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Three alumni won 2015 Emmy Awards. Game of Thrones co-creator David (Friedman) Benioff ’92 of West Hollywood, California, has received two Emmys for his work on the HBO fantasy: for writing (with co-creator D.B. Weiss) and for Outstanding Drama Series, the Emmys’ highest honor. Matt Mosk ’92 earned his third Emmy, for Outstanding Business and Economic Reporting, as producer of ABC News’ Nightline program, “Brian Ross Investigates: Herbalife—the Dream and the Reality,” about the promises made by the nutritional products brand. A DAM editorial board member and frequent contributor, Mosk earned an award in 2012 with a program that revealed flaws in the U.S. Department of Energy’s connections to solar panel manufacturer Solyndra, and another in 2014 with a piece on China-based stock scams. Dan Powell ’00, executive producer of Inside Amy Schumer, won his first Emmy for Outstanding Variety Sketch Series for his work on the Comedy Central show. The South Orange, New Jersey, resident previously worked as executive producer of the cult animated series Ugly Americans and executive in charge of production of The Colbert Report.
The Hon. Eric Taylor ’84 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court has been elected the 84th president of the California Judges Association. Taylor, who also served as association president in 2003, joined the superior court as a supervising judge in 2000.
Gretchen Buggeln ’85, Ph.D., an art history professor at Valparaiso University in Indiana, has been elected president of the Vernacular Architecture Forum, an organization dedicated to the appreciation of ordinary buildings across North America. She recently examined the modern-style, suburban church in The Suburban Church: Modernism and Community in Postwar America (University of Minnesota Press).
Verona Dorch ’89 has been named executive vice president and chief legal officer of St. Louis, Missouri-based Peabody Energy, the largest private-sector coal company in the world. She previously served as chief legal officer for industrial services company Harsco Corp.
Coach John Fowler, Adv’85, has been named to the Michigan High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame. During his 30-year career, the Grosse Point resident has coached dozens of teams—from lacrosse to field hockey to ice hockey—in four Michigan high schools.