University of South Florida Muma College of Business     August 2019
OCTOBER CONVERSATION WITH A CEO GUEST IS RICH HUME
Rich Hume
Rich Hume, CEO of the Clearwater-based Tech Data, a company with $37 billion a year in sales, is slated to be the guest at the Oct. 10 Conversation with a CEO in downtown Tampa. He will talk about his career, his insights, what makes him happy and what worries him. To register, click here.



G.I. BILL PAYS FOR ONE IN FIVE STUDENTS IN THE DBA PROGRAM
Military influence in the DBA
Students enrolling in the Doctor of Business Administration program are not your regular students. They are seasoned corporate leaders looking to rise higher than their peers. Among them: military leaders who bring something a little extra to the table ...

A NEW STREET ADDRESS FOR THE MUMA COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Forwarding address
Street signs are being changed for the road passing in front of the Muma College of Business. What used to be USF Maple Drive is now USF Genshaft Drive in honor of former USF President Judy Genshaft, whose name will adorn the new honors college to be built next door.

CONGRATS TO ALL OUR GRADUATES WHO WALKED THIS MONTH
Rocky mugs with grads
Shout out to all of our students who graduated over the first weekend of the August. New USF President Steve Currall presided at his first USF commencement. We couldn't be prouder ...

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT: MURAD ANTIA'S TAKE ON ECONOMIC TRENDS
Murad Antia
Nine years ago, finance Instructor Murad Antia made a bold prediction about the nation's economy in an op-ed piece published in the Tampa Bay Times. It countered what many said at the time, but he based his conclusions on cold hard demographic facts that proved to be right. Now, he's making another prediction, saying that the economy over the next decade or two will ...

NASA'S DESTINATION STATION SLATED TO TOUCH DOWN AT USF
The interactive NASA Destination Station will land at USF in November, spending two days in the Muma College of Business' breezeway offering break-out sessions and exhibits detailing the stuff of space, entrepreneurial opportunities and more ... 

RESEARCHERS: BLOCKCHAIN IS THE NEXT BIG BIZ INNOVATION 
Muma College of Business researchers discuss the open-ended possibilities that blockchain has for business, particularly global commerce, and how the ISDS Department is meeting the challenges by ...

NEXT CONVERSATION WITH A CEO: NESTLE USA'S  STEVE PRESLEY
Steve Presley
Nestlé USA CEO Steve Presley is next up on the Conversation with a CEO schedule. Seats are going fast for the Sept. 19th event. To register click here.


FBA SIGNS AGREEMENT TO MARKET ONLINE MBA TO ITS MEMBERS
The Florida Bankers Association and USF have entered into a marketing agreement in which the online MBA program could see a boost in banking and ...

RESTAURANTS AND BREWERIES: HOMECOMING SLOTS AVAILABLE
The annual Muma College of Business Homecoming Parade Watch Party brings together students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends to enjoy free games, entertainment, food, and a front-row seat to the Running of the Bulls parade. This year features Muma College of Business' alumni-owned and supported restaurants, breweries and vendors, including Cask Social, GenX Tavern, Little Greek, Irish 31, Topper's Craft Creamery, Two Shepherds Taproom and Yummi Foods.  Interested in taking part in or sponsoring the watch party on Oct.11? Email sfitzmaurice@usf.edu before the end of August.
DELTA GAMMA CHAPTER OF BAP ONCE AGAIN TAKES THE GOLD
The winners. Again
The Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy's chapter of Beta Alpha Psi again won the Gold Challenge Award at the BAP conference in Chicago earlier this month. The chapter is the only one that has won every year since its beginnings a decade ago. The five-minute video about the chapter and how it goes beyond BAP's standards proved to be the winner, again, recognized for its quality, creativity, member involvement and building strength in the organization. The chapter received a $2,500 prize. Students also helped package 100,000 meals with other BAP members across the United States in a community project. Go Bulls!
FACULTY/STAFF NOTES
* Jong Chool Park's coauthored paper (with J.B. Kim and J. Lee) titled "Internal Control Weakness and the Asymmetrical Behavior of Selling, General, and Administrative Costs" has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance. Park is an assistant professor in the Lynn Pippenger School of Accountancy.

* Ken Short has been hired as an associate director with the college's Financial Management team. He assists in the oversight of the college's budget and financial reporting and will work to streamline and automate business processes. In 2000, he joined the USF Center for Urban Transportation Research, and was managing the administrative team just prior to joining the Muma College of Business.
  
* Kaushik Dutta, professor in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department, has been named chair of the department. He has 22 years' experience in the field of enterprise IT infrastructure, data analytics and big data systems and served as associate chair last year. He takes over for Manish Agrawal, who has chaired the department since 2016.

