About the Magazine

Foster Business, established in 1978, is the official magazine of the University of Washington Foster School of Business. Stories are published continuously online and in a print issue that is mailed each December to more than 50,000 Foster alumni.

Publication of Foster Business is made possible by proceeds from the Ivar Haglund Endowment. No state funds are used in its production.

To submit a story idea, give feedback or request the annual print issue of Foster Business, contact us at [email protected].

Send address updates to [email protected]. Please note that current Foster School students begin receiving the magazine automatically upon graduation, unless requested otherwise.



Frank Hodge

Associate Dean for Advancement

Tahsin I. Alam

Chief Marketing Officer

Randy Hyde

Senior Director of Alumni Engagement

Andrew Krueger

Managing Editor

Ed Kromer


Kristin Anderson
Melissa Borges
David Fenigsohn
Paul Gibson
Matt Hagen
Andrew Krueger
Ann Kumasaka (a.k.a. design)

Regular contributors

Kristin Anderson

Kristin Anderson

Associate Director, Alumni Communications & Engagement

Kristin Anderson is the associate director of alumni communications & engagement at Foster. After graduating from Boston University, she worked in broadcast news in Texas, Alaska and Seattle before joining the Foster School. Kristin enjoys running, camping, traveling and catching a movie at SIFF.

Melissa Borges

Assistant Director, Alumni Communications & Engagement

Melissa Borges is the assistant director of alumni communications & engagement at Foster. She has a journalism degree from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and previously worked in the non-profit sector before transitioning to academia. Melissa enjoys traveling, camping, cooking and is a Latin dancer.

David Fenigsohn

Producer, Marketing and Communications

David Fenigsohn is a producer at the Foster School, and a former editor at MSNBC.com. He strives to be one of the better poker players in local road races or one the faster runners in a poker game.

Ed Kromer

Managing Editor, Foster Business

Ed Kromer is the managing editor of Foster Business magazine. Despite dropping business as a major at his midwestern alma mater after feeling uninspired by his intro courses, he has found endless fascination in the subject over nearly two decades at Foster.

Andrew Krueger

Senior Director, Alumni and Media Engagement

Andrew Krueger is the senior director of alumni and media relations at the Foster School. Two truths and a lie. He is a direct descendant of Francis Scott Key. He is lactose intolerant. He celebrates Rare Disease Day.