Annual Business Management Symposium

"Why Not You?"

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | Morgan Room, Hubbard Hall

2014 Business Management Symposium Why Not You?

This year's theme – "Why Not You?" is adopted from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who used the phrase to motivate his team to a smashing victory in the 2014 Super Bowl. The theme is relevant to Cazenovia College students at this particular time of year as they consider career options and future opportunities.

Hosted by the College’s Division of Business & Management and organized by senior Management (Equine Business Management) major Natasha Daigle, of Lewiston, Maine, the Symposium will feature an exciting variety of speakers. Successful business and management professionals will engage in conversation and describe their professional experiences and share what they believe to be important skill sets and assets for applicants in the hiring process. A talented group of young Cazenovia College management alumni will make up the afternoon panel and speak about their own career ascent since graduating from their alma mater. The program for the day-long Symposium is provided below.

Welecome and Keynote Address | 9 a.m.

Welcome
Natasha Daigle
Symposium Co-coordinator
Equine Business Management senior

Keynote Introduction
Jaclyn Torbitt
Fashion Merchandising major

Marc Jones
Keynote Address
Marc Jones
President and CEO
Dreissig Apparel, Inc. &
Fan Hands, LLC
Marc Jones, from Syracuse, NY, is the visionary and principal behind Dreissig Apparel Inc. and Fan Hands LLC.

Jones played football at the University of Tennessee, where he graduated in 1991 with a degree in Psychology, and played professionally in the German Football League. Active in the community, Jones is also is co-founder and co-chairman of the Willow Street Foundation.
Professional Panel | 10:15 a.m.

Michelle Bennett
Director of Human Resources
GHD Inc.

Kimberly Bukowski
Owner
Kimberly's Ice Cream Factory

Helen Clancy
RN MS /MBA; Administrator
Menorah Park

Judith Cowden
Vice President, Marketing & Member Relations
AmeriCU

Kristin Levernosh Earle '08
Account Executive
CNY Central Media Group

Dean Moore
Human Resource Director
Marquardt Switches Inc.

Lunch | Noon | Available for purchase in the Dining Hall in Hubbard Hall

Afternoon Address | 1 p.m.
Anthony Meola
Anthony Meola '11
Manager of Ticket Sales and Fan Services
Syracuse Silver Knights





Anthony Meola '11, from Utica, NY, graduated from Mohawk Valley Community College in 2009, after which he transferred to Cazenovia College. Meola '11 played soccer during his two years at Caz.

Meola started working for the Syracuse Silver Knights in September 2013, where, in addition to his role as manager of Ticket Sales and Fan Services, he is also a development player for the team.
Alumni Panel | 2 p.m.

Emily Brooks '12
‎Executive Meeting Manager
Turning Stone Resort & Casino

Alyssa Campagna '11
Visual Merchandising Manager
Forever 21

Meghan Dauler '07
Parent Giving Officer
Cornell University

Hilary Hext '13
HR Coordinator
Marquardt Switches Inc.

Jennifer Krist '13
Graduate student
Syracuse University Newhouse School of
Public Communications

Ricky Teal '12
Logistics Manager
State Preparedness Training Center