Hong Paterson ’93, CFO and COO at Green Climate Fund, spoke at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week’s inaugural Green Hydrogen Summit on Jan. 18, joining leaders from policy, business, technology, and civil society to discuss the latest trends shaping the world’s hydrogen agenda.
2021 marked the McIntire School of Commerce’s Centennial—a time for celebration! In recognition of this important milestone, we honored the members of our global learning community from a memorable 100-year history. Faculty, alumni, students, corporate partners, and friends have all played an integral role in shaping our innovative business education and preparing students to become visionary leaders for generations. Join us in honoring the invaluable contributions of those responsible for our past successes, current innovations, and enthusiastic future plans dedicated to the exchange of ideas that ensures we continue to use commerce for the common good.
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Alice Tomdio (M.S. in Accounting ’09), CFO of leading pan-African cryptocurrency exchange Yellow Card Financial, discusses her optimistic outlook for crypto on the African continent in 2023 in a Jan. 11 Bizcommunity article titled “#BizTrends2023: The Future of Crypto in Africa.”
Jomaree Pinkard ’01 has transitioned from a decadelong role serving as Hella Cocktail Co.’s CEO to CEO and Managing Director at Pronghorn, after Pronghorn’s recent capital investment in Hella. Pronghorn, an independent company dedicated to expanding diversity within the spirits industry by cultivating and investing in the next generation of Black founders, executives, and entrepreneurs, will provide access to its supercharging services, designed to help continue scaling Hella’s business. Before joining Pronghorn, Pinkard spent 10 years creating and developing diversely owned craft beverage company Hella Cocktail Co. During that time, he helped usher the company through several strategic brand iterations and groundbreaking product innovations. His finance acumen enabled the brand to build capacity and capabilities at a premium level, starting with zero dollars and no account distribution. During his tenure as CEO, Hella Cocktail Co. grew from a mason jar to a national multimillion dollar venture built on a foundation of inclusivity and inspired confidence.