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Women Leading Women

March 23, 2015, 6 - 9 p.m.
Frank Auditorium, Van Munching Hall
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland, College Park 20742

Highlights: Andrea Brody ’87 Headlines 4th Annual Women Leading Women Event
Women need advocacy and support at each stage of their careers. While the number of females in management positions is growing, women still have fewer role models and mentors than men. That’s why the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business hosts Women Leading Women, celebrating an inspirational female trailblazer in the business world. Now in its fourth year, Women Leading Women is an event for, by and about women, and presents opportunities to discover common ground and make lasting connections. This year’s honoree was Andrea Brody ’87, senior vice president of global marketing at BravoSolution.

Women need advocacy and support at each stage of their careers. While the number of females in management positions is growing, women still have fewer role models and mentors than men. Women Leading Women is an event for, by and about women, and presents opportunities to discover common ground and make lasting connections. 

A Conversation With...

Andrea Brody

Andrea Brody ’87
Senior Vice President of Global Marketing for BravoSolution

Each year, Women Leading Women showcases an inspiring trailblazer in business. This year’s honoree is marketing and sales executive Andrea Brody.

Andrea Brody recently joined BravoSolution as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing.  She has over 25 years marketing experience working for small and large national and  global  high-tech companies. Prior to joining BravoSolution, she worked for OpenText GXS, MERANT, GE Information Services and Cybercash.  She has a proven track record for delivering results in marketing, sales, strategic planning, product management and business development.  Her passion is to build brands through the hearts and the minds of customers and drive revenue through trusted customer relationships.  She holds a BS in Marketing from the University of Maryland, College Park and a M.S. in Information Systems from American University, Washington DC.

Women Leading Women is presented by the Office of Alumni Relations at the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business. This is a complimentary, women-only event.

Clone of Alumni Board

Alumni Event

The Smith Alumni Chapter Board functions in an advisory capacity to the Office of Development and Alumni Relations in the areas of programming and marketing to the alumni. The mission of the Alumni Chapter Board is to support the vision of the Smith School of Business by creating a vibrant alumni experience and fostering lifelong relationships between the school and alumni community.

The Alumni Chapter Board will support the Smith School in achieving the following objectives:

  • Strengthen the Smith community through alumni events that are well attended, executed and provide alumni with lifelong learning opportunities.
  • Build a strong alumni bench to tap into for networking, speaking and volunteering experiences.
  • Leverage alumni relationshops to help current students identify career paths and secure jobs.

The Alumni Chapter Board members are alumni from the undergraduate, full-time MBA, part-time MBA, MS and PhD programs.  In addition, the board also consists of student representatives from each program.  The experience and feedback from alumni are key to the success of the Smith School.

 

2013-2014 Alumni Chapter Board

Melissa Davis, MBA '06

 

Etim Edim, MBA '05 

 

 

Clarence "CJ" Grant, MBA '05
Co-Chair

 

Eric Grant, MBA '07

 

Brittany Hargest '08

 

Stacey Lacer '06

 

Lin "Liam" Li, MS '12

 

John Masoudpour '01, MBA '07

 

Brian Meenaghan '05
Chair

 

Robin Meister '03

 

Todd Poling, MBA '06

 

Jennifer Reynolds, EMBA '11

 

Alison Taylor '09

 

Mark Weinstein '05
Immediate Past Chair

 

Events

Upcoming Events

Please check back soon for upcoming events.

Past Events

Terps Gamewatch
Saturday, February 16, 2013

Terps in the Community
Saturday, January 13, 2013
PhilabundanceFieldhouse Philly

Finding Your Ethical North with Dr. Gerald Suarez
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Maggiano's

Smith Philly Alumni Club Launch
October 24, 2012
Xfinty Live! Complex
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Beer Tasting
February 12, 2012
Yards Brewing Company

Community Service Project
January 1, 2012
Community Service Project
Philabundance (a non-profit food bank)

Eagles Gamewatch
December 1, 2011
Cavanaugh's Rittenhouse

Happy Hour
September 7, 2011
The Triumph Brewing Company

Club Leaders

Matt Bridge ’03
Chair

Drew Holzapfel, MBA ’06
Co-Chair

Dave Charton '02
Marketing Chair

Laura Hamilton '11
Membership Chair

John Savoy '09
Programming Chair

About Us

What is the Smith Philly Alumni Club?

  • A volunteer board that is committed to promoting Smith’s values and camaraderie through service and action.
  • The club hosts a variety of events to include social events, networking events and professional and career development events.
  • The Smith Philly Alumni Club meets once a month and all members of the leadership team work on individual committees that focus on specific initiatives, such as engaging our alumni and our entire student body (undergraduate and graduate).

Club Goals

The Smith Philly Alumni Club is structured to connect alumni to the Smith School, to each other and the business community; to provide valued services to alumni, and to support the University and Smith School’s mission.

