Margaret Stuart of Stillwater is pleased to announce the July 7, 2012, marriage of her son, James Stuart, to Elena Bezgina of Moscow, at the First Presbyterian Church of Stillwater.
Jim is a 1968 graduate of Stillwater Area High School and received a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology, an MBA in accounting from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and a M.S. in financial markets from Illinois Institute of Technology. In addition, he is a registered certified public accountant. He is currently employed as the chief operating officer of Ativo Capital Management LLC in Chicago.
Elena trained at the Moscow Institute of Culture in library science and received a degree in 1989. She subsequently received a second degree from the Moscow Linguistic University as a French and English translator and has obtained advanced training and certification in French business translation at the French Cultural Center in Moscow. She has worked at the Scientific Fundamental Library of Moscow State University, as a librarian at Russian Navy headquarters and at The Russian Book Chamber (comparable to aspects of the Library of Congress). She will be starting the Master of Library and Information Science program at Dominican University in River Forest, Ill., this fall.