC, and is always open to referrals. Noble is working in commercial real estate as the president of capital markets for Americas at DTZ, a global commercial real estate company. She has four children. The oldest graduated from college and is working in NYC, the middle two are in college, and the youngest is a freshman in high school.

Gary Cohen spent three years as president and CEO of Timex, but he recently left the position to become CEO at Qualitor Automotive Inc. He’s based out of Connecticut and often jets to Florida and Ohio.

These days Steve Langer is at Sears Holdings, gaining experience in e-commerce product development. Steve has enjoyed owning a piece of code, rather than a cell phone as a product, and gets a real kick out of seeing something worth changing, making the change, pressing “go,” and there it is for the public to enjoy in two minutes. He enjoys the instant gratification, and hopefully, business.

After battling a cancer growth on his heart through many rounds of chemo and surgery, Amy (Wahlert) Principi’s son, Nick, is now five months cancer free.

Debbie Rechter is managing director, co-head U.S. Investor Sales, Fixed Income, Currencies and Commodities at BMO Capital Markets. She’s enjoying life in Chicago with her husband, Fred, and three daughters. The twins are in college, and one child is in high school.