Steven McAlpine (M.S. in Commerce ’11), Head of Data Science at First Street Foundation, co-authored a paper titled “Estimating Recent Local Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on Current Real-Estate Losses: A Housing Market Case Study in Miami-Dade, Florida,” which appeared in Population Research and Policy Review in 2018.
Ryan Ho (McIntire ’14) is Founder of The Fun Empire, a team-building and events company in Asia that provides unique activities such as bubble soccer, Saber Tag®, SaberFit®, Poolball™, Combat Archery™, Ninja Tag™ and Bullet Ball™. Ho shared his story of how he created and grew his business with The Asian Entrepreneur, in a Jan. 7, 2019, Q&A.
Valerie Camillo ’95 (Darden ’00) has been appointed by Comcast Spectacor as President of Business Operations for the Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center. Camillo will oversee all key business functions, including sales, marketing, analytics, technology and overall business optimization for the NHL franchise and one of the country’s busiest arenas. Camillo joins Comcast Spectacor from the Washington Nationals, where she was Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer. Previously she was Senior Vice President, Team Marketing and Business Operations for the NBA. In this role, she provided strategic counsel to multiple NBA clubs that covered best practices in revenue generation, marketing, analytics, technology, and property development. Before joining the NBA, Camillo led a strategy consulting practice for Booz Allen Hamilton and acquired additional experience as a Consultant for IBM and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Samuel Ian Rosen '07 is the Founder of Tap, an app that keeps track of thousands of water refill stations—including public water fountains, cafes, restaurants, and stores that offer water bottle refills—across more than 7,000 cities in 30 countries. Thirsty consumers can simply open the free app, pull up their location, and look to see what is nearby.
Jon Butler '72, Executive Director of Pop Warner Little Scholars, is pleased to announce that the nonprofit recently celebrated the 90th season of Pop Warner Football and, coincidentally, Mickey Mouse’s 90th birthday during the organizations’ Pop Warner Super Bowl and National Cheer and Dance Championships at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World.
David K. Golbahar (M.S. in Accounting '07), Director at strategic financial advisory services firm Brandlin & Associates, is one of 26 young CPAs who have received a Forensic and Valuation Services (FVS) Standing Ovation by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) for their significant contributions in their accounting specialty areas and in their communities. Recipients were honored in November at the 2018 AICPA FVS Conference in Atlanta. Says Golbahar, “Credit goes to Professors Paul Walker, Elizabeth Thurston, Roger Martin, George Overstreet, and Susan Perry for developing the foundation for what I do today.”
Michelle Kelly ’00, CEO of Lilly Pulitzer, discusses her career path, leading a predominately female team, and how the resort wear company has evolved in a Dec. 3, 2018, Forbes article.
Satveer Singh Thakral '13 is CEO of early-stage venture fund Singapore Angel Network, which is now transitioning from a family fund to raising external money. Read how he is pushing his 113-year-old family business into technology in a Dec. 12, 2018, Entrepreneur article titled "What's Behind This Tycoon's Growing Appetite for Tech Startups in Asia?"