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These are just a few of the successful DePauw graduates we're proud to call Tigers. Our 35,000-strong alumni network spreads far and wide, shaping industry and transforming communities wherever they go. And they begin making their mark just as soon as they leave DePauw. 

AUTHORS/MEDIA

  • Jason Anders ’97, chief news editor of the Wall Street Journal
  • Bret Baier ’92, host of “Special Report,” Fox News Channel
  • Barbara Blakemore ’46, executive editor of McCall's magazine (d. 2017)
  • Xinyue “Tracey” Chang ’06, anchor and reporter for China Central Television’s flagship business news program “Global Business - Asia"
  • Jon Fortt ’98, co-anchor of CNBC's “Squawk Alley”
  • Jill Frederickson ’92, senior vice president, production and content strategy, ESPN
  • Stephen Hayes ’93, founder of The Dispatch and former editor of The Weekly Standard
  • Kenneth Hogate 1918, managing editor of the Wall Street Journal and president and chairman of Dow Jones & Co. (d. 1947)
  • John Jakes ’53, novelist
  • Dick Johnson 76, anchor at WMAQ, the NBC affiliate in Chicago (d. 2020)
  • Rob Johnson ’90, communication consultant and former anchor at WBBM, the CBS affiliate in Chicago
  • Bernard Kilgore ’29, managing editor of the Wall Street Journal (d. 1967)
  • Barbara Kingsolver ’77, novelist
  • Mary Leonard ’70, retired deputy managing editor, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • John McWethy ’69, Emmy-winning chief national security correspondent, ABC News (d. 2008)
  • Catherine Neville ’95, publisher of Feast Magazine - Midwest
  • Christine Olson ’92, senior vice president of advertising sales, Midwest region, A+E Networks
  • Richard Peck ’56, author and Newbery Medal winner (d. 2018)
  • Eugene C. Pulliam 1910, founder and president of Central Newspapers Inc. (d. 1975)
  • Eugene S. Pulliam ’35, publisher of the Indianapolis Star and the Indianapolis News (d. 1999)
  • Bill Rasmussen ’54, founder of ESPN
  • Ben Solomon ’10, Pulitzer Prize winner and international correspondent for VICE News
  • Bob Steele ’69, retired Nelson Poynter scholar for journalism values at the Poynter Institute
  • James B. Stewart ’73, columnist at the New York Times, Pulitzer Prize winner and author
  • Adrienne Westenfeld ’15, assistant editor at Esquire magazine
Jon Fortt

I learned how to talk to people, how to explore ideas. And that’s been at the center of everything I’ve done since.-Jon Fortt co-anchor of CNBC's “Squawk Alley”

Business

  • James C. Alling ’83, former chief executive officer of TOMS
  • Rhonesha A. Byng ’11, founder and chief executive officer of Her Agenda
  • Justin Christian ’95, founder and chief executive officer of BCforward
  • Timothy C. Collins ’78, founder and chief executive officer of Ripplewood Holdings LLC
  • Kenneth Coquillette ’82, vice chairman of the Global Financial Institutions Group at Goldman Sachs
  • Robert Darnall ’60, retired president and chief executive officer of Inland Steel Industries Inc.
  • Don Daseke ’61, founder and chairman emeritus of Daseke Inc. 
  • Anthony J. de Nicola ’86, president and managing partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
  • Mark Emkes ’75, retired chief executive officer of Bridgestone Americas
  • Robert Frederick ’48, retired chief executive officer of RCA
  • Megan Casey Glover ’04, co-founder and chief executive officer, 120WaterAudit
  • Judson Green ’74, retired chief executive officer. Walt Disney Co. (d. 2020)
  • Jeff Harmening ’89, chairman and chief executive officer, General Mills Inc. 
  • Angie Hicks ’95, founder of Angie’s List
  • R. David Hoover ’67, retired chairman and chief executive officer. Ball Corp.
  • Matthew J. Lytle ’05, global head of internet banking,  Goldman Sachs
  • Mary Meeker ’81, venture capitalist and former Wall Street securities analyst
  • Andrew Paine ’59, retired president and chief executive officer, NBD Bank N.A. (d. 2018)
  • Marshall Reavis IV ’84, former chief executive officer of SVM LP (acquired by Blackhawk Network, 2020)
  • Ian Rolland ’55, retired chief executive officer of Lincoln National Corp. and chairman of Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. (d. 2017)
  • Steven Rales ’73, co-founder and chairman of Danaher Corp.
  • Stephen Sanger ’68, retired chairman chief executive officer of General Mills Inc.
  • Howard C. Sheperd 1916, chairman of the predecessor of Citibank and founder of WNET, the New York City PBS station (d. 1980)
  • Theodore M. “Tim” Solso ’69, former chairman of General Motors
  • Tim Ubben ’58, founder of Lincoln Capital Management
  • Kathy Patterson Vrabeck ’85, chief strategy officer, The Beachbody Co.
  • James Weddle ’75, retired managing partner of Edward Jones Investments

