Category Archives: JFOUND

JFOUND: Schriefer, Russ [MC1980] Adjunct Graduate School of Political Management


Russ Schriefer



Russ Schriefer is an American political strategist and media consultant who has worked on six out of the last seven presidential campaigns. In 2012, he was a senior advisor and media consultant on Governor Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign.
In 2009 and 2013 Schriefer was the media consultant for Governor Chris Christie’s re-election campaign in New Jersey. 
After graduating from Manhattan College, Schriefer got his start working for two Republican House members, the National Republican Congressional Committee and was Mid-Atlantic political director for George H. W. Bush in the 1988 campaign. 
A founding partner with Stuart Stevens and Ashley O’Connor in Strategic Partners & Media, Schriefer has worked with many Republican Governors, Senators, and Congressmen, including Governor Robert Ehrlich (MD), Senator Johnny Isakson (GA), Governor Tom Ridge (PA), Governor Bill Weld (MA), Governor Paul Cellucci (MA), Governor Bob Riley (AL), Senator Richard Lugar (IN), Senator John Cornyn (TX), Governor Mary Fallin (OK), Senator Dan Coats (IN), Senator Roy Blunt (MO) and Senator Rob Portman (OH).
He served as program director of the 2004 & 2012 Republican conventions.
Schriefer produced campaign advertisements for George W. Bush in the 2000 and 2004 elections, gaining notoriety for an advertisement that aired in 2004 picturing Senator John Kerry windsurfing.
Schriefer also does corporate and association consulting and has lectured and taught politics and campaigns throughout the United States and overseas. He has published articles for numerous publications including The New York Times
Russ Schriefer is married to Nina Easton, Senior Editor at Fortune magazine, commentator on the Fox News Channel and former IOP fellow. 
He has a daughter Elizabeth Rose, and two-step sons Taylor and Danny. 
They live in Chevy Chase, Maryland.


B.A., Manhattan College

Classes Taught

Political Advertising

The Graduate School of Political Management

805 21st Street NW
Suite 401
Washington, DC 20052
Phone: 202-994-6000 | Fax: 202-994-6006

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Schriefer, Russ [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Russ is a member of the Class of 1980.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.] 

Schriefer, Russ [MC1980]

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JFOUND: Duggan, Michael J. [MC????] a top Massachusetts attorney


2015 Jun 20 Duggan

Michael J. Duggan, Esq.

A top Massachusetts attorney, Michael J. Duggan, Esq., has been practicing law in North Attleboro and Marblehead since 1974. After graduating from Manhattan College of New York, Michael went on to earn his law degree from Boston College Law School in Chestnut Hill before being admitted to the Massachusetts Bar, the Federal Bar, and the United States Supreme Court Bar.

Before founding Duggan Law Offices, Michael was a partner at the firm of Armstrong, Pollis and Clapp. Along with supporting the legal interests of families and businesses, Michael has been active in both town and charitable organizations. Over the years, he has held the position of North Attleboro’s Town Moderator and sat on the North Attleboro Finance Committee and Zoning Board of Appeals. Additionally, Michael proudly served as president of the North Attleboro/Plainville Chamber of Commerce and the Rotary Club as well as the Fourth District Court Bar Association. He has also helped educate future generations of businessmen as an instructor of business at Fisher College.

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Duggan, Michael J. [MC????]

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JFOUND: O’Keefe, Luke F. [MC1980] Asset Manager First Reserve


2015 Jun 20 Luke O Keefe

Luke F. O’Keefe
Asset Manager

Luke F. O’Keefe, Asset Manager, joined First Reserve in 2015. His responsibilities include due diligence and analysis of proposed investments, business planning for new investments, and long term monitoring and plan implementation for investments by the energy infrastructure sector. Mr. O’Keefe brings a unique capability to First Reserve with over 30 years of power industry experience in North America and Europe. Prior to joining First Reserve, he was a Vice President of Technical Risk in the Energy Financial Services Group at General Electric Company where he focused on the risk underwriting, construction and management of portfolios of operating wind, solar, biomass and power generation facilities. He also spent 12 years at Texaco Inc. (now Chevron Corporation) where his responsibilities included origination, contract management, marketing and gasification technology licensing. Mr. O’Keefe holds an M.B.A. from New York University, Leonard N. Stern School of Business, a Master of Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College, and a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from Manhattan College.

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O’Keefe, Luke F. [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Luke is a member of the Class of 1980.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated. Glad you back on duty on the Research Desk in the Virtual Jasper Newsroom.]

O’Keefe, Luke F. [MC1980]

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JFOUND: Lissner, J. Matthew [MC1979] gets Congressional kudos


(Extensions of Remarks – June 17, 2015)
[Page E918]

From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office []



HON. THOMAS MacARTHUR of new jersey in the house of representatives

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Mr. MacARTHUR. Mr. Speaker, I rise to pay tribute to Colonel J. Matthew Lissner of the United States Army Reserve. Colonel Lissner has served in all three components of the Army (Active, National Guard, and Army Reserve) for over 28 years. Currently he serves as the Congressional Legislative Liaison for the 99th Regional Support Command, stationed at Fort Dix, New Jersey.

Colonel Lissner will leave his post as a Legislative Liaison to join the faculty of the U.S. Army War College in August of this year. I am grateful for his life of service to the Army, and wish him well as he transitions into his new assignment in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

A career Infantry Officer, Colonel Lissner received his commission from the Officer Candidate School in 1988. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education (Teaching) from Manhattan College in 1979, a Master of Arts in Exercise Physiology from Indiana State University in 1985, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College in 2007.

