Ana Badell ’97, Chief Operating Officer of Beautycounter, has been named to HITEC’s 2021/2022 list of 100 most influential Hispanic leaders in technology, the HITEC 100. HITEC is a global executive leadership organization of senior business and technology executives who have built outstanding careers in technology. These global leaders include executives leading Global 1000 corporations; others lead some of the largest Hispanic-owned technology firms across the Americas.
2021 marks the McIntire School of Commerce’s Centennial—a time for celebration! In recognition of this important milestone, we honor 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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Marc Friedman ’95 and Gina Schaefer are selling their company, A Few Cool Hardware Stores, to their employees. Ownership will transfer to 250+ employees over the next several years through an employee stock ownership plan. The company, a group of 13 Ace Hardware stores in the Washington, D.C., and Baltimore metro areas, was founded in 2003.
Avron Stoloff ’88, Jim Wolfe ’88, Alan MacKenzie (A&S ’88), and Steve Furr (A&S ’88) completed the August 2021 Triple Bypass bicycle event in Colorado. The grueling event covers 110 miles and over 10,000 vertical feet in one day.