EDUCATION

  • Elisa Villanueva Beard ’98, chief executive officer of Teach For America
  • M. Davis “Dave” O’Guinn ’92, vice provost for student affairs and dean of students at Indiana University
  • Clarenda M. Phillips ’92, provost and vice president for academic affairs, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi
  • Kyle S. Smitley ’07, founder and executive director of Detroit Achievement Academy and Detroit Prep
  • James VanHorne ’57, A.P. Giannini professor of banking and finance, emeritus, Stanford Graduate School of Business

GOVERNMENT/CIVIC/SERVICE

  • Newton Crenshaw ’85, president of Young Life, a global Christian ministry
  • Nisreen El-Shamayleh ’04, director of international media for Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan and former foreign correspondent for Al Jazeera English
  • Robert D. Franks ’73, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey (d. 2010)
  • Douglas Hallward-Driemeier ’89, appellate attorney who has argued before the U.S. Supreme Court 17 times
  • Lee Hamilton ’52, former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana
  • J.P. Hanlon ’92, U.S. judge for the Southern District of Indiana
  • Dave Jones ’84, former insurance commissioner for California
  • Vernon Jordan ’57, business executive and civil rights activist (d. 2021).
  • Karen Koning AbuZayd ’63, American diplomat
  • C. Shea Nickell ’81, justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court
  • Sue Anne Starnes Gilroy ’70, former Indiana secretary of state and retired vice president of development and executive director of St. Vincent Foundation
  • Dan Quayle ’69, 44th vice president of the United States

THE arts

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY/Health

SPORTS

  • Michael A. Akinbola ’09, physical therapist and assistant athletic trainer, New England Patriots
  • David Blackburn ’04, collegiate scout, Baltimore Ravens
  • Rob Boras ’92, tight ends coach, Buffalo Bills
  • Austin Brown ’07, co-head of CAA Sports’ basketball division
  • Brad Brownell ’91, head basketball coach, Clemson University
  • Dave Finzer ’82, former NFL punter
  • Nancy Gritter ’88, lead internist, Carolina Panthers
  • Watchen Nyanue ’05, head of strategy, Chicago Sky of the WNBA
  • Pat Roberts ’95, national scout, Minnesota Vikings
  • Joe Rogowski ’00, chief medical officer, National Basketball Players Association
  • Joe Schoen ’01, assistant general manager, Buffalo Bills
  • JaMarcus L. Shephard ’05, co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers’ coach, Purdue University
  • Brad Stevens ’99, head coach of the Boston Celtics
  • Johnathon Stigall, college scout, New York Jets
  • Eric Stisser ’94, senior vice president of business development, St. Louis Blues
  • Michael Stuart ’79, USA Hockey’s chief medical and safety officer
  • Eve Wright Taylor ’96, vice president and associate general counsel for the Miami Heat
  • Richard Tomey ’60, coach for college football and NFL teams (d. 2019)
  • Jeff Voris ’90, head football coach, Butler University
  • Matt Walker ’99, head football coach at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls
Brad Clement

Take everything you’ve learned from DePauw in the traditional sense, think outside the box, and apply it to something you are passionate about.-Brad Clement Filmmaker