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10 Basics to Know about the Alumni Board

Posted in: Fall 2014, mini-feature

1. Charge: Provide strategic advice and input to the dean and other Owen leadership. 2. Member characteristics: Be involved and an enthusiastic, positive advocate for Owen. 3. Nominated: Existing board members or Owen leadership nominate new members. Great candidates are those who participate in Owen activities, are leaders in the workplace, and demonstrate capacity and [...]



Evolving, Serving and Having Fun

Posted in: Fall 2014, Issue, mini-feature

As Owen’s website says it, the approximately 40 members of the Alumni Board “serve the community through the promotion of and support for the school’s strategic priorities and initiatives.” Ask Erika King, MBA’99, the board’s new chair, and she’ll tell you that description leaves out an essential detail: “It’s fun.” For King, who has been [...]



Addicted to Travel

Posted in: Class Acts, Fall 2014, mini-feature

Around the world in 80 days? Tyler Narveson needs only 17. The Colorado native, who finished his MBA in May, travels for both business and pleasure, calling his “addiction to travel” his passion. Having circumnavigated the earth five times already—at 28 years old—he was recently featured in an August Wall Street Journal article about the [...]



Right on Schedule

Posted in: mini-feature, Summer 2014

Last October,Amelia Emmert became the first member of Vanderbilt’s 2008 inaugural master of accountancy class to reach the level of audit manager.



All in the Family

Posted in: Class Acts, mini-feature, Winter 2013

Two years ago, Jane Kennedy Greene, BA’75, MBA’81, went from being shareholder in the family business to running it when her father asked her to take over the company’s reins. With 4,000 employees and operations in 30 states and Canada, Greene has her hands full as a third-generation CEO and board chair of Kenco Group [...]



Restoring Music History…Again

Posted in: mini-feature, Spring 2013

As general manager of the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, revered as the Mother Church of Country Music, Steve Buchanan oversaw the building’s million dollar renovation and reinstatement as one of the world’s premiere music venues.



Long-Term Bet

Posted in: Fall 2009, mini-feature

Twenty years can create some distance between a university and one of its graduates. Not so for Kevin Kaseff. A member of the Class of 1989, Kaseff fondly recalls both the friends he made at Owen and his academic experience. “I loved the school and the experience,” he says. “I’ve maintained those friendships the past [...]



Seeds to Sow

Posted in: Fall 2009, mini-feature

Professor Germain Böer and I have much in common. We both arrived at Owen in the same year, we both have practiced accounting, and we both are serial entrepreneurs. This last item is a shared passion of ours. Whether starting his own business before coming to Owen or launching the Center for Entrepreneurship at the [...]



Even Eighths Seemed Odd

Posted in: mini-feature, Spring 2009

Bill Christie, Frances Hampton Currey Professor of Management, was just a junior faculty member at the Owen School in the early ’90s when he and Paul Schultz, a colleague at Ohio State University, stumbled across some data that pointed toward collusion among market makers at NASDAQ. Christie and Schultz discovered that the majority of the [...]



An Eye for Enterprise

Posted in: mini-feature, Spring 2009

Are entrepreneurs born or made? Professor of Management Germain Böer believes it’s a bit of both. On the one hand, he says, “You have to know how to reach your customers, how to build an operation that works smoothly. These are things that many people who start companies don’t really know. That’s why, for entrepreneurs, [...]



In a Tailspin?

Posted in: Fall 2008, mini-feature

Michael Lapré, an Owen faculty member who studies operations and performance in the airline industry, sees many challenges ahead for the major airlines. Maintaining customer satisfaction will continue to be a problem, he predicts, as fuel costs continue to soar and the industry works to keep costs down. “Right now the biggest issue is cost,” [...]



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