Six Tips to Help Get What You Want
Negotiation is crucial for your career. Wages and promotions aren’t like grades awarded on merit. If you want a raise, you have to persuade someone to give it to you.
Negotiation is crucial for your career. Wages and promotions aren’t like grades awarded on merit. If you want a raise, you have to persuade someone to give it to you.
|Albert Krall ’81, Director, Consulting Methods & Tools, Deloitte Consulting LLP|
|Mark J. Manoff ’78, Americas Vice Chair, Ernst & Young|
IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR:
|Susan Pearson ’75, Ph.D. ’84, Former Partner-Human Performance, Accenture|
|William N. Apollony ’69, MBA ’76, President, Windsor Healthcare|
|Andrew J. Baer ’80, Senior Vice President Global Communications and Media Industry, Salesforce.com|
|Sarah Bauder MA ’02, Senior Program Officer, Affordable Post Secondary Success, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation|
|Bob Billig ’88, Partner, National Practice Lead Tax-Exempt Organizations, McGladrey LLP|
|Donna Blackman MBA ’10, Senior Vice President, Finance and Controller, BET Networks|
|Anthony T. Calderazzi ’92, Partner, EY, LLP|
|Phyllis R. Caldwell ’81, MBA ’87, Director, City First Bank|
|Albert P. Carey ’74, CEO, PepsiCo Americas Beverages|
|Orlando Carvalho MBA ’06, Executive Vice President, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics|
|John E. Chickering MBA ’85, Vice President, Fidelity Investments|
|Lisa J. Cines ’82, Regional Partner in Charge of Business Development & Marketing, Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP|
|Rocky Cintron ’84, Chairman of the Board, Force3 Inc.|
|Rose Horan Cohen MBA ’03, Managing Director, J.P. Morgan Private Bank|
|Jack A. Faer ’78, Chief Security & Chief Risk Officer, Iron Mountain|
|Reese K. Feuerman ’87, Chief Financial Officer, ConnectYourCare|
|Chad M. Gillenwater ’73, Vice Chairman, AVI-SPL|
|Marc Greenberg ’93, VP, Finance & Strategy, Pixar Animation Studios|
|William M. Greenblatt ’79, Founder & CEO, Sterling Infosystems, Inc.|
|Robert G. Hisaoka ’79, President, RRR, LLC|
|Teresa E. Iannaconi MBA ’78, Partner (Retired), KPMG LLP|
|Frank F. Islam, Chairman & CEO, FI Investment Group LLC|
|Robert L. Johnson ’80, President, Retail Sales & CS & ITO, Sprint|
|Michael A. Kahn, Senior Vice President and President, ATK Defense Group|
|Alexandra B. Kessler ’85, Partner, Aronson & Co.|
|Mark K. Lewis ’87, Managing Partner, Washington DC Office, Bracewell and Giuliani LLP|
|William A. Longbrake DBA ’76, Director, Board of Directors: City First Bank of DC, BECU, Hope LoanPort, and Washington State Investment Board|
|William P. Loomis ’76, CFO, Centennial|
|H. Edward Muendel, Former Chairman and Co-Founder, Stanton Chase International|
|Sujal Patel ’96, Former President, Isilon Storage Division, EMC Corporation|
|Ronald D. Paul ’78, CEO/Chairman of the Board, EagleBank|
|Kenneth R. Rehmann ’84, Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Strategy, Asia Pacific Region, Marriott International|
|Raina Rose Tagle, Partner, Baker Tilly|
|Kapil Sharma, Senior General Manager, North America, Tata Sons|
|Edward S. Stein ’81, Principal, Sandler O’Neill & Partners, LLP|
|Gary H. Tabach ’77, Vice Chairman & SE Regional Managing Partner, Deloitte and Touche, LLP|
|Jose Antonio Tijerino ’88, President and CEO, Hispanic Heritage Foundation|
|Wil VandeWiel, Former President/CEO, DORMA Americas|
|William E. Mayer ’66, MBA ’67, Senior Partner, Park Avenue Equity Partners|
|Gary Williams ’68, Former Men’s Basketball Head Coach, University of Maryland|
Saturday, Nov. 2: PTMBAA Fall Ball
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Friday, Nov. 8: MBA M&A Competition – Judges; Contact David VanLone for more information.
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Dear Smith School Alumni,
Welcome! Thank you for visiting our website. This is the first step to becoming more involved with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business and making your degree even more valuable than it is today. Our team is eager to help you connect with one another and provide you with a myriad of ways to continue your relationship with your alma mater.
With more than 57,000 alumni, Smith’s network spans the globe, and with 30,000 alumni living in the Washington, D.C., metro area, we connect students and graduates to the largest alumni network in the region. Capitalizing on this community can open many doors for you in your professional career and personal life – jobs, prospective clients, new markets, and new ideas. SmithConnector is our online alumni community and provides you with instant access to former classmates and fellow Terps. Please take a moment to make sure your contact information is correct so we can keep you informed of what’s happening here. Additionally, please consider joining our FaceBook page and check out our Twitter feeds.
