Monday, September 9, 2013

Alumni Panel and Networking Opportunity

The college is having an alumni panel on Oct 9th.  Some very impressive graduates of our business program will be in attendance. Don't miss this opportunity. Please consider attending and networking your way to making some contacts.  There are many different ways to find an internship or land a great job and gathering as much information as you can, making as many contacts as you can, and developing a system of leads - much like sales people do - are very important strategies.  The agenda for the event is below followed by the biographical sketches.

Wednesday, October 9; CCB #115

Alumni Panel Format & Questions

4:00 – 4:30 Food

4:30 – 5:15

1.       Brief Session Overview from the Moderator

2.       Introductions

a.       Name, job title, brief description of current position

3.       Prepared Questions

a.       How did your time at UMass Dartmouth shape you personally and/or professionally?

b.      What opportunities would you suggest students take advantage of?

c.       What advice would you give today’s students that you wish you had been given?

d.      What would you do differently?

e.      Describe a time that you failed. How did you use that experience to help you succeed?

f.        In your opinion, what skills are necessary to succeed in today’s work climate?

g.       What would you describe as you “key to success”?

5:15 – 5:30 Questions from Audience

5:30 – 6:00 Informal Networking


Charlton College of Business, Alumni Panelists, 2013 Fall Semester

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 4:00 – 6:00 at the Charlton College of Business

Bryony Bouyer ’86 – Marketing Management

Senior VP Global Promotions and Marketing Partnerships for Hasbro - one of the world’s most significant producers of personal entertainment products including Monopoly and Playskool

Carol Chace ’88  Accounting

Vice President, Fidelity Investments – Fidelity provides investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing and other financial products and services to more than 20 million people, institutions and financial intermediaries.  Since joining Fidelity in 1992, Carol has held a variety of roles in Finance, Risk Management and Project Management.  After graduating UMass in 1988, Carol spent 4 years in public accounting.

Brian McGreevy ’79 Finance

Senior Fixed Income Portfolio Manager, Columbia Management – one of the ten largest asset managers in the United States, managing more than $300 billion in assets for individuals and institutions Brian is a specialist in the tax exempt area with a focus on credits ranging from local general obligations and water and sewer issues to colleges, hospitals and electric utilities which issue bonds in the tax exempt arena. He is responsible for managing over $6 billion in assets.

Karen Medeiros ’89 Marketing Management

Vice President, Gilbane Building Company – Directs the national sales services team of over 50 professionals to support business development efforts in over 60 offices worldwide. Her role includes strategic planning; marketing and sales positioning; competitor and economic trend analysis; acquisition integration; training and development; CRM reporting and business intelligence; and budget management.

John Montigny ’85 College of Engineering

Chief Marketing Officer, Honeywell Safety Products – leads efforts in developing and executing global growth strategies across all product lines and regions as well as oversees all communications, branding and overall marketing capability for a Fortune 100 diversified technology and manufacturing leader, serving customers worldwide with aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings, homes and industry; automotive products, turbochargers and special materials.

Robert Pielech ’71 Accounting

Partner, CliftonLarsonAllen, LLP - specializing in issues related to individuals, estates, and fiduciaries. Bob has over 35 years of experience in estates and fiduciary work. In addition to his BS in Accounting from UMass Dartmouth he holds a Master of Science in Tax from Bentley College.  He frequently speaks at conference throughout the United States on issues related to tax practice management and has authored a CPE course on Developing and managing a Tax Practice.