July 23, 2015
The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Jason A. Stieg as managing director of its Philadelphia-based Executive MBA Program. Stieg, who graduated as valedictorian from the Smeal Executive MBA in 2011, joins the college with 15 years of experience in direct sales and sales management.
July 21, 2015
The Penn State Smeal College of Business has announced a leadership succession plan for the college’s Board of Visitors. In early July, Lou Grabowsky ‘73 ascended from vice-chair to chair. Julie McHugh ‘86 assumed the role of vice-chair.
July 17, 2015
Ann Mallison has been promoted to student services director of the Penn State Smeal MBA Program. She formerly served as assistant director of admissions for the program.
July 13, 2015
Five Penn State students, four from the Smeal College of Business, have teamed up to try win a $50,000 scholarship for the University in The Real Confidence University Portfolio Challenge.
July 8, 2015
James Miles, professor of finance and Joseph F. Bradley Fellow of Finance, testified in June before the Pennsylvania House of Representatives about one of the most contentious issues facing state lawmakers — state pension reform, specifically how Pennsylvania’s pension is managed.
July 7, 2015
James P. Brandau ’03 and his wife, Micaela, have created the Brandau Family Trustee Scholarship in the Smeal College of Business with a gift of $100,000, one of the largest gifts ever given to the college by a young alumnus.
July 3, 2015
Small business creation — a critical economic engine — is significantly hampered in areas of the country where residents carry more substantial student loan debt according to research co-authored by Brent W. Ambrose of the Penn State Smeal College of Business.
June 29, 2015
Efforts to create a culture of integrity in the Smeal College of Business extend beyond students in the classroom to faculty and staff in the workplace.
June 15, 2015
John J. Coyle, founding director of the Center for Supply Chain Research at Smeal and professor emeritus of business administration, is spearheading fundraising efforts for a new undergraduate scholarship named for Robert Novack, associate professor of supply chain and information systems.
June 12, 2015
Nearly 30 Penn State Smeal College of Business students spent last weekend at Pocono Raceway, but their visit was as much about the business of racing as it was about the sport of racing.
June 11, 2015
Crowe Horwath LLP and Delta Airlines are the newest members of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Corporate Associates Program. Those companies join 25 existing Corporate Associates as well as Corporate Partner Kohl’s Department Stores.
June 8, 2015
A networking event, featuring Frank D’Amelio, the chief financial officer of Pfizer, Inc., will be the culmination of the spring meeting of the Penn State, Smeal College of Business Institute for Real Estate Studies (IRES) today (June 8) at The Penn Club in New York City.
June 5, 2015
The strong national reputation that attracted Kimball Chapman and Abhinav Gupta to the Penn State Smeal College of Business Ph.D. Program has helped them land positions at two of the nation’s top 20 programs in their fields.
June 4, 2015
Shrihari Sridhar, associate professor of marketing and program director of B2B customer analytics for the Institute for the Study of Business Markets, has co-authored a story for Harvard Business Review titled “Customer-Centric Org Charts Aren’t Right for Every Company.”
June 4, 2015
Penn State’s Smeal College of Business, Gartner’s No. 1 graduate and undergraduate supply chain program, has unveiled the Supply Chain Leadership Academy.
Recalling his time as Ford’s recall coordinator: Gioia shares Pinto lessons in the classroom and The New Yorker
May 26, 2015
Decision making with limited or ambiguous information is a recurring theme in Denny Gioia’s MBA and Executive MBA classes. One case he frequently uses to illustrate the implications of leading in the real world of business and working within powerful corporate cultures is based on lessons learned as a young employee at Ford Motor Company.
May 22, 2015
Jerome Griffith, the chief executive officer and president of TUMI Holdings, Inc., delivered the 2015 Penn State Smeal College of Business commencement address. Griffith, a 1979 Smeal marketing graduate, has been CEO and president of TUMI since 2009.
May 20, 2015
Eight members of the Penn State Smeal College of Business faculty, which ranks among the best in the world for research productivity, have received promotions that will take effect on July 1.
May 18, 2015
Penn State Hershey Medical Center/College of Medicine physician and professor of dermatology Jeff Miller said he has become a more effective healthcare leader since completing the Penn State Smeal Executive MBA Program.
May 14, 2015
The Penn State Smeal College of Business’ commitment to sustainability grew stronger during the spring semester on a variety of fronts. And there is more to come in the near future according to Terry Harrison, the college’s lead on sustainability-related initiatives.
May 13, 2015
Karoline Rueckerl, a graduating senior in the Penn State Smeal College of Business Supply Chain and Information Systems major, has earned a Supply Chain Excellence Award from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
May 8, 2015
Jenna Fischer, a junior in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has been recognized as an R. Gene Richter Scholar by the Institute for Supply Management and the R. Gene and Nancy D. Richter Foundation. The recognition is reserved for the top undergraduate supply chain students in the country.
May 8, 2015
The Penn State Smeal College of Business has named Dale Peterson as the student marshal for spring 2015. He will lead the college’s procession of graduates during the Penn State Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony on May 10 at the Bryce Jordan Center.
May 7, 2015
Second-year MBA students took an April trip to Gettysburg and into history as a culminating leadership experience, a reaffirmation of the skills honed across nearly two years in the Smeal MBA Program.
April 28, 2015
Patricia A. Woertz, chairman of the board of directors of Archer Daniels Midland Company, spoke to a full audience in the Struthers Auditorium of the Business Building on Friday, as part of the college’s Executive Insights series. Woertz started the session by giving a talk entitled “The Emerging Global Middle Class — Threat or Opportunity?” She also spoke about her career path and her personal leadership style, among other topics.
April 24, 2015
Alumni, administration and friends of the Penn State Smeal College of Business gathered in the Business Building Atrium on April 17 to celebrate the impact of philanthropy on students and faculty. The college’s annual Leaders Celebration acknowledges the generosity of donors who provide student scholarships, enhance physical resources and technology, support faculty research, and more.
April 23, 2015
A new certificate program offered by the Penn State Smeal College of Business will allow non-business undergraduates at Penn State to develop fundamental business skills in areas such as finance, management, marketing, and supply chain management.
April 23, 2015
Thirty students in John Powell’s Sports Marketing 443 class are working to devise a marketing plan they hope Fox Sports will utilize to help it take on The “Worldwide Leader in Sports.”
April 16, 2015
Andre Hawaux, executive vice president, chief operating officer, chief financial officer of Dick’s Sporting Goods, spoke to a nearly full audience in the Struthers Auditorium of the Business Building on Friday as part of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Executive Insights series.
April 15, 2015
Steve Tracey, executive director of the Center for Supply Chain Research (CSCR) in the Penn State Smeal College of Business, has announced the formation of the center’s inaugural Corporate Advisory Board.