Tepper School alumni recognized at Reunion Weekend for professional excellence and impact on the Tepper School community
Lifetime Achievement Award:
David Coulter, MSIA/BSIM ’71
In recognition for his longtime service and generosity to the Tepper School and Carnegie Mellon University, David Coulter was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award. Among his many roles at the university, he is currently serving a second term on its Board of Trustees and is a co-chair of the Tepper Quad Fundraising Campaign.
In honor of a $5 million gift from Coulter and his wife, Susan Weeks, Carnegie Mellon has dedicated the University Welcome Center in the Tepper Quad in Coulter’s name. Coulter has been a loyal donor and volunteer for the university and serves on the Tepper School’s Business Board of Advisors. He serves as an ex-officio member of the President’s Global Advisory Council and participated in the business school’s Council on Finance.
InCoulter is a special limited partner of Warburg Pincus LLC, a private equity firm with an active portfolio of more than 150 companies. In his time at Warburg Pincus, he has served as vice chairman and as managing director and senior adviser for financial services investment activities. His distinguished career in financial services also included positions at JPMorgan Chase and BankAmerica Corporation.
Alumni Achievement Award:
Gunjan Kedia, MSIA ’94
Gunjan Kedia was recognized with the Alumni Achievement Award in honor of the significant contributions she has made in the banking industry. She is vice chairman of the Wealth Management and Securities Services at U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest commercial bank in the United States.
Along with her husband, Sridhar Tayur, Ford Distinguished Research Chair, professor of operations management, Kedia named the faculty event space in the Tepper Quad with a $1 million gift. She is a committed volunteer for the school, participating in and hosting several events and serving on the Business Board of Advisors.
Kedia has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. After graduating from the business school, she was an associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers before joining McKinsey & Company, where she was the youngest consultant in company history to make partner. She later joined Bank of New York Mellon, serving in several leadership roles, including executive vice president. Before U.S. Bank, she was an executive vice president and a member of the Management Committee at State Street, where she led its U.S. investment servicing business.
Alumni Service Award:
Devin Anderson, MBA ’05
An influential link between the Tepper School and Deutsche Bank, where he serves as managing director of Equity Derivative Sales, Devin Anderson has been presented with the Alumni Service Award. He has spent many years as the Tepper School’s primary recruiting contact for Deutsche Bank and has launched the financial careers of many MBA, MSCF and undergraduate alumni.
Anderson joined Deutsche Bank upon receiving his MBA at the Tepper School in 2005, and he has swiftly built a strong career in financial markets and derivatives.
A key recruiter for Deutsche Bank at the Tepper School, Anderson frequently meets with students one-on-one to help them prepare for interviews. He champions for alumni at Deutsche Bank and established a mentoring program that links Carnegie Mellon alumni at the bank with interns from the university. Additionally, he serves as a mentor for students completing Wall Street internships.
Anderson maintains a strong relationship with Tepper School faculty as well, often meeting with them to discuss the finance industry or traveling to campus to present in classes.
Recent Alumni Service Award:
Michael Miller, MBA ’11
The Tepper School honored Michael “Mike” Miller with the Recent Alumni Service Award, which recognizes the service and accomplishments of an individual who graduated from the Tepper School within the past 10 years.
Upon his graduation in 2011, Miller was hired at Amazon. Within just a few years, Miller launched two successful business ventures at Amazon, creating the handmade and wine categories. He was quickly promoted twice, first to senior manager and now director. In addition to handmade and wine, he oversees the collectibles and fine arts divisions and continues to pursue new ventures.
Miller is highly engaged in alumni activities. He has co-sponsored alumni events in Seattle and serves as a Tepper Alumni Philanthropy volunteer — a class representative committed to connecting with fellow alumni to foster philanthropic engagement.
Beyond connecting with fellow alumni, Miller continues to give his time to benefit the school, serving as both an admissions volunteer and a recruiting volunteer. He has been a key recruiting contact at Amazon and conducts a corporate presentation each fall at the Tepper School.