Beck A. Taylor was recently named the
W.H. Smith Professor of Economics at Baylor University. He has been assistant
professor in Baylor's Hankamer School of Business since 1997. In addition, he
received the 2000 Young Researcher Award and the 2000 Outstanding Teacher Award.
accepted the appointment as the James and Virginia Cozad Chair of Finance at
Indiana University's Kelley School of Business. His monographs and articles dealing
with mutual funds and institutional money management have received widespread
attention in the national press. He is the author of the Forbes Stock Market
Course, a well-known guide for individual investors. His academic and professional
assignments have included professorships at both SUNY Buffalo (for nearly 20
years) and New York University; director of the U.S. Commerce Department's MBA
program in the People's Republic of China; and senior economist with the Office
of Economic Analysis of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.
Das Narayandas of the Harvard Business School received the class of 2000
Student Association Faculty Award in recognition of his excellent teaching
at the school. He was also elected by the Harvard Business School Student Association
Class Day Committee to give the faculty speech for the parents and guests of
graduating students during graduation ceremonies. The committee said that Narayandas
is "a teacher
of possibly the most popular course on campus, due in no small part to his
dynamic, entertaining, compassionate ... and extremely educational style."
K. Brown has
been named research director of Sterling-Rice Group, Boulder, Colo., a brand
development and integrated marketing firm. She will be responsible for expanding
the firm's in-house research portfolio to include more quantitative work, and
will be involved with all client engagements, providing guidance on overall
research designs, directing quantitative and qualitative research tools, and
developing and implementing new proprietary research tools for the firm. Brown
recently relocated to Boulder from Berlin, Germany, where she was a consultant
for global corporations and taught international management to MBA students
at the German International Graduate School of Management and Administration.
Byunghoon Lim of Inha University, South Korea, is the author of two widely
used marketing texts in Korean. His text titled "Marketing Research," which is in its second
edition, has become the most popular text used in the business schools in Korea.
His other text is titled, "Marketing Strategy." Lim has also recently co-authored
a book on major trends in marketing.
J. Steininger, MSIA, writes: "After an extensive 34-year career in sales,
marketing, alliances venture management, and new product development at Exxon
Mobil Chemical, I have moved on to the world of consulting in Scottsdale, Ariz.,
while looking for a marketing position with a start-up company."
L. Beto, MSIA, is a branch manager and a new senior vice president-investments
with A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., in Boise, Idaho. He also was recently appointed
as an officer of the company and awarded Chairman's Council status (a corporate
E. Gadomski, MSIA, is an executive vice president, gases and equipment group,
with Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., in Allentown, Pa. He received an honorary
doctorate of engineering from Purdue in May 2001. His daughter, Elizabeth,
graduated from the University of Rochester in May. His son, Andrew, has married
L. Bolinger, MSM, writes: "I recently became the director of Lebanon Valley
College's Camp Hill. The main campus is located in Annville, Pa., with off-site
centers in Lancaster and Camp Hill. At these sites, we offer part-time, evening,
and weekend undergraduate and MBA degree programs. In addition to oversight
of the Camp Hill/West Shore center, I teach one undergraduate business or MBA
course a semester."
(Zacune) South, MSIA, writes: "I continue to love my position as associate
professor at Montgomery College (Germantown, Md.), teaching computer applications,
business, and management. I am constantly enrolled in courses to keep my skills
current. I'm an involved mother of two (ages 9 and 13) and am proud of Krannert!
Send my best to everyone there, especially Professor Moskowitz."
15th Anniversary Year
Sandefur, MSIR, has been promoted to director, industrial relations-GM
vehicle manufacturing-truck group, with General Motors in Pontiac, Mich.
Phillips, MSIA, writes: "In August, we will relocate to Stillwater, Okla.,
and I will begin a PhD in management at Oklahoma State University with plans
to teach mangement at a university after completion."
Paolo de Ruggiero, MSM, has a new position as CFO with GE Capital-Global
Consumer Finance Italy. He writes: "Finally back to Italy after
four years in Hong Kong and Mainland China!"
J. Van Beek, MSM, has been promoted to manage a multi-account portfolio of
non-automotive accounts with Schneider Logistics Inc. (SLI), Green Bay, Wisc.
SLI provides supply-chain management services.
Greenberg, MSHRM, is a training and recruiting manager with Intel Corp. in
Santa Clara, Calif. She recently earned her doctorate in learning and instruction
from the School of Education at the University of Southern California.
MSM, is an electronic stethoscope program manager with Agilent Technologies-Healthcare
Solutions Group in Andover, Mass. She writes: "Currently managing
the worldwide acoustic and electronic stethoscope business. I have
a husband, Darrell, and daughter, Leah, who just turned two years old."
