Peter Henry Lotz ’75 died of brain cancer on April 28, 2007, in Huntsville, Alabama.
Born on October 24, 1953, in New Brunswick, N.J., he prepared for college at Highland Park High School in New Jersey and became a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation magna cum laude in 1975, he became an admissions counselor at Bucknell University in Pennsylvania. He was promoted to assistant director of admissions at Bucknell in 1977 and became director of financial aid there in 1978. In 1979, he became associate director of admissions at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and, in 1981, he entered the graduate program at the Yale School of Organization. He received a master of science degree in education at Bucknell, and in 1983 received a master’s degree in public and private management from Yale. During the next 12 years, he specialized in credit card administration, development, and marketing management with AT&T, Universal Card Services, Chemical Bank, CitiCorp, and American Express and was director of customer loyalty for Sears Merchandise Group in Hoffman Estates in Illinois. In 1996, he became the senior vice president and a manager of Compass Bank in Decatur, Ala., and manager of its credit card center, positions that he held until 2002. Surviving are his mother, Shirley J. Lotz of Beach Haven, N.J.; a sister, Patricia J. Smith of San Raphael, Calif.; and a brother, Father Ezekiel Lotz, O.S.B., of St. Benedict, Ore., a Bowdoin graduate in the Class of 1981.