Sunday, April 22, 2018

Agenda for Tuesday, 24 April 2018


0700-0720:  Introductions and Assistance.  

During introductions, tell us a bit about yourself and any networking needs. We can help with referrals, advice, job search assistance, and other networking.  

0720-0800:  Speaker -- Kate Smith (USAFA '82).  Topic:  Grit and Resilience: A Story About Swimming at USAFA.

A Notre Dame lawyer, Kathryn Smith practiced law for almost 25 years before she retired in 2015. Her last position was an Assistant General Counsel at Verizon where she drafted and negotiated contracts and provided legal advice to the sales and marketing staff. She also practiced commercial litigation at two major law firms, and led a contracts division at Motorola. She is also a veteran having served her country as an acquisition officer after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Management. She lettered in volleyball at the Academy.

Thanks to Lynn Ellen Vergis (Kate's classmate) for arranging Kate's talk with us this week.


24 April (this week:  Kate Smith (USAFA '82) -- see above.

1 May:   TBD or Open Forum Networking

If you have a speaker in mind for an upcoming Tuesday, or would like to lead a discussion yourself, just let me know, at

Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)
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