Ann (Williams) Walker, MSM, has been promoted to associate director, human
resources information systems, with American General Finance (AGF) in Evansville,
Ind. She will be responsible for AGF's human resource systems administration
and payroll functions. She joined the company in 1993 and most recently served
as manager, human resources information systems.
Ostebo, MSIA, has been selected as a Senior Harvard Fellow at the JFK School
of Government. He is attending the year-long fellowship beginning summer
2001 after having completed a tour as commanding officer of the Coast Guard
Air Station in Traverse City, Mich.
and Ozgar Kahramanzade, both MSIA, write: "We have a baby boy! He was
born April 28 at 9:42 a.m. He is 7.9 lbs. (We didn't have the time to calculate
the ounces, since we use kilos in Turkey. He is 3.590 kg.) He's 50 cm. tall.
We named him Mete, the name of an ancient Turkish emperor (son of Genghis Khan
- he was very handsome and brave)."
A. Bendeck, MSM, is an executive business analyst with Texaco Inc. He writes: "I
am completing a two-year general management development program that allows
me to rotate around four to five new areas of the company to prepare for
further leadership opportunities. I have been with Texaco since graduation
and have had increasing responsibility in various roles."
L. Cox, MSM, has been promoted to director-business diagnostics with Holophane,
a division of Lithonia Lighting Group, in Newark, Ohio. He and his family
moved from Conyers, Ga., to Newark in December 2000.
K. Dobson, MSM, writes: "I'm now working in Moscow as the deputy director
of the representative office of Lockheed Martin. We are doing various things
involving disarmament, but will probably be doing more commercially oriented
things in the future."
D. Campbell, MSM, is a financial analyst with Fidelity Investments Canada,
Ltd., in Toronto. He writes: "On May 4, my wife and I welcomed our first
child - our daughter, Julianna, was born at 3:19 a.m., weighing 7 lbs., 13
oz. Baby is anxiously awaiting her first trip to Lafayette to purchase Purdue
Pete sleepers and bibs."
H. Lai, MSM, has a new position as manager, database marketing, with
Charles Schwab in San Francisco.
J. Ferguson, MSM, Captain USN (retired), writes: "Wanted to let you know
that the Krannert reputation is alive and well in the Pacific Northwest. Despite
the Rose Bowl loss to the Huskies, Purdue is well-thought of here and certainly
aided in securing my new position as the assistant superintendent of schools
with the Issaquah (Washington) School District. I continue to be a proud graduate
of Purdue and the Krannert School of Management, and hope I can properly represent
the fine efforts of all the staff."
M. Dickelman, MSM, writes: "I have been working with the HB Fuller Co.
for nine months now. It is a leadership development program for the first year
involving four separate three-month projects to give exposure to MBA students
for the different business units and divisions within HB Fuller. I am currently
working with my mentor to locate myself into a permanent role with the company.
My wife and I were married in January of this year. We have since spent some
time in Germany on an international work assignment and have both relocated
to the Saint Paul/Minneapolis area. She is looking for work as a science teacher.
We are currently beginning to do a home search."
L. Zimmermann, BS (IND ECON), is a broker/salesman, manager, commercial division,
with Michael Thorpe Real Estate in Vero Beach, Fla. He retired as a county tax
collector on January 1, 2001.
L. Kidney, BS (IND ECON), is retired and lives in The Villages, Fla. He
will be an escort for eight Civil Air Patrol cadets going to the Netherlands
this summer as part of the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE)."
S. Pearson, BS (IND ECON), is a senior materials planner group leader with
AT&T Broadband in Glendale Heights, Ill. He writes: "Switched careers
late in life. All my employees, peers, and boss are young enough to be my children!
Talk about a generation gap."
Michael Kalleres, BSIM, has been selected as one of the year 2001 Ellis
Island Medal of Honor recipients by The Ellis Island National Ethic Coalition
of Organizations (NECO). He writes: "I was actually stunned and thanked God when I read
the letter ... thinking about my father, mother, family members, and friends
who came here from Greece and other nations and who gave me the model of work
ethic and spiritual determination that made this possible." Admiral Kalleres
and his wife, the former Georgine "Cookie" Karras of Melrose Park,
Ill., currently reside in Jacksonville, Fla.
W. McCoy Jr., BSIM, is a judge, complex business litigation court, in Los Angeles
Superior Court. He is the author of a new national hardcover book to be published
in fall 2001 by Prentice-Hall entitled Why Didn't I Think of That? - Sharper
Thinking for Those Who Think for a Living.
