NetJets official to speak at MBA Graduation Ceremony

Daniel H. Rosenthal, representative of the Office of the Chairman at NetJets Inc., will be the keynote speaker for Fisher's’ 2008 MBA Graduation Ceremony. The ceremony will be held at 9 a.m. on June 7 at the Mershon Auditorium.

Rosenthal’s responsibilities include directing strategic initiatives across NetJets’ global operating units, oversight of day-to-day operations and labor relations. Prior to joining NetJets in 2005, Rosenthal practiced law at Williams & Connolly LLP in Washington D.C. He earned his bachelor degree of art in history and international studies from Yale University and holds a jurist degree from the Duke University School of Law.

Rosenthal is currently leading the company's expansion in Ohio and the recently announced expansion of the company’s headquarters at Port Columbus International Airport. Signature projects include the creation of a world-class $200 million campus aimed at attracting the best and brightest employees as well as a leading role in establishing a business aviation development cluster at Port Columbus.

Commencement activities for the Master of Accounting (MAcc) and Master of Labor and Human Resources (MLHR) programs will be held on Friday, June 6 at the Blackwell Inn. The graduation ceremony for MAcc graduates will start at 5 p.m. with a reception starting at 4 p.m. The MLHR ceremony will begin at 7:30 p.m. with a reception preceding it at 6:30 p.m.

Peter J. Riffel, senior human resources partner for IBM, will be the keynote speaker for the MLHR ceremony. Craig A. Marshall, Columbus Managing Partner for Ernst & Young, will be the keynote speaker for the MAcc ceremony.

Riffel, a graduate of Fisher’s MLHR program, has worked in IBM’s HR system for over 15 years in various roles. He has implemented organizational development, leadership, performance management and talent initiatives in support of IBM’s transformation to a globally integrated business. Prior to his current post, he held various human resources positions in IBM’s global services, software and semiconductor manufacturing businesses.

Marshall recently transferred into Ernst & Young’s Risk Advisory Services Group, which focuses on business risk and technology and security risk services. Much of his experience involves Securities and Exchange Commission reporting and multi-national and multi-location manufacturers. At the Ohio Valley Area Leader Risk Advisory Services, Marshall oversees market and resource planning.