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Winston Ma, MBA '03, published his new book "The Hunt for Unicorns: How Sovereign Funds Are Reshaping Investment in the Digital Economy" with Wiley publishing. Congratulations!  Est. 11.2020

Brian Resutek, BBA '02, set a Guinness World Record by becoming the fastest individual to carry a household appliance in a 1/2 marathon. Brian set the record in September in Georgia by carrying a full size dishwasher for the 13.1 mile race in 2 hours and 45 minutes, beating the previous mark by nearly 15 minutes and raising money for various non-profit organizations. Congratulations! Est. 11.2020

Theresa Sigillito Hollema, BBA '85/ MBA '96, recently wrote a book titled 'Virtual Teams Across Cultures: Create Successful Teams Around the World.' The book combines academic research, inspiring stories and practical advice to support global virtual leaders and teams. Congratulations! Est. 9.2020

Ron Heller, MBA'79, received the 2020 Po’okela Award from the Hawaii State Theatre Council, as Director of a Play, for The Mountaintop at TAG (The Actor’s Group). The show was presented in February/March of 2020, and is an imagined version of the last night in the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., dealing with some of the themes that are now part of the Black Lives Matter movement. After 40 years practicing law, Ron is currently a grad student at the University of Hawaii, working on an MFA in Theatre (directing). He is keeping his day job at the Torkildson Katz law firm in Honolulu, handling contested tax cases and business/commercial litigation.      Congratulations! Est. 9.2020

Sergio Belisario Andrade, MBA ‘92, joined Amyris Biotechnology as President, Amyris Brazil. Amyris is a science and technology leader in the research, development and production of sustainable ingredients for the Clean Health & Beauty and Flavors & Fragrances markets. Prior to Amyris, Sergio served as Director of Operations and Supply Chain for Arysta LifeSciences and UPL. Congratulations!       Est. 9.2020

Ron Kim, LSA'90/MBA '05, joined Merck as its Chief Technology Officer. Merck is a global healthcare leader with a 125-year history. Prior to joining Merck, Ron was the Information Technology expert for TPG, a leading global investment firm with $100 Billion+ in assets under management. Before TPG, Ron was CIO of Exelon Utilities and a Partner at Accenture. Congratulations!  Est. 9.2020

Pilar Cruz, MBA'02, was recently recognized as a “Most Influential Latina 2020” by Latino Leaders. Congratulations! Est. 9.2020

Joe Haehner, EMBA '14, recently joined growth-focused advisory firm, Cherry Bekaert LLP, to the firm’s Industrial industry practice. Joe will be heading the firm’s FDI practice streamlining service offerings for clients with international activities. With an extensive background in international operations, he brings to the firm expertise in developing and executing multi-national operational strategies, implementing complex reporting structures and assessing opportunities for FDIs. Prior to joining Cherry Bekaert, Joe served in a corporate leadership role as the CFO. In addition, he spent 16 years working for a national accounting and advisory firm and a Big Four firm. Congratulations!   Est. 8.2020

Eric Flamholtz, PhD '69, co-authored a book (with Yvonne Randle, PHD), titled "The Crisis Leadership Playbook," published in July, 2020 by Vandeplas Publishing. The book examines cases of successful and unsuccessful leadership of crises, including at American Express, Chrysler, Disney, Kodak, Navistar, Sears, and Westfields. It provides leadership lessons and tools to manage crises. Congratulations!   Est. 8.2020

Stephen D. Field, MBA '77, wrote "How to Succeed as a Solo Consultant" (Business Expert Press, 2020), a comprehensive guide for anyone considering going out on their own as a consultant and the resulting impact on their family. He is enjoying semi-retirement by continuing to work with select clients. Congratulations!  Est. 8.2020

Akasha Absher, MBA '03, was promoted to president and became an equity owner at Syntrinsic, a Denver-based company she joined in 2013. Akasha oversees the firm’s efforts to provide investment advice and strategic consulting to private foundations, public charities, and philanthropic private clients. Akasha earned her bachelor’s degree in finance from Clark Atlanta University and her MBA from the Ross Business School at the University of Michigan. Congratulations! Est. 8.2020

Robert Wollin, BBA '98, was recently promoted to General Counsel and Secretary at MeiraGTx Holdings place, a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing potentially curative treatments for patients living with serious diseases. Congratulations! Est. 8.2020

Benedict Buhain, MBA '93, was appointed by Unilab Foundation as its Principal Adviser for STEM education with a focus on professional workforce skills development in Advanced Manufacturing. Congratulations! Est. 6.2020

Sena Kwawu, MBA '93, was recently hired as Senior Vice President of Operations at Frontdoor in Seattle, WA. Congratulations! Est. 4.2020

Ebony Pope, MBA '15, recently received the 31 Under 31 List from HBCUvc. Ebony works as a Principal at Rethink Education. Congratulations! Est. 4.2020

Michael Cueter, BBA '12, was recently promoted to Vice President at J.F. Lehman & Company in New York. Congratulations! Est. 4.2020

Cesar Patron, MSCM '18, was recently hired as Finance Specialist at Grupo Kuria in Peru. Congratulations! Est. 4.2020

Ujjwal Modi, MSCM '18, was recently hired as a Global Supply Manager at Apple. Congratulations! Est. 4.2020

Sherwin Prior, MBA '02, was recently hired as Director of US Ventures at Orbia. Congratulations! Est. 4.2020

Brittany VanderBeek, BBA '13, was recently hired as Manager of Impact at Hagerty in Traverse City, MI. Congratulations! Est. 4.2020

Heather Reed, MBA '02, was recently hired as Chief Experience Officer at RXA in Ann Arbor, MI. Congratulations!    Est. 4.2020

Nick Westfall, MBA '12, was recently appointed to the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) board of directors. Congratulations! Est. 4.2020

Takehiro Takuma, MBA '75, recently passed away. The Michigan Ross Family keeps Mr. Takuma and his family in our thoughts. Est. 4.2020

Erik Beguin, MBA '99, was recently appointed to the advisory council for the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. Congratulations! Est. 4.2020

Ryan Lee, BBA '14, was recently appointment to the executive board of the Young Men’s/Women’s Real Estate Association of New York. Congratulations!  Est. 4.2020