E. Gadomski, BSM. See Master's Alumni 1970.
Vicky Bailey, BSM, president of PSI Energy, the Plainfield, Indiana, -based
subsidiary of Cinergy Corp., has been nominated by Pres. George W. Bush
to be assistant secretary of energy for international affairs and domestic
policy. She worked for the Federal Regulatory Commission before joining
A. Jaffe, BSIM, is a vice president and CFO of Jaffe Drug Stores Inc. in
Kankakee, Ill. He ran for City of Kankakee alderman in spring 2001. He
has been appointed to the Purdue Presidents Club, been appointed by the
Kankakee County Board to the County Regional Planning Commission, and elected
first vice president of the Kankakee County Training Center for the Disabled.
Richard M. Rella, BSIM, writes: "I recently launched RMR Consulting
in Indianapolis. We focus on financial and operational consulting for small
to medium-sized businesses. I married Beverly Young, University of Toledo,
on July 7."
Ronald L. May, BSM, was promoted to district manager with Pfizer
Inc. Specialty Sales Division, Indianapolis, in January 2001. He formerly
served as assistant to the regional manager, Great Lakes region. He and
his family have relocated from Chicago to Indianapolis.
Mitchell J. Shively, BSIM, has been honored by Computerworld magazine in its
March 26, 2001, issue as one of the business world's Premier 100 Information
Technology Leaders. The award recognizes exceptional technology leadership,
innovative approaches to business challenges, and effective execution
of comprehensive IT strategies. Shively currently consults independently
with his clients to apply e-business, customer relationship management,
supply-chain management, and enterprise resource planning technologies
across a wide range of industries. He resides and works in Dublin, Ohio.
David R. Zimmerman, BSM, is president and CEO of Lafayette Community
Bank. He writes: "We successfully raised more than $9 million in capital
to fund the start-up of Lafayette Community Bank. This is the first de
novo and state-chartered bank in 67 years in Lafayette, Ind. With two
locations, we opened for business on November 1, 2000."
Scott Sandefur, BSM. See Master's Alumni 1986
(Zacune) South, BSIM. See Master's Alumni 1984.
Barbara K. Brown, BSM. See PhD Alumni 1992.
L. Hannemann Ditmore,
BS (ACCT), is a real estate agent with Fonville Morissey Real Estate Co. in
Daren L. Cox, BSM. See Master's Alumni 1994.
10th Anniversary Year
Elliott, BS (ACCT), writes: "I have relocated to a ranch in Groveland,
in central Florida, and have opened NorAust Kennel, my own dog boarding
and training facility."
Joon Lee, BSM, writes: "After six and a half years of research
experience at the Korea Information Society Development Institute (KISDI),
I will start my PhD study (strategic planning and policy) at the University
of Pittsburgh this fall."
A. Bendeck, BSIM.
See Master's Alumni 1994.
E. Omholt, BS (ECON), is a senior manager with Accenture in Dallas,
Texas. He writes: "My wife, Laura, and I brought home our second daughter,
Kirsten Anne, on April 20, 2001."
BSM, lives in Columbus, Ohio. She married in 1996 and she and her husband,
Richard, have a nine-month-old daughter.
and Kathy (Ho) Mirabelli, BSIM and BSM respectively, live in Lake Zurich,
Ill. Their second daughter, Teah Rose, was born December 27, 2000.
L. Thomas, BSM, is a development director with the Indiana University Foundation
in Indianapolis. She graduated from the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership
Series (Class XXIV) in June 2000 and earned an MS in higher education administration
in December 2000.
BS (ECON), is an agent with State Farm Insurance in Lafayette, Ind. She is
a member of the Tippewa board of directors, LAIFA, CTM, the Hanna Community
Center board of directors, Junior Achievement, a registered representative
for Variable Products, and a notary public.
A. Simpson, BS (ECON), has accepted a new position as associate director
of derivatives marketing with the American Stock Exchange in New York City.
5th Anniversary Year
K. (Garland) Knobel, BS (ACCT), has a new position as a consultant
in Westminster, Colo. She writes: "I got married to Jeff Knobel (Miami
University of Ohio) on December 31, 1999. Jeff is the director of accounting
and analysis for Ball Corp. headquartered in Broomfield, Colo., relocated
from Muncie, Ind. We met when I consulted for Price Waterhouse at Ball."
A. Brizendine, BSIM, is a systems analyst with Procter & Gamble in Cincinnati,
Ohio. He writes: "I married Heather De Rita (BS [ACCT] 1998) on April
21 in Fort Wayne, Ind. We have moved into our newly built home here in Cincinnati."
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