Courtesy Brittany Haas via the Americana Music Association

Brittany Haas ’09 was nominated for Instrumentalist of the Year at the 17th annual Americana Honors & Awards. She also performed at the nomination ceremony last week. Read more in a story from WMOT radio in Nashville.

Cerberus Capital Management co-founder Stephen Feinberg ’82 will head the White House’s Intelligence Advisory Board. — Politico

Lawyer Ira Matetsky ’84 is the longest-serving current member of Wikipedia’s secretive Arbitration Committee, which issues rulings on disputes between Wikipedia editors on grammar and content in specific entries. — The Wall Street Journal
Kimberly Johnson ’95 was named the chief operating officer of Fannie Mae, the federal national mortgage association. — Forbes
As primary-care physician Gerald Yukevich ’68 makes plans for his retirement later this year, he’s sending hundreds of personal letters to his patients on Martha’s Vineyard. — Vineyard Gazette
Civic-engagement specialist David Campt ’82 says that for the discussion of race in America to move forward, it has to include “white folks talking to each other about race when there are no people of color in the room.” — Richmond Times-Dispatch

In a recent opinion piece, Fred Singer *48, a professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of Virginia, writes that sea-level rise is a clear and consistent trend — and there is very little humans can do to slow it down. — The Wall Street Journal
Lachlan Murdoch ’94 will become the chairman and CEO of New Fox upon completion of the pending sale of most of 21st Century Fox’s assets to Disney. — Variety
Marcella Kanfer Rolnick ’95 was named executive chair of GOJO Industries, making her the first female leader of the company that invented and makes Purell. — Akron Beacon-Journal

“[T]hey’ve turned every basketball player, football player, and baseball player into a roulette chip.”

— Former New Jersey senator and NBA star Bill Bradley ’65 on the Supreme Court’s recent ruling to overturn a 1992 law he wrote that banned betting on sports in most states. Read more from Bradley’s interview with 

Carnegie Mellon University professor Po-Shen Loh *10 launched a website called Expii, featuring videos of high schoolers who teach “math to the masses.” — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette 
Attorney Brandon Peters ’89 is running as a Democrat for the U.S. House of Representatives in Florida’s 2nd District. — Tallahassee Democrat
National Archives and Records Administration Director Thomas Putnam *87 was named the executive director of the Concord Museum in Massachusetts, which houses artifacts from the Revolutionary War as well as works by Emerson and Thoreau. — Lowell Sun
Louise Sams ’79, general counsel for Turner Broadcasting, received the lifetime achievement honor in the Corporate Counsel Awards, presented by Atlanta Business Chronicle. — Atlanta Business Chronicle
USA Fencing Chairman and President Donald Anthony ’79 was named the head coach of Ohio State University’s fencing team. — Ohio State
Charles Scribner III ’73 *75 was invited by Nassau County Museum of Art Director Charles Riley II ’79 to deliver a talk on F. Scott Fitzgerald 1917 in honor of the museum’s “Anything Goes: The Jazz Age” exhibition. — The Island Now
Majka Burhardt ’98 joined fellow rock climbers to meet with members of Congress and advocate for preserving public lands in the U.S. — The Guardian