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Join us for an executive networking event

Purdue's Krannert Executive MBA program and the Krannert Professional Development Center invite you to a fall 2014 Networking Event on Thursday, October 23rd at Krannert Center.  The event will provide an opportunity for a select group of Purdue Corporate Partners to network with Krannert EMBA students and alumni.  

Matthew Cohoat (bio below), EVP and CFO of Becknell Industrial, will address attendees at 4:00 p.m. in Krannert auditorium. At the end of that event, attendees will have the opportunity to introduce themselves.  Following the presentation, a networking event will take place 5:00-7:30 p.m. in Weiler Lounge. Corporate partners that have confirmed representatives include CNO Financial Group, Amazon, JPM Chase, Braunability, and GE, and we await confirmation from more than a dozen other companies.  You are invited to attend either or both segments of the event. 

We are very excited to offer this opportunity as we increase our efforts to provide executive networking opportunities and career services to our students.  Please RSVP here  by October 9th.  As space is limited, we encourage you to register early.  

Matthew A. Cohoat

Matthew Cohoat, Bechnell Industrial

Matt Cohoat was named Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Becknell Industrial in January 2011.

Mr. Cohoat oversees the capital management and analysis of capital structure of Becknell Industrial.  He is also responsible for all accounting, financial reporting, human resources and risk management.  

A twenty-year estate industry veteran, Mr. Cohoat is widely recognized for his management of key banking and institutional investor relationships.

Prior to joining Becknell Industrial, Mr. Cohoat served for two years at The Estridge Companies in multiple positions.  Mr. Cohoat also previously served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Duke Realty Corporation, where he was employed for over 18 years.

Mr. Cohoat received a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Purdue University and is a Certified Public Accountant.   He is a member of the Board of Directors for United Way of Central Indiana, Cathedral High School, Indiana CPA Society, Indiana Golf Association Foundation, St. Mary's Child Center, Western Golf Association and a coach of various youth basketball and baseball teams.


Oct. 14th Alumni Reception planned in Shanghai 

Meet old friends and new acquaintances at a reception for all Purdue alumni.  

Central Hotel Shanghai- 2nd floor
No. 555 Jiu Jiang Road
Huang Pu District
Shanghai, China
(8621) 53965000

6-7:00 p.m.  Cocktail reception
7-8:30 p.m.  Buffet dinner

Please RSVP to Aldas Kriauciunas at akriauci@purdue.edu.  

ALP Project Information

The Purdue Global EMBA (IMM) program and (domestic) EMBA program are once again looking for client companies for a consulting project with our teams of 5-6 executive education students.  Projects last about 16 weeks.  Optimal projects are cross-functional and address a critical issue within the company.  The projects require no financial obligation form the company, but do require client commitment and access to time and information.  For more information, please contact Aldas Kriauciunas, Purdue EMBA Programs executive director, at akriauci@purdue.edu or 765-496-6180.

Read the June 2014 newsletter, The Purdue Executive.