We asked the alumni celebrating a birthday today (July 17), "Where are you now?" Here's what they said:
Scott Buehrer MBA '86
I am the Vice President of Sales for Bionix, a Toledo, OH-based manufacturer of disposable medical devices and radiation therapy products which are sold in over 50 countries. My sales leadership has resulted in 12 straight record sales years at Bionix as well as the company being named a recipient of the President's "E" Award for U.S. Exports, the highest award given by the U.S. Department of Commerce for export success.
Kathy Chase MBA '85
I am living in Toronto and working at Scotiabank. Last year I moved from IT to run the operational risk team in Global Banking and Markets. I travel a lot for work and fun, but I am long overdue for a trip to Durham.
Cathy Fang MBA '12
Physically, I am living in Shanghai, China, while working for BCG. Emotionally, from time to time, I still found myself in Geneen, in Duke Garden, in those two fantastic years in Durham.
Larry Fobes MBA '99
30 wonderful years with Ford Motor were followed by 10 years as founding director of a state university's competitiveness institute. I created, co-produced, and hosted the Emmy award winning "Leaders on Leadership" television series for eight seasons and broadcast to five nations. My 30-minute interviews of global CEOs (e.g. HP, Ogilvy & Mather, NASA, Secretary of Treasury, Discovery Channel) were really fun to do….and I look so much better wearing makeup! I'm now in private practice blending both my careers by doing leadership and business education, programs, and keynotes…plus moderating panels and events…often incorporating video material from the television series. I'm also working on a new company venture with a faculty member, a classmate, and a former senior administrator at Fuqua. Watch the GEMBA class notes for updates!
Ed Long MBA '88
I am the Director of Value Engineering for SPX Power and Energy in Ocala, FL. I've been with SPX for 11 years now and have been located in the Delavan, WI operation, where I was the Plant Manager and Director of Lean Operations; the Rochester, NY operation, where I was the Director of Operations; and now in Ocala, FL, where I have been Director of New Product Development and R&D for the Dehydration Division and now my current position in SPX Power and Energy. I live in Belleview, FL just southeast of Ocala. Our web site is www.spx.com. Hello to my classmates in the Evening Executive MBA program of 1988. Hard to believe it has been almost 26 years since graduation!
Shawnice (Sekela) Meador MBA '03
I currently live in downtown Raleigh with my husband and two young daughters. I work at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and direct the leadership and career services for the school's four MBA programs for working professionals. I still love to travel, and head to Punta Cana and Mumbai later this year.
PJ Mingle MBA '08
Working as Director of Finance & Sales Operations at Interline Brands in Jacksonville, FL. My wife, Lindsay, and I are excited for the arrival of our second child in late September. Recently been traveling to Buffalo planning for the 2014 DT Beanstalker Tour.
Abby Schuler MBA '11
I am currently working as the controller of the MN division of PulteHomes. I am also newly married (wedding date 7/11/14) and living in Minneapolis, MN, with my husband, Tom, and our two cavaliers, Perdy and Pongo.