12.08 Alumni in the News


Patrick Goodwin (‘88) Named Chief Financial Officer At Heatwave Interactive
HeatwaveTM Interactive, Inc., a leading-edge development studio for intellectual property across gaming, film and music, announced that Patrick Goodwin (‘88) will assume the post of chief financial officer.

Goodwin brings over 20 years of executive experience with start-up and rapidly growing companies to his new position with Heatwave. Prior to joining Heatwave, he was the CFO and treasurer for ValveTM, developer of Half-Life®, Counter-Strike®, and creator of the SteamTM online digital content distribution platform. Goodwin will manage the global finance activities for Heatwave Interactive and its properties.

Charles E. (Chuck) Harrington (‘87) Named Chairman of the Parsons Corporation Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Parsons Corporation announced that Charles L. (Chuck) Harrington (‘87) has been unanimously elected chairman, replacing the retiring James F. McNulty. This move is consistent with the Board's succession plan. Both actions were effective November 11, 2008. McNulty will remain on the Board of Directors.

Harrington, 49, joined Parsons in 1982 as an engineer and progressed through project management of large programs for federal government and private industrial clients to business development, operations, and division management. Prior to his appointment in May 2008 to the position of chief executive officer, Harrington had been the executive vice president, chief financial officer, and treasurer of Parsons Corporation. Prior to that, he was the president of Parsons Commercial Technology Group (PARCOMM), a $900 million global business unit with 3,500 employees that he initiated and grew.

Jim Matheson (‘87) Re-Elected for Fifth Term As Utah Congressman
Jim Matheson (‘87) was elected congressman from Utah on November 4. Matheson will be sworn in for his fifth term in January.

Matheson, a Democrat, represents Utah's Second Congressional District. The district includes Salt Lake City, along with the southeastern portion of the state. According to published election results, Matheson defeated Republican Bill Dew by a 63%-35% margin. In the prior congress, Matheson served on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, an exclusive committee with the broadest jurisdiction of any Congressional committee. The Energy and Commerce Committee deals with energy policy, consumer protection, food and drug safety, health care, air quality and environmental health, telecommunications and interstate and foreign commerce. Matheson is also a member of the House Science and Technology Committee.

M.R. Beal Hires Sean Boyea (‘86) to Oversee West Coast Municipal Finance Activities [Business Wire]
M.R. Beal & Company, an investment bank specializing in municipal and corporate finance and equity execution, announced that Sean Boyea (‘86) has joined the firm to oversee its municipal finance activities on the West Coast.  Boyea, a managing director, is based in M.R. Beal's Sacramento office.

Boyea has more than two decades of investment banking and strategic financial advisory experience. He most recently served as an executive director at Morgan Stanley, where he headed the firm's Los Angeles regional office and managed more than $3 billion in municipal financings. He previously worked as a senior managing consultant at Public Financial Management, where he managed and advised prominent clients on municipal financings. Earlier, he owned and managed an advisory firm and also launched Piper Jaffray's California public finance office. He began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co. where he spent eight years in the firm's New York and San Francisco offices.