Spring 2022

Letter from the MBA President

Greetings Friends,

If time flies when you’re having fun, then we’ve had a blast. It is incredible to think that we’ve crossed the two-year mark since the pandemic first turned our idea of "normal" upside-down, overnight.   In mere instants, our incumbent means of personal and professional connection were uprooted as we leveraged virtual engagement to stay connected, solve problems, and keep building bridges. In the wake of this turbulence, our resiliency to adapt and forge ahead has been inspiring.

Within the MBAA, we’ve benefited from such engagement across our virtual platforms and through exploration of synergies with the BW School of Business. In this issue, we’ll hear from an MBA alumna who has launched her own platform as well exciting things going on at BW. In the near future, stay tuned for presentations highlighting how the effectiveness of BW’s applied business curriculum helps solve major logistical issues for global organizations.

We hope you all enjoy the spring season and the new beginnings a turn in the weather brings. As always, if you have an idea, are starting a new initiative, or would like to catalyze a conversation, please shoot me a note to start brainstorming at sCmonaco@mail.bw.edu.

Looking forward,

Scott Monaco ‘10
President, BW MBA Association

MBA Alumna Launches Consulting & Coaching Business

Renee Vincelli has both an academic and personal connection to Baldwin Wallace University. Renee completed her MBA in 2008 while working full time in banking. On the personal side, Renee met another BW MBA student during this time who became a close friend and ultimately introduced Renee to her husband. Fast forward a decade or so, and she is now married with three little boys. 

“If it wasn’t for Baldwin Wallace and the people I met during my MBA experience, I’d have a very different life today!” Renee says.

Renee left her nearly 20-year career in banking late last year to focus on her two favorite things in business: people and performance. She believes it is people that fuel performance, both individually, and within teams and organizations. Drawing on her experiences in human resources, leadership development and project management, Renee has launched a new business — Renee Vincelli Consulting, LLC.

“Of the many things that I’ve done in my career, coaching others to success and growing the capabilities of teams is my first love,” Renee explains. “My business offers support in these areas. Specifically, executive and professional coaching, leadership development and change management.”

She also has a passion for supporting working moms and dads and has devoted a portion of her business to enabling their success and development. 

Renee offers her programs at a discounted rate for all BW students, alumni, faculty and staff. 

To learn more about Renee or to inquire about her services, check out her website. You may also email her directly at renee@reneevincelli.com

Sport Management Now Part of BW School of Business


In Fall 2019, the BW School of Business welcomed the addition of Sport Management to its wide variety of majors and programs. In addition to BW's longstanding undergraduate Sport Management major, which had resided within the university's HPE division, the BW School of Business also offers a Sport Management MBA

Sport Management is under the direction of Dr. Charles Campisi who believes joining the School of Business was a great decision. “Becoming part of the School of Business helped us align our program with the focus of our classes and expedited the development of the Sport Management MBA. It’s provided a great opportunity for our students and the faculty have been able to leverage our industry contacts and experiences to drive growth in the School of Business. It’s been win/win since day one.”

An enduring hallmark of Sport Management at BW is real-world learning. In 2021-2022 alone, BW students have worked high profile events such as the College Football Playoff National Championship in Indianapolis, Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles, and the NBA All-Star Weekend in Cleveland. Later this month, students will travel to New Orleans for the NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four (March Madness), with more opportunities coming in May.

Check out this recent article about Sport Management at BW, including other events where students may be found behind the scenes. Best wishes and safe travels!

Save the Dates: BW Gives and Master's Masters Golf Outing

BW Gives, BW's annual Day of Giving, is set for Wednesday, April 6. This year, the fundraising goal is $200,000 in unrestricted gifts over a 24-hour period, with all gifts matched dollar for dollar. Your generosity will benefit BW students as they pursue their academic and career goals. Watch your inbox for more details.

BW is looking for Advocates on the day of BW Gives to encourage others to make a gift on April 6. Make an even greater impact by sharing information on your social networks and through personal outreach. This volunteer opportunity is flexible, and BW is here to support you. Sign up to become an Advocate here.

After polling attendees of the Master's Masters Golf Outing of 2021, the MBA Association has decided to return to Fox Meadow Country Club in Medina for another great event. Mark your calendar for Monday, September 12. The outing is the MBAA's signature fundraiser, and we are thankful to Mike Gantous of Berea's Mike's Bar and Grille for coming forward with an early pledge of support! 

Watch your inbox for updates later this spring. Please direct sponsorship inquiries to the Center for Philanthropy & Alumni Engagement at bwalumni@bw.edu or (440) 826-2106. Thank you!


Look Back on 10th Annual Economic Insights + Link to Watch

In keeping with rich tradition, the MBAA in partnership with the BW School of Business hosted its annual Economic Insights; Global, National, Regional program earlier this quarter.  The webinar was moderated by Dean of the School of Business Dr. Susan Kuznik as BW faculty members Michael Weidokal (’94) and Dr. Kevin Jacques, Boynton D. Murch Chair in Finance, were joined by Team NEO’s VP, Strategy and Research, Jacob Duritsky for the presentation.

The panel explored a gamut of issues correlating worldwide and domestic trends and how they affect things at home in Northeast Ohio. Discussion topics included inflation, supply chain issues, consequences of the tragic military activity in Ukraine, and how the pandemic has shadowed underlying, persistent economic trends that may continue to hinder growth. On the positive side, the panel highlighted bright spots and opportunities for economic growth and recovery in the coming year.

How to watch: View the full presentation here. We look forward to bringing you Economic Insights 2023 next January!


Ways to Support BW Students



MBA Association Executive Council
President: Scott Monaco '10 Treasurer: Alexis Becker '18 
VP of Operations and Golf Outing Co-Chair: 
Mike Gill '12 
Faculty Advisor: John Fuehrer '91, MBA '96
Alumni Staff Liaison: Lisa Judge '00 School of Business Liaison:
Carmen Castro-Rivera
Golf Outing Co-Chair: Pamela Baird '99 
Coordinator and Ex-Officio, Alumni Council:
Bob Buchanan '87
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, contact Scott at scmonaco@mail.bw.edu.



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