Drew Marcus, AB ‘83
Drew Marcus Joins Guggenheim Securities as Senior Advisor

Guggenheim Securities, the investment banking and capital markets division of Guggenheim Partners, announced today that Andrew “Drew” Marcus has joined the firm as a Senior Advisor. Mr. Marcus’ addition expands the breadth and depth of Guggenheim Securities’ client franchise in Technology, Media, and Telecommunications.

For more than 30 years, Mr. Marcus has focused on media and technology in a variety of roles including analyst, banker, portfolio manager, and venture capitalist. He joins Guggenheim Securities after last serving as Portfolio Manager and Managing Partner of SLRC Media Opportunities Fund. Prior to that role, he was Vice Chairman of Global Banking at Deutsche Bank, focusing on media and telecommunications. At Deutsche Bank, Mr. Marcus was also a Managing Director, Global Head of Media Research and Senior Media Analyst. Additionally, he was a founder of the Media Group at Alex. Brown Inc.

Mr. Marcus currently serves as a Venture Partner at Walden Venture Capital. He also serves on the Economic Leadership Council at the University of Michigan. He graduated from the University of Michigan with an A.B. in Economics and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. Mr. Marcus is based in Guggenheim’s New York office.

Jodi Shaw, AB ‘01
Jodi Shaw to Become NAIOP Chapter President

Formerly known as the National Association for Industrial and Office Parks, now leading national commercial real estate development association NAIOP unveiled its dynamic 2017 professional development expansion and advocacy campaign. The organization selected long-time real estate professional Jodi Shaw to serve as 2017 president. She will oversee the enhancing of the chapter’s education, networking and advocacy efforts, membership expansion, focusing on the city’s commercial real estate landscape improvement.

The new president holds 13 years of commercial real estate experience, having joined the NAIOP team in 2012. She served as the chapter’s president-elect, secretary and chair of the Developing Leaders’ Committee, where she initiated various events and played a key part in connecting young professionals with industry leaders. She is also senior director with Keller Augusta Partners, a boutique search firm specializing in placements within the commercial real estate industry, where she oversees investment, development and construction placements for the Tri-State area. Shaw also worked as property manager for Equity Management LLC, as a consumer researcher at FBR & Co. and as loan officer for Mortgage Loan Solutions and Power Express Mortgage Bankers. The newly vested president is a University of Michigan graduate, holding a BA degree in Economics.

Joe Parker, AB ‘87
Bringing it Back: Football returns to campus at CSU

As Joe Parker rises from a foyer couch in the newly minted football offices inside Colorado State’s new on-campus stadium, the athletic director points through a window to the 9,100-square-foot space below. The weight room, accentuated with large Rams logos etched into the floor at each station, are right on par, he notes, with the training facilities of dozens of major college and NFL programs.

And so begins a tour through the west side of the stadium. It’s late June, two weeks after “substantial completion” – essentially when football staff could begin moving in – and Parker next enters the 3,700-square-foot players’ lounge. It will host recruits on game days and the football team in general. Pool tables are to the right with more Rams logos in the felt. A ping pong table will be set up shortly. Across the carpeted lounge, which will be decked out with TVs and furniture, is a wall displaying all the Rams who have gone on to the NFL. Each name is engraved on a strip of glass jutting out from the wall.

Then the tour turns through meeting rooms – theater-style leather seats for each player, a Rams logo stitched into each headrest – and Parker reveals which space is for which unit. In the offensive coaches meeting room, thick binders brimming with research on Oregon State and Colorado sit on a table, the only objects in the room. OSU will help CSU christen the place on Aug. 26, with the CU game in Denver the following week.

An All-American swimmer while earning an economics degree at Michigan, Parker later collected an MBA from the University of Texas, where in 1994 he took his first athletic department gig as a development manager. Then it was on to Washington State and Oklahoma before an eight-year stint back at Michigan. His time at Texas included working on an east side stadium renovation, and his tenure at Oklahoma featured an east side and north end zone renovation. Both projects ran roughly $80 million budgets.

Then at Michigan as an associate AD and later a senior associate AD, Parker was heavily involved in the $226 million Michigan Stadium project – renovating throughout and adding two sideline buildings with elevated concourses, premium seating, and other amenities.