Alumni Share Professional Advice on Career Day 2015

Posted January 28, 2015 / Last updated February 24, 2016

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Career Day speakers gathered in St. Ignatius Hall before they presented to today's Blue Jays.

Career Day alumni and speakers gathered in St. Ignatius Hall before they presented to today’s Blue Jays. (Click photo to view photo gallery.)

Jesuit’s alumni served as a great resource to today’s Blue Jays on Career Day.

Each January, alumni return to their alma mater – some traveling from Baton Rouge – to provide the students with practical advice about their various careers. This year, 35 alumni presented on 27 different careers. Also, Chris Hannan ’00 spoke to the 8th, 9th, and 10th graders about career paths in general, using his own journey as an example. Hannan practices law with the New Orleans office of the Baker Donelson law firm and, at the same time, is an award-winning poet. A new offering this year for the juniors and seniors was Non-Profit Management with Gerald Duhon ’85 and William Stoudt ’07 presenting. Popular career presentations were Accounting, Business, Engineering, and Finance. Alumni look to give back to Jesuit in various ways. Their participation in Career Day is one of the more meaningful ways of reconnecting and giving back for the benefit of today’s students. 



Joe Barnett ’94

Corporate Controller – Consolidated Grain and Barge Enterprises

Advertising and Public Relations

Rick Redmann ’85

Director of Marketing – Peoples Health

Architecture, Construction Management

Peter Spera ’98 /
Ryan Gootee ’91

Spera: Project Architect – Manning Architects /
Gootee: President/CEO – Ryan Gootee General Contractors


Mark Haley ’00

737 First Officer – United Airlines


Jim Incaprera ’78

Internal Audit & Quality Control Manager – Crescent Bank & Trust


Business – Contemporary Entrepreneurship

Jeremy Mancheski ’90

Principal – OutSolve, LLC

Computers – IT – project management, programming, business systems, software development

Jeff Serpas ’00

Software Apprenticeship Leader – GE Capital

Computers – Gaming, Web Design, Digital Media

Evan Smith ’00

Co-Founder & Creative Director – Pixel Dash Studios

Culinary Arts & Restaurant Management

Nick Lama ’00

Chef/Owner – Restaurant AVO (new)


Dr. Eric Macaluso ’94

Orthodontist – Brown Family Orthodontics


Ben Moscona ’94 /
Enrique Varela ’90

Moscona: Principal – Bridgedale Elementary School /
Varela: Professor, Tulane University

Engineering, Civil, Mechanical, Electrical

David Boyd ’87 /
Tony Moschella ’87

Boyd: civil engineer /
Moschella: Dir. of mechanical engineering – both at Burk-Kleinpeter

Engineering, Petroleum & Chemical

Mark Browning ’97

Engineer – LA Dept. of Natural Resources

Film Industry

Henry Griffin ’87

Filmmaker, screen writer, artist in residence – UNO

Careers in Finance

 Wealth Management

  Financial Advisor

Nick Danna ’94

Partner & Financial Advisor, ADG Wealth Management

Journalism – Broadcast & Print

Jeff Hamburger ’90 /
Ramon Antonio Vargas ’05

Hamburger: News Executive Producer, WGNO TV /
Vargas: writer, reporter – The Advocate


Jeffrey Hufft ’99 /
Jimmy Courtenay ’99

Hufft: Felony Trial Attorney – Jefferson Parish District Attorney’s Office /
Courtenay: Partner – Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles


Dr. Granville Morse ’89 /
Dr. Will Newman’93

Morse: Medical Director/Partner
MHM Urgent Care / Deputy Coroner, Jefferson Parish


Pat Huete ’84

Commanding officer, Tulane Naval ROTC Unit – US Navy


Fr. John Brown, S.J.

Teacher, priest – Jesuit High School


Eric Heigle ’02 /
Matt Barbier ’03

Heigle: Independent musician, engineer, producer /
Barbier: freelance trombonist, composer, self employed

Non-Profit Management

Gerald Duhon ’85 /
William Stoudt ’07

Duhon: Dir. of philanthropy, Second Harvest Food Bank /
Stoudt: Ex. Dir. – Youth Rebuilding N.O.


Eugene Landry ’97

Pharmacist – Ochsner Clinic Foundation

Physical Therapy

Robert Hughes ’91

Program director – RehabCare


Jeff Rouse, M.D.’92

Orleans Parish Coroner

Sports Administration

Kyle Huber ’09 /
Richie Weaver

Huber: Asst. director of marketing-LSU Athletics /
Weaver: Asst. director of sports information – Tulane Athletics

Career Talk to 8th, 9th, & 10th grades

Chris Hannan ’00

Associate – Baker Donelson