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Newsome '88 Safeguards the NBA Draft Lottery

The Baltimore Sun profiled Leon Newsome '88 in an article coinciding with the 2023 NBA Draft Lottery. Newsome serves as the league’s chief security officer and oversees security for every major NBA event. In Chicago for the lottery, Newsome was responsible for securing and delivering the entire process, requiring a high level of integrity, supervision, and attention to detail. 

Brendon Hudson '12

Restaurateur Brendon Hudson '12 announced that Allora will be moving in October to the City House Charles development, a new office and restaurant complex at 1001 North Charles Street in Mount Vernon. The larger setting will feature a full bar, an open kitchen layout, and a chef’s counter, along with tables for 50 guests, bar seating for 14, and outdoor seating for 20.

Piper Bond '18

Piper Bond '18 was one of two University of Pennsylvania men’s lacrosse players selected in the 2023 Premier Lacrosse League (PLL) draft on Tuesday, May 9. Bond, a short-stick defensive midfielder, was chosen in the third round by the Archers Lacrosse Club.

Seibert '04 and Digits Featured in Fast Company's Top-10

Fast Company, the world's leading business media brand, recently published its top-10 list of innovative companies in the financial services sector. Profiled in the fifth position was Digits, a small business accounting platform co-founded by Jeff Seibert '04.

Gant Brings Law and Order to Pro Bowl

Jason Gant '02 was chosen to officiate this year's Pro Bowl, a flag-football competition at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, thanks in part to his experience working the NFL Flag Youth National Championships.

Shah Delivers At-Home Allergy Immunization

In 2020, Dr. Manan Shah '03 teamed up with his cousin, Aakash, a software engineer, to develop a platform that delivers home treatments to patients to allow them to build immunity to common allergies.

Kiernan Sets NFL Teams up for Front Office Success

Sean Kiernan '96 had one heck of a busy week! As an agent for Athletes First — a firm representing players, coaches, personnel, and broadcasters — Sean helped finalize the deals for the top management job for two NFL teams.

Chad Copeland '11

Chad Copeland '11 was appointed onto the Board of Directors of FitMoney, a non-profit organization that provides free financial literacy resources to youth K-12. His appointment is an integral component of helping FitMoney grow the free financial literacy programs it offers to children before financial habits are formed.