Monday, March 10, 2014

2014 Isenberg Business Leadership Awards Announced with Supernetwork Center Alumna as a Recipient!

Last year the Inaugural Isenberg Business Leadership Awards were given out in Boston at a special banquet and the recipients were: Ben Cherington '97 M.S., the high-profile general manager of the Boston Red Sox,  and J.P. Morgan's Alex Ambroz '05, who  received Isenberg's Young Alumni Award.

This year, on June 18, 2014, we will be again back in Boston at the Colonnade Hotel to honor this year's Business Leadership Award recipients and they can be found on the announcement below.

The recipients are David Fubini, BBA, '76, Director of McKinsey & Company, Inc., and Christina Calvaneso, '03 BBA.

Christina graduated summa cum laude from UMass Amherst and worked as an Undergraduate Center Associate at the Supernetwork Center that I founded. I chaired her honor's thesis and nominated her for the 2014 Business Leadership Award. She also received an independent nomination from Bonnie Dowd of Development.  Since this is only the second time that these awards are being given this is a very special honor and great that it is going to one of our very own Operations Management Majors!

I last saw Christina at the Women in Business event in February at the Isenberg School, which I wrote about on this blog, and I included a photo of Christina and me.   

Christina started her professional career at GE and has also worked for Deloitte and Rent a Runway. She is now Eyeview's Senior Vice President of Finance & Business Operations, based in NYC.

This is not the first award that Christina will be receiving. Back in 2003,  I nominated her for the then newly created Leaders of the 21st Century Awards, which were given to 11 graduating seniors at UMass Amherst at the graduation ceremonies, and Christina was one of the recipients!