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Industry Connections -- X420


If you still need to register for this event, please email with your name and top two industry choices by the end of the day on 9/16/14!

On the registration form please select ONE choice for each session. We will send an additional email the week before the event with the locations of your sessions.

STUDENTS -- Start Your Connections Here! Over 75 alumni from a spectrum of industries and companies will travel to Bloomington on Friday, September 19 to share their business acumen with Kelley students at the 9th annual Industry Connections event. To explore specific industries, this year’s event will include two back-to-back alumni panel discussion sessions allowing students to choose from ten different industry panels. A networking open house will follow in the IMU Faculty Club, offering students ample time to introduce themselves to many alumni and begin to form their own network of genuine business contacts.


12:00 p.m. - Industry Panel Discussions, Session 1

1:15 p.m. - Industry Panel Discussions, Session 2

2:30 p.m. - Networking Open House with Alumni in the IMU Faculty Club

3:00 p.m. - Streaming of Hodge Hall Dedication in IMU Whittenberger Auditorium

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2014 Alumni Panellists:

Liz Belcher, BS 2008, Manager, Tax Services, Sponsel CPA Group, LLC
Sherry Davis, BS 2000, Director-Corporate Audit Services, Eli Lilly & Company
Dennis McGuire, BS 1977, Partner, BKD, LLP
Jeffrey Wilson, BS 2000, Financial Consultant, Eli Lilly and Company

Edward Blair, BS 1998, President, Atlantic Mortgage Inc.
Jason Gans, BS 1992, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley
Leslie Reed, BS 1979, Managing Partner, Rim Group

Sam Bridegroom, BS 1988, Owner, Bridegroom Technologies, Inc.
Steven Coverick, BS 2009, Senior Associate Transaction Advisory Services, EY
Jennifer Hogberg, BS 1981, Consultant Coach, Revenue Storm
David Hartman, BS 2013/MS 2014, Advisory-Management Consulting, KPMG LLP
Cheryl Linder-Spuck, MBA 2000, Global Solution Leader, IBM
Kelly Shikany, BS 1986, Wells Fargo Advisors

Thom Crimans, BS 1972, President, FranNet
Tracy Land, BS 1999, Owner, Frangipani Body Products
Michael Phillip, BS 2007, Founder & CEO, Votimo
Sara Sheikh, BS 1999, Founder, The Buzz Work
Kevin Snyder, MBA 1988, Owner & CPA, Snyder Acquisitions Incorporated

Bridget Bechtel, BS 2012, EY
Brian Montminy, BS 2004/MBA 2008, ExactTarget
Natalie Pei, BS 2009, Assistant Branch Manager, First Investors
John Sullivan, BS 1976, Account Executive, M.J. Schuetz Insurance Services, Inc.
LaMarr Taylor, MBA 2011, PWA, Goldman Sachs & Company
Paul Weed, BS 2009, Senior Financial Analyst, Aon

International Business:
Scott Fuson, BS 1982, Retired, Dow Corning
Mary Kime, BS 2010, Strategy Analyst, Ingersoll Rand
Lawson Smith, BS 2002, PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLP
Kelly Watkins, BS 1988/MBA 1989, President, Expressive Concepts

Christopher Hession, BS 1993, Managing Partner, Hession & Associates Ltd.
Brad Schwer, MBA 1999/JD 1999, Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
Tiffany Sharpley, BS 1997/MBA 2001, Partner, Employee Benefits, Ice Miller LLP

Kasey Kolosh, BS 2010/MBA 2012, Project Rep – Learning & Development, ArcelorMittal
Paul Nawrocki, MBA 1988, CEO & Managing Partner, The Rock Group
Rajan Shankar, MBA 2008, General Manager, Suyati, Inc.
David Smart, BS 1989, Senior Vice President & CEO, Pella Corporation

Jonelle Lofton, MBA 2010, Marketing Manager, Monsanto Company
Monica Nelson, BS 1989, Vice President, DWA Healthcare Communications Group
Shelley Raper, BS 1985, Director of Business Development, Markey’s Rental & Staging
Sean Triplett, BS 1994, VP Financial Planning & Analysis, Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc.
Lisa Yu, MBA 2008, Associate – Strategic Planning, Abbott Vascular Structural Heart

Supply Chain/Operations:
Shweta Joglekar, MBA 2009, Director of Operations Analysis, OSP Group
Brandon Rafacz, MBA 2012, Process Manager, ArcelorMittal
Nick White, BS 2006, Operations Manager, GENCO

Date, Time & City: Friday, September 19, 2014 , 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m.   -  Bloomington
Networking will take place at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Maurer School of Law
Address: 211 South Indiana Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47405
Cost: This event is free of charge.
Online registration for this event is closed.
Please call (812)855-6340 with inquiries.
The registration deadline for this event is Friday, September 12, 2014.