Past Alumni Awards
Previous Award Winners
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD 2009 - 2010
Scott C. Malpass
Vice President and Chief Investment Officer
University of Notre Dame
Education: Notre Dame 1984, MBA University of Notre Dame, 1986
Scott C. Malpass is vice president and chief investment officer at the University of Notre Dame, responsible for investment of the University's endowment, working capital, pension and life income assets of some $7 billion. The Notre Dame Endowment is the 14th largest in American higher education and the largest at a Catholic university.
Having served as chief investment officer since 1989, Mr. Malpass works closely with the investment committee of the University's Board of Trustees in partnering with the most sophisticated investment management organizations throughout the world. The Notre Dame Endowment has achieved top tier investment performance over both short and long-term time periods.
Mr. Malpass is one of 12 leading chief investment officers profiled in the book Foundation and Endowment Investing: Philosophies and Strategies of Top Investors and Institutions, written by Lawrence E. Kochard and Cathleen M. Rittereiser and published by John Wiley and Sons in December 2007.
In 2000, Mr. Malpass was the recipient of the James E. Armstrong Award given annually to an alumnus who is a current employee of Notre Dame and has rendered distinguished service to the University.
He is an honorary Monogram winner given by the Notre Dame Athletic Department, and in 2011 was selected as the Mendoza College of Business MBA Alumnus of the Year for his service to the business school in teaching innovative classes in Applied Investment Management and Global Portfolio Management.
Mr. Malpass is a 1984 Notre Dame graduate and received a master of business administration degree from the University in 1986. He returned in 1988 from the Wall Street firm, Irving Trust Company, and became chief investment officer the following year when the University's endowment stood at $425 million.
Mr. Malpass is a concurrent assistant professor of finance in the Mendoza College of Business at Notre Dame. In 1995, he helped develop the Applied Investment Management course in the College for outstanding students in finance that has received extensive interest from financial services firms throughout the country. Mr. Malpass is a director or advisory council member for several investment and charitable organizations. He serves on the investment advisory committee for Major League Baseball and for the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA).
RECENT ALUMNUS SERVICE AWARD 2009 - 2010
Director of Talent Management
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
Education: MBA University of Notre Dame, 2006
Andrea Hayse is a 2006 Notre Dame MBA graduate and a proud alumni who enjoys coming back to campus to support the program in any way she can. She took the opportunity to join Harley-Davidson Motor Co.'s Leadership Development Program in 2006 and has worked in a number of different capacities over the years. She has held responsibilities in manufacturing production, North American field sales, and initiated the Continuous Improvement program for Harley-Davidson's European regional headquarters in Oxford, England. Currently, Andrea is the Director of Talent Management leading the implementation of processes for leadership development, succession planning, and performance management for Harley. Andrea enjoys riding her 2007 Harley-Davidson Street Glide and travels back to South Bend every fall to cheer on the Irish! She is happily married to her husband, Mark, and lives in Ixonia, Wi.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD 2008 - 2009
John Van Renterghem
Senior Manager of Central Pricing
Education: MBA University of Notre Dame, 1987
John Van Renterghem is the Senior Manager of Central Pricing for Walgreen Company. In this role, he is responsible for managing and executing the pricing strategy for over 15,000 items sold in all of the corporate stores operating in the continental U.S., Puerto Rico, Alaska and Hawaii. For the past three years John has also been a guest instructor for Notre Dame's M.B.A. Interterm Intensive Program, where he has presented 'deep-dive' case studies in Revenue Management.
Mr. Van Renterghem began his career with Walgreens in 1997 as a Senior Analyst for Promotional Evaluation, where he was responsible for analyzing and reporting the results of promotional activities. In 2001, John founded the Central Pricing Department, which, from its inception, generated estimated additional corporate revenues exceeding $100M annually. Currently, Mr. Van Renterghem's department has grown its scope to encompass new areas of business including: Markdown Optimization, DSD Pricing (items purchased locally), and pricing strategies for one-time buys as well as seasonal merchandise. In all, his department manages the pricing of nearly half of Walgreens $63 billion in annual sales. Since Walgreens has recently expanded its store base with the acquisitions of Happy Harry's in New Jersey and Duane Reade in New York, John has developed centralized pricing solutions that establish and maintain regional competitiveness and profitability.