Prior to assignment as a Legislative Liaison, Colonel Lissner held a wide variety of infantry assignments through battalion level, and a number of staff positions at higher commands such as the Training and Doctrine Command (TRADOC), Third U.S. Army, U.S. Joint Forces Command,
and I Corps. His combat deployments include Operation Just Cause (Panama), Operation Iraqi Freedom/Operation Enduring Freedom (Kuwait), and Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq).

Although he is a highly decorated Soldier with more than 28 years of service to his credit, perhaps his most notable accomplishments have occurred off of the parade field. For example, prior to beginning his military service, Colonel Lissner worked with severely mentally and physically handicapped children, taught Physical Education, and coached a variety of sports at the scholastic and collegiate levels.

A diverse individual, Matt’s interests include all sports, camping, and hunting with his five great kids–Kaitlyn, MariPat, Jessie, Lanie, and Robert–without whose love and support none of his accomplishments would have been possible. It is only fair and proper to acknowledge their tireless support as he worked tirelessly on his assigned duties.

Let us thank them all for their sacrifices and wish them continued success in the future.

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Lissner, J. Matthew [MC1979]

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JFOUND: Shoemaker, Tom [MC1978] CEO Phacil


Tom Shoemaker
President & Chief Executive Officer

Tom serves as Phacil’s President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO). As such, he is responsible for advancing the business by driving operational excellence and technology innovation.

Tom’s illustrious career includes 20 years in executive management and technical positions with communications and information technology companies. He co-founded DisasterSOS, a leading provider of next-generation, on-demand Disaster Management Services. Prior to DisasterSOS, he was President and CEO of Send Word Now, an on-demand emergency alerting and response service. Tom also served as Executive Vice President of Business Development at ITXC Corp, a VoIP network communications carrier and Vice President and General Manager of AT&T WorldNet Service. He also spent several years at AT&T Bell Labs where he focused on network operation systems and software architecture assignments, working on large government contracts, including some for the Federal Aviation Administration, U.S. Postal Service, and the Department of Defense.

Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Manhattan College, a Masters in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, and an Executive MBA from The University of Michigan School Of Business. He is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. When not at work, Tom can be found spending time with his wife or golfing with his three sons.

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Shoemaker, Tom [MC????]

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Dear John,

I believe that Tom is a member of the Class of 1978.


McEneney, Mike (MC1953)

[JR: Thanks, Mike. Much appreciated.]

Shoemaker, Tom [MC1978]

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JFOUND: Badding, John [MC1984] PSU Faculty Scholar Medal


John Badding awarded Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement
June 18, 2015

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — John Badding, professor of chemistry and physics at Penn State, has been selected to receive the 2015 Penn State Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in the Physical Sciences. Established in 1980, the award recognizes scholarly or creative excellence represented by a single contribution or a series of contributions around a coherent theme. A committee of faculty peers selects candidates after reviewing nominations together with outside evaluations from peer institutions.

Badding is a materials and solid-state chemist whose research focuses on using high pressures to synthesize or characterize microscale and nanoscale materials. Because of their unusual properties and unprecedented chemical structures, these materials have applications in telecommunications, in photovoltaic solar technology and in high-strength materials. Badding investigates the properties and potential applications of high-pressure supercritical fluids — hybrids that share the properties of liquids and gases. His work with optical fibers synthesized at high pressure has the potential for technological impact by creating tunable infrared lasers with unprecedented power, fiber-based electronic devises and solar fabrics. Recently, Badding and his research team developed a new form of carbon nanotube — diamond-like threads that they suspect may be stronger than conventional carbon nanotubes.

Badding’s previous honors include a David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship from 1993 to 1998 and a National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award in 1993. He is the author or coauthor of more than 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications and holds several patents related to his research.

Badding earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry at Manhattan College in 1984 and a doctoral degree in chemistry at the University of California at Berkeley in 1989. Prior to joining the Penn State faculty as an assistant professor of chemistry in 1991, Badding was a postdoctoral fellow at the Geophysical Laboratory of the Carnegie Institution of Washington from 1989 to 1991. He became associate professor of chemistry at Penn State in 1997 and professor of chemistry in 2007. In addition, Badding became a professor of physics at Penn State in 2014.

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Badding, John [MC1984] 

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JFOUND: Minaya, Jose (MC1994) Head of Private Markets, TIAA-CREF


Jose Minaya

Senior Managing Director, Head of Private Markets, TIAA-CREF Asset Management

Jose Minaya is a senior managing director and Head of Private Markets Asset Management for the TIAA-CREF organization. Mr. Minaya is responsible for the business activities and strategic direction of TIAA-CREF Asset Management Private Markets across various asset classes in private equity and private fixed income. Mr. Minaya also oversees TIAA-CREF’s relationships with various investor and strategic partners and serves as Chairman of majority-owned affiliates Westchester Group and GreenWood Resources as well as Churchill Asset Management. In addition, he is a member of the TIAA-CREF Investment and Risk committees. Most recently, he was Head of Natural Resources & Infrastructure Investments where he was responsible for building and managing the Agriculture, Timber, Energy, and Infrastructure investment platforms. Previously, Mr. Minaya managed transactions involving privately-placed debt and equity. He joined the TIAA-CREF organization in 2004.

Mr. Minaya has 21 years of investment experience including positions at AIG Global Investment Group where he was involved in emerging markets equity transactions and the investment banking group at Merrill Lynch where his responsibilities included mergers and acquisitions and private equity transactions.

Mr. Minaya holds a B.S. in finance from Manhattan College, where he was a member of Omicron Delta Epsilon, an international economics honor society, and an MBA from Dartmouth College, Amos Tuck School of Business where he was a Robert Toigo Fellow. He is a recognized expert on real assets investing and is frequently sought after by the media and industry events for his perspectives and insights on the asset class.

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Minaya, Jose (MC1994)

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