Wildcats Hiring Wildcats

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Meet pharmacists, graphic designers, CEOs, coaches, and financiers who work alongside fellow UA grads every day.

Pharmacy ’Cats: Connecting the Dots

In 2013, Fletcher McCusker ’74 started Sinfonía Healthcare, coalescing a leadership team thick with Wildcats, from UA nursing-school graduate Danielle Sipe ’95 — now Sinfonía’s director of clinical services — to the company’s chief medical officer, Christian Moher ’95, who earned his medical degree at the UA College of Medicine. 

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Creative ’Cats: Designing a Network

When Veronique James ’03 graduated from the UA, she left with a deep appreciation for the UA’s College of Fine Arts — and a penchant for dipping into the program’s graduates whenever her Scottsdale-based advertising firm, The James Agency, gets hungry for fresh talent. 

James need look no further than Jackson Boelts, a longtime UA art professor and owner of Boelts Design. 

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Retail ’Cats: Macy's CEO Pays It Forward

Terry Lundgren ’75 is not a man to forget his roots. That’s why, in 2005, the Macy’s CEO put his name behind the Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing at the UA. The center has introduced hundreds of students to the world of retailing — some of them stepping into successful careers with Macy’s.

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NBA ’Cats: Full-Court Connections

By the time he helped propel UA men’s basketball to the Final Four in 1988, Steve Kerr ’87 had already become a favorite with Wildcat fans. More than 20 years later, the former NBA player and UA Sports Hall of Fame inductee keeps on returning the favor, bringing fellow Wildcats along as he ascends into the sports stratosphere.

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Finance ’Cats: Finding a Home

After Dave Musselmann ’94 graduated from the UA with a marketing degree, he headed toward the booming economy of Phoenix. But a decade later, he still returns to campus when he needs promising new employees for his company, Paramount Financial Services.

“They’re far more ahead of the curve than the average graduate,” he says. At any given time, up to 80 percent of his employees come from the UA. 

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Whether you hire Wildcats or have connected to other UA alumni to land a job or learn more professionally, email your story to wildcat4life@al.arizona.edu. Join the UA Alumni Association in future issues of the magazine and online as we feature alumni professionals and their networking stories.