Welcome to the Broad College alumni community, where we invite nearly 80,000 business alumni to stay in touch with the Broad College and one another. As one of the largest alumni communities at MSU, our graduates live and work in more than 100 countries around the globe.
Stay connected with your alma mater through online and regional networks, Broad College events, publications and financial contributions. There are countless opportunities for mentoring and classroom presentations, recruiting, and volunteering on boards and advisory councils that bring hundreds of alumni back to campus throughout the year.
I am pleased to welcome you to the Broad alumni community! Through this community, your alumni connections and your networks will grow. As you share information with one another and with the college, we will be better able to provide the communications, programs and activities that you want and need. I encourage you to authenticate your profile in the alumni community and begin to connect.
A high percentage of alumni support continuing excellence in education and research at the Broad College with financial contributions, an increasingly important source of funding for today’s public universities and business schools. Thank you for all you do to support your alma mater!
Eli and Edythe L. Broad Dean
Broad Connect was created to foster relationships between current and future Spartan business leaders. The global Broad College alumni network spans nearly 80,000 professionals across countless industries, meaning that there are limitless opportunities for both mentors and mentees to learn something from one another.
As an alum, you have the opportunity to inspire current Broad business students. You can chime in and answer questions posed by students, accept a mentee for long-term mentorship or connect once with a student to share your insight. In addition to mentoring a student, you can connect with fellow alumni and expand your professional network.
The most successful mentor connection – for both students and alumni – is approached with an open mind, respect, honesty and clear expectations for what you hope to get out of the mentoring connection.
If you are a graduate of the Broad College of Business with a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree, you are invited to authenticate your directory record and become a member of the Broad College alumni community.
After you become a member of the community, you can update your profile and choose to share as much or as little information as you like. In turn, you can re-connect with your business classmates and friends using messages and by sharing career and personal milestones on your own class notes page.
If have forgotten your password, you can reset the password.
You’ll need to enter your unique MSU entity ID number (this is not your student number). To obtain your ID number, contact the Broad College Alumni Relations office by emailing email@example.com. Be sure to include your full name and graduation year.
From the Banks is a monthly email publication of the Broad College of Business. In the newsletter, you’ll find the latest news and events going on around the college and ways that you can connect with your fellow Spartans.
Members of the Broad online alumni community are subscribed to From the Banks.
If you would like to stay in the know for all things Broad and business at MSU, just provide your preferred email address.
Each year, hundreds of Broad College alumni give back to build sustainable connections for the college, current students and other alumni. We encourage all alumni to take the opportunity to match your skills and interests to choose how you want to get involved.
With so many opportunities, you can invest in Broad at a level that is most comfortable for you. You may simply want to receive the college newsletter or participate occasionally in a special event such as Homecoming or a local networking event — or return to campus for a Broad College Executive Development Program.
Or you might want to become more active and help to recruit and hire Broad graduates, speak to student groups, host student corporate visits, or hold an official position on an alumni advisory board. A gift to the college is another important and transformational way that you can be a part of the Broad alumni community.
However you choose to invest in Broad, your involvement is highly valued by the entire Broad alumni community.
The Broad College values personal and professional connection with our alumni. We offer a wide variety of events and networking opportunities throughout the year and invite our alumni to take advantage of hearing college updates and spending time with fellow business leaders.Attend an Event
Education does not need to stop at graduation. As our alumni develop and grow in their careers, the Broad College can support their lifelong learning and success. Engage with the college’s renowned Executive Development Programs or explore Broad’s MBA and specialty master’s programs.Explore Programs
Alumni are instrumental in assisting our students in becoming our future business leaders. We are always looking for our Broad alumni to assist in recruiting and hiring our Broad students or with student career development.
Our Spartans Helping Spartans program is another great career resource for MSU Alumni. Here you can find career coaches, job postings, career tips and webinars.Connect with Career Management
Alumni are crucial to our efforts in developing the Spartan business leaders of tomorrow. Your investment will impact the Broad College community and our world.Make an Impact
Alumni and friends of the Broad College of Business give back through college, department and program board service. Alumni/advisory board members serve as ambassadors to the wider business community and bring their special talents, experience and insights to Broad.
Broad College boards are as diverse as the populations and the programs that they serve. Whether they create alumni engagement programs, open doors for students in highly competitive business environments, offer industry connections or provide feedback, these dedicated business leaders bring tremendous value to the Eli Broad College of Business and Michigan State University through their contributions of time, expertise, leadership and financial support.
