Kellogg Magazine  |  Spring/Summer 2018




Andy Beran

Andy now has three grandchildren and spends a lot of time traveling back and forth to visit them. After 30 years, he’s decided to pursue his PhD in business, with a dissertation focused on autonomous vehicles and people with disabilities, an extension of his Phoenix-based assisted transportation company. He also mentors small business owners and entrepreneurs.

Jeff Bowles

Jeff has continued to pursue his hobby of evolution and health issues on a full-time basis, and his book about Vitamin D3 has become the best-selling book in the world on the topic. He has a new book out that claims to complete the missing half of the theory of evolution. He has been working on a website full of interesting health/evolution/aging related articles at

Luc Clarys

Since the takeover three-and-a-half years ago, Luc improved Grada Int’l and plans to transform it into its sector leader. 2015 was a difficult year with the passing of his son Arthur at the age of 22. He has become the proud grandfather of Felix, 20 months, and Capucine, 1 week old. Luc visited Joan Bolz ’84 in Silicon Valley and Angel Rodriguez ’84 in Bruges. Luc also maintains contact with Philippe Laratte ’84.

Heather Dupré

After founding Egg Strategy 15 years ago and overseeing its growth into a multi-office global consultancy, Heather “retired” as “Egg Emeritus” in Boulder, CO. She recently began teaching marketing at the Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado and plans to spend more time with her two grandkids, return to her love of painting and travel to Provence, France.

Alisa Levy Klein

Alisa is loving her second career as the owner of A. Klein Interior Design, a residential interior design studio. She’s keeping the business small to work on all aspects of the business and added a BFA in interior design. Alisa encourages anyone thinking about getting another degree to go for it.

Greg Merkley

Greg celebrated his seven-year anniversary at Kellogg, where he teaches about the business environment in Japan and leads the team that writes and publishes all Kellogg case studies. He and his wife, Lori, live in Evanston and have three grandchildren.

Mary Madick Morrow

Mary joined PA Health and Wellness, a managed care organization and subsidiary of Centene Corporation, as its chief operating officer in November 2016.

Rick Smilow

Rick has marked his 23rd year as the chief executive officer/owner of the NYC-based Institute of Culinary Education with the opening of a branch campus in Pasadena, CA, to serve the LA/Southern California market. In fall 2016, ranked ICE the “#1 culinary school in America.” But most important, Rick has been a good KGSM alum by offering below-market rates to the Kellogg Club of NYC for their last two holiday alumni parties.

Allen Weinberg

Allen continues working for payment strategy consulting firm Glenbrook Partners, which is approaching its 17th year. He spends a lot of time in the developing world focusing on furthering the goal of financial inclusion (i.e., bringing low-cost financial services to poor people, mostly in Eastern and Sub-Saharan Africa). Allen still makes his home in San Francisco and takes full advantage of all that the area has to offer.