Campus: San Francisco State University -- May 22, 2002
Three SFSU Alumni to be Inducted into SFSU Alumni Hall
Tony Award winning musical director and conductor Paul Gemignani, corporate
affairs executive Jim Wunderman and telecommunications executive Mohan
Gyani will be inducted into the San Francisco State University Alumni
Hall of Fame for 2002.
This year's inductees, along with Alumnus of the Year Peter Casey and
Presidential Medal recipient Vernon Alley, will be honored at a campus
reception Friday, May 24. The SFSU Alumni Association selects the Hall
of Fame inductees and annual Alumnus of the Year award winner.
The SFSU Alumni Hall of Fame recognizes outstanding former students
who have earned the respect of their peers through professional, cultural
and civic achievements.
Gemignani, a Demarest, N.J., resident who earned a bachelor's degree
in music in 1968, has been the music director for more than 35 Broadway
and London West End shows, including "Kiss Me Kate," "Sweeney
Todd," "Evita," "Follies," and "Crazy
for You." He received the 2001 Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement
in the Theatre.
Wunderman, a Corte Madera, Calif., resident who earned a bachelor's
degree in political science in 1984, is senior vice president of corporate
affairs for Providian Financial Corp. and chairman-elect of the San
Francisco Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Wunderman was former
San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan's chief of staff and a San Francisco
deputy mayor from 1992 to 1995. He has also acted as a political consultant
for campaigns and initiatives through his consulting company The Wunderman
Gyani, a Redmond, Wash., resident who earned a bachelor's degree in
business in 1973 and an MBA in finance in 1978, is president and chief
executive officer of AT&T Wireless Mobility Group. Previously, he
was head of strategy and corporate development and a member of the Board
of Directors for Vodafone AirTouch PLC.
Past inductees include Casey, actor Danny Glover, actress Annette Bening,
UCLA head football coach Bob Toledo, Oakland schools Superintendent
Dennis Chaconas, journalist and author Melba Beals, astronomer Paul
Butler, conductor Kent Nagano and San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown.
Contact: Matt Itelson (415) 338-1743; (415) 338-1665; email@example.com