The Broad College is seeking alumni volunteers to share their wisdom with our undergraduate business communication students in this spring semester’s Alumni Wisdom Project.
This student-alumni experience requires minimal time investment, but the payoff is tremendous. By participating (from the comfort of your home or office), you can truly have a positive impact in the life of a student.
The Alumni Wisdom Project began in the fall semester of 2017. Through this action-based learning experience, MSU business students are paired with alumni for one-on-one informational interviews. The goal of the project is to help students hone their networking and communication skills.
We look forward to your involvement in this exciting student-alumni communication experience.
Across the Broad College, alumni achievements are celebrated through a tradition of awards recognition that has honored hundreds of graduates of the college for excellence in their career achievements and their impact on their community and Michigan State University.
Honorees come from business backgrounds ranging from accounting and finance to entrepreneurship, hospitality, management, marketing, manufacturing, supply chain and public service.
For additional information on alumni awards, or to suggest a fellow Broad alum for an award, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This award was established to provide recognition to those alumni who have shown extraordinary leadership throughout their professional careers and who have distinguished themselves by achieving a consistently high level of excellence in their endeavors.
Titles and employers are those in the year the award was made.
Donald J. Bowersox, (B.A. ’54, M.S. ’58, Ph.D. ’60) dean emeritus, and the John H. McConnell University Professor of Business Administration at the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management at Michigan State University
Harold Fearon (Ph.D. ’61), professor emeritus, Arizona State University and managing director, Crown Capital Southwest, LLC
Fred Hubacker, Principal of Apollo Management
William “Bill” Burton (B.A. ’52) president and COO, Detroit Radio Advertising Group
James F. Rainey (M.S. ’66) acting Full-Time MBA director, professor of business law and associate dean emeritus Eli Broad College of Business
Henry D. Kimpel (B.A. ’53), retired manager of sales, accounting and dealer incentives, Chrysler Corporation
Carol Ashley (B.A. ’54), retired assistant controller, Dow Chemical Company
John Roszak (B.A. ’66 , M.S. ’67), retired partner, PriceWaterhouseCoopers
J. Thomas Pleva (B.A. ’66), retired deputy controller, GE Corporate Americas
Daniel R. Coulson (B.A. ’64, M.S. ’65), retired executive vice president and chief financial officer, Visteon Corporation
Kenneth L. Way (B.A. ’61, Executive MBA ’71), retired chairman of Lear Corporation
Susan J. Unger (B.A. ’72), retired chief information officer, DaimlerChrysler
Bruce E. McDonald (B.A. ’64), president, McDonald Modular Solutions – posthumous award
David P. Cosper (B.A. ’77, MBA ’78) retired vice chairman and chief financial officer, Sonic Automotive
Susan Oaks (B.A. ’73, M.S. ’78, MBA ’85) retired vice president, A.T. Kearney
The Young Alumni Achievement Award was created to honor alumni who graduated in the past ten years and have shown a strong record of accomplishments – outstanding contributions to their employer, history of quick promotion, military accomplishments, service to the college, continued education and other noteworthy achievements.
Titles and employers are those in the year the award was made.
Steven Kisielica (B.A. ’92), vice president, acquisitions, Strategic Hotel Capital Inc.
John Maguire (B.A. ’87, MBA ’96), manager, global financial planning, Kellogg Corporation
Alexander McAree (B.A. ’91), partner, Soros Management Fund LLC
Daniel McCombs (B.A. ’91), vice president, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter
Michael Milad (B.A. ’90, MBA ’91), senior manager, e-commerce and internet strategic, DaimlerChrysler
James Sitko (B.A. ’91), managing director, State of Indiana European Office
Steven Whayne (B.A. ’82, MBA ’91), manager, Marketing Research, Procter & Gamble
Jeffrey Kuhlman (MBA ’99), director of communications, Cadillac Division, General Motors Corporation
Manoj Saxena (MBA ’91), president, chief executive officer and co-founder, Exterprise, Inc
Lyndon Robert Lie (MBA ’99), director of product investigations, vehicle structures and safety, General Motors Product Engineering
Tim Barry (MBA ’96), founder and chief executive officer, EVO Knowledge
Dr. Randy Hicks (’84, Weekend MBA ’97), radiologist and co-owner, Regional Medical Imaging
William Nunan (MBA ’98), senior director of business development, Reynolds & Reynolds
Jay W. Keranen (B.A. ’92), senior vice president, Morgan Stanley
John T. Schied (Weekend MBA ’96), plant manager – Flint Processing Center, General Motors Corporation
Ralph Gilles (Executive MBA ’02), product design, DaimlerChrysler
Sanjai Bhonsle (MBA ’99), director and portfolio manager, GSO Capital Partners
Jeff-Xiaojin Ge (MBA ’99), director, China operations, Steelcase, Inc
J. C. Stehlik (Weekend MBA ’96), chief financial officer and owner, Michigan Polymer Reclaim; partner, LV2 Strategic Partners
Patrick Sahm (MBA ’04), specialist consultant, non-marketable alternative assets, Cambridge Associates, LLC
Nathan R. Paulson (Weekend MBA ’99), wealth management practice leader, UBS financial services
Guanhong Jason Luo (Weekend MBA ’99), president and chief executive officer, Key Safety Systems, Inc.
