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Baldwin Wallace University MBA Association Newsletter May 2018
Master's Masters Golf Outing: Early Bird Deadline Friday 5/11

Monday, June 4, 2018
Westfield Country Club
North Course
9:00 a.m. shotgun start

Join MBA alumni, students and friends for a premier golf outing! All proceeds benefit the MBA Association to keep its year-long professional development and social programming free of charge. The early bird foursome price ends Friday, May 11. Register now.

Support the MBA Association with a Hole Sponsorship

The Master’s Masters Golf Outing is the sole fundraiser of the MBAA, with all proceeds directly supporting events such as Economic Insights, the Dessert & Dialogue series, and End of Semester gatherings. A $100 individual hole sponsorship is a great way to promote your business, honor a classmate or favorite faculty member, or advertise a cause you care about.

Other opportunities for sponsorship with higher levels of exposure are also available. Visit the sponsor page for details and benefits or contact Lisa Judge, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, at or (440) 826-2106.

Stay Connected!

MBA Association Leadership

President: Scott Monaco '10
CMO: Cory McComas '13, '13 MBA
COO: Corey Brayer '12

Alumni Staff: Lisa Judge '00
Faculty Advisor:
John Fuehrer '91, '96 MBA

Bob Esper '01
Mike Gill '12
Steve Horne '09
Jeffrey Jackson '13

Bernice Parks '12

Leadership opportunities are available! Contact Scott Monaco to learn how you can add value to the work of the MBAA.

Letter from the MBAA President

Greetings Friends,

I am pleased to be reaching out as we finally find ourselves in the midst of the spring season. With this issue of our newsletter I wanted to focus on some important news coming out of Kamm Hall and the BW School of Business. Three longtime advocates of the MBAA and popular faces around the University are retiring this spring.

John Lanigan, Dean of the School of Business, will be trading in his to-do list for maps of national parks as he puts the finishing touches on an impressive career spanning business, military service, and higher education. John came to BW in 2013 as director of the BW CIG, having formerly served BW as a trustee, and then transitioned to Dean shortly thereafter. He’s been a great friend to our organization and has been instrumental in building enthusiasm for our events including the Master’s Masters Golf Outing and marquee Economic Insights events.

Barb Peterson, Graduate Business Coordinator, is retiring after more than 20 years with the School of Business. Barb was the first face I recall upon coming into my open house at Kamm as a candidate, and, as a member of the MBAA executive council, I have had the privilege of working with Barb across many initiatives including driving interest among potential students for the MBA programs at BW. Barb is looking forward to spending time with her family.

Professor Lee Pickler is winding down his teaching career after nearly forty years at BW. His popular international business class was a highlight for many in the systems management MBA program. Professor Pickler will continue in his consulting capacities as he works with multinational firms on global strategies.

The MBAA sends its best wishes to all for long, fulfilling, and fun next chapters.

Looking to become more involved with BW? Leadership opportunities within the MBAA are always open to you. I invite you to join our LinkedIn Group and reach out to me personally ( to learn more.

Looking forward,

Scott Monaco '10
President, BW MBA Association

Alumni Referral Scholarship for New Students
Do you have a friend, employee, mentee, family member, or colleague who would benefit from the BW MBA program? If so, the MBA Alumni Referral Scholarship is your opportunity to create a legacy and inspire someone to build on his or her professional horizons. Candidates referred by MBA alumni receive a $1,000 scholarship in your name, awarded in the first semester of their program. Funds for the scholarship are provided by the School of Business.

There is no cost to you for providing a referral and no limit to the number of scholarships available, though certain restrictions and eligibility requirements apply. Learn more here.

Business Research Center Gives Students the Bloomberg Advantage

Students and faculty now have insider access to global financial markets, thanks to the opening of the new BW Business Research Center. Located on the first floor of Kamm Hall, the center features 12 new terminals equipped with Bloomberg Professional service – the software platform that has become industry standard in the financial and business sectors. With just a few clicks of a mouse, students and faculty now have full access to the same data used by leading professionals to make real-world business decisions. The platform also offers a global news service, electronic trading, a host of analytics features and a certification program. During the 2017-18 academic year, the terminals fully integrated the finance and accounting curricula, with students in those programs achieving full Bloomberg certification through Bloomberg Market Concepts.

BW’s student-led Investment Club, which manages a real, six-figure endowment account, will use the software to inform its investment decisions. Students and faculty from all areas of the University also are able to use the software for research and to seek certification.

Cory McComas, '13, '13 MBA vouches for the real-world relevance of these new campus resources. “We use Bloomberg all the time at my firm to provide good information for our investment advisory and wealth management clients. It's the known standard in the investment industry.”

Read more here about the Business Research Center, including the alumnus whose generosity has made it possible, and plan to stop by Kamm Hall to take a look during your next visit to campus!

On the Move: Member News and Notes  

James Cundiff '99 MBA has launched Northcoast Dental, Inc., a full-service agent/franchise of Hayes Handpiece Company specializing in surgical and dental handpieces. Thomas Leonti '04, '06 EMBA is senior vice president of manufacturing for Enprotech Corporation, a subsidiary of Itochu International Inc. Kristofer Reiber '05, '15 MBA is assistant director of chapter and regional programming at Case Western Reserve University. Stephen Grushetsky '11 is now national sales manager for Midwest Fasteners Inc. in Miamisburg. In November 2017, he was elected to a second term for Lyndhurst City Council, Ward 4.

Have career news or other updates? Submit through the Alumni Update Form.

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