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Robert M. Thomas II, MBA ‘04

Senior Vice President, Claim Analytics, Finance and Operations, Worldwide P&C Claims
CNA

rob-thomasRob began his career as a Specialty Lines Actuary at TheHartford, ascending tothe role of Senior Vice President and Chief P&C Actuary.  Earlier this year Rob joined CNA in a newly created position. A skilled insurance professional and highly respected leader, Rob and his team use data and analytics to improve decision making and performance.  Rob is currently Chair of the Barney School Board of Visitors, and previously served on the Actuarial Science Advisory Board.

Kathryn Gawrych, ’15 & MSAT '16

Experienced Associate
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 

gawrychKathryn earned her master's degree in accounting with a focus in audit at the Barney School of Business immediately following her bachelor's degree in accounting with a minor in actuarial science also at the Barney School.  After interning as an auditor in PwC's real estate practice, Kathryn began her career in PwC's Global Headquarters located in Manhattan in the alternative investments practice with a focus in hedge funds and private equities this year.  Kathryn was a two-time captain during her five-year volleyball career at UHart, and is a member of Beta Alpha Psi and Beta Gamma Sigma.   

David E. Thompson, '89 & MBA '91              

Area Vice President, Sales, Rhythm Management Group       
Boston Scientific

david-thompsonA former captain of the University’s basketball team, David earned his MBA degree then launched his marketing and sales career at General Mills, Inc. before joining Merck & Co.  For the past 17 years he has worked at Boston Scientific where he currently serves as Area Vice President of Sales for the Mid Central Area in the Rhythm Management Business Group.  He leads a commercial organization for the states of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and West Virginia. David is a member of the University’s Board of Regents, and previously served on the Barney School Board of Visitors.