The College of Business and Information Technology thanks and appreciates Dr. Armand Ash for his continuous yearly support of Alumni Week!

Date and Time Course and Instructor Alumni Speaker
Tuesday, February 16
5:45 p.m.
MBA 6073 Global Strategic Management, Dr. Stavros Dr. Patricia Malone
Tuesday, March 2
5 p.m.
INT 7243 Disaster Recovery & Business Continuity, Dr. Savka Mr. Alex Gawura
Monday, March 8
2 p.m.
HRM 3023 Human Resource Management, Dr. Cole Dr. Sheryl Mitchell Theriot
Monday, March 8
2:30 p.m.
MGT 4213 Strategic Management and Business Policy, Dr. Hattat Ms. Michelle Baker
Tuesday, March 9
9:30 a.m.
MKT 2013 Principles of Marketing, Dr. Verma Mr. Ted Bott
Monday, March 15
5:45 p.m.
MGT 3033 International Trade, Prof. Schneider Mr. Don Manfredi
Tuesday, March 16
5:45 p.m.
MBA 7053 Managing a Global Workforce, Dr. Castelli Dr. Chris Atkinson
Tues, March 23
5:45 p.m.
MGT 3113 Operations Management, Dr. Raghavan Ms. Terry Onica
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Terry Onica, BSBA ’90

 Keynote Speaker

Terry Onica, BSBA ’90

As director of Automotive at QAD, Terry is responsible for global marketing activities which include strategy and positioning, offering people knowledge, and field and sales marketing support for the automotive vertical. Terry works closely with customers to drive best practices and earn preferred supplier status. She is an industry leader in the development and global adoption of supply chain industry standards and best practices. Prior to joining QAD, Terry had worked at GM, Ford, and Johnson Controls. Throughout her 30 year career, she has been immersed in the automotive supply chain and technology space.

Supply Chain Best Practices

Supply chains in the automotive industry are critical in an industry where quality parts delivered on-time to the assembly plant are crucial. Terry will provide an overview of how global industry best practices combined with today’s technologies help to reduce inventory, skill gaps, costs, and risk. This combination will help supply chains transform their businesses in the coming years from the internal combustion engine to electric and autonomous vehicles.

Date and Time Course and Instructor Alum Speaker
Monday, March 18th
2:00 pm MGT 4213 Strategic Mgt & Bus Policy, Carl Belczynski Constance Bell
5:45 pm MBA 6063 Operations & Supply Chain Mgt, Sree Raghavan E. Jon Schnellbacher
5:45 pm MKT 3063 Integrated Marketing Communication, Derine McCrory Sheri Hunter
Tuesday, March 19th
9:30 am MKT 2013 Principles of Marketing, Don Manfredi Chuck Knight
11:00 am MGT 3033 International Trade, Eric Schneider Craig Rasche
 2:00 pm FIN 3103 Financial Management, Pavlo Tsebro John Edwards
2:00 pm ACC 2013 Intro to Financial Accounting, Tony Zhang David Campbell
 4:20 pm HRM 3023 Human Resource Mgt, Matt Cole John Cox
 5:45 pm MGT 3113 Operations Mgt, Sree Raghavan Tony Kelso
5:45 pm INT 2103 Info Tech Mgt, Steven Hsiao Vladimir Rozovskiy
Wednesday, March 20th
11:30 am KEYNOTE Terry Onica
5:45 pm MBA 7063 Project Management, Kioumars Paryani Sanad Affara
5:45 pm INT 6113 Database Modeling, Justin Ku Venkata Rathna Anirudh Mamidipaka
5:45 pm INT 7623 Data Science for Business, Steven Hsiao Varun Vikram
Thursday, March 21st
5:45 pm
MGT3103 Project Management, Hassan Taleb William Moylan
Monday, April 9th
5:45 pm
INT 2103 Info Tech Mgt, Steven Hsiao Jim Chasse

Keynote Speaker

Ronald Muccioli, BSIM ‘69

Executive Director, Roush Industries
Senior Advisor to Dean for Transportation Design, Lawrence Technological University

Ronald Muccioli is Executive Director of Business Development at Roush Industries and a Senior Advisor and Adjunct Professor for LTU’s Department of Transportation Design. Ron has a wealth of international experience in the automotive industry. He began his career as an engineer with Ford Motor Company, where he worked on the first energy absorbing bumper system for which he has a co-patent.