Prior to joining Walgreens, Mr. Van Renterghem spent over ten years as a member of family- owned Ace Hardware franchises, during which he managed one of the businesses for several years. During his career with Ace Hardware, John worked with Ace Corporate and the Dealer Groups to improve their pricing and advertising programs, as well as developing a strategic pricing program for the family businesses. Mr. Van Renterghem holds a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Illinois Wesleyan University and an M.B.A from the University of Notre Dame, as a member of the Class of 1987. He is also a member of the Professional Pricing Society, a presenter at the Eye For Retail Conference and a recipient of three Human Relations awards as a Dale Carnegie assistant instructor. John is also a supporter of the Children's Cancer and Leukemia Relief Fund and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
RECENT ALUMNUS SERVICE AWARD 2008 - 2009
Leon Cord Campbell
NBC Universal, New York
Education: MBA University of Notre Dame, 2005
Leon Cord Campbell is a 2005 graduate of the Masters of Business Administration program from the Mendoza College of Business, at the University of Notre Dame. He is presently employed as a Finance Director at NBC Universal in New York, NY. Prior to his assignment at NBC, he spent 3 years with the Corporate Treasury team of the General Electric Company in Stamford, CT, and held positions with both Ford Motor Company in Dearborn, MI, and Parkway Properties, Inc., a publicly traded REIT headquartered in his hometown of Jackson, MS. Although they, presently, do not have children, he and his wife Erin Coleman, of Philadelphia, PA, spend time enjoying their 3 nieces, and 3 godchildren.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD 2007 - 2008
Vice President, Marketing Partnerships
Education: BBA Notre Dame 1995, MBA University of Notre Dame, 1999
Christina Glorioso is the VP of Marketing Partnerships for MTV Games. In this role, Glorioso focuses on key marketing initiatives and promotional programs with key partners for Rock Band, the pop culture phenomenon and highest grossing video game of 2008. Key initiatives developed under Glorioso's watch include Rock Band Bar Nights, introducing Rock Band as a new live entertainment option in your local pub, as well as this summer's Drink Up Rock Out program featured on billions of Pepsi bottles in which a new category was created in the MTV Video Music Awards “Best Performance in a Pepsi Rock Band Video”. Prior to her current role, Glorioso has collaborated with other MTV Networks teams to develop new sponsorship models including Virtual Worlds, Movies, Home Entertainment and Ad Sales. Christina's strategic approach and commitment to understanding her clients' business resulted in innovative media marketing campaigns for major clients including AT&T, Daimler Chrysler, and Wal-Mart, to name a few. Prior to joining Viacom, Christina was a force in corporate marketing sales at Clear Channel Entertainment (now Live Nation) and SFX Sports representing various sports and music properties including the Super Bowl Host Cities, Little League Baseball, the Pussycat Dolls and Janet Jackson tours. Christina is very active in the Notre Dame Alumni community as a founding member of iNDustry Alliance, the professional development group connecting Notre Dame Alumni within the media and entertainment industries. Christina also serves as a young alumni representative of the Mendoza Business Advisory Council. Most of all, Christina loves mentoring current students or recruiting new students to the Mendoza community.
RECENT ALUMNUS SERVICE AWARD 2007 - 2008
Finance Manager, Global Financial Planning
GE Power & Water
Education: MBA University of Notre Dame, 2005
Nitin Jain serves as the Finance Manager (Global Financial Planning & Analysis) for GE Water's Ultra Filtration Membrane Unit (UFMBR). His current role entails providing finance leadership to the Global UFMBR business in both short range and long range financial planning. He is charged with helping the operational team grow the business while concurrently helping to reduce cost to ensure profitable growth. Prior to his current role, Nitin functioned as the Finance Manager (Product Management) for GE Water's chemical business. He led the product profitability analytics and was instrumental in setting the businesses product offering and pricing. During the past 4 years, with GE Water, Nitin also held roles as Commercial Operations Manager (Risk) for the US North East region, and Sr. FP&A Analyst providing commercial and deal finance support to the $2.5B Water business. Nitin is a proud and supportive Notre Dame alumnus and is a great resource for current Notre Dame Students. During his MBA experience he served as the Chair of the Admission Committee and continues to help the admissions team in recruiting quality students and people to the Mendoza College of Business. In addition, since his graduation, he has remained engaged with the program by assisting in the development of a very popular MBA Interterm Intensive course, the GE Mergers & Acquisitions class. He also continues to provide guidance and support to students looking for networking and career opportunities. Nitin is currently based out of Toronto, Canada where he lives with his wife Meghna, an architect and his new best buddy, his seventeen month old son, Arinjay (Jay). [Finally, in the true spirit of a Domer, Nitin has been telling his son since he was born, that he will be the first Indian quarterback at Notre Dame!]
