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Brad Avakian J.D. received the 2012 Equality Advocate Award from the Basic Rights Oregon Education Fund in recognition of his leadership to advance equality for gay and transgender Oregonians. Since 2008, Avakian has served as head of the Bureau of Labor and Industries.

John Olson J.D. was appointed to fill the vacancy on the circuit court for the Seventh Judicial District created by the retirement of Judge Donald W. Hull.


Mark Esterman J.D. of Grand Rapids, Michigan, was appointed to the Michigan Grape and Wine Industry Council, which promotes the state’s wine grape and wine industry by providing research and education. Esterman is the wine buyer and category manager for Meijer.


Adina Cunningham B.A. has been hired by Washington’s San Juan County as deputy director of administration. Walter Lukken J.D. joined Futures Industry Association in Washington, D.C., as CEO. Previously, he served as CEO of New York Portfolio Clearing, a derivatives clearinghouse. Prior to that, he was counsel to the Senate Agriculture Committee, working under then-chair Senator Richard Lugar.


Arts & Sciences Reunion June 20−23, 2013


Stephen Kimball B.A. is the executive director of Light
in Winter, a weekend festival of science and the arts, which takes place February 22 to 24, 2013, in Ithaca, New York.


Chuck Barlow J.D. is vice president of environmental policy and strategy for Entergy Corporation. He has served Entergy as environmental associate and assistant general counsel since 2003 and has an extensive background in environmental law and litigation. Barlow’s contributions at Entergy include litigation such as Entergy Corp. v. Riverkeeper and other cases before the Supreme Court and D.C. Circuit Court on the role of the federal government in environmental regulation. He also currently supports environmental legal efforts on nuclear fleet license renewals and fossil fleet compliance and permitting. Before joining the company, Barlow was general counsel for the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality from 1996 to 2003. Barlow served two terms as an appointed member of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency National Environmental Justice Advisory Council from 2006 to 2010.


Thomas Gibson J.D. was selected by Governor Jerry Brown to serve as general counsel at the California Department of Fish and Game in Sacramento. Gibson has been acting general counsel since 2010.

Marco Gonzalez J.D. was among 10 lawyers awarded the San Diego Daily Transcript’s top attorney designation in its multidisciplinary “Transcript 10” category. Gonzalez is a cofounder and managing partner of Coast Law Group, where he oversees the firm’s environment and land use, government relations, and election law practice area groups.

Jessica Kreutter B.A. is artist in residence at Oregon College of Art and Craft, where she creates ceramic art and sculpture. Notable residencies for her include Anderson Ranch, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and the Vermont Studio Center. She recently received her M.F.A. in ceramics from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville.


Dana Krawczuk J.D. was appointed to serve on the City of Portland’s Development Review Advisory Committee as the “frequent development review customer” representative. DRAC represents those with interests in the outcome of policies, budgets, regulations, and procedures that affect development review processes. Krawczuk was also appointed to the Metro Regional Government’s Metro Technical Advisory Committee, serving as the commercial/industrial development association representative. Krawczuk is an attorney with Perkins Coie and is of counsel in the real estate and land use practice.

Nicolle Rager Fuller B.A. is an independent science artist who creates images for magazines, scientific journals, and textbooks. With her B.A. in biochemistry, she did not expect that she would find art as a viable career.

Laurel Pilar Garcia B.A. directed Stephanie Timm’s Sweet Nothing, a grim fairytale that explores the repercussions of violence and war, at Seattle’s Annex Theatre space in June 2012. She directed Royal Blood, by Sonya Schneider, with Northwest Playwright Alliance; Eurydice, by Sarah Ruhl, for Lincoln Center Directors Lab; and Center of the Universe, by Dustin Engstrom, at Open Circle Theatre. Nicholas Wood J.D. was appointed municipal court judge by the Scappoose City Council. Wood began practicing law in Vancouver, Washington, in 2005 and opened his own practice as a private attorney in 2006.

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