* Loran Jarrett is now a visiting instructor in the Marketing Department. She previously served as vice president of marketing strategy and public relations at Synapse. She is a 2018 graduate of the Doctor of Business Administration program.

* Dejun "Tony" Kong was hired as an associate professor in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department. Prior to his assignment at USF, Kong was a tenured associate professor of management and leadership at the University of Houston's Bauer College of Business.

* Daniel Zantedeschi is a new assistant professor in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department. He comes from the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, where he was an assistant professor in marketing and logistics. Between 2014 and 2016, he was an assistant professor in the Muma College of Business ISDS Department.

* Carter Morgan is now an assistant professor in the Marketing Department, having  graduated from the University of Miami this past spring. There, he taught courses in market analysis and was named Outstanding PhD Student at the Miami Business School in 2018.

* Ryan Thurman was hired as an instructor in the Information Systems and Decision Sciences Department. He has served as the statistical consultant for the Muma College of Business' Doctor of Business Administration program since 2017.


ALUMNI NOTES

Jordan Baney ('17, MBA) is now an assistant vice president at Genpact, where she implements Artificial Intelligence and other digital solutions for large pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. Previously, she worked at Deloitte Consulting.

* Maithilee Pagay ('18, Finance) is now a graduate analyst with Doric Partners. A former 25 Under 25 honoree, Pagay previously was a corporate and executive services intern at Raymond James.

* Edward Fulford ('18, DBA) was appointed security director of VENZA. He has more than 30 years' experience in managing and building cybersecurity and risk management programs for companies such as RBS, WorldPay and Cingular Wireless.

* Zachary Engle ('18, Management) has been promoted to games administration senior supervisor at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts Company. He is a former 25 Under 25 honoree.

* Ashley Washington ('11, Finance) is now a senior manager, risk and financial advisory at Deloitte in New York City. She previously worked at Goldman Sachs, spending more than seven years with the company in Chicago, New York City and West Palm Beach.

* Chelsea Derosier ('17, MAcc) is now a staff accountant in the Specialty Tax Services Department of LBMC in Brentwood, Tennessee. Previously, she worked as a tax consultant for Deloitte.

* Mario Bringas  ('00, Finance) was promoted to president of the newly formed Southwest Florida market of ServisFirst Bank. He has more than 15 years of banking and financial experience.


* Aug. 30, 11:45 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Muma College of Business Scholarship Luncheon,
in the ballroom of the Marshall Student Center, features guest speakers and a chance for scholarship recipients to have lunch with and thank those who donated toward their scholarships.

* Sept. 19, 8:30-10 a.m., the Muma College of Business Conversation with a CEO 
featuring Steve Presley, chairman and CEO of Nestlé USA, will take place at the Center for Advanced Med ical Learning Simulation, 124 S. Franklin St., in downtown Tampa. Presley is a USF alumnus who earned a bachelor's degree in accounting and finance. To register, click here.

* Oct. 10, 8:30-10 a.m., the Muma College of Business Conversation with a CEO with Rich Hume, chief executive officer with Tech Data, will be held in the Center for Advanced Medical Learning Simulation, 124 S. Franklin St., in downtown Tampa. To register, click here.

* Oct. 11, 5-8 p.m. the Muma College of Business Homecoming Parade Watch Party takes place in the atrium and in the breezeway with free eats and giveaways topped off with a front row seat to watch the annual Running of the Bulls Homecoming Parade, which begins at 7 p.m.

* Nov. 5-8, the Florida Small Business Development Center at USF will host its 43rd USF Basic Economic Development Course, which allows registrants who successfully complete the program to sit for the Certified Economic Developer examination. All classes will be held at the USF Embassy Suites, 3705 Spectrum Blvd., on the Tampa campus. For more information, click here.

* Nov. 5-6, NASA's Destination Station visits Tampa and will land at the Muma College of Business over two days. For more information, click here.

* Jan. 9, the State of the Region, hosted by the Muma College of Business along with the Tampa Bay Partnership, is scheduled to take place at the USF Marshall Student Center. Watch for details.
CALLING ALL BUSINESS ALUMNI: TIME TO BUILD CONNECTIONS
Reconnect, offer support
Interested in joining a group of alumni committed to building lasting connections, supporting students and strengthening the Muma College of Business and the USF Alumni Association? An info session is set for 5:30-6:30 p.m., Sept. 17 in BSN 221. Learn more about the alumni society and opportunities and register by emailing Samantha Fitzmaurice at sfitzmaurice@usf.edu  RSVPs are not necessary, but appreciated.
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