John Sengenberger
Executive Director, Alumni Relations


Laurie Barkman, MSIA ’99
Managing Partner
Topanga Partners LP

Jim Bernier, MSIA ’93
Executive Vice President,
Head of Derivative Products Group
PNC Bank

Chuck Bracken, MSIA ’78
Chairman and CEO
The Barton Group

Lee Diamond, MBA ’05
Diamond Development

Ozgur Dogan, MBA ’05
Director, Amazon Books

Russell C.B. Ewing II, MSIA ’96
Senior Portfolio Manager
Goldman Sachs Asset Management

Jill Yellock Haugabrook, MBA ’07
Vice President, Corporate Treasury,
Enterprise Resource Model Group
Regions Financial Corporation

Lori Heinel, MSIA ’92
Senior Managing Director, Deputy Global Chief Investment Officer
State Street Global Advisors

Michael Hermeston, MBA ’08
Director, Customer Care Strategy

Justin Kaufman, MBA ’04
PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, PwC Advisory Services

Kevin Kindall, MSCF ’98
Data Scientist
EDF Trading

Tammy Loucks, MBA ’05, BSIM ’00
Product Manager
Progressive Insurance

Lillian MacEachern, MBA ’09
Vice President
JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Alissa Thomas Marushak, MBA ’10
Next Generation Solutions Strategy
CIGNA Corporation

Bart O’Brien, MSIA ’81
O’Brien Estate Winery

John O’Neill, MSIA ’80
Founding Partner, Vice Chairman and President,
Higher Education and Academic Medical Centers Attain LLC

Kishor Pendse, MSIA ’79
President and CEO
The Pendse Group, LLC

Rob Rice, MBA ’00
ExxonMobil Exploration Company

Olivier Salomon, MSIA ’93
Senior Partner
Alix Partners

Aurobind Satpathy, MSIA ’96
Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Ranjit Singh, MSIA ’99
Principal, Pricing and Profitability, Management Practice Leader

Michael Smith, MSIA ’95, DC ’89
Vice President, Global Marketing


De Lyle Bloomquist, MSIA ’88
President, Global Chemicals Business (retired)
Tata Chemicals, Ltd.

Eric L. Butler, MSIA ’86, E ’81
Executive Vice President, Marketing and Sales
Union Pacific Railroad

Mark A. Coblitz, MSIA ’82
Senior Vice President,
Strategic Planning (retired)
Comcast Corporation

David A. Coulter, MSIA ’71, BSIM ’71
Special Limited Partner
Warburg Pincus

Stephanie Ercegovic, MSIA ’83, BSIM ’82
Discovery Capital Management

Lewis Hay III, MSIA ’82
Executive Chairman (retired),
NextEra Energy, Inc.

Gunjan Kedia, MSIA ’94

Jon R. Kinol, MSIA ’92

William M. Lambert, MSIA ’90
President, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
MSA Safety

Jack E. McGrath, MSIA ’61
Senior Vice President (retired),
Booz, Allen & Hamilton

Brian Olsavsky, MSIA ’89
Senior Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer

Marc A. Onetto, MSIA ’75
Leadership From The Mind And The Heart LLC

Cindy Padnos, MSIA ’80
Founder and Managing Director
Illuminate Ventures

Frank A. Risch, MSIA ’66
Vice President and Treasurer (retired)
ExxonMobil Corporation

James E. Rohr
Retired Chairman and CEO
The PNC Financial Services Group

David Simmons, BSIM/S ’86
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Pharmaceutical Product
Development Inc.

Manoj P. Singh, MSIA ’76
Chief Operating Officer (retired)
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd.

James R. Swartz, MSIA ’66
Founding Partner
Accel Partners

David A. Tepper, MSIA ’82
President and Founder
Appaloosa Management LP

Kevin D. Willsey, MSIA ’89
Chairman of Global Capital Markets
J.P. Morgan Securities Inc.


Robert M. Dammon, Ph.D.

Michael A. Trick, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Faculty and Research

Laurie R. Weingart, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean, Education

Alan A. Scheller-Wolf, Ph.D.
Head, Ph.D. Program

Kathryn Barraclough, Ph.D.
Head, MBA Program

Burton Hollifield, Ph.D.
Head, Undergraduate Business Administration Program

Christopher Sleet, Ph.D.
Head, Economics Programs

Duane J. Seppi, Ph.D.
Head, Master of Science in Computational Finance Program

John Lankford
Executive Director,
Executive Education

Magazine Staff

Douglas McIntyre

Assistant Editor
Deb Lantz

Zach Beresh, Joey Mancuso

Cover Story
Debbi Gardiner McCullough

Chuck Finder, Katelyn Howard, Niki Kapsambelis, Tricia Miller Klapheke

Karen Boucher, Chris Harrison, Justin Jakovac, Lynne LaLone, Kate Lindholm, Liz McFarlin-Marciak, Kara Quinto, James Sawa

Chandler Crowell, Harry Giglio, Joey Mancuso, Karen Meyers

Cover Story Illustration
Anita Kunz

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