The Executive Speaker Series features distinguished guests who have excelled in their business careers, and gives students the opportunity to meet today’s executives (primarily School of Management alumni) and learn from their rich expertise.
The monthly sessions are held in a roundtable format so that executives can discuss their experiences in an informal setting with students. The series, which is open to MBA, master’s and doctoral students, is co-sponsored by the school’s Graduate Programs Office and the School of Management Alumni Association.
“The Executive Speaker Series has provided me, as a student, with a wonderful opportunity to network with some of the most successful School of Management alumni in the area. Due to the diverse background and variety of people who have volunteered their time to speak with us, there is something to be gained by anyone in attendance no matter what your field or interest. I have found the speakers to be motivational, and hearing how they achieved success, gives me hope about the strong potential the future has to offer for management students.”
MBA Class of 2010 and Graduate Management Association President
David Hartrich, Vice President, Worldwide Strategic Sales Planning
Margaret Sullivan, Former Editor and Vice President
The Buffalo News
Dr. Michael Cropp, President and CEO
Dan Penberthy, Executive Vice President
Rand Capital Corporation
Randy Bianchi, Senior Vice President, Business Development
Summer Street Capital Partners
James Phipps, President
Chris Hart Nova, President
Escape Wire Solutions, LLC
Thomas Barney, Vice President of Finance