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD 2006 - 2007
Johnson & Johnson
Education: B.A. Finance, MBA University of Notre Dame
Donald M. Casey is worldwide chairman, Comprehensive Care Group and a member of the Executive Committee, with responsibility for the Diabetes, Cordis, Vision Care and Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics franchises. He was named to this position on January 1, 2008.
Mr. Casey began his career with Johnson & Johnson in 1985 as an assistant product director for McNeil Consumer Products Company. He advanced through various marketing assignments at McNeil Consumer Products Company and in 1994 was named vice president of marketing for Johnson & Johnson Consumer Products Company.
Mr. Casey returned to McNeil Consumer Products Company in 1995 as vice president of marketing and professional sales. He was appointed president Johnson & Johnson · Merck Consumer Pharmaceuticals Co. in 1997 and was promoted to worldwide president in 1999. In April 2000, Mr. Casey was named president of eJNJ, and then became president of Personal Products Company in 2001. In March 2002 he was named group president, Vistakon Global Franchise & Americas, a position he held until being named company group chairman responsible for vision care in November 2004 and appointed to the Consumer Group Operations Committee. In November of 2006, he was named a company group chairman of Johnson & Johnson, with responsibility for the Diabetes Care franchise, and a member of the Medical Device & Diagnostics Group Operating Committee.
Mr. Casey earned a bachelor's degree in finance and an MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He and his wife are the parents of three children.
RECENT ALUMNUS SERVICE AWARD 2006- 2007
Vice President Marketing and Sales & Analysis
Education: BA Marketing & Broadcast Communications, CSU Sacramento, 1991, MBA University of Notre Dame, 1999
Jim Bolt is a marketing and sales veteran with over 15 years of experience in industries including software, consumer electronics, consumer goods, retail and telecommunications. He has held various marketing positions at companies such as LeapFrog, Wham-O, Sony, Jack in the Box , Qwest Communications and Hans Klepper Corporation.
Jim currently leads the Marketing and Sales functions for Haydenburri Lane, the first ritual and routine entertainment company for families. Haydenburri Lane develops fun and engaging characters that teach children early childhood rituals and routines and healthy habits. Working with global business partners, Jim oversees design, development, production and marketing of products such as story books, music/video content, apparel, toys, etc.
Jim received his MBA from the Mendoza College of Business in 1999. Over the past 9 years, Jim has been on the board of Notre Dame Clubs in Denver, San Diego, and San Francisco as the Graduate Business Alumni Coordinator. He established the Notre Dame Professionals (a professional networking group in San Diego), which has grown to include chapters in other cities.
Jim has been instrumental in developing local graduate business alumni communities and fostering professional relationships. Working closely with local alumni, and MBA Career Development, Jim has lead West Coast corporate recruiting initiatives with companies such as Clorox, Cisco, Google, Intel, Visa, and Oracle.
Jim also sits on the Graduate Business Advisory board. He is an Irish Angel and a judge for the annual McCloskey Business Plan and Sustainable Social Venture Competitions. Jim lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and two children.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD 2005 - 2006
General Manager, ISV and Developer Relations, Software Group
Education: B.A, M.B.A. University of Notre Dame
Jim Corgel is general manager, ISV and Developer Relations, Software Group. In this role, he is responsible for IBM's worldwide relationship with independent software vendors (ISVs), which contribute to approximately one third of IBM's revenue. He also manages the key partnerships with the development, academic, and venture capital communities which comprise IBM's industry-leading ecosystem of influencers.
