July Newsletter

Get Involved

Get involved in exciting, new events and initiatives happening just for alumni. See what's coming up, and learn about our undergraduate Alumni Ambassador and Mentoring Match programs. Learn more about the 2021 Reunion Weekend and Awards Dinner

Alumus Recognition: Jon Hicks

Jon Hicks, Program Manager at Philips and a Katz Executive MBA, is currently leading a team focused on rapidly launching the production and distribution of Philips E30 ventilators desperately needed to care for COVID-19 patients in the United States and across the world. Learn more about his story.

Alumnus Recognition: Masanobu Tsukagoshi

We would like to express our heartfelt congratulations to alumnus Masanobu (Mas) Tsukagoshi (MBA '88) who was recently awarded the Intellectual Property Achievement Awards 2020 by the METI/Japan Patent Office. These awards are bestowed by METI and JPO on individuals and corporations to honor their contributions to the development and dissemination of the intellectual property rights system in Japan. These awards are well deserved, and we are proud to call Mr. Tsukagoshi a Pitt alumnus.

Please visit the Japanese Patent Office website and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry website for the official press releases.

Pitt Business Needs Your Help

Please take 5 minutes to help us create meaningful and relevant programming virtually by completing this survey. Your responses will greatly influence the work we do in alumni relations. 

Welcome New Business Alumni Association Board Members And Executive Committee!

We are pleased to welcome our newest board members and executive committee for the Pitt Business Alumni Association Board. The Board supports the business school, fosters cooperation, communication, and support amongst the University, the school and its alumni. 

"I am incredibly excited about taking the role as the President of the Board and honored to work with such a great group of individuals," said Matthew Stahl (MBA '11). "Over the next few years, I'd like the board to continue to focus on increased alumni engagement and support of our diverse alumni groups, better engagement with our recent alumni, and a strong partnership with Pitt Business career services to provide our alumni with career development opportunities, especially due to our challenging employment environment."

Executive Committee
Matthew Stahl, MBA ’11; President
Barry Josowitz, MBA ’88; 1st Vice President
Mary Binker Jennings, MBA JD ’10; 2nd Vice President


New Members
Maureen Cable, MBA ‘12
Rosalie Joseph Myers, MBA ‘98
Anita Nilkant, MBA ‘89
Thomas Paradise, MBA ‘00
William Sapon, MBA ‘17
Jason Yu, MBA ‘11

Katz MBA "78'ers"

Check out how these Katz MBA grads from 1978 are staying connected, while apart. Every 2 weeks this group of alumni from across the country join a zoom call arranged by Barry Stearns, accompanied with custom Pitt masks made by Cindy Williamson!

Top Left: Barry Stearns; Arba Williamson and Cindy Williamson; Richard Foley and Jan Foley

Middle Left: Bob Bastian; Jay Rodstein and granddaughter; Francis Campbell Bottom

Left: John Steele; Nancy Gates