Making Marketing Magic with Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls

Steve Schanwald, a UMD alumnus and former EVP of Business Operations for the Chicago Bulls, led revenue-generating initiatives during the 1990s dynasty. He's now contributing his expertise to UMD’s Sports Management Program, inspiring future industry leaders.

Getting in Early on AI at Smith

Jacqueline Cardello ’93, CPA, president of GRF CPAs & Advisors, supports investing in Smith School's AI Initiative for Capital Market Research, emphasizing AI's crucial role in accounting and the importance of AI expertise for the firm's future.

A Drive to Make a Difference

Gregory Rosario ’24, a first-gen college student at Smith, values his education, recognized with top scholarships. He thrives as a leader and advocates for his community, inspired by supportive mentors.

Why I Give: Mission Possible

Albert "Ab" Krall '81, a dedicated supporter of Smith School since 1983, recently invested $750,000 for a new active learning classroom. Krall, an executive in residence, emphasizes experiential learning in his teaching.

Why I Give: A Game-Changing Gift

Bill Boyle ’81 has donated $1M to fund a virtual teaching studio at Smith School, aiming to enhance global learning with advanced tech. Boyle previously launched the Terp Startup Fellows program to support student entrepreneurs.

From Maryland Promise to Marketing Master: Smith Shady Grove Scholarship Student Shares Success Story

Ashlynn Battle ’24, a Maryland Promise Scholar and recipient of the Capital One Scholarship for Transfer Students, has excelled at the University of Maryland Shady Grove. Having just graduated with her undergrad degree, she's continuing with her master’s via the Plus 1 program, driven by her desire to support her family and give back.

Alumna Says Smith MBA Was “Transformational” in Career Development

Rose Cohen, MBA ’03, credits her Smith MBA for her career success, particularly in leadership and teambuilding. She and her husband endowed a scholarship to help others benefit similarly. Cohen advanced in banking, notably at J.P. Morgan and Citibank, before stepping back to pursue board opportunities.

Scaling Success Through Startups

Elan Mosbacher, a Robert H. Smith School of Business alumnus, pivoted from traditional finance to co-found Pinch, empowering healthcare workers to start side businesses. Emphasizing impact, Mosbacher urges future leaders to give their all in making the world better.

Alumnus Creates Something He Hopes Stands the Test of Time

Krupesh Bhat, MBA '05, transformed his frustration during a driver’s license renewal into an entrepreneurial breakthrough, leading to the creation of LegalDesk in 2014. Today, as CEO of SignDesk, he's revolutionizing business documentation in India, honored as a SaaS leader, with over 1500 clients and nearly 450 employees worldwide.

Scoring Position: Alum Reflects on Career as an MLB Executive

Amiel Sawdaye's remarkable journey from baseball fanatic to World Series-winning executive with the Arizona Diamondbacks is a testament to passion and perseverance. Armed with a degree from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Sawdaye’s transition from corporate life to MLB success offers valuable lessons for aspiring sports professionals.

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