Media Relations Specialist
Media Alert: November 5, 2012
Smith School Experts Available Election Night
Experts in the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business
are available through election
night to comment on topics related to closing campaign activity and the outcome
of the presidential
Financial-Economic Policy Implications
Bill Longbrake, 206-588-9044,
A Smith executive-in-residence and former FDIC chief financial officer, he has
academic, business and public policy institutions, covering finance and
and monetary policy, risk management, housing and public policy.
Cliff Rossi, 301-908-2536,
A Tyser Teaching Fellow and Smith executive-in-residence, he has insight from 25
years in senior risk
management and credit positions at Citigroup, Washington Mutual, Countrywide,
Freddie Mac and
Fannie Mae, Rossi can break down rhetoric encompassing market regulation and
related issues involving such sectors as banking, real estate and small
business. He writes the weekly
Risk Doctor column
for American Banker and is a frequent source/contributor on outlets from
Bloomberg, CSPAN and CNN to Canada's Business News Network.
David Kass, 202-841-9324,
A Tyser Teaching Fellow in finance, he has held senior positions with the
Federal Trade Commission,
General Accounting Office, Department of Defense, and the Bureau of Economic
Analysis. His teaching
includes MBA-level financial restructuring and strategy and investment
management, and he has
launched a Smith School “Warren Buffett” blog. He has appeared on Bloomberg TV,
CNBC, PBS Nightly
Business Report and others. A Harvard MBA classmate of Mitt Romney,
he discussed the election
recently on Maryland Public Television.
Social Media’s Effect
Bill Rand, 734-717-7965,
Assistant professor of marketing and Center for Complexity in Business director,
he has received
research awards from Google/WPP, the National Science Foundation and the
Institute related to IT and social media. He discusses social media’s role in
the presidential campaign here.
Campaign/Advertising Strategy and Effects
Hank Boyd, 240-464-7768,
A Tyser Teaching Fellow and associate chair of Smith’s marketing department, his
consumer behavior, business consulting, advertising, market research and more.
His election 2012 Nov. 5, 2012
commentary on presidential candidate branding has appeared through several
media outlets, including Maryland Public Television.
About the Robert H. Smith School of Business
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University of Maryland, College Park, the Smith School offers undergraduate,
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