Mr. Corgel's career at IBM spans more than 30 years. Since joining IBM in 1975, Mr. Corgel has held a broad range of positions in marketing and field management, including responsibility for IBM's emerging markets division and the distribution industry for Europe , the Middle East and Africa . Prior to his current position, Mr. Corgel led IBM's services solutions for small and medium business (SMB) clients. He was charged with growing IBM's SMB business by developing innovative solutions that match SMB client needs and enabling Business Partners to sell IBM services. Previously, Mr. Corgel was general manager for IBM's Web and application hosting services business. His team led the development of variably-priced service offerings that allow clients to scale their business and infrastructure processes based on market demands, and pay only for what they use.
Mr. Corgel holds a B.A and an M.B.A. from the University of Notre Dame where he serves on the university advisory board for graduate studies and research. He is also a member of the advisory board to the Smurfit School of Business, University College Dublin.
RECENT ALUMNUS SERVICE AWARD 2005- 2006
Education: MA and PhD, University of Oxford; MBA '05 University of Notre Dame
John is a true European with grand-parents from 4 countries, but having spent most of his life in the UK, John is a staunch Brit. John has an MA and PhD from the University of Oxford and graduated in 2005 with an MBA from University of Notre Dame.
Between his PhD and MBA, John was a Product Development Manager for Unilever and a Strategic Analyst at COI Communications. As a result, John worked on diverse projects such as developing a unique shampoo to combat dandruff in China to creating a recruitment strategy for the Royal Air Force.
At Notre Dame, John became familiar with the US version of football and quickly became a fan of the Fighting Irish going to all their home games. It even became a source of disagreement between John and his Australian wife, Terrie - a Purdue Assistant professor. All is well now as Notre Dame regularly wins in football and Australia regularly beats England in the cricket so things balance out.
Since graduation, John has been living in Chicago after having spent two years with AT Kearney. There he worked on a variety of supply chain consulting projects including developing a vehicle procurement strategy for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. John is now a Senior Consultant at Fair Isaac focusing on customer-centric growth strategies for a variety of retail and consumer products clients.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD 2004 - 2005
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Education: BS degree in preprofessional studies University of Notre Dame 1976, MBA in finance, University of Notre Dame 1978
Mr. Reilly is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Korn/Ferry International (NYSE: KFY), the premier provider of executive search, outsourced recruiting and leadership development solutions. Based in Los Angeles, with more than 70 offices in 35 countries, the firm partners with clients worldwide to deliver unparalleled senior-level search, management assessment, coaching and development, and recruitment outsourcing services through its Futurestep subsidiary. For more information, visit the Korn/Ferry International Web site at www.kornferry.com or the Futurestep Web site at www.futurestep.com.
Mr. Reilly joined Korn/Ferry from KPMG International, where he was Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the overall strategy and implementation of the firm's products, services and infrastructure on a global basis. Based in Amsterdam, Mr. Reilly drove the execution and implementation of strategies to integrate KPMG's many businesses worldwide into one
global firm. KPMG International has more than 100,000 employees in 156 countries; providing audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services, generating annual revenues of more than US $12 billion.
Mr. Reilly began his tenure with KPMG in 1987 holding a series of senior positions in the Real Estate and Financial Services Consulting business. He later ran the US $1.2 billion Financial Services line of business including audit, tax and consulting services as well as serving on the firm's Management Committee and Board of Directors.
Paul received both a BS degree in preprofessional studies and an MBA in finance from the University of Notre Dame. Over the last year, Paul has committed significant corporate resources to the College to implement a leadership study of Notre Dame alumnae in spring of '05 and to provide the Korn/Ferry self-assessment tool for our students giving them a new edge in the career marketplace. Paul presently serves on the Mendoza Graduate Alumni Board (formerly known as John Cardinal O'Hara Society Steering Committee) and has for several years.
RECENT ALUMNUS SERVICE AWARD 2004 - 2005
Director of MBA Program Initiatives
University of Notre Dame
Education: BA in History, University of Vermont, MBA, University of Notre Dame, 2001
Bill Brennan currently serves as the Director of MBA Program Initiatives in the Mendoza College of Business. In this position Bill serves as a manager of strategic and innovative projects for Associate Dean Ed Conlon, as well as Dean Carolyn Woo. Prior to this role, Bill served as the Director of MBA Career Development. In his last year in that position, Bill's team outperformed peer institutions and delivered an 84% placement rate which helped contribute to the five-place improvement in the Business Week rankings. Bill's work in this area also led to the establishment of recruiting relationships with General Electric, Johnson & Johnson, and Textron Financial.
