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Setting the bar high 
A diverse group of Broad College alumni have recently been recognized for their impact on making business happen.
Pung Speaker Series: Building a career based on value 
Paul Cook, two-time Broad College alumnus, shared advice for how MBA students can succeed after graduation.
Broad alumnus recognized as one of Michigan’s best in wealth management 
Christopher Letts (B.A. Finance ’06) has recently been honored by Forbes, Hour Detroit and DBusiness.
From Broad Spartan to Quicken Loans CEO, Jay Farner focuses on creating value 
Quicken Loans CEO spoke at the 2019 Warrington Lecture on his journey as the leader of the Detroit-based company.
Inspiring the next generation of female leaders 
The Advancing Women in Business event featured Broad Spartan alumnae to share advice and connect with students.
What it’s like to be a woman in finance 
The Financial Markets Institute hosted the Women in Finance Panel Discussion on Sept. 26.
What does it take to be an entrepreneur? Broad alumnus says it’s all about passion 
Larry Gaynor (B.A. Accounting ’77), founder, president and CEO of TNG Worldwide, kicked off the Innovate State series.
Warrington Lecture to feature Jay Farner, Quicken Loans CEO 
Farner (B.A. Finance ’95) will be the featured executive speaker at the 2019 Warrington Lecture on Oct. 3.
Broad alumnus takes on new role at Big Four firm 
Phillip Mazzie (B.A. Accounting ’91, MBA ‘93) has recently been named managing partner of EY’s San Francisco office.
Pung Speaker Series: Advice for leading a successful career in business 
Three MBA alumni from the class of 1999 shared their career journeys, leadership styles and advice.
Broad Accounting department well-represented at 2019 AAA Awards 
Current and former accounting faculty members, as well as an accounting doctoral program alumna, were recognized.
A legacy of learning and leading 
Andrew Adeniyi (MS Management, Strategy and Leadership '19) shares his experience with Broad's online master's program.
Alumna applies Broad College experience to deliver an important mission for families 
Carolyn Hurst (B.A. Marketing ’09) shares her story as the executive director for Ronald McDonald House of Mid-Michigan.
Broad students receive place in inaugural entrepreneurship competition 
Two supply chain students receive third place in the Burgess New Venture Challenge for their mobile app.
West Michigan Hispanic Chamber of Commerce honors Broad College alumni 
Broad College alumni receive Hispanic Business Person of the Year and Hispanic Business of the Year.
Broad College alum takes prestigious position with FASB 
Broad College alum accepted to a prestigious postgraduate internship with the Financial Accounting Standards Board.
Undergraduate research fellows receive awards at undergraduate research forum 
The forum hosted teams from across the nation and both School of Hospitality Business teams took home awards.
2019 Commencement: Achieving great things together 
On Saturday, May 4, students gathered for one last time and learned of the great things Spartans can achieve together
Pung Speaker Series: Keeping up with the speed of business changes 
Amway's vice president of Global Procurement, Becky Smith, discusses ways to increase business momentum
Broad alumna and Carhartt's President and COO Linda Hubbard to give commencement address 
Hubbard will speak before a packed Breslin Center audience and address the future leaders of business
The seven P’s and change drivers of the marketplace 
Jennifer Holahan discusses the changes in the marketplace and what businesses can do in this Pung Speaker Series
Let’s talk working moms and career advancement  
Advancing Women in Business networking event answered questions on career advancement and ways to overcome challenges
Pung Speaker Series: Navigating sales, capital and cash transformation 
Eric Boughner (MBA Finance ‘03) discusses his journey within the automotive industry with MBA students
Vision becoming tangible as Minskoff Pavilion work continues 
Interior work reveals the facility's potential for student collaboration in this March 2019 project video update
Broad alum joins Carlyle Group 
Mark Blaufuss (BA Accounting '90) is a new operating executive consultant for the global private equity firm