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January 2014 Pitt Business Alumni Newsletter

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Upcoming Alumni Events:

Alumni News:

Free Webinar on Creating a Culture of Entrepreneurship
Pitt Business alumni are encouraged to attend a January 28 webinar taught by faculty member Rich Patton titled, "Creating a Culture of Entrepreneurship." For those who can't participate in the live webinar, it can be viewed later.

Alumni Spotlight: Couple Run Major Thailand Renewables Co.
Somphote Ahunai (MBA '92) and his wife Blanca Shulan Huang (MBA '92) are heading up a thriving energy company in Thailand called Energy Absolute. Their company is aggressively expanding their interest beyond bio-diesel fuels to include new large-scale solar power plants and wind farms.

Lessons from Pitt Business 2013 Thought Leader John Heller
The successful CEO of a major federal contracting firm, John Heller (MBA '90), the 2013 Thought Leader in Business Speaker, focused his presentation on the three R's of executive leadership: risk-taking, responsibility, and rewards.

In the Headlines: Robert Davis (BBA '43)
Greensburg resident Bob Davis, founder of the Davis Supermarket chain, is profiled in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Mr. Davis is a 2013 University of Pittsburgh Legacy Laureate.

Shop the Katz Online Store
The merchandise features men's neckties, men and women's golf shirts, and men and women's light-weight jackets. Sale proceeds benefit the Student Resource Fund.

School News:

Student News: McKinsey Cup Winners Tackle Global Flight
Over the course of a semester, Katz students developed a strategy for how their client, Aitheras Aviation Group, could expand into new markets internationally. The consulting project was part market analysis, part supply chain management.

Dean's Blog: Honoring Nelson Mandela with a B-School New Year's Resolution
In his latest blog entry, Dean John T. Delaney talks about what business schools can learn from Nelson Mandela and what they can do to carry out his legacy.

School News: 2014 BNY Mellon Katz Invitational Case Competition
On January 24-25, Katz is hosting the second-annual BNY Mellon Katz Invitational Case Competition at Mervis Hall. Sixteen business schools are participating for $18,000 in total prizes.

Faculty Spotlight: Jay Sukits (Finance)
Faculty member Jay Sukits spent more than 20 years as an investment banker before joining the business school. He supports projects to improve the financial literacy in high school and college students.

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