Looking for a way to give back? Check out our ‘Get Involved’ page and consider assisting current students improve their experience at Smith. You can also attend events either or campus or with your local alumni club.
We hope you’ll continue to stay in touch with your Smith alumni community through the years. We need our exceptionally talented, diverse alumni to help us move the Smith School forward.
Assistant Dean for Development and Alumni Relations
Brittany Hargest '08
Brittany graduated from the Robert H. Smith of Business in 2008 with a degree in Accounting. She is currently a Performance Manager at Greenspring Associates. She is also a member of the Alumni Chapter Board, where she sits on the Nominations Committee. Read more >>
Todd Poling, MBA '06
Todd graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business with his MBA in 2006. He is currently Senior Brand Manager for the brand strategy small business team at Capital One. He is a member of the Alumni Chapter Board, where he sits on the Marketing Task Force. Read more >>
Brian Meenaghan '05
Brian graduated from the Robert H. Smith School of Business in 2005 with a degree in Finance and International Business. He now works as a Vice President and Business Services Officer at BB&T. Brian is very involved in the University of Maryland Community, as both an alumnus and as a representative of BB&T. Brian serves as chair of the Smith Alumni Chapter Board. Read more >>
Meet Rick, a Smith MBA ’12 grad. As co-president of the MBA Finance Association, Rick organized the Smith’s M&A Competition, supported in-part by the Annual Fund, where he worked closely with Smith School staff to make the event a success. Those staff then connected Rick with an alumnus who needed the right person for a banking internship. Rick got the internship… and landed a full-time job at the UBS Leverage Finance Group after graduation.
My advice for future students? Get involved in activities beyond the classroom. These connections are going to get you far.
Rick Spadaro, MBA ’12
Meet Brianna, a Smith School undergraduate. As a scholarship recipient, Brianna understands the importance of philanthropy firsthand. This goes beyond just her scholarship to an appreciation for every corner of Van Munching Hall—our building filled with resources and innovative technology due to gifts from donors and alumni.
As a Smith School student, every day when I walk down the halls of Van Munching, I witness the generosity of many Smith School alumni. Philanthropy within the Smith School community brings a sense of success and inspiration. It sends a constant reminder that as you prosper in your career, always remember the ones who helped you along the way, and more importantly, remember to always help others’ dreams come true, too.
Brianna Burnette, Smith School Undergraduate
Meet our EMBAs. Being part of an Executive MBA program means juggling established careers, family time and an intensive executive education program. The Annual Fund helps fund social events open to EMBAs and their families, events which foster networking and community building.
Getting your Smith EMBA is such an intense experience, so I always looked forward to the social events that the Smith School put on for us -- especially the BBQs and holiday parties. These events not only gave us the opportunity to relax and have some fun, but our families could also attend some events. I believe that really helped us build a strong and lasting community.
Alissa Arford, EMBA ‘10
Meet Ritu and Rebecca. Both Smith School professors, they have many roles to play. In addition to being members of our stellar faculty, these women are also members of the greater academic community. The Annual Fund provides membership dues for Ritu, Rebecca and many other professors and PhD students, for the world’s top professional associations, so they can do what they do best: represent Smith as an intellectual force to be reckoned with.
Memberships in professional societies are an outstanding way of connecting with new ideas and building relationships with colleagues at other institutions. My long-standing association with INFORMS, a leading professional society for operations research, management science, and information systems, has allowed me to play a variety of leadership roles in the profession, including my current position as Editor-in-Chief of one of the top journals in Information Systems.
Ritu Agarwal, Professor of Information Systems
Membership in professional organizations like the Association for Consumer Research and the Society for Consumer Psychology is critical to faculty and PhD student development. Sponsoring these memberships raises the stature of the Smith School by allowing our faculty and PhD students to participate in the essential academic process of presenting research and providing feedback on others' research.
Rebecca Hamilton, Professor of Marketing
Smith School Annual Fund faculty and staff champions are leaders both in their fields, and within the Smith School. They are advocates for the Annual Fund for a variety of reasons, but they all share a passion for providing a world-class experience for our students. Learn more about our champions today!
Executive Director, Office of Smith Programs and Events
“I'm a champion because this fund will not only support our students, but will enhance our experience as faculty and staff, as well as Smith's brand.”
Terrill Drake is the executive director of the Office of Smith Programs and Events, overseeing the day-to-day operations and execution of more than 200 conferences, meetings and special events annually supported by the Robert H. Smith School of Business.
Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow & Senior Executive Education Fellow
“We as faculty and staff impact Smith's history and future. I'm a champion because I want to impact my students' futures through this fund.”
Professor Joyce Russell is a Ralph J. Tyser Distinguished Teaching Fellow and a Senior Executive Education Fellow in the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, as well as a licensed industrial and organizational psychologist with over 25 years of experience consulting with both private and public sector organizations.
