Susan Warshaw, MSW ’79

St. Louis, MO.

Susan Warshaw, MSW ’79, is retired and volunteers her time to a variety of community organizations. She serves on the boards of Laumeier Sculpture Park, Temple Emanuel, and Mercy Professional Services and is a member of the Brown School National Council.

Warshaw began her career as a therapist for the St. Louis County Juvenile Court. She went on to become a supervisor for a post-master’s training program in family therapy at Provident Counseling. She later founded her own private practice and taught an adjunct course in family therapy at the Brown School. In addition to her master’s degree in social work from the Brown School, Warshaw also earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a doctorate in marital and family therapy and development from Saint Louis University.

She is married to alumnus Henry Warshaw, who holds a bachelor’s degree and an MBA from WashU. He is a former chair of the Alumni Board of Governors and currently serves as a university trustee.

Warshaw is a 2017 recipient of the Brown School Distinguished Volunteer Award. She joined the Alumni Board of Governors in 2016 and now serves as chair. In this role, she serves as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees.

Lisa Rosenkranz, BSBA ’82

glencoe, ill. and boca raton, fla.

For more than 20 years, Lisa Rosenkranz, BSBA ’82, worked in marketing and product development for diverse consumer goods and health-care companies ranging from Procter & Gamble to Tupperware to Baxter Healthcare. She earned her MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

Rosenkranz now dedicates her time to various philanthropic efforts focused on Jewish and educational causes. She has served as a mentor with Chicago Scholars for the past 5 years.  She also serves on the board of SketchPad, a startup co-working space, and is a founding member of the Chicago Giving Circle, a group of service-oriented families making meaningful contributions to Chicago-area nonprofits. In addition to her service as a member of the Alumni Board of Governors, Rosenkranz’s involvement at WashU includes her membership on the Chicago Regional Cabinet and co-chairing numerous reunions.

Her husband, Jeff, BSBA ’84, is a past chair of the Alumni Board of Governors. The couple’s son also is an alumnus, having earned his BSBA and master’s degrees from WashU.

Rosenkranz enjoys working with the university to pay forward to future students the personal and professional growth she experienced here. She joined the Alumni Board of Governors in 2017 and now serves as the executive vice chair.  She will assume the chair role in 2023 and currently serves as an ex-officio member of the Board of Trustees.

Vince Belusko, BS ’78

immediate past Chair, Alumni Board of Governors
Rancho Palos Verdes, CAlif.

Vincent Belusko, BS ’78, is senior counsel with the Intellectual Property Group of Morrison & Foerster, LLP, based in Los Angeles. His practice focuses on patent litigation and includes cases involving diverse technologies, including medical devices and GPS navigation. Belusko is the recipient of many honors – he was named one of the top intellectual property lawyers in California three times by the Daily Journal, a trade publication for attorneys, and in 2012, the Los Angeles Business Journal listed him among the Who’s Who in Intellectual Property Law. Belusko received an Alumni Achievement Award from the McKelvey School of Engineering in 2018.

Himself a scholarship recipient, Belusko earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from WashU in 1978 and a juris doctor from the National Law Center at The George Washington University in 1981. He and his wife, Lynne, live in Los Angeles. His sons both attended WashU; Kurt earned both his a bachelor’s and his juris doctor from WashU, and Luke earned a bachelor’s and a master’s degree from McKelvey Engineering.

Belusko is passionate about helping WashU students succeed. He is an active member of the McKelvey School of Engineering National Council and served on the school’s Leading Together campaign committee from 2012 to 2018. He has supported the annual Discovery Competition, which gives undergraduate engineering majors the chance to explore entrepreneurial solutions to real-world problems and the school’s mentoring platform initially introduced for women engineers. He joined the Alumni Board of Governors in 2013 and served as chair from 2021-22.

Jennifer Behr, BFA ’96

New York, N.Y.

Following studies in sculpture and art history, Jennifer Behr, BFA ’96, went on to create one of fashion’s pioneering luxury hair accessories brands. Launched in 2005, the eponymous line is crafted by hand in New York City.

With early endorsements from Bergdorf Goodman and Henri Bendel, it wasn’t long before the brand gained recognition with global press and celebrity exposure. Jennifer quickly became New York’s foremost atelier, designing elaborate and custom headpieces for fashion shoots and events, all interwoven with a sense of romanticism and ethereal appeal. After establishing her brand as the premiere name in headpieces worldwide, Jennifer broadened her collection to include exquisitely embellished cold-weather knit hats. Then in Spring 2017, she launched her jewelry line — an effortless brand expansion of modem femininity and timeless elegance.

Behr has volunteered for the Alumni and Parents Admission Program (APAP) and the WashU Fashion Network. She received the Sam Fox School’s Distinguished Alumni in Art award in 2016.

Valerie Davisson, MA ’89

Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.

Valerie Davisson, MA ’89, currently works as an operating advisor to Orangewood Partners, where she provides consulting services in the area of human resources management. Throughout her career, Davisson has provided strategic management of human capital to several major corporations, including At Home, a leading retailer of home décor, Yum! Brands, Inc., which has over 50,000 restaurants in more than 150 countries and territories primarily operating the company’s restaurant brands – KFC, Pizza Hut, and Taco Bell, and Brinker International, which operates or franchises more than 1,600 restaurants in 29 countries and two territories under the names Chili’s® Grill & Bar and Maggiano’s Little Italy.

A career highlight for Davisson was watching At Home go public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2016. Under her leadership, the company was designated a 2017 Great Place to Work and grew to more than 200 stores in 40 states.

Davisson received her undergraduate degree from Southern Illinois University and earned her Master of Arts in human resource management from WashU’s University College while working full-time. She is a proud supporter of the college and is actively engaged in other philanthropic work, including serving on the board of Elizabeth Toon Charities. In addition, Davisson is an active member of the Society of Human Resource Management and the International Women’s Forum, dedicated to the empowerment of diverse female leaders.

April Jolly, BSBA ’02

St. Louis, MO.

April Mickens Jolly, BSBA ’02, is the vice president of health equity and culture for Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri. In this role, she leads organizational strategy to advance equity and improve health outcomes for marginalized communities.

Jolly has held a variety of leadership positions throughout her career. She was director of strategic planning for the St. Louis Regional Health Commission, where she worked to increase healthcare access for St. Louisans who were medically uninsured or underinsured. As clinical program manager for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Jolly collaborated with physician leaders, business directors, and hospital administration at Washington University School of Medicine to develop goals and strategies for the stroke and cerebrovascular program.

Jolly earned a BSBA from Olin Business School and went on to earn two master’s degrees from the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. She is married to Andwele Jolly, AB ’02, DPT ’05. She supports the university in a variety of ways, including by serving on the Eliot Society Membership Committees for Olin and the Brown School.

Kirk Wrobley, MBA ’91

St. Louis, MO.

Kirk Wrobley, MBA ’91, is senior vice president of Lockton Companies, LLC, the world’s largest private insurance brokerage and employee benefits consulting firm. As a member of the executive committee at the St. Louis office, he oversees client relations, team leadership, and overall account management. He began his career at Bank One, then rose through the ranks at Anheuser Busch to eventually direct strategic planning for A-B Packaging Group.

Wrobley regularly has contributed to Olin Business School scholarships since he graduated and has been an active volunteer with the school. Previously, he served as chairman of Olin’s Eliot Society Membership Committee, president of the Olin Alumni Board, and chairman of Olin Past Presidents’ Advisory Council. In addition to his service to the university, Wrobley currently serves as director of the board of Marian Middle School. His daughter Madison graduated from WashU in 2019.