After receiving his MBA he was promoted to Product Planning where he held various vehicle line positions, including Manager of Product Development in Brazil. Back in the U.S., he was involved in various sports car and motor sports functions, including Business Manager of the Ford Formula One team. Ron was also Chief Engineer for Mustang. He then moved to Fiat as Executive Director in Italy and the U.S. for 7 years, and at the same time was Managing Director for International Automotive Consultants, working with the CEOs/Presidents of several automotive suppliers on management organization, business development, and marketing. While at Fiat, Ron sold complete body shops to Ford Brazil, Ford Russia, Ford Turkey, and GM China. He joined Roush in 2003 and is responsible for the Global Ford account and all Roush business in China.

International Business Customs: Europe, South America, and Asia

Date and Time Course and Instructor Alum Speaker
Monday, March 12
11:00 am INT 2103 Information Technology Management, Professor Caushaj Josue Diaz, What is Dimension Data?
11:00 am INT 2143 Database Systems I, Dr. Ku Chuck Hill, Databases and What to Expect in the Real World
4:20 pm MGT 3113 Operations Management, Dr. Raghavan Tony Kelso, Lean Operations
5:45 pm INT 7253 Visual Analytics, Dr. Ku Chaitalii Desai, Importance of Visual Analytics in IT
5:45 pm MBA 6043 Global Leadership, Dr. Castelli Martin Monte, Creating Ethical Culture
Tuesday, March 13
9:30 pm MKT 2013 Principles of Marketing, Dr. Verma Chuck knight, General Management & Marketing: My Story
4:20 pm HRM 3023 Human Resource Management, Dr. Cole John Cox, Emotionally Intelligent Teams
4:20 pm MGT 4213 Strategic Management and Business Policy, Dr. Zhu Craig Rasche, My Ticket to Business from LTU
5:45 MBA 7053 Managing a Global Workforce, Dr. Castelli Deborah Dicesare, Paradox and Leading Others
Wednesday, March 14
5:45 pm MBA 6053 Strategic Marketing Management, Dr. Zhu Wadeeah Alshawi,                        Overview of Project Management Process and its Phases
5:45 pm MBA 7063 Project Management, Dr. Johnson Michelle Baker, Digital Project & Program Management Applications
Thursday, March 15:
11:00 am
INT 4423 Data Science for Business, Dr. Hsiao Aleksander Velkoski, Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Thursday, March 22:
5:45 pm
MGT 3103 Project Management, Dr. Omrani Wadeeah Alshawi, Overview of Project Management Process and its Phases
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Dr. Sheryl Mitchell, DBA '14

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Sheryl Mitchell, DBA '14

City Manager of the City of Albion

Mitchell is the city manager for the City of Albion and chief administrative officer of the city, including management of a $14 million annual budget. She coordinates all city departments to implement the programs and policies of the City Council. Mitchell is focused on building a more vibrant community. Key components are economic vitality through job creation, and stabilizing and revitalizing the businesses and neighborhoods. Sheryl currently serves on the boards of the Greater Albion Chamber of Commerce, Summit Pointe, Calhoun County Health Commission, Regional Health Alliance, Albion Branch NAACP, and Ismon House. She began her municipal career working with the City of Detroit City Council for 13 years and then as Senior Analyst for the Oakland County Board of Commissioners for 17 years.

Sheryl Warren Mitchell received her Doctorate in Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University. She successfully defended her dissertation, An Exploratory Study of Priority Based Budgeting: Identification of Public Values and Public Priorities through Citizen Engagement in Government Budgeting Decisions, in 2014. She was also honored as one of two recipients of the 2014 Edward Donley Distinguished Graduate Award for excellence in academic, community, and campus leadership.

