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Two Smeal Alumni, Board of Visitors Members Selected as 2014 Distinguished Alumni

Two Smeal College of Business graduates are included among the eight Penn Staters chosen to receive Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2014. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the University’s highest award for an individual.
May 22, 2014

Two Smeal College of Business graduates are included among the eight Penn Staters chosen to receive Distinguished Alumni Awards for 2014. The Distinguished Alumni Award is the University’s highest award for an individual.

Louis J. Grabowsky ’73 Accounting is the senior adviser of operations and former chief operating officer of Grant Thornton LLP, where he is responsible for the firm’s shared services operation in India. He has been active in supporting the communities in which he and his family have lived through board involvement in civic, charitable, and academic institutions.

Grabowsky has remained involved with his alma mater by serving on the Accounting Advisory Board and as vice chair of the Smeal College Board of Visitors. He was also involved with the “For the Future” campaign, a University-wide fundraising effort raising $2.158 billion. In addition, he served as the spring 2014 commencement speaker for Smeal. He resides in Dallas.

Karen L. Hughes-Quintos ’85 Business Logistics is senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Dell Inc, where she leads marketing efforts for corporate and enterprise solutions businesses in the Americas, Asia-Pacific, and Japan, Europe, Middle East, and Africa. She serves as an advisory board member for Catalyst and a board member for the Association of National Advertisers and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Quintos also serves on the college’s Board of Visitors and as a member of Smeal’s “For the Future” campaign committee dedicated to supporting the college through philanthropic giving. In addition, she served on a committee dedicated to Smeal’s branding efforts. She resides in Austin, Texas.

Distinguished Alumni are selected annually by the Penn State Board of Trustees. Grabowsky and Quintos will be presented with their official awards at a celebration coinciding with Traditional Reunion Weekend, slated for the first weekend in June.

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