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Kudos Corner:
Recent Alumni and Faculty News

Amanda Allen, GBA ’10
Amanda Allen recently won the Pace University Pitch competition. She and her team won two top prizes, both of which will help launch her wedding gift registry,, which is dedicated to uniting New York City’s array of independent merchants and service providers with local engaged couples and gift givers.

Anthony Carfora, GBA ’82
Anthony Carfora has joined NYPPEX, a global secondary private market advisory, trading and research firm for illiquid assets. Carfora was with Credit Suisse for more than 20 years, where he developed a collateralized lending business in excess of $40 billion with banks and hedge funds.

Harriet Edelman, GBA ’80
Harriet Edelman was elected to the New York Blood Center Board of Trustees. She has more than 25 years of global operating experience and has been a director of public companies since 2001.

Damian Garbaccio, GBA ’99
Damian Garbaccio was hired as the newly formed position of vice president of business development at eXelate, an open marketplace for online targeting data. Previously, Garbaccio spent almost a decade in the online advertising space, recently focusing on behavioral targeting.

Robin Ginsburg, GBA ’92
Robin Ginsburg was hired as a senior member of the investment banking firm M.R. Beal & Company’s public finance department. The company specializes in municipal finance, corporate finance and equity execution. Her focus will be on housing and general infrastructure clients in New York state and around the country.

Colleen Jones, GBA ’88
Colleen Jones, a senior vice president, partner and portfolio manager at Klingenstein, Fields & Co., was recognized by Cambridge Who’s Who for demonstrating dedication, leadership and excellence in equity portfolio management.

W. “R.P.” Raghupathi, professor, information and communication systems, Fordham University
W “R.P.” Raghupathi and Fordham’s Department of Information and Communication Systems co-hosted an event with IBM, which was highlighted in The Wall Street Journal, The Earth Times, MSN Money, and a number of smaller websites and publications. IBM and the Graduate School of Business Administration are currently collaborating on a new business analytics curriculum to help prepare college students for careers in key industries such as energy and utilities, healthcare, education, transportation and public service. Please click here for the webcast of the event.

John Shon, assistant professor, accounting and taxation, Fordham University
John Shon and his work were recently highlighted in a December issue of His research, “Are Earnings Surprises Interpreted More Optimistically on Sunny Days? Accounting Information and the Sunshine Effect,” was co-authored with Ping Zhouand, a vice president at Neuberger Berman.

Christian Wetherbee, GBA ’06
Christian Wetherbee joined FBR Capital Markets Corporation, a leading investment bank serving the middle market. He joined the diversified industrials group in New York as a vice president.

Gregory Williams, GBA ’09
Gregory Williams, the founder and vice president of analytics at MediaMath, married Christine Cronin this past December.


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Dean’s Forum

On behalf of the entire Fordham University Graduate School of Business Administration (GBA) faculty and staff, best wishes for a happy and healthy new year!

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up coming event

Pricing Strategy for the Marketing Professional

Multi-School MBA Job Fair

Flaum Leadership Lecture Series featuring E. Gerald Corrigan, Ph.D.

Alliance MBA Mentoring Program – Mentor Recruitment Session

Fordham Entrepreneurial Learning Forums: How to Conduct Market Research for Business Plans, Launching New Ventures

Fordham Institute for Family and Private Enterprise: Next Generation Business Risk Reduction Techniques- Cost Savings & Wealth Creation

Success Strategy Series with Five O’Clock Club coach Michele Wood

Third Annual World Wise Network Alumni Reception

Fordham Institute for Family and Private Enterprise: Leadership Skills for Middle Market Business Owners and Key Executives

Fordham Entrepreneurial Learning Forums: What Do Investors Look For?

New Product Development in Turbulent Markets

Finance and Global Sustainability: Are You Ready?

Marketing Financial Services in a Downturn

BHMBAA’s 6th Annual Banquet: Building Bridges: Reaching New Heights


On February 24, the World Wise Network will host its third annual World Wise Network Alumni Reception at Fred’s at Barneys.

The event, which has attracted more than 100 alumni, board members, administrators, recent grads and more experienced alumni over the previous two years, will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. One non-GBA guest per alumnus is welcome to purchase a ticket.

We hope that this year is an even greater success.

Please click here to register.

For more information, contact Stephanie Cziczo at