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From Broad Spartan to Apple senior VP, Deirdre O’Brien focuses on people, ethics and learning 
At the 2021 Warrington Lecture, O’Brien spoke on her career journey at Apple, leadership values and personal advice.
Pung Speaker Series: A crystal ball into the world of futuring 
Broad alumna Sheryl Connelly, chief futurist at Ford Motor Company, illuminated her role in strategic innovation.
From hospitality business to politics, alumnus makes an impact in Detroit 
Adrian Tonon (B.A. Hospitality Business ’04) demonstrates the versatility of an MSU degree to serve his community.
Check out ‘Marketing Spotlight,’ a new podcast tailored for Spartans studying marketing 
Featuring conversations with alumni, the podcast illuminates various career paths in the dynamic marketing industry.
Broad women stand out at national supply chain competition 
For two years, MSU undergrad and MBA students were victorious at the national Raytheon Technologies Case Competition.
Chicago United names Broad alumnus as 2021 Business Leader of Color 
The prestigious list of 50 diverse and influential executive leaders features Stephen Harris (B.A. Accounting ’93).
Pung Speaker Series: Human resources at a leading pharmaceutical company 
Alumna Arica Drummond-Clay discusses the transformative role HR plays at McKesson and how she supports 5,000 employees.
Broad alumni keeping the ‘Spartans Will’ spirit alive 
Four remarkable Broad College alumni are recognized by MSU for their career success and impactful community efforts.
17 Spartan-owned Michigan businesses to support this holiday season  
Our handy gift guide will help you shop local and find the right gift from MSU alumni and student entrepreneurs.
Warrington Lecture to feature Deirdre O’Brien, senior vice president of retail + people at Apple 
On Nov. 11, O’Brien (B.A. Operations Management ’88) will virtually join Dean Sanjay Gupta for a fireside chat.
Pung Speaker Series: How MSU shaped this fintech entrepreneur’s career  
Jing Wang, CEO of FinTell Inc., got candid to discuss his 20 years of experience and what he’s learned along the way.
Conversations that matter: Leaders from Twitter, PBS offer advice and insights on critical business topics 
The Broad College held two events featuring alumnae to support women in business and bring DEI front and center.
Explore these Broad Spartan ties to East Lansing’s Graduate hotel 
From alumni management to a premier faculty suite, the Broad College has a strong bond with this new hotel.
Family of Spartans make business happen at General Motors 
The Siteks work for the largest American automobile manufacturer, and each brings a unique perspective to their role.
How the Broad MBA can redefine a career 
Alumni illuminate how their time at MSU gave them the tools to realize their potential and move in a new direction.
Broad alumni picked as MBAs to Watch 
Three MBAs from the Class of 2021 were honored on Poets & Quants’ annual list of exceptional graduates.
A Spartan’s Will: 75-year-old graduates in Class of 2021 
John Huetteman shares his inspiring story of earning a degree nearly 60 years after enrolling at Michigan State.
Unreasonable and unforgettable: A tribute to Eli Broad, 1933-2021 
Dean Sanjay Gupta shares a message in memory of the renowned business leader, philanthropist and Spartan.
Celebrating the life of Eli Broad 
Entrepreneur, philanthropist and 1954 Michigan State University alumnus Eli Broad passed away Friday, April 30, 2021.
Pung Speaker Series: Planting the seeds to grow and transform a brand 
Greg Longstreet, president and CEO of Del Monte, shared how the food company has reemerged as an industry leader.
Broad alumnus helps clients embrace DEI 
In this Q&A, Daniel Wolf (B.A. Marketing ’76, MBA ’77), president and CEO of Dewar Sloan, shares how he makes an impact.
Pung Speaker Series: How to optimize your LinkedIn experience 
Former LinkedIn VP Wailun Chan (B.A. Finance ’98) shared advice with students for curating a professional brand.
Meet Chef Corso, the Spartan alumnus taking outdoor cooking to new heights 
Steve Corson (B.A. Hospitality Business ’04) founded MONTyBOCA to help people eat well and enjoy the great outdoors.
Let’s talk challenges faced by women in business 
The latest Advancing Women in Business event featured Broad alumnae inspiring future female leaders with their advice.
Pung Speaker Series: A look inside the world of human resources 
Two-time Spartan alumna Mala G. Kashyap discussed her role as a human resources executive at Honeywell.