Wayne Roger Jahns passed away at his home in Morristown, N.J. on July 24, 2020, from natural causes. He leaves behind his three children David, Lisa and Dan, and his ten grandchildren, Kevin, Andrew, Katie, Dylan, Ashley, Tommy, Hailey, Ryan, Austen and Finley. He is predeceased by his beloved wife of 52 years, Betty, and his two brothers, Lowell and Ronald. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1955 and the Kellogg School of Management in 1958.
Wade Fetzer ’61 passed away peacefully at his home on August 20. After earning his degree from Kellogg, Wade began his career in management consulting, then joining Goldman Sachs & Co. in 1971, becoming managing partner of their Chicago office in 1986, and retiring in 2005. Over the years, Wade served Kellogg and Northwestern in a range of ways, including as a Northwestern University trustee, chairman of the Kellogg Alumni Advisory Board and, most recently, as a Pete Henderson Society member. Wade was the namesake of one of Kellogg’s greatest alumni honors – the Wade Fetzer Award, which recognizes outstanding dedication and loyalty in support of the Kellogg alumni community. He spent more than 40 years giving back to Kellogg and shaping countless students’ lives through his generosity. He was the beloved husband of Beverly; loving father of Laurie Shults, Linda Fetzer, and the late Skip Fetzer; and loving grandfather of Jenny, Mary, and Mark Shults.
Donald Clark, 89, passed away November 28, 2020, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. He spent 41 years at Household International, where he was the former chairman of the board and chief executive officer. He was a Northwestern University Life Trustee and was honored by several organizations for his community work. He was the beloved husband of Jean Williams Clark; loving father of Donald Cameron Clark, Jr., Bonnie LoPresti and the late Thomas Robert Clark; and the cherished grandfather of Brandon, Lorri, Amanda, Camille and Spencer.
Jaime Ruiz Sacristan
Jaime Ruiz Sacristan, 70, chairman of Mexico’s stock exchange, passed away on April 12, 2020, due to complications from the coronavirus. He served as chairman of the exchange since 2015. He was also the chairman and founder of Banco VE Por Mas, a board member for Byline Bancorp and president of the Mexican Association of Banks. From 2004 until 2014, Ruiz was general director of Mexico’s Grupo Financiero HSBC. He held a degree in business administration from Anahuac University and a master’s degree from the Kellogg School of Management.
Robert Dennis Stoltz, 64, passed away April 8, 2020. Dennis graduated magna cum laude from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and he attended the Kellogg School of Management, where he received his master’s in accounting. Before retirement, he worked for Hood Industry/McEwen Group for 30 years. He is survived by his daughter, Laura Stoltz of Los Angeles, Calif., and husband Taylor Bynum, his sister Sandra Johnson and ex-wife of 38 years, Karen Stoltz.
Wendy Thompson, lost her battle with breast cancer and passed away 6 August 2019. Wendy was one of the few women amongst the original “techies”, who wrote “miles and miles and miles of code” for Cray Computer. After graduating from Kellogg, Wendy did a stint in financial services, working at Bankers Trust in New York for Kellogg Alumnae Margot Hopper ’82 who recalls that Wendy’s “serious game face hid a wicked sense of humor and cleverly stated observations about human nature.” But alas, the tech industry called Wendy’s name again; she moved to Silicon Valley (bought a convertible) and was one of the first employees at Peoplesoft. She was with Peoplesoft until the company was acquired by Oracle and continued for some time post the acquisition. After that, she held various Senior Marketing and Product Management positions. Most recently she was Senior Director of Strategy for a cloud-based solution management product at SAP. Kind. Generous. Gregarious. Tenacious. These are just some of the adjectives used by her fellow classmates to describe Wendy. Classmate Chip Bailey will fondly remember the 15+ years of celebrating Thanksgiving together with his family where Wendy’s Minnesota wild rice along with Cakebread Chardonnay were – traditionally – THE meal on Thanksgiving-eve. She is survived by her mother and father, Lynn and Roger Thompson of North Carolina, as well as her brother, sister-in-law and niece: Tim, Jae and Hannah Thompson of Wisconsin, respectively.
Adriana Aguerrebere passed away unexpectedly in Villahermosa, Mexico, on August 22 at the age of 52. Adriana was determined to make an impact and focused on corporate social responsibility projects in the U.K. Shortly thereafter, she returned to Mexico to follow her passion for advocating gender equality, social justice and economic opportunities for local Mayan women. In 2012, she founded Impacto
, a nonprofit driven by a mission to empower Mayan women of Chiapas by protecting their designs as intellectual property while building micro businesses that can generate fair and sustainable income. The Impacto Textil program has made a huge impact by connecting Mayan artisans who produce beautiful handmade goods with conscientious consumers worldwide. Adriana was a fearless leader and social justice advocate, a loyal friend, a beloved daughter and sister, and she was an exuberant woman who will be sorely missed by those who knew her. She is survived by her loving parents, two sisters and a brother. To honor Adriana's legacy and to help uplift the indigenous artisans of Chiapas, please consider making a donation to Impacto via the Global Giving website: https://www.globalgiving.org/donate/29175/proyecto-impacto-consultores-ac/
EMBA Cohort 49
With sadness, Group J reports the passing of groupmate Peter Frank. Peter died quietly on September 13 in the care of his family. Group J visited with him shortly before and recalled the Kellogg experience that brought and has kept them together. His intellect, insight and humor during late-night study sessions ensured that Group J was the best.