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Caitlin (Schwab) Madden, MBA ‘15, was recently promoted to Executive Director of Metro West Collaborative Development. Est. Congratulations! Est. 1.2022

Sarah Raiss, MBA '88, was named Lead Director for her Fortune 500 company Board, Commercial Metals Company, effective January, 2022. Congratulations! Est. 1.2022

Matt Schaar, BSAero '03, MBA/MPP '10, was promoted to Partner at Accion Venture Lab, a seed-stage fintech venture capital fund based in Washington, DC. Congratulations! Est. 1.2022

Eric Leininger, MBA '81,  after 11 terrific years, I retired from the faculty of the Kellogg School of Management. I will continue my executive coaching practice with Executive Coaching Connections. On the personal front, Claire and I welcomed two granddaughters over the last 2 1/2 years, Lila and Violet. We split our time between Barrington Hills, Illinois and Longboat Key, Florida. Congratulations!        Est. 12.2021

Jordan Davis, BBA '17, was recently promoted to Development Associate at The Related Group. Congratulations!   Est. 11.2021

Valerie Woerner, MBA '76, was selected by Private Company Director Magazine as one of their 2021 Directors to watch. Congratulations!  Est. 11.2021

Roberto Larios, EMBA '14, was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer for the Employees Club of California in October. He is the third CEO in the organization's 93-year history and first Mexican American. The Employees Club of California is a subsidiary of the Los Angeles City Employees Association, a voluntary benefits services association (VEBA) administering benefits and services to 50,000 city, county and state public service members. Congratulations! Est. 11.2021

John Selmon Blakley Sr., BBA '80, was honored virtually at the twenty-third U.S. States Senate Youth Alumni Association Annual Awards Ceremony. He received the James Thomas Molloy Alumni Service Award for his public service work that established the Association. John is the founding president of the Association. The Association was established in 1999 to help support graduate students who were recipients of The William Randolph Hearst Foundation U.S. Senate Youth Program scholarship. Congratulations! Est. 11.2021

Howard Prager, MBA '80, has published "Make Someone's Day: Becoming a Memorable Leader in Work and Life" through Koehler Books. He has appeared on many podcasts, news programs, and articles talking about the four most powerful words someone can say to you: "You made my day." He welcomes the opportunity to speak to any organization and club about how making someone's day can increase productivity, motivation, and retention, all while becoming a better manager. The book is available at bookstores through Ingram Press and on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Est. 12.2021

David Rutz, BBA '90. Wow, how business success follows those who work toward a vision with discipline. Ross prepared us for that. I am grateful for the discipline I learned at Ross. My company is celebrating its 6th year as a leading small business capital provider, while offering home based businesses (Business Capital Agencies) to people all over North America. We have helped thousands of agents get started and helped fund thousands of small business owners. Currently, we are helping more businesses get funding by helping more agents adopt the same discipline and focus as a Ross student. :) We also launched BankBreezy-America's very first "Instant Approval Same Day Funding up to $25k" Est 10.2021

Sandy Aldrich, MBA '99, celebrated her one-year anniversary as the Chief Marketing Officer for Trucenta, a vertically integrated cannabis company based in Troy, MI. The company was founded in 2015 on an idea and handshake to optimize the impact of the cannabis industry on the Michigan economy. Today, it employs over 200 team members in cultivation, processing, manufacturing, wholesale distribution and BREEZE retail locations. Congratulations! Est. 10.2021

Kiren Devereux, MBA '15, was recently hired in Dairy-free Category Brand Marketing at Nature's Fynd. Congratulations! Est. 10.2021

Jeong Min Yun, MBA '15, was recently hired as Legal Consultant at BNP Paribas. Congratulations!

Nitika Reddy, MM '18, was recently hired as Manager, Programmatic at Mindshare. Congratulations!

Jeffrey Joya, MBA '10, was recently hired as Business Operations Supervisor at Pacific Gas and Electric Company. Congratulations!

Tommaso Gomez, MBA '14, was recently hired as Senior Product Manager at Motiv Power Systems. Congratulations!

Jae Junkunc, MBA '06, was recently hired as Vice President of Corporate Strategic Planning at Northwestern Mutual. Congratulations!

Audrey Wise, MBA '93, was recently hired as Strategic Program Marketing Manager at Medtronic. Congratulations!

Jillian Crowley, MBA '20, was recently hired as Strategist, Data Insights at Paytronix Systems. Congratulations!

Raj Patel, MBA '08, was recently hired as Chief Operating Officer at Oak Point Partners. Congratulations!

Rick Grubb, MBA '10, was recently hired as Chief Information Officer at RPM. Congratulations!

Nathaniel Benedict, BBA '19, was recently hired as Associate at Runway Growth Capital. Congratulations!

David Berger, BBA '19, was recently hired as Associate at Intermediate Capital Group. Congratulations!

Jessie Yang, BBA '19, was recently hired as Product Manager II at Uber. Congratulations!

Mollie Fox, MM '19, was recently hired as Digital Marketing Manager at Sotheby's. Congratulations!


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