Megan Hoopman earned a degree in urban planning in 2000. As operations manager for Tri Star Living, Oshkosh, she oversees development of all residential construction projects in multiple states, specializing in "accessible" community living arrangements.
She also is owner and managing partner of Real Estate Development, Oshkosh. She is widely recognized for helping revitalize downtown Oshkosh's business community.
Justin Obriecht owns and manages Culver's restaurants in Frankfort, Homewood, Matteson and Tinley Park, Ill. He earned a business degree in marketing and entrepreneurship from UW Oshkosh in 2000.
On Sept. 24, 2001, he opened Culver's of Tinley Park. The restaurant went on to become the busiest in Culver Franchising System, Inc. Since then, he has opened three others. He has earned the Best Commercial Development award from the Tinley Park Chamber of Commerce, and the Culver's Commitment to Excellence Award three out of five years.
Courtney Perlino is a 2002 graduate who earned a degree in international studies and political science. She serves as senior policy analyst at the American Medical Association in Chicago, where she develops and implements AMA policy on hospitals and medical staff self-governance and physician reimbursement.
She also served the American Public Health Association in its Washington, D.C. office as a health policy analyst and legislative specialist. In this role, she served as a primary lobbyist on issues of Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program and pandemic influenza, more commonly known as bird flu.
Laura (Denissen) Scherr '99, is marketing project manager at Harley-Davidson Motor Company in Milwaukee. A journalism graduate, she manages the Buell owner loyalty program, integrating owner experiences into new and existing brand touch points such as consumer shows, demo events, promotional tie-ins, new product launches, BUELL magazine and buell.com. She also manages the promotion and sponsorships for the Buell Privateer Race Contingency Program.
Earlier in her career, she worked at Tribal DDB Worldwide in Chicago, where she managed programs and campaigns for The Home Depot and Dell Computers.