Monday, February 7, 2011

Meet the Executive -- How an Award-Winning Student Chapter Continues to Innovate

This Friday (and it looks as though the weather will cooperate) we will be featuring Mr. Marc Schneider from NYC in our new venture, "Meet the Executive." This event will take place at the Isenberg School and the students of the UMass Amherst INFORMS Student Chapter are hosting this event. I think that they did a great job designing the above poster. For 12 semesters this student chapter helped me to organize a truly amazing Speaker Series and now we have embarked on a new adventure! We hope to be bringing executives in to meet with students and interested faculty.

The full announcement is below:

Dear Professors, Members, and Students:

The UMass Student Chapter of INFORMS is happy to host guest speaker Marc Schneider on February 11th, 2011!

Mr. Schneider is currently the Group President of Dress Furnishings at Phillips-Van Heusen, a position that he attained in connection with the newly created Global Supply Chain organization at PVH, and also is a Board Advisory Counselor for the Isenberg School of Business at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.

He will be giving a brief talk at 11 AM followed by a Q&A. Refreshments will be served at 10:30 AM.

BIOGRAPHY: Marc Schneider is the Group President of Dress Furnishings at Phillips-Van Heusen and has been with the company for four years. Prior to PVH, Mr. Schneider was with the Timberland Company for nine years as the Senior Vice President and Officer in charge of Global Product, Merchandising and Licensing. Before Timberland, Mr. Schneider was a Specialty Retailer for five years with Bob's Stores which was at that time a part of Melville Corporation. He was the Executive Vice President of Merchandising, Design, Planning and Marketing at Bob's Stores. Marc Schneider began his career at Macy's and spent 13 years there starting in the training program in 1981 and holding various other positions from Buyer, Counselor, Divisional Vice President and Group Vice President. Mr. Schneider graduated from the University of Massachusetts Amherst with a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance and Management and is currently a Board Advisory Counselor for the Isenberg School of Management.

ABOUT PHILLIPS-VAN HEUSEN: Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation, one of the world's largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world's largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Bass and G.H. Bass & Co., and its licensed brands, including Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, Trump, JOE Joseph Abboud, DKNY and Timberland.

Thank you for your continued support and we hope that you can join us for "Meet the Executive" with Marc Schneider on February 11th!

Date: February 11th, 2011
Time: 11 AM - NOON
Place: ISOM Room 128

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