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Notable Alumni

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

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, 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, chief executive officer of Ripplewood Holdings LLC
  • Anthony J. de Nicola '86, president and managing partner of Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe
  • Mark Emkes '75, retired CEO of Bridgestone Americas
  • Robert Frederick ’48, former chief executive officer of RCA
  • Megan Casey Glover '04, co-founder and chief executive offices or 120WaterAudit and winner of the "Rise of the Rest" competition
  • Judson Green ’74, former chief executive officer of Walt Disney Co.
  • Jeff Harmening ’89, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of General Mills, Inc. 
  • Angie Hicks ’95, founder of Angie’s List
  • R. David Hoover '67, former chairman and chief executive officer of Ball Corp.
  • Matthew J. Lytle '05, managing director of tech, media and telecom investment banking, Goldman Sachs
  • Mary Meeker ’81, venture capitalist and former Wall Street securities analyst
  • Marshall Reavis ’84, chief executive officer of SVM LP
  • Ian Rolland ’55, former chief executive officer of Lincoln National Corp. and chairman of Lincoln National Life Insurance Co.
  • Steven Rales ’73, co-founder and chairman of Danaher Corp.
  • Stephen Sanger ’68, former 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
  • Theodore M. "Tim" Solso ’69, former chairman of General Motors
  • Tim Ubben ’58, founder of Lincoln Capital Management
  • Kathy Patterson Vrabeck ’85, senior client partner at Korn Ferry
  • James Weddle '75, managing partner of Edward Jones Investments

EDUCATION

GOVERNMENT/CIVIC

  • Nisreen El-Shamayleh '04, senior manager of international media for Queen Rania of Jordan and former foreign correspondent for Al Jazeera English
  • Robert D. Franks '73, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Jersey
  • Lee Hamilton ’52, member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Indiana
  • Dave Jones '84, Insurance commissioner for the state of California
  • Vernon Jordan ’57, business executive and civil rights activist
  • Karen Koning AbuZayd '63, american diplomat
  • Dan Quayle ’69, 44th vice president of the United States

PERFORMing arts

SCIENCE/TECHNOLOGY/Health

SPORTS

  • Michael A. Akinbola '09, physical therapist and assistant athletic trainer, New England Patriots
  • Rob Boras ’92, tight ends coach of the Buffalo Bills
  • Brad Brownell ’91, head basketball coach at Clemson University
  • Dave Finzer '82, former NFL punter
  • Watchen Nyanue '05, vice president of marketing, Chicago Sky of the WNBA
  • Joe Rogowski ’00, strength and conditioning coach for the Orlando Magic
  • JaMarcus L. Shephard '05, co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers' coach, Purdue University
  • Brad Stevens ’99, head coach of the Boston Celtics
  • Eric Stisser ’94, vice president for business of the St. Louis Blues
  • Eve Wright Taylor ’96, vice president and associate general counsel for the Miami Heat
  • Richard Tomey ’60, college football coach and player
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