  • GOAL 1: Service and connection to alumni (and students)
  • GOAL 2: Educational and career opportunities
  • GOAL 3: Outreach to alumni and corporate communities
  • GOAL 4: Engagement opportunities with school and university
  • GOAL 5: Strengthen Smith School’s brand and create awareness within the region and globally

Quick Facts

  • Over 49,000 Smith School alumni worldwide
    • MBA | MS alumni: 8,500+
    • PhD alumni: 350+
    • Undergraduate alumni: 41,000+
  • There are over 4,000 Smith alumni in the Philly region
  • Regional clubs in New York, Baltimore & Philadelphia

Contact Us

For all inquiries, send an e-mail to SmithPhilly@rhsmith.umd.edu, and we will be sure to get back to you within 48 hours. 

Events

Upcoming Events

Please check back soon for upcoming events.

Past Events

Inaugural Crab Feast
Date: August 15, 2013
Location: Nick's Fish House & Grill

Holiday Party
Date: December 13, 2012
Location: Bond Street Social
View Photos

Win the Happiness Game
Dr. William D. Nickels (speaker)
Date: September 21, 2012
Location: UM BioPark - Baltimore Campus
View Photos

Wine Tasting
Date: August 15, 2012
Location: Bin 604
View Photos

Happy Hour
Date: July 12, 2012
Location: Blue Hill Tavern

Smith Baltimore Alumni Club Launch 
Bob Billig '88 (host) with Gary Williams '68 (guest speaker)
Date: June 6, 2012
Location: Legg Mason Tower @ Harbor East
View Photos

Orioles Game and Bullpen Picnic
Date: May 15, 2012
Location: Oriole Park at Camden Yards
View Photos

ACC Terps Gamewatch
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Field House Baltimore

Holiday Party
Thursday, December 29, 2011
Field House Baltimore

Club Leaders

Stacey Lacer '06
Chair

Jacqueline LaFleur '04, MBA '10
Membership Chair

Randy Lutz '67
Membership Co-Chair 

Blaine Shipler '86, MBA '93
Membership Committee

James Lacer '04, MBA '11
Finance Chair

Avron Elbaum, MBA '07
Finance Co-Chair

Shelly Ng '98
Programming Chair

Dave Masters, MBA '09
Programming Co-Chair

Laura Pats, MBA '11
Marketing Chair

Ben Chiu '99, MBA '09
Career Management Co-Chair

About the Club

What is the Smith Baltimore Alumni Club?

  • A volunteer board that is committed to promoting Smith’s values and camaraderie through service and action.
  • The club hosts a variety of events to include social events, networking events and professional and career development events.
  • The Smith Baltimore Alumni Club meets once a month at the BioPark campus and all members of the leadership team work on individual committees that focus on specific initiatives, such as engaging our alumni and our entire student body (undergraduate and graduate).

Club Goals

The Smith Baltimore Alumni Club is structured to connect alumni to the Smith School, to each other and the business community; to provide valued services to alumni, and to support the University and Smith School’s mission.

  • GOAL 1: Service and connection to alumni (and students)
  • GOAL 2: Educational and career opportunities
  • GOAL 3: Outreach to alumni and corporate communities
  • GOAL 4: Engagement opportunities with school and university
  • GOAL 5: Strengthen Smith School’s brand and create awareness within the region and globally

Quick Facts

  • Over 49,000 Smith School alumni worldwide
    • MBA | MS alumni: 8,500+
    • PhD alumni: 350+
    • Undergraduate alumni: 41,000+
  • There are over 8,000 Smith alumni in the Baltimore region
  • Regional clubs in New York, Baltimore & Philadelphia

Contact Us

For all inquiries, send an e-mail to SmithBaltimore@rhsmith.umd.edu, and we will be sure to get back to you within 48 hours. 

 

Smith Baltimore Alumni Club

Baltimore Alumni Club

Welcome!

We would like to introduce you to the newly formed Smith Baltimore Alumni Club. Our goal is to combine two things that are near and dear to our hearts--Charm City and the Smith School of Business, while working to advance the reputation of the Smith School and keeping you connected to local alumni.

As Smith School alumni, it is both a pleasure and an honor to be a part of starting the Baltimore club with our fellow alums. We are excited to bring you events designed to promote networking, career development, alumni interaction, and professional success right in our own backyard.

Alumni will be the key to the success of this club! There are over 8,000 graduates of the Smith School located in the Baltimore area, and we welcome your participation. We encourage you to tell at least three to five of your alumni contacts about the club. Ask them to send an email to SmithBaltimore@rhsmith.umd.edu so that we can put their name on the mailing list to receive event invitations and information about upcoming programs.

We hope that you will join us at our future events and that you will invite fellow alumni to come have a good time. We look forward to reconnecting with you!

GO TERPS!

Stacey Lacer ’06
Chair, Smith Baltimore Alumni Club 

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