AitN: November 11, 2019

Benjamin Landy

Benjamin Landy ’11

The business magazine Fast Company recently hired Benjamin Landy ’11 as executive editor, digital. He starts November 11. Landy previously worked at Vanity Fair’s The Hive, MSNBC and the Century Foundation.

Gabriel Ho ’12 is one of six writers chosen to participate in CBS’s 2019–20 Writers Mentoring Program. From the press release: “The eight-month mentoring program pairs writers with a CBS executive mentor who helps them develop a new piece of material. Following the mentorship period, the writers participate in a 16-week workshop designed to teach them everything about the television business, as well as provide them access to agents, managers, executives, showrunners and producers.”

On November 5, Variety announced that Kate McKinnon ’06 has signed on to star in and executive produce a series adaptation of the podcast Joe Exotic, which is based on the true story of a big cat enthusiast who tries to shut down a breeder who uses his cats for profit.

Gregory D. Peterson ’80, who works in real estate law, was recognized as a 2019 Massachusetts Super Lawyer. From the website: “Super Lawyers recognizes the top lawyers in Massachusetts via a patented multiphase selection process involving peer nomination, independent research and peer evaluation.”

Jonathan Rosand ’89, PS’94 was recently elected to the University Trustees. Governance of the University lies in the hands of its 24-member Board of Trustees, who select the President, oversee all faculty and senior administrative appointments, monitor the budget, supervise the endowment and protect University property.

Grace Lee ’02 announced she is running for New York State Assembly in the 65th District (lower Manhattan); the election will be held June 23, 2020.