Learning to SOAR™: Changing Your Mindset to Change Your Position

Date and Time Course and Instructor Alum Speaker
Monday, March 13
9:30 am ACC 2023 Intro to Managerial Accounting, Dr. Tuo DeLonda Courtland, Transitioning from Classroom to the Workplace
11:00 am INT2143 Database Systems I, Dr. Kohnke Tim Balogh, Ford’s College Graduate Program
4:20 pm MGT 3113 Operations Management, Dr. Raghavan Rose-Ellen Filthaut, Administration of Business Practices that Contribute to Efficiency
5:45 pm MGT 3103 Project Management, Dr. Omrani Cedric Clark, Communication
5:45 pm MBA 6043 Global Leadership, Dr. Castelli Martin Monte, Leadership Challenges with a Global Workforce
Tuesday, March 14
9:30 am Principles of Marketing, Dr. Verma Ted Bott. Being Special
9:30 am MGT 3033 International Trade, Professor Deska Shannon Dare Wayne, Middle East & Africa Automotive Overview
2:00 pm MKT 4013 Consumer Behavior, Dr. Verma Ivan Garcia, Hotel Management/Consumer Needs
4:20 pm HRM 3023 Human Resource Management, Dr. Cole John Cox, Working in Teams
4:20 pm MGT 4213 Strategic Management & Business Policy, Dr. Zhu Tim McAra, Casting Vision/Leading Change
5:45 pm INT 7253 Visual Analytics, Dr. Ku Megan Brunner, The importance of an open mind and effective communication when researching an existing function and effectively implementing change
5:45 pm INT 6043 Enterprise Information Technology, Dr. Hsiao Rod Davenport, The Nature of Strategy in Enterprise IT
5:45 pm ACC 3053 Individual Income Tax,Dr. Tuo Julie Gregory, Socio-Economic Status and Taxes
5:45 pm MBA 6073 Global Strategic Management, Dr. Marx Michael Sage, DTE’s Strategic Management
Wednesday, March 15    
5:45 pm MBA 7063 Project Management, Dr. Johnson Rajiv Shah, Project Management
5:45 pm MBA 6053 Strategic Marketing Management, Dr. Zhu Michelle Baker, Non-traditional ways of delivering a marketing message
5:45 pm INT 7593 Information Technology Integration, Professor Caushaj Joshua Olvera, Ford’s College Graduate Program
Thursday, March 16    
5:45 pm ECN 6023 Global Business Economics, Dr. Marx Jeffery Creighton, Always Under Construction!
5:45 pm INT 6123 System Analysis & Design, Dr. Kohnke Greg Rourk, Enterprise Architecture
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Mr. David Johnson BSBA '92

 

Keynote Speaker

Mr. David Johnson BSBA '92

Vice President of Customer Service & Marketing at DTE

David L. Johnson, is the vice president of Customer Service & Marketing for DTE Electric,an electric utility serving 2.1 million customers in Southeastern Michigan, and DTE Gas, a natural gas utility which provides service to 1.2 million homes and businesses in Michigan. Both are operating units of DTE Energy (NYSE:DTE), a diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. The DTE Energy portfolio also includes non-utility energy businesses focused on power and industrial projects, natural gas pipelines, gathering and storage, and energy marketing and trading. Johnson is responsible for leading day to day customer service operations which includes call centers, business offices, billing and meter reading services, credit and collections, and theft. He is also responsible for customer marketing, major account services and customer research. Johnson joined DTE Energy in 1999, and has served in a variety of progressively more responsible roles. He previously served as director of revenue management and protection. He has over 20 years of leadership experience in customer service, working previously as vice president of customer service for San Antonio Water System and as senior manager at AT&T.

Sheryl Warren Mitchell received her Doctorate in Business Administration from Lawrence Technological University. She successfully defended her dissertation, An Exploratory Study of Priority Based Budgeting: Identification of Public Values and Public Priorities through Citizen Engagement in Government Budgeting Decisions, in 2014. She was also honored as one of two recipients of the 2014 Edward Donley Distinguished Graduate Award for excellence in academic, community, and campus leadership.

Leveraging Relationships in Business: Attributes that Leaders look for in Employees