Dean & Professor, Finance
“I'm a champion because I want to invest in the future of the Smith School, and to help leverage the impact of all of our educational, research and outreach activities.”
Professor Alex Triantis has twice received the Smith School's Krowe Award for Teaching Excellence, served two terms as editor of Financial Management (1999-2005), and served as chair of the finance department from 2006-11.
Associate Director, Strategic Communications
“I'm proud of Smith's student, faculty and staff community, and I'm excited about our potential to do great things. I'm a champion because the Annual Fund will help meet our most urgent needs and pursue that margin of excellence in all our activities.”
Rebecca Winner, associate director of strategic communications, helps to shape the way the Smith School story is told to all key stakeholders--current and prospective students, alumni, corporate partners, faculty and staff, and the wider world.
Did you know that alumni giving has a direct impact on Smith School rankings?
As more individual alumni give back, our rankings go up – which keeps the value of your Smith degree high. Gifts of all sizes impact our participation rate, so alumni from all graduation years have a chance to make a real difference for the School.
For the inaugural year of the Smith School Annual Fund campaign, we’ve set forth the following alumni participation and dollar goals:
Smith Undergraduate alumni participation goal: 5%
Smith Graduate alumni participation goal: 5%
Total dollars raised goal: $650,000
Check this page quarterly for updates on our progress towards these goals.
Dear Smith School Community –
The last few months of the 2013 fiscal year are upon us, and the academic semester is beginning to wind down for Smith School students. Final projects, exams, and commencement are all just around the corner, and groups of students can be found studying throughout Van Munching Hall at all hours of the day and evening.
While our students complete their final assignments, alumni, parents, and friends like you are also working hard to reach this year’s goals for the Smith School Annual Fund. We still have progress to make before June 30, and I hope that if you haven’t yet participated by giving online , you’ll join your peers by doing so today.
Also keep an eye on your mailbox for our fiscal year end communication, which will give you the chance to test your Smith School expertise with a few fun trivia questions (Don’t worry – we’ll grade on a curve!) It will also provide you with the chance to easily give through the mail via a return envelope.
As always, thank you for your support of the Smith School, and for your engagement in the Smith community. I look forward to seeing how quickly we can meet, and even exceed this year’s goals for the Annual Fund.
All the best,
Gifts by check or credit card continue to be popular. You can make your credit card gift online by clicking the "Make a Gift" link below. We accept all forms of credit cards.
Another gift option is to pay a pledge at a later date or in a series of installments. You can specify if you would like to be reminded to pay your pledge in December, March, and/or June.
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You may have the opportunity to double or even triple the value of your gift. Many companies offer matching gift programs to their employees as part of the benefits package. Please contact your Human Resources Office to learn more about your company’s matching gift policy and to determine if you are eligible for a matching gift or click here.
Donors are discovering the ease and added benefits of giving gifts of appreciated securities. Often giving a gift of stock will create tax savings for the donor.
A wire transfer is the easiest way to make a gift of stock. Please call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations to notify us of the transfer and to receive further instructions including the account and DTC numbers.
If you have the original stock certificate, please call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 301-405-2449 for transfer instructions.
The fiscal year for the 2012-2013 Annual Funds is July 1, 2013, to June 30, 2014. A gift now or pledge to be paid by June 30 will save us from contacting you again for the Annual Funds. We appreciate your support.
Our leadership giving societies honor our most generous and committed donors who are fundamental to the success of the university. These loyal supporters have established a strong tradition of giving to the university.
The Colonnade Society recognizes donors who make annual contributions of $1,000 or more to any program or unit across the university. Corporations receive Colonnade Society status with gifts totaling $5,000 or more.
Colonnade Society giving is recognized at the following levels:
$25,000 and above
$10,000 to $24,999
$5,000 to $9,999
$2,500 to $4,999
$1,000 to $2,499
*$500 for alumni one to five years from graduation
**$100 for current students
The Maryland Society acknowledges donors who have made lifetime contributions of $100,000 or more.
Maryland Society giving is recognized at the following levels:
$1,000,000 or more
Black and Gold Society
$500,000 - $999,999
$250,000 - $499,999
$100,000 - $249,99
The Founders Society honors alumni and friends who demonstrate their generosity and commitment to the University of Maryland through will, trust or other planned gift. Members of the Founders Society help ensure the future excellence and impact of the university by making simple bequests to Maryland, naming the university as a beneficiary of a living trust, life insurance policy or a qualified retirement plan. You can also become a member by establishing a charitable gift annuity, charitable remainder trust or charitable lead trust.
THANK YOU! It’s largely because of generous alumni and friends like you that the Smith School can recruit and retain the world’s leading faculty experts, provide scholarships and a first-tier business education to talented students, and graduate the next generation of business leaders who serve their organizations and communities.