Susan L. Blesh ’12, a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, was hired in April as the business manager for Keystone Central School District in Pennsylvania. She formerly worked at Lock Haven University as a fiscal technician and budget manager. Blesh also serves on the board of directors for United Way.
Dr. Gregory Campbell ’12, a Ph.D. in Management graduate, was featured in the article “First Person Singular” in The Washington Post Magazine on March 12, where he details his experiences growing up and how he mentors young people. Dr. Campbell was also featured on C-SPAN’s Consumer Protection Summit on March 8, where he spoke about how consumers can protect themselves from fraud. He is the deputy chief inspector of Western Field Operations of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service. He manages nine Western Field Divisions and has more than 20 years of experience in federal law enforcement.
Dr. Gloria Donovan ’12, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, published Six Steps to a Better You (Xulon Press, 2013). The book explains how managers can motivate employees to perform at peak levels by basing their decisions on solid values. Dr. Donovan is an author and a university faculty member.
Dr. Raymond Marbury ’12, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) graduate, presented “Human Capital, Information Governance, and Succession” at the Digital Government Institute’s E-Discovery, Records & Information Management Conference & Expo on April 4. Dr. Marbury is a program analyst and advisor for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is a division of the Department of Homeland Security.
Dr. Alvin Perry ’12, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) graduate, presented “Keep Your Feet Movin’, You’re One Step Away From Positive Change” at the College of Coastal Georgia/Southeast GA Conference Center on March 25 to high school and college students. Attendees received a copy of his book The Circus Act: Unleash the Entrepreneur Spirit in You! (CreateSpace, 2013), a self-discovery guide that empowers readers to overcome psychological barriers to success.
Regine Choute ’11, a B.S. in Business Administration graduate, was promoted from the executive assistant to the town manager in the town of Bay Harbor Islands, Fla., to assistant to the manager in November.
Paul Satryb ’11, a B.S. in Business Administration graduate and an M.S. in Management student, was promoted to quality manager for Hydra-Power Systems, Inc. in Portland, Ore., recently. In this role, he will develop a quality management system for the organization to improve profits and positively affect both the community and the environment. Satryb has worked at Hydra-Power for more than 18 years, where he previously served as a manufacturing manager.
Terrence Thornton ’11, an M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership graduate, was promoted to the director of investor services and development at the Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance in March, where he is responsible for increasing the number of investors and revenue streams to support the organization’s programs and services for long-term financial sustainability. He previously served as an administrator for the Nevada Development Authority.
Jamie Leigh Cannon ’10, a B.S. in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) graduate, was named the personnel director of Glenn County, Calif., in March. In this position, she will oversee more than 460 employees. She previously headed human resources for Butte College and Feather River College.
Robert C. McKim ’10, an M.S. in Nonprofit Management and Leadership graduate, was elected in March to a one-year term as chairman of the board of trustees of Antioch University in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Its board of trustees comprises leaders in business and nonprofits who have a commitment to diversity, academic excellence, and community outreach. McKim has been a member of the board since 2011 and served as acting chair last year. He is the senior partner of McKim Nonprofit Consulting and has more than 35 years of national and international marketing and technology leadership.
Dr. Linda Moerschell ’09, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, Dr. David Banner, Dr. Teresa M. Lao, and Dr. Thea Singer, faculty members in the School of Management, co-authored “Complexity Change Theory: Improvisational Leadership for Complex and Chaotic Environments” in the Leadership & Organizational Management Journal (Vol. 2013, Issue 1).
Chris Rey ’07, a B.S. in Business Administration graduate and mayor of Spring Lake, N.C., was profiled in The Fayetteville Observer on March 31. The article details his career history as well as how he is meeting the goals he set for his term: Local streets are scheduled to be improved this summer, areas have been cleared of derelict buildings, and Mendoza Park has been renovated. He also plans to partner with nonprofits and public and private businesses to drive community growth.
Dr. Jim Smucker ’01, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, was named the first full-time dean of graduate studies at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Va., in February. He is the president of the Bird-in-Hand Corp., a family company that owns an inn, restaurant, and bakery along with other tourism enterprises that employ 450 people in Lancaster County, Pa.
Ralphfiel Farrar ’08, a B.S. in Business Administration graduate, was honored at the 34th annual Salute to the Greater Cincinnati YMCA Black and Latino Achievers Program in Cincinnati, Ohio, in November. The event recognized professionals who are committed to volunteering, specifically recognizing Farrar for his work as a mentor. He is a senior recruiting specialist at Ethicon-Endo Surgery, a division of Johnson & Johnson.
Dr. Mark W. Monaghan ’08, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, presented the paper “Determine Component Probability from NASA Ground System Problem Reports” in January at the 2013 Annual Reliability and Maintainability Symposium in Orlando, Fla.
Dr. Shamir Andrew Ally ’94, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate, served as a visiting professor and scholar at the University of Qatar in December, where he also presented two lectures to graduate students. Dr. Ally is a faculty member at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa., and president and CEO of International Consulting Services.
Dr. Raymond Marbury ’12, a Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) graduate, presented “Succession Planning at Executive Branch Federal Agencies” at the Northeast Conference on Public Administration in November 2012.
Dr. Richard Schuttler ’98, a Ph.D. in Applied Management and Decision Sciences (now Ph.D. in Management) graduate and a faculty member in the School of Management, co-authored Everyday Leader Heroes: 10 Leadership Characteristics in Everyday People (Caboodle Marketing, 2012).
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