Class Notes

’69 News

January 31, 2013

Here’s some news for the next issue of Deerfield Magazine:

Cytochroma, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on chronic kidney disease and run by Charlie Bishop, agreed to be acquired in January by OPKO Health, a NYSE-listed biopharmaceutical and diagnostics company, for $100 million in stock and up to $190 million in contingent consideration. Charlie is an authority on developing and commercializing successful new vitamin D therapies who served as President and CEO of Bone Care International, a public company, from 1996-2001.

Rusty Young has booked Judy Collins for a benefit performance in Stuart, FL for March 13th in case any of you are wintering nearby this year. Earlier this month, Rusty booked The Fab Faux, a top Beatles tribute band that he has worked with over the years, for a benefit concert in Chicago.

Hank Wetzel, when he isn’t running Alexander Valley Vineyards, keeps busy with hobbies that include raising nearly 1,000 free range chickens for their eggs, saving honeybees and growing fruits such as loquats, yellow-green plums and figs for sale in the local farmers market.

Doug Squires

Class of 1969