Date and Time Course and Instructor Alum Speaker
Monday, March 14
9:30 am Intro to Managerial Accounting, Dr. Tuo John Edwards, Innovation and the role of finance
11:00 am Database Design, Dr. Ku Chuck Hill, Over 20 years of database experience.
4:20 pm Operations Management, Dr. Raghavan Shannon Dare, Operations Management – Automotive
5:45 pm Telecommunications and Networks, Dr. Dillard Mark Noble, Wireless Communications
5:45 pm Strategic Management and Business Policy, Dr. Omrani Nicholas Elliott, Corporate Governance
5:45 pm Human Resource Management, Dr. Castelli Patrice Banks, Staffing, Performance Management, Training and Development
5:45 pm Global Strategic Management, Dr. Taj Thomas Namovich, Defining one's self with new skills, and applying this to successful global opportunities
Tuesday, March 15
11:00 am HRM 3023 Human Resource Management, Professor Swiantek Patrice Banks, The importance of training and development and how mentoring and coaching strengthens a good team
4:20 pm HRM 4023 Organization Development and Change Management, Dr. Cole Patrice Banks, Organizational Structures, Performance and Productivity, Quality Improvement, Organizational culture
5:45 pm MBA 6043 Global Leadership, Dr. Marx Jeffery Creighton, "Always Under Construction"
5:45 pm MBA 6063-01 Operations and Supply Chain Management, Dr. Raghavan Cedric Clark, Introduction of a quality used for complex root cause analysis
5:45 pm MGT 3103 Project Management, Professor Drommi Rajiv Shah, Project Management
Wednesday, March 16
5:45 pm
MBA 7063 Project Management, Professor Drommi Meghan Brunner, Project Management in Health Care
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Fred VanderVoord, MSIO '99

Keynote Speaker

Fred VanderVoord, MSIO '99

Fred VanderVoord has spent the last 20 years of his career at the Chrysler Tech Center in Auburn Hills, now owned by FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles).

Fred was hired into the Product Design Office and has spent his entire time in that branch of the company. Fred spent 19 years fulfilling roles in operations within the Design Office and most recently moved to Planner for Dodge and Ram Studio. In this new role he has become responsible for workforce engineering, projecting future product budgets for the Product Design Office, and arranging development activities that support the design and styling of future vehicles for Dodge and Ram design studios. Previously he was the Manager of the Milling, Digitizing, Rapid Prototype department which accomplished all industrial operations necessary in the world of automotive design and styling for Chrysler. Before joining Chrysler, Fred served 4 years in the United States Marine Corps, honorably discharged as a sergeant, and spent 10 years as the Photogrammetric Mapping Manager of Air-Land Surveys in Clarkston, MI.

Mr. VanderVoord holds a B.S. in Applied Mathematics from Ferris State University.

Keynote topic: Where we were - Where we are - Where we are going: Attempting to bring awareness to how the framework of our present and past influences our future characteristics.

Date and Time Course and Instructor Alum Speaker
Monday, March 16
11:00 am MKT 4013 Consumer Behavior, Professor Kiani Carrie Devone, Market Trends
11:00 am INT 3803 Database Design, Professor Ku Timothy Balogh, Jon Bezak, Ford's College Graduate Program
5:45 pm MBA 7063 Project Mgt, Professor Phillips Gene Gutt, Visibility vs Meetings
5:45 pm INT 4013 Telecom & Networks, Professor Martella Paul Benvenuti, Ford's College Graduate Program
5:45 pm MBA 6073 Global Strategic Mgt, Professor Marx Tracey Boltik, Opportunities After Graduation
6:15 pm MGT 4213 Strategic Mgt, Professor Omrani Gene Gutt, Organization Structure
6:45 pm MBA 7063 Project Mgt, Professor Droomi Gene Gutt, Visibility vs Meetings
Tuesday, March 17  
11:00 am HRM 3023 HR Mgt, Professor Egleston Althea Hale, Training & Development
11:00 am MGT 4113 Applied Decision Analysis, Professor Paryani Gene Gutt, Assumptions
5:45 pm MGT 3103 Project Mgt, Professor Phillips Gene Gutt, What vs How
Wednesday, March 18  
5:45 pm INT 3103 Info Tech Mgt, Professor Alexandris Jon Bezak, Alex Zarembo, Ford's College Graduate Program
5:45 pm MBA 6053 Strategic Marketing Mgt, Professor Mathur Gene Gutt, Critical Focus
6:15 pm INT 3603 eBusiness Strategy, Professor Montgomery Gene Gutt, Defined for Use
5:45 pm MBA 6043 Global Leadership, Professor Marx Michelle Baker, Global Project Leadership
5:45 pm INT 6113 Database Modeling and Administration, Professor Ku Aleksandar Velkoski, Big Data & NoSQL Databases
Thursday, March 19    
11:00 am MGT 4113, Professor Paryani Aleksandar Velkoski, Decisions Under Uncertainty in the Real World
5:45pm INT 3203 Technical Infrastructure, Professor Sanford Josh Olivera, Ford's College Graduate Program
5:45 pm INT 4303 IT Business Strategy, Professor Neary Craig Rasche, From LIT through 35 Years in IT
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Rosemary K. Bayer, CIMBA '03

Keynote Speaker

Rosemary Bayer is Chief Inspiration Officer of ardentCause L3C, a nationally-recognized technology company serving the nonprofit and education industries with software solutions that achieve better outcomes through data collection, mining, analysis, visualization and communication of results. The company provides unique capabilities for improving organizational performance and enabling effective collaboration and community impact through cross-organizational information sharing.