Sam E. Hogg (MBA ’99), chief executive officer and co-founder of GiftZip.com
Jeffrey Thelen (B.A. ’04), co-founder, Edmond Financial
Michael Thelen (B.A. ’09), co-founder, Edmond Financial
Tania Chopra (B.A. ’03), vice president, supply chain management, Credit Suisse Bank
Ryan Sullivan (B.A. ’06), director, business development, Rock Ventures
Ryan Landau (B.A. ’10), co-founder, Chalkfly.com
Shaan Bhargava (B.A. ’13), director of special projects, Hans Foundation
Joel Clum (B.A. ’08), senior vice president of franchise operations, Worldwide Express
Alex Clark (B.A. ’10), owner, chief executive officer, Bon Bon Bon
Michael Pruente (B.A. ’07), managing director, WG Consulting
Natalya Leahy (MBA ’06), senior Vice President and chief financial officer, Holland America Group
The Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award honors alumni whose career and personal success in their industry and commitment to the Broad College and Michigan State University exemplify the standards of achievement for all students and alumni.
Titles and employers are those in the year the award was made.
Warren Hume (M.S. ’62), senior vice president, IBM Corporation
Eli Broad (B.A. ’54), chairman of the board and president, Kaufman & Broad, Inc.
Joseph F. Kerigan (M.S. ’66), vice president and group executive, Chrysler Corporation
Robert D. Rowan (B.A. ’47), president, Fruehauf Corporation
Leslie W. Scott (B.A. ’35), president, National Restaurant Association, and vice president, AmFac, Inc.
Kenneth F. Anderson (B.A. ’53), partner, Arthur Andersen & Co.
John A. Cooper (MBA ’68), president, Cooper Van Dyke Association
John G. Martin (B.A. ’51), president and chief administrative officer, First of Michigan Corporation
William F. Randolph (M.S. ’68), director of development, Michigan Cancer Foundation
Archie M. Long (M.S. ’66), comptroller, General Motors Corporation
Jack L. Otto (B.A. ’50), partner, Ernst & Ernst
Russell Palmer (B.A. ’56), national managing partner, Touche Ross & Co.
Earl Hoekenga (B.A. ’39), chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Ryder Truck Lines
Louis R. Ross (MBA ’72), executive vice president, Ford Motor Company
Nancy Dick (B.A. ’51), former lieutenant governor, State of Colorado
John Marakas (B.A. ’48), store group vice president, J.L. Hudson Co.
William H. Cunningham (B.A. ’66, M.S. ’67), president, University of Texas–Austin
Louis T. Hagopian (B.A. ’47), chairman of the board, N.W. Ayer, Inc.
Dean E. Richardson (B.A. ’50), chairman of the board, Manufacturers National Bank of Detroit
John D. Withrow, Jr. (B.A. 54, MBA ’71), executive vice president, Chrysler Corporation
James J. Blanchard (B.A. ’64, M.S. ’65), former governor, State of Michigan
Robert D. Krestel (B.A. ’49), chairman of the board and chief executive officer, First of America Bank-Detroit, N.A.
Henry O. Timnick (B.A. ’55, M.S. ’58), chairman of the board and chief executive officer, Stanley Interiors Corporation
Richard E. Cregar (B.A. ’58), chairman of the board, CAV Food Service, Inc., Executive Dining, Inc., and LeGourmet, Inc.
John H. McConnell (B.A. ’49), founder and chairman of the board, Worthington Industries, Inc.
Robert C. Stempel (MBA ’70), vice president and group executive, General Motors Corporation.
Paul Borman (B.A. ’54), chief executive officer, Borman’s, Inc.
