Board of Visitors Mini Conference & 18th Executive Roundtable

The Allegheny Community and students of all interests are invited to attend two special events hosted by the Center for Business and Economics:

Board of Visitors Mini – Conference
April 8, 2019 | 9:00 am – noon
Quigley, 2nd floor, various classrooms

The Board of Visitors is an advisory body for the Center for Business and Economics.  The Board of Visitors advisory group is a powerful asset for students and faculty alike.  This year’s event includes the following sessions, followed by refreshments and networking opportunities with our visiting executives.

All three sessions run concurrently with session #1 from 9:00 – 9:50 am, and session #2 from 10:00 am – 10:50 am. Beginning at 11:00 am, there will be refreshments & networking with the visiting Board of Visitors members until noon.

  • Managing a Diverse and Inclusive Workplace, Room 215
  • Graduate School — When, Where and How, Room 217
  • Leveraging your Comp & Extracurricular Activities to get your First Job, Room 220

The 2019 visiting Board Members in attendance for both conference topics and networking include:

  • Jennifer Daurora ’99, Trustee, former Chief of Operations, McGinnis Sisters Specialty Foods
  • Mark Hanson ’83, Senior Vice President, Freddie Mac Securitization Division
  • Terry Hartford ’81, Trustee, Vice President, ATI Defense
  • Sean Mathis ’65, Founding Partner, New Centuropm Capital Partners
  • Devone McLeod ’13, Certified Financial Planner (CFP), Reby Advisors
  • Samuel Moss, Doctor of Letters, Allegheny College, Senior Director of Finance, CF Foundation
  • Evelyn Pendleton ’87, Vice President, PA Market Chief Financial Officer & Coach of the Mid-Atlantic Territory for Aetna, a CVS Company
  • Roger Tufts ’76, Director, Policy Analysis Division, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, U. S. Treasury
  • Don Belt ’93, President, Hefren-Tillotson
  • Jim Spaulding ’80, Sr. Vice President and General Counsel (retired), Vanguard Health Systems, Inc.
  • Kyle O’Connor ’03, Sr. Vice President of Corporate Development at TriState Capital

Business Culture and the #MeToo Movement
April 8, 2019 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Ford Memorial Chapel, Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

The Center for Business and Economics proudly presents the 18th Executive Roundtable on a critical topic of national interest.  Our goal is to provide our local community with a thoughtful, balanced inquiry into the important questions of our time.

What started as a simple phrase of support for survivors of sexual assault in 2006 has evolved into the viral #MeToo movement that has shone a spotlight on the culture of sexual harassment in some American workplaces. Sexist comments, unwanted sexual advances, and demands for sexual favors have contributed to a culture in which both women and men report lost work opportunities, reductions in income, demotions, and other forms of career impairment. In this roundtable, a group of experts will discuss the #MeToo movement and its impacts on the future of business, jobs, and careers.

This year’s panel of business leaders include:

Jennifer Daurora ’99 (Moderator) is an experienced executive leader, community builder and entrepreneur. As the former Chief of Operations of McGinnis Sisters Special Foods Stores, Ms. Daurora has deep experience in executive leadership, entrepreneurship, strategic planning, open book management, nonprofit management and governance, relationship management, data analysis, employee and community engagement. Ms. Daurora earned her BA in Economics at Allegheny College.

Sarah (Webster) Quinn, Attorney, Steptoe-Johnson focuses her practice in the area of energy (coal, oil and gas) and transactions throughout the Appalachian Basin. Mrs. Quinn also counsels higher education clients regarding workplace harassment, mental health issues, overtime regulations, transgender issues and Title IX. In addition, she helps institutions of higher education develop solutions for novel challenges both on and off campus. Ms. Quinn earned her BA in International Politics and Political Science at Westminster College and her JD at Ohio Northern University.

Mark Hanson ’83 is the Senior Vice President of Freddie Mac’s Securitization Division. In this role, he oversees Freddie Mac’s mortgage securitization efforts, including pass-thru, REMIC and strip issuance. He currently serves as the Executive Sponsor of Freddie Mac’s Women’s Network. Mr. Hanson earned his BS in Economics at Allegheny College and his MBA from the University of Rochester.

Karen Ubelhart ’77 is a senior analyst at Bloomberg. Ms. Ubelhart has covered the industrial sector for more than 30 years. Her time in the industry includes roles as the Managing Director at Lehman Brothers, a sector portfolio manager and analyst at Government of Singapore Investment Corporation, and an analyst at Oppenheimer. During her tenure Ms. Ubelhart has been ranked by both Institutional Investor and Greenwich Associates polls and has been a winner of Wall Street Journal’s Stock Picking Award. Ms. Ubelhart earned her BS in Economics at Allegheny College and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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The Board of Visitors and Executive Roundtable programs are supported by the Earl W. Adams, Jr. Endowment, established by Allegheny College Trustee William H. Brown, Jr., Allegheny Class of 1980, in honor of Professor Emeritus Earl William Adams, Jr.  – teacher, mentor and friend.