Alliant Insurance Services appointed Peter Carpenter ’91 its chief operating officer Sept. 1. Previously Alliant’s managing director of employee benefits—Northeast, Carpenter joined the company in 2008 when it acquired ClearPoint, the Seattle-based benefits consulting firm of which he was cofounder and CEO. * Jennifer Ancker Whelen ’95 was named one of 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds 2013 by the Hedge Fund Journal. Since 2007 Whelen has been managing director of Graham Capital Management, a Connecticut-based alternative investment firm. She cofounded the East Coast Committee of Hope for the nonprofit Help for Children/Hedge Funds Care, which works to prevent and treat child abuse. * Laura Olsen ’97 was named assistant principal of Reading (Mass.) Memorial High School. She previously taught at several Massachusetts schools and served as an assistant principal in Pawtucket, R.I. * In addition to being featured in the September issue of People StyleWatch, Lauren Rothman ’99 had a book, Style Bible: What to Wear to Work, published by Bibliomotion in October. Rothman is the founder of fashion consulting firm Styleauteur (styleauteur.com) and writes about political style in her Huffington Post column, Fashion Whip.