Smith Profiles

Faculty Profile

A Passion Discovered Through Timing

Gary Bulmash ’66, MBA ’68, DBA ’74

For Gary Bulmash being in the right place at the right time was the catalyst of his decades-long teaching career. The Maryland Smith professor, who began teaching at the school in the late 1960s while studying in the doctoral program, got his start when a faculty member was hospitalized and sidelined for an entire semester. Bulmash knew he had found his calling.

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Alumni Profile

Smith Grad Recognized as Leader in Diversity

Andy Kim, MBA ’20

For Andy Kim, MBA ’20, the desire to make banking a better experience for Korean speakers runs deep.

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Alumni Profile

Leading Through Understanding

Approaching cultural differences with curiosity and openness is fundamental to leading with a global mindset.

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Alumni Profile

Removing Fear from the Equation

People with a global mindset have spent time understanding, accepting and leveraging similarities and differences among cultures and business practices.

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Alumni Profile

Telling Stories, With Boundaryless Thinking

Kristin Fallon, MBA ’11

A global mindset is essential for success in an increasingly interconnected world. For Kristin Fallon '11, that means developing boundaryless thinking, with no set geographical reference. “It is about thinking outside of your immediate world and really accounting for the world at large.

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Alumni Profile

From Retail Banking to Jewelry Business

Heather Maier, MBA ’91

Heather Maier, MBA ’91, has always had a creative and business-oriented mind. Her interests in design and art were balanced with her skills in math and finance. And now, her year-old business, Hedy’s Gems, combines all of these.

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Alumni Profile

Getting to the Story Behind Tax Season

Charlotte Cullen, MS Accounting 2019

When Charlotte Cullen graduated from Maryland Smith in December 2019, she did so at the perfect moment – the prelude to tax season.

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Alumni Profile

Bringing Big Data to the Classroom

Ravi Pandey, MS in Information Systems 2016

When students enroll in the Advanced R Workshop, they will be taught by someone who stood in their shoes before them.

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Alumni Profile

Making Connections Through Storytelling – and Finding a Career

For Nick Gardner ’18, a marketing degree was the perfect opportunity to pursue two of his passions: storytelling and connecting with others.

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Alumni Profile

Coming Full Circle At NPR

Meg Goldthwaite, MBA ’96

For Meg Goldthwaite, MBA ’96, taking on the chief marketing officer role at National Public Radio, one of the country’s most trusted news organizations, was like coming full circle in what she calls a serendipitous career journey. Journalism is where it all started.

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