Bill graduated from the Notre Dame MBA program, with honors, in the Class of 2001 and served as the class representative in the MBA Association as well as the Chairman of the Honor Code Committee. He was also selected to be the recipient of the Frederick B. Snite Leadership Award as well as the Frederick B. Snite Spirit of Notre Dame Award by his classmates.
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNUS AWARD 2003 - 2004
Robert E. Reilly, Jr.
Education: BS 1977 Pre-Professional Studies, University of Notre Dame, MBA 1979 Business Administration, University of Notre Dame
Mr. Reilly serves as Chairman and Founding Partner working in the firm's Chicago office. He spends 100% of his time working with clients to provide solutions to their executive talent needs. Mr. Reilly is Chairman of both Reilly Partners' Private Equity Solutions Practice and Board Services Practice.
Prior to founding Reilly Partners, Mr. Reilly spent 10 years as President of the fifth largest executive search firm. Serving as President, Mr. Reilly was the top producer during his tenure, and the success of his personal search practice has ranked him as one of the top five search practitioners nationwide for the past five years. He has successfully completed Board of Directors, CEO, COO, CFO and President searches for prominent clients representing the financial service, insurance, investment banking, venture capital, real estate, health care, consumer product, software, hospitality, gaming, information technology and advertising industries nationwide. Additionally, he has built many organizations form the ground up, filling as many as 71 positions with one client. Mr. Reilly served as Senior Vice President of LaSalle Partners (now Jones Lang LaSalle) and coordinated the firm-wide New Business Development effort from LaSalle's corporate headquarters in Chicago. In his New Business Development function, Mr. Reilly was instrumental in the establishment of LaSalle's European and West Coast headquarters in London and Los Angeles, respectively. Throughout his stay at LaSalle, Mr. Reilly was charged with the coordination and management of the firms recruiting function. Mr. Reilly serves as the Inaugural Chairman of the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College Graduate School of Business' John Cardinal O'Hara Society. Additionally, he is a Member of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business' Advisory Council and Executive Committee Member of the Mendoza College of Business' Advisory Council. He is also a Member of the Board of Directors of Cardinal Bernadine's Big Shoulders Fund and a member of the YMCA Metropolitan Chicago's Board of Managers. Mr. Reilly founded the Chicago Knights to serve the special needs of Chicago's neediest people and is a founding Board Member of AHDFA. Along with his wife Lindy, he serves on the Parents Committee at Middlebury College. Mr. Reilly is a Board of Director of Student Transportation of America holdings, Inc. NYSE Symbol STB.UN.
Mr. Reilly received both his undergraduate degree and MBA from the University of Notre Dame. He is also a graduate of the Human Resources Executive Program at Stanford University's Graduate School of Business. Mr. Reilly is married with four children.
RECENT ALUMNUS SERVICE AWARD 2003 - 2004
Product Marketing Manager, Imaging and Printing
Education: BS, Agricultural Economics University of California at Davis, MBA, University of Notre Dame, 1999
Bill Avey is responsible for the Americas “go to market” strategy for HP's enterprise class multi-function printers. During his seven years at HP, Bill has held a variety of management positions spanning finance, operations, and marketing across product businesses and services. Prior to HP, Bill worked as a consultant producing document management and litigation support services to Forture 500 clients.
Bill is a member of the Mendoza College of Business Graduate Alumni Board and served for several years on the John Cardinal O'Hara Society Steering Committee. He has been strategic in building programs and partnerships between the College and HP that have substantially benefitted both organizations. This includes HP's leadership role in designing and executing the new curriculum for the interterm intensives in 2005 in which HP presented a “real world” case study to the students that involved new products in the HP strategic line-up.
Bill and his wife, Christine, live in Rocklin, California and have two children, Nathan and Maggie. In addition to spending time with his family, Bill enjoys hunting and fly-fishing.