42,000 strong. Isenberg graduates are dynamic, driven business leaders across the U.S. and in 72 countries. They are a community of change agents who energize industry and create hands-on learning opportunities for our students. Here are just a few of their stories.
Two years ago, Red Sox General Manager and Isenberg Sport Management graduate Ben Cherington ’97 M.S. defied extremely long odds with strategic moves that helped bring the team from the cellar to a World Series championship. Now, following an injury-plagued season, he is positioning the team through adept acquisitions and negotiations for a similar ascent.
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Name: Tony Jordan
Position: Partner Ernst & Young
With his extensive experience in forensic accounting, Tony Jordan ’95 has never had to look for work; instead, "employers have come to me," he told students in a visit to Isenberg in 2013. A partner with Ernst & Young in its Fraud Investigation & Dispute Services practice, Tony specializes in forensic accounting investigations, issues surrounding Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), and general business-related disputes.
Name: Rishi Bahl Location: Connecticut Current Profession: Financial Management Program, GE Capital Program: Undergraduate On-Campus Major: Finance
Rishi Bahl ’14, a corporate finance major, got his job with GE Capital through what he calls a “networking dream story.”
While attending an Isenberg-affiliated Net Impact talk, Rishi met a panelist from GE Power & Water. Rishi expressed his interest in the company, and the panelist put him in touch with a colleague at GE’s Financial Management Program (FMP). The rest is history.
On December 4, the campus welcomed the family of the late Gene Isenberg '50, '00H, including his wife Ronnie, their daughter Diane and husband David and their three children Dylan, Carolyn, and Stefan. A tribute was held to honor Gene and Ronnie's leadership and generosity at UMass Amherst and Isenberg.
Reinventing IBM. Now over 100 years old, IBM continues to reinvent itself by embracing change. "How do you stay relevant?" asked Hanny. "It takes really tough decisions. You have to get rid of things." At the same time, IBM has broadened its skills base through acquisitions and alliances. One thing though has remained constant at the firm: "Everyone is focused on customer success. We have a real culture here."
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During a two-day visit to Isenberg in October, MBA alumnus Michael Philipp '80, the former Chairman and CEO of Credit Suisse Europe, Middle East, and Africa, described some of his current ventures students and faculty. In his presentations, Philipp described the activities of his merchant bank, Ambata, where as chairman and managing partner he helps capitalize and bring best practices to projects in developing nations.
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Hospitality & Tourism Management graduate Laurie Stroll '83 was recently honored with the department's highest alumni accolade, The Stephen E. Elmont Award, at a banquet in Boston. Stroll is president and owner of Newport Hospitality.
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Robert "Bob" Epstein '67, CEO/President of Horizon Beverage Group reflects on his legacy of leadership at the family-owned business that he took from a small regional operation to New England's largest distributor of alcohol beverages.
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People at Isenberg, Profile, Alumni, Corporate, Entrepreneurship, Hospitality & Tourism Management
Isenberg's annual Scholarship Celebration on April 24 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke awarded more than $460,000 in privately funded scholarships and honors to 120 deserving students. The gathering of 300 students, parents, alumni, and faculty heard rousing remarks from Dean Fuller, Associate Undergraduate Dean Linda Shea, and Isenberg's Director of Development, Andrew Clendinneng.
Shelly Duncan '92, a partner in Deloitte's Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice, was principal honoree at Isenberg's Annual Accounting Banquet on April 17. Duncan received the department's Accounting Alumni Award, its alumnus of the year honor. A second alumnus, Jason Janoff '93, accepted an award for his commitment to diversity initiatives at Isenberg. Catherine Lowry '96, 01' MBA, a senior lecturer in the department, was honored with the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants' Outstanding Educator of the Year Award. And 60 students received scholarships and other accolades for academic excellence and community service.
The Douglas and Diana Berthiaume Center for Entrepreneurship will be the hub of a campus network of scholars, innovators and entrepreneurs, with a three-fold mission of supporting research, education and practice, all targeted at transforming ideas into business realities. The Berthiaumes' gift builds on the couple's extraordinary support for the university, which includes a previous gift of $5 million in support of Isenberg School initiatives.