7 people who went from interns to top execs
Bankrate.com – June 27, 2014
Daniel Hesse, MBA’77, sought his sister’s help to get the name of AT&T’s recruiter when he was an MBA student. He joined AT&T as an intern and for 23 years steadily rose up the ranks to become president and CEO of AT&T Wireless Services. He is currently the CEO of Sprint.
ProQuest appoints Ben Lewis as Senior VP, Strategy and Business Development
Yahoo Finance – June 24, 2014
Ben Lewis, MBA’01, was appointed senior vice president of strategy and business development at ProQuest, a cloud-based technology company that offers solutions to librarians, students and researchers. Lewis joined ProQuest after serving in several strategy roles at Moody’s, Thomson Reuters, and Accenture. "Ben's 17 years of experience in senior strategy and development roles make him the ideal fit for this key role at ProQuest," says CEO Kurt Sanford. "I'm excited about the contributions he'll make at the company and for our customers."
NCHL Names Henry Ford Health System's Nancy Schlichting and Geisinger Health System's Glenn Steele Recipients of 2014 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excell
Real Time Communications – June 11, 2014
The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), a nonprofit that works to improve population health by enhancing the capacity of healthcare leaders, announced Nancy Schlichting, MBA '79, chief executive officer of Henry Ford Health System (HFHS), as a recipient of its 2014 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award for her “innovative approaches to bringing high-value and accessible healthcare to their communities, permanently transforming and improving the field.”
DevOps Summit Power Panel: How DevOps Is Changing the Way IT Works
Virtualization Conference & Expo – May 22, 2014
As a panelist at the DevOps Summit Power Panel on June 9 in New York City, Gordon R. Haff, MBA '86, cloud evangelist at Red Hat, along with several other tech-world experts, discussed how DevOps is changing the way IT works, how businesses interact with customers, and how organizations are buying, building, and delivering software. You can view the DevOps Summit Power Panel on YouTube.
FAMU News & Notes: Abdi new chief of staff at FAMU
Tallahassee Democrat/Tallahasee.com – May 19, 2014
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) President Elmira Mangum has named Shamis Abdi, MBA ’11, her new chief of staff. Abdi, who is the president's liaison to FAMU’s Board of Trustees, began her post on May 1. “Abdi comes to FAMU with more than 16 years of experience in management, operations and consulting,” notes the article. “She most recently served as the director of operations at the Girls Preparatory Charter School of New York, an ‘A’-ranked school by the New York City Department of Education.
Interline Brands Appoints Fred Pensotti CFO
Citybizlist – May 18, 2014
Fred Pensotti, MBA ’94, was named chief financial officer of Interline Brands, Inc., a leading distributor and direct marketer of broad-line maintenance, repair and operations products to the facilities maintenance end-market. “Pensotti joins Interline with 23 years of experience, holding a number of senior finance positions at Sabre Corporation, American Airlines and Eagle Management and Trust,” the article notes. “Most recently, Mr. Pensotti served as Senior Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller at Sabre, a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry.”
Bostonia Partners Hires Randall E. (Randy) Male, Major Addition to Bostonia’s Renewable Energy Finance Practice
Bostonia Group – May 15, 2014
Bostonia Partners LLC announced that Randall E. (Randy) Male, MBA ’91, has joined the firm as a managing director with a specialization in the renewable energy sector. “A veteran finance executive with over 25 years of experience, Mr. Male has an extensive background in corporate and project financing, capital raises, strategy, and mergers and acquisitions,” reads the article. “In particular he brings a breadth of relationships in the renewable energy sector, having led the development of over 1GW of wind and solar projects in the U.S. and Canada.”
IMedicor, Inc. Announces John Schneller As Chief Financial Officer
AZTV7/CABLE 13 – May 6, 2014
iMedicor, Inc., a provider of portal-based, software services for the health-care industry, appointed John Schneller, MBA ’96, to the position of chief financial officer. Schneller has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, including several positions at Wall Street firms as an analyst, investment banker, and money manager.
Bering Straits President & CEO receives Unsung Hero Award
Alaska Business Monthly – May 5, 2014
Bering Straits Native Corporation (BSNC) President and CEO Gail Schubert, MBA ’81, received the Unsung Hero Award from the Northwest Indian Bar Association. The annual award honors an attorney for his or her outstanding contributions toward improving the legal and political landscape of Pacific Northwest Indian Country. “Schubert is known for her leadership and service to the Alaska Native community,” notes the article. “She is Treasurer of the Alaska Federation of Natives, Vice Chair of the Akeela Treatment Services Board, Vice Chair of the Alaska Native Justice Center, Vice Chair of the ANCSA Regional Association, and Chair of the Alaska Retirement Management Board.”
Rabobank Promotes Arthur Munoz to Senior Vice President
NoozHawk – April 24, 2014
Arthur Munoz III, MBA '06, has been promoted to senior vice president, senior relationship manager for Rabobank N.A.’s Middle Market Division, where he will be responsible for providing financial services for commercial clients.
Specialized Loan Servicing Names New Senior Vice President Of Research & Analytics
PR Newswire – April 16, 2014
Ryan Conser, MBA '02, was named senior vice president of research & analytics at Specialized Loan Servicing LLC (SLS), an independent, third-party mortgage servicer.
ICE Announces Management Appointments and Board for ICE Futures Singapore and ICE Clear Singapore
Yahoo Finance - April 16, 2014
Vijay Iyengar, MBA '84, has been selected to serve on the boards of ICE Futures Singapore and ICE Clear Singapore. IntercontinentalExchange Group (ICE) is the leading network of regulated exchanges and clearing houses for financial and commodity markets.
Cannabis Therapy Corp. Appoints Science Pioneer Dr. Cohava Gelber to Board
PRInside.com – April 15, 2014
Cohava Gelber, MBA '02, has been appointed to the board of directors for Cannabis Therapy Corp, a development stage enterprise focused on the business of manufacturing and marketing pharmaceutical-level products containing phytocannabinoids for the treatment of various conditions and diseases.