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Read recent news here about Broad graduates who are making their mark in a wide range of industries. Have a career or personal milestone that you'd like to share? Send it to alumni@broad.msu.edu.

Betsy Meter (BA Accounting ’82)

Betsy Meter (BA Accounting ’82) was appointed office managing partner for KPMG’s Grand Rapids and Detroit offices, the Grand Rapids Business Journal reported.


Betsy Meter (BA Accounting ’82)

Betsy Meter (BA Accounting ’82) has been named office managing partner for KPMG’s Detroit and Grand Rapids offices.


Christopher Letts (BA Finance ’06)

Christopher Letts (BA Finance ’06) has been elected president of Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) Detroit, a nonprofit business organization of private equity firms, corporations and lenders that invest in middle-market companies. He is the youngest president elected since the Detroit chapter was formed in 1984.


Craig Sukenic (BA Business ’95)

Craig Sukenic (BA Business ’95) was appointed vice president of sales for SmartSource Computer & Audio Visual Rentals.


David Bell (MBA ’00)

David Bell (MBA ’00) has been appointed associate director for entrepreneurship, experiential learning, and continuing education at Saginaw Valley State University, Midland Daily News reported.


David Gann (BA Accounting ’99)

David Gann (BA Accounting ’99) has been named CFO of United Road Services.


Jeffrey Hakala (MBA Accounting, Finance ’96)

Jeffrey Hakala (MBA Accounting, Finance ’96) has been elected to the board of directors of Conifer Holdings.


Jim Slater (BA Human Resource Management ’05)

Jim Slater (BA Human Resource Management ’05) will compete in his first Olympics as part of the U.S. ice hockey team, NPR reported.


Judy Wallace (BA Accounting ’83)

Judy Wallace (BA Accounting ’83) was named chief operations officer of McQueen Financial.


Ken Carson (BA Accounting ’98)

Ken Carson (BA Accounting ’98) has been named chief financial officer of Nuspire, a managed security service provider, the Oakland Press reported. He previously served as chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Moosejaw, controller of Murray’s Discount Auto Stores, and a manager in EY’s audit and assurance services practice.


Kyle N. Smith (BA Supply Chain Management ’09)

Kyle N. Smith (BA Supply Chain Management ’09) has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Michigan Defense Trial Counsel (MDTC) Golden Gavel Award.


Lou Schillinger (BA Financial Administration ’72)

Lou Schillinger (BA Financial Administration ’72) was appointed president of Las Vegas Railway Express, Central Charts reported.


Mark DuHamel (MBA Finance ’82)

Mark DuHamel (MBA Finance ’82), executive vice president and corporate treasurer of Huntington National Bank, has been elected to the Federal Home Loan Bank of Cincinnati’s Board of Directors.


Michael Fruin (BA ’85)

Michael Fruin (BA Finance; Marketing; Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management ’85) has been named regional vice president of franchise services, northeast region, for Choice Hotels International.


Mike Seneski (BA Finance/Accounting ’87)

Mike Seneski (BA Finance/Accounting ’87) has been named CFO of SMB lending platform Credibly.


Misty Johanson (BA Hospitality Business ’95, MS Hospitality Business ’97, PhD Tourism ’00)

Misty Johanson (BA Hospitality Business ’95, MS Hospitality Business ’97, PhD Tourism ’00) has been appointed dean of DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business.


Naimah Wade (BA Marketing ’02)

Naimah Wade (BA Marketing ’02) has been named executive director of Ann Arbor-based nonprofit 826 Michigan, Crain’s Detroit Business reported.


Peggy Berg (BA Hospitality Business ’78)

Peggy Berg (BA Hospitality Business ’78) has released “Women in Hospitality Industry Leadership 2017,” a benchmarking statistical report from her nonprofit the Castell Project.


Reginald Eadie (EMBA ’13)

Reginald Eadie (EMBA ’13) has been hired as president and CEO of Trinity Health of New England.


Ryan Green (BA Finance ’95)

Ryan Green (BA Finance ’95) has been named CFO of electric and autonomous vehicle firm Rivian.


Samuel A. Schiffer (BA Finance ’04)

Samuel A. Schiffer (BA Finance ’04) has been named partner at Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer, & Weiss PC, Legal News reported.


Scott Nykaza (MBA ’98)

Scott Nykaza (MBA ’98) has been promoted to CEO of food manufacturer Kalsec.


Timothy Gardella (BA Hospitality Business ’89)

Timothy Gardella (BA Hospitality Business ’89) has been hired as general manager of Detroit’s Bayview Yacht Club.



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