Rosie Sanchez (Business and Accounting) ’08 has been featured as one of ColoradoBiz’s Top 25 Young Professionals, and she has been recognized as an emerging leader in the Colorado 2019 Woman to Watch. ColoradoBiz’s Top 25 Young Professionals celebrates the most promising professionals across the state. Read more about Sanchez’s selection as a Top 25 Young Professional here. The Women to Watch Awards program recognizes female Colorado CPAs who have demonstrated leadership and have made significant contributions to the profession and their communities. She was recognized in August 2019. Read more about Sanchez’s award selection here. Sanchez is currently an audit manager at ACM LLP in Denver, Colo.
UW-Green Bay staff and an alumna were recently announced as Current Young Professionals Future 15 Award Finalists. Staff being recognized are Kassie Batchelor, the senior associate athletic director for compliance and student welfare/senior woman administrator, Ben Joniaux (pictured above), chief of staff, and Claudia Guzman, director of Student Life. UW-Green Bay alumna Briana Peters (Accounting and Business) ’13, a manager at Hawkins Ash CPAs, is also identified as a finalist. In addition, Kristina Shelton, YMCA program director, Green Bay Area Public Schools board trustee and wife of UW-Green Bay Associate Prof. Jon Shelton (History), is recognized as a finalist.
Current recognizes individuals who are making contributions to their community, and overall make the quality of life greater in the Green Bay Area. Future 15 recipients will be honored at the Future 15 & Young Professional Awards on April 30, 2020 at 5 p.m. at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center. One of the 15 finalists will be named as the Young Professional of the Year at this event. More information can be found on the Future 15 & Young Professional Awards page.
The Green Bay Film Society kicks off its 2020 season with a screening of the 2016 Indian film “Hotel Salvation” at the Neville Public Museum on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020 at 7 p.m. Prof. Gaurav Bansal (UW-Green Bay, Business) will introduce the film. The film follows Rajiv, an overworked businessman, who agrees to honor the final wish of his father, Daya, by accompanying him to the holy city of Varanasi. There, they check in to the Hotel Salvation, where residents are given just two weeks to live out their final days or return home. Daya revels in the simple pleasures of this timeless place, but Rajiv is burdened by the obligations he left behind. Eventually, both learn to appreciate each other and the world around them.
The event is co-sponsored by the Humanities Department, the Brown County Library and the Neville Public Museum.
Two teams from Associate Prof. Vallari Chandna’s (Business Administration) Strategic Management capstone classes have made it to the Top 100 rank in the GloBus Simulation in the last round of the Capstone simulation. Across this semester, 6 teams from Chandna’s classes have placed in the top 100 globally.
The first team of UW-Green Bay business students consisting of the C-Suite members Andre Baires, Joe Gassner, George Kneiser and Madeine Yoss are placed in a tie for 29th place out of currently playing teams (1195 teams across 73 colleges and universities across the world) during the Week of Monday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019.
The second team of UW-Green Bay business students consisting of the C-Suite members Michael Carreon, Andrew Holzem, Jade Jansen and Tallie Piaskowski are the team members of Company C- Crazy Quality Cameras. They placed in a tie for 41st place out of the currently playing teams during Monday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec 8, 2019. This is the first time a UW-Green Bay team from this section has placed in the Global Top 100 ranking.
In the Capstone course’s strategy simulation, student teams run a company that is racing for global market leadership in the wearable video cameras and camera-equipped copter drones industry. Each decision round, students make 20+ types of decisions from all business domains including design and performance, assembly operations, shipping and delivery, workforce compensation, pricing and marketing, corporate social responsibility and citizenship and the financing of company operations among others.
On Monday, Nov. 11, 2019, UW-Green Bay hosted the first event of the annual Startup Green Bay Week, as per tradition. This year, the UW-Green Bay Entrepreneurial Finance class opened its classroom to the public, including local press, for what would have been a typical guest lecture. However, Aaron Kennedy, founder of Noodles and Company and UW-Green Bay Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Titletown Tech, filled the room. Kennedy motivated with his startup story and how he came to be where he is today. He detailed his journey from graduate school at UW-Madison, to working on launching Lunchables for Oscar Meyer, and then moving on to Pepsi where he helped turn the soft drink into the “Taste of a New Generation.” Kennedy concluded his story with his work at Titletown Tech, where he helps startups invest into branding themselves well and fine-tuning their marketing. More on Kennedy’s talk was covered in a story by business reporter Jeff Bollier in the Green Bay Press Gazette.
UW-Green Bay, Marinette Campus student Nathan Bihini placed second at the “Invent Your North” Hatch Event on Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. Bihini’s success at the pitch event qualifies him to compete for the $5,000 grand prize in Green Bay on Thursday, Dec. 5, 2019 for the Hatch Regional Finale, presented by New North and BrightStar.
He extends his gratitude to Associate Lecturer, Sue Craver, for her mentorship and guidance during this process.
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is hosting a Small Business Summit on Thursday, Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in its Corporate Conference Center. UW-Green Bay alumni Paul Northway ’90 (Business Administration and Political Science) and Craig Dickman ’82 (Business Administration) will be keynote speakers at the event. The purpose of the Summit is to inform, educate and inspire business owners in Northeast Wisconsin. In addition to keynote speakers, various workshops and breakout sessions are planned, as well as opportunities to network. Food is included. The event costs $10 for UW-Green Bay students with the discount code “student” when registering. This includes food and refreshments during the day. Register today! Please share with your students.
UW-Green Bay, Sheboygan Campus is offering classes to people who are looking to start a new business. The school’s Small Business Development Center joined forces with the Sheboygan County Economic Development Corporation, to bring the classes to the campus. The eight sessions will begin on Sept. 12, 2019 and will be held on Thursday evenings beginning at 5 p.m. More via Sheboygan Campus Offering Classes to Local Business Owners | Seehafer News.
Yum Brands on Thursday named UW-Green Bay alumnus, Mark King (Business Administration) ’81, former Adidas president, as the new CEO of its Taco Bell division.
See more via Yum Brands’ new Taco Bell CEO is former Adidas executive Mark King, CNBC.
Five UW-Green Bay students recently completed an innovation skills accelerator program with The Commons, which places college students from 25 Wisconsin universities on interdisciplinary teams to work on real corporate and civic challenges as well as student startups, in Milwaukee. The five students applied to the program and were chosen for the Spring 2019 cohort. Jennifer Nowicki (Business Administration) and Chelsea Georgia (Business Administration) worked on a civic innovation project Swift Shift by RTLC. Courtney Gersek (Business Administration) worked on student startup Sekhere which is developing a one-stop solution for discovering and buying local retail items on-demand. Renee DeGrand (Business Administration) applied to The Commons to work on her own startup. DeGrand’s startup, Fervid Life, is creating an e-commerce platform categorized by unique hobbies and items for intensely passionate enthusiasts that large online retailers often miss. Charity Joy (Business Administration) worked on a corporate innovation project for We Energies. For more information on how UW-Green Bay students on all campuses can participate in The Commons entrepreneurial skills building programming and earn credit while doing so, please contact Ryan Kauth at KauthR@uwgb.edu.