Raymond Spinola (B.A. ’51), vice chairman and regional managing partner, Northeast Region, Deloitte Haskins & Sells
Daniel J. Church (B.A. ’51), business consultant
Michael J. Kelly (B.A. ’49), chairman of the board, Kelco Industries, Inc.
Robert B. McCurry (B.A. ’50), executive vice chairman, Toyota Motor Sales USA, Inc.
Anthanase (Tony) J. Pasant (B.A. ’49), president and chairman of the board, Jackson National Life Insurance Company
Lynn C. Myers (B.A. ’64, M.S. ’67), general director, North American car and truck planning, General Motors Corporation
Carl T. Mottek (B.A. ’51), president, hotels division, Hilton Hotels Corporation
Robert J. Schultz (B.S. ’53, MBA ’69), vice chairman, General Motors Corporation
Bernard F. Sliger (B.A. ’49, M.S. ’50, Ph.D. ’55), president, Florida State University
Martin E. Zweig (Ph.D. ’69), financier
Dorothy J. Selinger (B.A. ’59, M.S. ’62), manager, executive resources, information systems, group marketing development, IBM
Jack D. Rutherford (MBA ’78), co-founder, chairman of the board and chief executive officer, ICM Industries, Inc.
Mary Ann Singer, manager, strategic business planning, Chrysler Corporation
Frederick S. Addy, executive vice president, Amoco Corporation
Norman A. Barkeley, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Ducommun, Inc. (AMEX)
Richard J. Lewis, dean, College of Management, North Carolina State University, and dean emeritus, the Eli Broad College of Business and the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University
Ann E. Corwell, partner, MECA International
Jerry K. Myers, president and chief executive officer, Steelcase Inc.
Betty F. Elliott, vice president and comptroller, Ameritech
Rick Inatome, chairman, Inacom Corporation
David P. Williams, president and chief operating officer, the Budd Company
Donald J. Bowersox, the John H. McConnell University Professor of Business Administration, the Eli Broad Graduate School of Management, Michigan State University
John W. Byington, former president, the NPD Group Inc.
Peter H. Trivers, president, P.H. Trivers & Company
Alex Trotman, chairman and chief executive officer, Ford Motor Company
John Brogan, senior vice president, Sheraton ITT Hotels, Hawaii
Kenneth Way, chairman and chief executive officer, Lear Corporation
Arthur Rodecker, president, Rodecker & Company
John T. Becker, chairman and chief executive officer, Eurpac Services, Inc.
Thomas C. Gale, executive vice president, product development, Chrysler Corporation
Edward E. Hagenlocker, vice chairman, Ford Motor Company
Patricia Yauch, president, WorkTransitions
Andre A. Blay, chairman and chief executive officer, Enterprise Software, Inc.
Robert H. Burns, founder, Regent Hotels International
Ralph A. Caponigro, president, Caponigro Financial Counselors
James M. Cornelius, chairman of the Board of Directors, Guidant Corporation
Dan W. Darrow, president, Palm Hospitality
Michael H. Getto, senior vice president and director of development, Friden Hotel Company
Thomas P. Notarainni, controller and business group manager, Exxon Corporation
Peter F. Secchia, chairman of the board, Universal Forest Products, Inc.
Carol Ashley, assistant controller, the Dow Chemical Company
Irwin Ettinger, executive vice president and chief accounting officer, Citigroup, Inc.
Carmine Guerro, managing partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
William Hughes, president, Crawford Door Company
Ransom Leech, consultant, General Hardwood Company
Robert G. David, owner and founder, the David Group
Edward R. James, chairman of the board, Edward James Partners, LLC
James Roach, vice president and chief financial officer, Steven Bochco Production, Inc.
Daniel Romanelli, president, Warner Bros. Worldwide Consumer Products
Frederick Schwab, president and chief executive officer, Porsche Cars North America, Inc.
Cevik Uraz, professor, Marmara University
Yuzo Yagi, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Yagi Tsusho Limited
Soichiro Yoshida, president, Yoshida and Company
William Zehnder, president, Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn Restaurant
Darryl Allen, president, Allen Ventures, LLC
John Griggs, chairman and president, GSC-Mobile Solutions
Donald Kniffen, vice president, assistant treasurer, and assistant secretary, ThyssenKrupp USA, Inc.
James Proebstle, president and owner, Prodyne, Inc.
