New Council

New Council
issue 03 | fall 2013

Whitney Adams ’07

National Clubs Chair

Adams is the owner of Bella Bridesmaid in Baltimore, Md. Before joining the nationwide, female-owned franchise, she spent five years in Washington, D.C., working in commercial real estate and serving as a member and president of the board of the Denison Club of D.C. Adams was a co-governor for her class and served on the first reunion committee of the Class of 2007. She continues to be involved with the college by working with the DART program and with the Office of Alumni Relations.


Jeryl Hayes ’04


Hayes lives in Washington, D.C., and serves as vice chair for the Women’s Information Network. She recently completed the

Law Students for Reproductive Justice Fellowship Program at the Black Women’s Health Imperative. She received a law degree from Washington University in St. Louis in 2011 and a master of laws from American University’s Washington College of Law in 2012.  At Washington University, Hayes served on the executive boards of the Student Bar Association and the Women’s Law Caucus, in addition to serving as the student body president. Prior to law school, she worked for Citizen Schools in Boston, Mass., and as an admissions counselor for the Culver Academies in Culver, Ind. While at Denison, Hayes served as co-governor of the Denison Campus Governance Association, was a member of Ladies’ Night Out (Denison’s all-female a cappella group), and worked as a resident assistant and a senior student interviewer for the admissions office. These days Hayes spends her freetime with her competitive karaoke team as part of District Karaoke.


David Kaiser ’99


At Denison, Kaiser was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity and spent his junior year studying abroad in Vienna. After earning a B.A. in history, Kaiser moved to Barcelona to teach English and to be near his girlfriend (now wife) Kate Thompson Kaiser ’99, who was living in Toulouse. Since 2001, Kaiser has been a Denison Club volunteer in San Diego, Calif., and then in Lexington, Ky. In 2007, he earned a law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. Currently, he is an attorney specializing in healthcare litigation in the Lexington office of a Miami-based firm, Quintairos, Prieto, Wood & Boyer. The Kaisers have three young children, who keep them on their toes and smiling.


Molly Mulligan ’08

National DART Chair

Mulligan serves as admissions operations specialist for the Executive M.B.A. Program at Washington University in St. Louis, where she also is pursuing her M.B.A. with a concentration in marketing and healthcare. Mulligan is a registered yoga teacher and teaches twice a week. When not in class or working, she serves as a DART member for Denison and volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri. Mulligan was a member of Delta Gamma sorority at Denison and currently serves as an advisor for the Delta Gamma chapter at Washington University. She lives in St. Louis. 


Jane Gravenhorst Soderberg ’83

National Annual Fund Chair

Soderberg received an M.B.A. from the University of Southern California. She worked as a management consultant in real estate finance in Los Angeles, and while there, served on the boards of the Junior League of Los Angeles and the City of Manhattan Beach Hometown Fair. After moving to Colorado in 1998, she joined the executive board of the Colorado Children’s Campaign and became president of its guild, Circle of Friends. Soderberg also has served as chair of the Parks, Trails, and Recreation Commission of the City of Cherry Hills Village and is a founding board member of the Cherry Hills Land Preserve. She now sits on Denison’s Parent Council for Admissions, Denison’s Parents Leadership Committee, and the Class of 1983 Reunion Committee. Soderberg is married to Lars Soderberg ’81, and she has three sons, Lars Soderberg III ’16, and twins, Anders and Brad, who are seniors at the Kent Denver School.

Published October 2013
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