At ardentCause, Rosemary is CEO and leads product development. Before ardentCause, Rosemary spent 25 years in information technology at Sun Microsystems, Amdahl and Control Data Corporation; as systems engineer/inventor; engineering management; and General Management of a large global division.

Since August, 2012, Rosemary is also the lead instructor for the Michigan Inforum ACTiVATE® program, a 10 month educational program originally created with the support of the National Science Foundation, designed to help women start technology companies and leverage technology transfer from research universities in the U.S

Rosemary co-founded the Michigan Council of Women in Technology and its Foundation, providing support for girls and women pursuing technology careers and interests.

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Date Course Alum Speaker
Monday, March 17  
INT 6043 Enterprise Information Technology Craig Rasche, BSBA'79
INT 7233 Network Security Terry Hall, MSIS'09
MBA 6073 Global Strategic Management Martin Monte, MBA'11, BSET '98
Tuesday, March 18  
MGT 3113 Operations Management Patrice Banks, MBA'12
INT 5024 Business Application Programming James Ureel, MSIS'05, MSCS'05
MBA 6073 Global Strategic Management David Broome, MSIS'96
INT 6123 Systems Analysis and Design  Paul Benvenuti, BSBA'90
INT 6123 Systems Analysis and Design Tim Balogh
MBA 7063 Project Management Wafa Bunney
Wednesday, March 19
  MGT 3103 Project Management James Baumgartner, MGLM'13
  INT 7513 Business Analytics and Data Mining and MBA 5013 Business Application of Statistics  Aleksandar Velkoski, DBA'12, MBA'08, BSBA'06
  MBA 6043 Global Leadership
Jeffery Creighton, MBA '12
Thursday, March 20  
  INT 6113 Database Modeling & Administration  John Bezak and Alex Zarembo 
  INT 6043 Enterprise Information Technology Paul Benvenuti, BSBA'90
Tuesday, March 25 MBA 6053 Strategic Marketing Management Robert Stempien, MGLM '13
Thursday, March 27 HRM 3023 Human Resource Management Keith Schweizer, MGLM '13
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Cary Wood, MSIO'96

Keynote Speaker

Our Keynote Speaker for the week is Cary Wood, MSIO'96.  Cary will be giving a presentation on Thursday, March 21st at 12:15 pm in the Marburger Auditorium as part of LTU's Blue Devil Entrepreneurial Venture Series.  His topic will be 21st Century Product Development & Manufacturing.

Cary is President & CEO of Sparton Corporation, and is on the College of Management Board of Advisors. Cary will also be speaking to our FIN 6013 & GLM 6353 classes in the evening after his keynote address. 

Date Course Alum Speaker
Monday, March 18th GLM 6063 Managing a Global Workforce Tony R. Lyons, DMIT
Tuesday, March 19th MIS 6123 Analysis & Design Linda Puzey, MSIS'09
OPM 3113 Operations Mgt Josue Diaz, MSOM'11
INT 3503 Project Mgt in IT Stephen McCue, BSIT'09
MGT 2203 Mgt & Supervision Robert Bruttell, BSBA
MKT 6013 Marketing Mgt Quincy Jones, MBA'11
Wednesday, March 20th HRM 6023 Human Resource Mgt Chris Kurowski, BSIM'71
MGT 6043 Ethics & Business in Society Eric Yeaster, MBA
INT 4303 IT Business Strategy Mike Dawwas DMIT'10
Thursday, March 21st GLM 6343 Business Sustainability Jeffrey Creighton, MBA'12
MGT 6153 Project Mgt Richard VanCleave, BSIM'84
HRM 3043 Organizational Development Georgine Fogel, DBA'11
MGT 1213 Introduction to Business Fadi Baradihi, DBA'12