Two Michigan Ross MBAs Honored on Crain’s Detroit ‘40 Under 40’


We know Michigan Ross grads go on to launch impressive careers––and we’re always proud to see them honored for their accomplishments.

Sri Maddipati and Lena Epstein, both MBAs from the Class of 2008, made the Crain’s Detroit Business “40 Under 40” for 2018.

Maddipati is the treasurer and vice president of investor relations for CMS Energy, where he leads 14 employees in a department with a $425 million budget. Previously, he spent seven years working for Goldman Sachs. In addition to his Ross MBA, he earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan. Maddipati also enjoys serving on two investment and finance boards that support nonprofits and education, watching U-M football and basketball, and spending time with his family, which includes two daughters.

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Epstein is running as a Republican for Michigan’s 11th District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. She’s a co-owner of Vesco Oil Corporation, a family company with more than 200 employees and $180 million in annual revenue. Before earning her Ross MBA, she graduated from Harvard (Cum Laude) with a degree in economics. She was appointed by Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to the Michigan Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board in 2012 and serves on numerous other boards, including the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Detroit Historical Society and the Community Foundation of Southeast Michigan.

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