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Alumni of Distinction


Bill Abbott '84 - President and CEO of Crown Media Family Networks (Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movie Channel)



David P. Anderson ’51- Sports columnist, The New York Times; winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 1981




Karen Baldwin ’85 - Partner and senior executive vice president of Creative Affairs, Baldwin Entertainment Group; Producer of the films "Mystery, Alaska," "Ray," "Sahara," "A Sound of Thunder," "The Game of Their Lives"




Erika Bearman '03Erika Bearman ’03 - Former senior vice president for global communications, Oscar de la Renta; currently consultant to the firm (communications and branding)





Mary G. Berner ’81 - President and chief executive officer of Cumulus Media Inc.





Hon. Timothy H. Bishop ’72 - Former member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat from New York





Leigh Anne Brodsky ’80 - Managing Director of Peanuts Worldwide





Hon. Robert Casey ’82 - Member of the U.S. Senate, Democrat from Pennsylvania





Joseph A. Califano Jr. ’52 - Founder and chairman, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse; former U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare




Rabbi Norman M. Cohen ’72 - Rabbi, Bet Shalom Congregation, Minnetonka, Minn.






Billy Collins ’63 - Former Poet Laureate, consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress (2001-2003)





Jim Collins ’87, biomedical engineer at Boston University




Shawn Feddeman Cronin ’95 - Vice president of communications for NBCUniversal owned television stations




Matt Chmura '03 - Vice president of marketing and communications at Boston Bruins




Robert J. Cousy ’50 - Basketball legend and NBA Hall of Famer; led the Boston Celtics to an unprecedented five straight NBA titles





Michael Daniels ’76 - Retired senior vice president and group executive, IBM Global Technology Services 




Mark DeSaulnier '74, Member of U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat from California




Ann Dowd

Ann Dowd ’78, actress



Anthony Fauci, M.D., ’62

Anthony Fauci, M.D., ’62, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases





Jon Favreau '03 - Former chief speechwriter for President Obama





Anne Schiffmann Fink ’85 P17 - President of PepsiCo Global Foodservice





Stanley E. Grayson ’72 - Former vice chairman and chief operating officer, M.R. Beal and Company, New York





Julie A. Halpin ’84 - Founder and CEO, The Geppetto Group, advertising company specializing in products for children 






Thomas W. Heinsohn ’56 - Former Boston Celtics player and coach; NBA Hall of Famer






John J. “Jack” Higgins ’76 - Editorial cartoonist for theChicago Sun-Times; winner of a Pulitzer Prize in 1989 





Mark G. Holowesko ’82 - Chief executive officer, chief investment officer and director of Holowesko Partners Ltd. (previously Templeton Capital Advisors Ltd.)




Peter Jankowski ’86, producer, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," "Chicago Fire," "Chicago Justice," "Chicago Med," "Chicago P.D."; president and chief operating officer of Wolf Films




Molly Taylor Jolly ’88 – Senior vice president of finance and administration for the Los Angeles Angels




Edward P. Jones ’72, Pulitzer Prize winning author




Susan Jurevics ’89, former CEO at J.K. Rowling's Pottermore





Brian Kelley '83, partner at Lindsay Goldberg, a private investment firm 




Capt. Thomas G. Kelley, USN (Ret.) '60 - Recipient of the Congressional Medal of Honor 




Capt. Joseph P. Kerwin, M.D., USN (Ret.) ’53 - First medical doctor in space; director emeritus at National Space Biomedical Research Institute





Paul O. LeClerc ’63 - Former president and chief executive officer, New York Public Library





Edward J. Ludwig '73 - Former chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Becton, Dickinson and Company (global medical technology company)





Victor Luis ’88 - Chief executive officer at Coach 




Burke Magnus

Burke Magnus '88, executive vice president of programming and scheduling at ESPN 




Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews ’67, host of "Hardball"




William J. McDonough ’56 - Retired president of the New York Federal Reserve; former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; former chairman of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board



Michael Robert McNulty '69, Member of U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat from New York 




Joseph E. Murray, M.D. ’40 - (1919-2012) - Nobel laureate 1990 for the first successful kidney transplant  




Kevin OConnor

Kevin O’Connor ’90, host, "This Old House" and "Ask This Old House;" co-host of DIY Network’s "This New House;" author of "The Best Homes from This Old House"




Joyce O’Shaughnessy ’78, oncologist




J.D. “Dave” Power III ’53, founder of J.D. Power and Associates




Carolyn Risoli ’86 - Former president, Marc by Marc Jacobs; currently fashion industry consultant





Daniel E. Shaughnessy ’75 - Sports columnist, The Boston Globe; author of "The Curse of the Bambino"





Bartlett Sher ’81, Tony Award winning theater director




Mark Shriver ’86, senior vice president of strategic initiatives for Save the Children Action Network 



William J. “Bill” Simmons III ’92 - sports columnist, host of HBO's "Any Given Wednesday," and founder of The Ringer, a sports and culture website 




James M. Speltz '97 - former president and CEO of Brookstone Inc. 




K.C. Sullivan ’00 (Kevin) - President and managing director of CNBC International at NBCUniversal, Inc.




Clarence Thomas ’71

Clarence Thomas ’71, Supreme Court justice


Photograph by Steve Petteway, Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States



Amb. Harry K. Thomas Jr. ’78 - U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe




Bernard Trainor '51 - Retired Marine lieutenant general who served in Korea and Vietnam; military analyst for NBC 




Theodore V. Wells Jr.  ’72 - Partner and co-chair of Litigation, Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison, New York





Hon. Peter Welch ’69 - Member of U.S. House of Representatives, Democrat from Vermont





Robert C. Wright ’65 - co-founder, Autism Speaks; retired vice chairman of General Electric and former chief executive officer, NBC Universal, Inc.