Glenn Schafer, president, Pacific Life Insurance Company
Toichi Takenaka, president and chief executive officer, Takenaka Corporation
Susan J. Unger, senior vice president and chief information officer, DaimlerChrysler AG
Gary C. Valade, executive vice president and member of the board of management, DaimlerChrysler Corporation
Ron Cichy, professor and director of The School of Hospitality Business
Timothy Dykstra, vice president and treasurer, DaimlerChrysler, North America Group
Bernard Robertson, senior vice president of engineering technologies and regulatory affairs for DaimlerChrysler Corporation
Beth A. Chappell (B.A. Marketing ’79), president, Detroit Economic Club
Neil De Koker (Executive MBA ’77), president, Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
Jeff Boromisa (B.A. Accounting ’77), senior vice president and chief financial officer, the Kellogg Company
Francisco Itzaina (MBA Marketing ’74), president, Rolls-Royce International, South America
Robert Olstein (MBA Accounting ’66), chairman and chief investment officer, Olstein and Associates
Stu Reed (B.A. Materials and Logistics Management ’83), senior vice president, integrated supply chain, Motorola Inc.
Gregory Josefowicz (B.A. Marketing ’74), president, chairman and chief executive officer, Borders Group
Bruce McDonald (B.A. ’62), president, McDonald Modular Solutions
Kathleen Sullivan-Barclay (B.A. ’78), vice president, global human resources, General Motors Corporation
Craig D. Brown (B.A. ’73), president and chief executive officer, Keelers Ridge Associates
Dan H. Mathews (B.A. Hotel & Restaurant Management ’66), executive vice president and chief operating officer, National Automatic Merchandising Association
Julie Fasone-Holder (B.A. Business Administration ’75), senior vice president; chief marketing, sales and reputation officer, Dow Chemical Company
Phillip F. Kuhn (B.A. Financial Administration ’77), vice president and corporate officer of the Rockwood Company and president of Executive Risk Management
Robert Thull (B.A. Business Administration ’73), president, Milestone Equipment Corporation
Karen Zehnder (B.A. Marketing ’72, Executive MBA ’94), general manager, Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn and Lodge
William Zehnder (B.A. Hotel & Restaurant Management ’71), president, Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn and Lodge
Scott E. Eston (B.A. Accounting ’78), retired chief operating officer and executive committee chairman, Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo (GMO); president and chief executive officer of GMO Trust
Cuneyt T. Evirgen (Ph.D. Marketing ’95), executive director of Executive Development Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey
John R. Nyland (B.A. Purchasing ’75, MBA Supply Chain Management ’77), retired managing partner, IBM Global Business Services, Public Sector
David P. Cosper (B.A. Financial Administration ’77, MBA Finance ’78), chief financial officer, Sonic Automotive, Inc.
Erik Qualman (B.A. Marketing ’94), global vice president of Online Marketing Education and author of Socialnomics
Robert Chapek (MBA ’84), president, Disney Consumer Products
Bruce R. Leech (B.A. Financial Administration ’78), co-founder and director, CrossCom National
Brian Van Elslander (B.A. Accounting ’87), managing director and head of financial sponsors, Wells Fargo Advisors
Bob Fish (B.A. Hotel & Restaurant Management ’88), co-founder and chief executive officer, Biggby Coffee
Craige Stout (B.A./MBA Accounting ’86), chief executive officer and managing director, Stout Risius Ross
Houston Striggow (B.A. Hotel & Restaurant management ’75), chief operating officer, Susiecakes Holdings, Inc.
Todd Penegor (B.A. Accounting ’87/MBA Finance ’89), president and chief executive officer, Wendy’s International, Inc.
Bob Driessnack (B.A. Accounting ’89), chief financial officer, PrimeLine Utility Services
Nancy Vella (B.A. Accounting ’79), managing director, Deloitte Tax, LLP
John Duffey (B.A. Accounting ’82), chief executive officer (retired), Six Flags Entertainment
Michael Krimbill (B.A. Accounting ’76), chief executive officer, NGL Energy Partners LP
Susan Work Martin (MBA Accounting ’76, Ph.D. Accounting ’88)
President, Eastern Michigan University
Michael J. Burwell (B.A. Accounting ’86)
Vice Chairman, U.S. Operations
Leader and Chief Financial Officer
Nancy J. Vella (B.A. Accounting ’79)
Director, Deloitte Tax LLP
Matthew L. McColl (B.A. Accounting ’79)
Partner, Assurance & Advisory Business Services
Ernst & Young LLP
Each year, The School of Hospitality Business Alumni Association confers important awards on deserving alumni, supporters, faculty and staff. The Alumni Association Executive Board of Directors receives nominations and votes upon the honorees.