Making Our Mark

Our Stories: The 1970s

Julie Greifer Swidler ’79

Julie Greifer Swidler ’79

Julie Greifer Swidler ’79 is executive vice president of business affairs and general counsel for Sony Music Entertainment.

Jean “Gigi” (Griffith) Hansen ’77

Jean "Gigi" (Griffith) Hansen ’77

A director with Ankura Consulting Group, Jean “Gigi” (Griffith) Hansen ’77 is a construction consulting expert in contract dispute resolution and contract risk management.

Karen Huggins '77

Karen Huggins '77

Karen Huggins '77 has been a project manager of financial applications as a consultant at the New York State Department of Transportation.

Judith Gail Dein ’76

Judith Gail Dein ’76

A United States Magistrate Judge, Judith Gail Dein ’76 sits in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts in Boston.

Kathy Hughes Baird '75

Kathy Hughes Baird '75

Kathy Hughes Baird '75 recently retired from a 40-year career in the information technology industry, where she last served as vice president and general manager of state and local programs at Dynamics Research Corporation.

Barbara C. Burek '75

Barbara C. Burek ’75

Barbara C. Burek ’75 spent nearly 31 years with PepsiCo, retiring as vice president for international foodservice.

Valerie Hoffman '75

Valerie Hoffman '75

A partner at Seyfarth Shaw LLP, Valerie Hoffman '75 practices employment law with a special focus on strategies to prevent and resolve issues relating to employment discrimination.

Jessica Sobiech Hayashi ’74

Jessica Sobiech Hayashi ’74

Jessica Sobiech Hayashi ’74 is program chief at the Stratton VAMC and has dedicated her career to quality healthcare.

Katherine (Kay) Stout Van Woert '74

Katherine (Kay) Stout Van Woert '74

Katherine (Kay) Stout Van Woert '74 was the first woman accepted to Union as a full-time student. Recently retired, she serves on various non-profit and state advisory boards related to mental health, homelessness and healthcare financing.

Linda Young Fisher ’74

Linda Young Fisher ’74

Executive director of the East of the River Steelband, Linda Young Fisher ’74 has dedicated her career to community-level service and issues.

Marion Patricia Delaney ’73

Marion Patricia Delaney '73

Marion Patricia Delaney '73 was senior vice president of Advertising & Marketing Communications at Bank of America before founding an art studio and store for children.

Kate White '72

Kate White ’72

The former editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan, Kate White ’72 is the New York Times bestselling author of 14 mysteries and psychological thrillers.