The following individuals have volunteered to support and advise the school as members of the Alumni Council for the 2015-2016 year. Led by Cari Coats MBA '03, Chair, and Mary Sawyer MBA '05, Co Chair, the council meets twice each year.
Laurinda Rainey serves as the Director of Innovation for the Sam's Club Division across Marketing, Membership, and Multi-channel initiatives. As part of Walmart, Inc. she provides cross-functional leadership and strategic insight to integrate large scale and multi-million dollar projects across Walmart's Global teams with a keen focus on driving Sam's Club's business growth. She partners with the direct reports of Sam's Club's Chief Marketing Officer, Sam's Club.com CEO, and the Senior Vice President of Membership.
Receiving both degrees from Duke, she graduated from Duke's Trinity College of Liberal Arts and Science with a B.A. in Psychology and a Certificate in Markets & Management Studies (MMS), where she served on the Steering Committee with professors and Duke administration in the early years of the MMS program. She received her MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke, where she served as a Center of Leadership & Ethics Fellow, Admissions Fellow, and a student leader across many organizations. During her years away from Duke prior to Fuqua, she worked in the Healthcare Leadership Program at CIGNA. She was one of 5 undergraduate students in the company's MBA program and had the opportunity to work in Operations, Marketing, and Underwriting before pursuing her MBA. In addition to building a broad skillset, the program allowed Laurinda executive leadership exposure as she worked on special projects for the health insurance company.
With her passion for education and community services, she has recently partnered with her siblings to establish the Rainey Parenting Foundation in honor of the legacy of her deceased parents representing the impact that they made on their rural community, local churches, and their large family during their 50 years of marriage. She currently serves as the Executive Director for the organization. In her spare time, Laurinda loves traveling, reading, and time with loved ones.
Charlie Riceman is a Partner at Varagon Capital Partners, a New York based credit asset manager focused on direct lending to private equity owned middle-market companies, where he heads up the firm's origination effort. Charlie has over 20 years of leveraged lending experience across a variety of industries. He has spent his career originating, structuring, underwriting and executing transactions in support of middle market private equity clients. Prior to joining Varagon, he was Managing Director at Golub Capital. Previously, Charlie served in various investment roles at multiple firms. He also helped implement an inventory control system at Boeing Defense & Space Group, Helicopters Division.
In addition to an MBA from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University, Charlie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Operations Management from Villanova University in 1991. He also serves on the Advisory Council of Villanova University's Center for Global Leadership. Charlie resides in Garden City, NY with his wife and four children.
Rodgers has been a General Motors dealer since 1993. She first owned and operated Flat Rock Chevrolet Oldsmobile in Flat Rock, MI. In 1996, she moved her operation to Woodhaven and named the dealership Rodgers Chevrolet.
Rodgers earned BA in Economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. She then attended the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and obtained a MBA in Finance.
She serves on several community boards, such as New Detroit, Inc., Southeastern Michigan Community Foundation, Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, Michigan Black Chamber of Commerce, the Cranbrook Academy of Arts and Alternative for Girls.
She has also serves on the board of the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers.
Tom Rogers has been with Citi for ten years and is currently a Director in Financial Planning & Analysis. In his current role, Tom is focused on planning and analysis for Citi's Markets businesses globally. Prior to this, Tom spent two years in Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis leading the analytical arm responsible for the Institutional Clients Group.
Prior to joining Corporate FP&A, Tom spent three years in Citi's Financial Institutions Investment Banking group where he executed a number of advisory and financing transactions for key clients. Prior to that, he spent four years in the Global Securitized Products group where he executed public and private structured finance transactions across a number of asset classes. Tom began his career with Citi as part of the Summer Associate Sales and Trading Program while pursuing his MBA.
Prior to joining Citi, Tom was an analyst and associate in JP Morgan's Diversified Industries Investment Banking group where he focusing on financing and advisory transactions for consumer and industrial companies.
Tom holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BBA in Finance from the University of Notre Dame. He resides in New York City with his wife Marguerite (Trinity '06) and their son James.
Jonathan Rosenzweig is a Managing Director and Head of Americas Equity Research at Citi. In this role, he has been responsible for our Equity Research product in North America and Latin America for the last seven years. Prior to his current position, Jonathan served as a Deputy Director and Associate Director of US Research for 5 years. From 1993 to 2002, Jonathan was a Senior Analyst covering the Imaging sector within Citi Research. He earned a top 2 ranking from Institutional Investor Magazine for the sector each year from 1998 to 2002. Prior to Citi, Jonathan worked as a Financial Analyst at Duke University Management Company. Jonathan earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Duke University in 1990 and his Master of Business Administration degree from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke in 1993.