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Limited Brands founder and CEO Leslie M. Wexner delivers the Cullman Executive Leadership address to graduate students.

June 6, 2011

In This Issue

Wexner shares his personal journey of leadership success, philanthropy with MBAs

Semiconductor tech start-up wins business plan competition

Tyson, Abbott Nutrition receive 2011 Diversity Awards

Net Impact achieves Gold status for third year in a row

Fisher People: Jerri T. Sutton

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Wexner shares his personal journey to leadership success, philanthropy with MBAs

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Leslie H. Wexner
, founder, CEO and chairman of the board of Limited Brands, shared very personal stories of his upbringing, his relationship with Max M. Fisher and his road from a single storeowner to head of a multinational corporation. Click on the arrow above to hear some of his story and view a slideshow.

Semiconductor tech start-up wins
2011 Ohio State Business Plan Competition

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Bryan McElwain, Andrew Stock, Ravi Patel and Kangsub Song are members of the Genanosys team.

Ten Fisher College of Business students were apart of the eight teams receiving awards in the 2011 Ohio State University Business Plan Competition hosted by Fisher.

Genanosys, a semiconductor technology company comprised of three Fisher MBA students, was the first-place winner. FinDestiny, a web-based financial planning and advising application, was the winner of the undergraduate track of the competition.

Second place winner was New Dimensions and third-place was captured by the HOIA Health. Second and third place winners for the undergraduate track were Social Signature and Columbus Promos.

The Genanoys' team members include: Paul Dymerski, who is the interim CEO and COO; Paul Berger, chief technology officer and Ohio State technology inventor; Daniel Casey, CFO, Bryan McElwain, marketing manager, a student in Fisher's Working Professional MBA,; Kangsub Song, global account manager, – second year MBA student in Marketing; and Ravi Patel, finance manager, second year MBA student in finance and Andrew Stock, an Ohio State undergrad in computer science engineering. Read More >>

Tyson, Abbott Nutrition receive 2011 Diversity Awards

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Raquel Hernandez,vice president elect of the Hispanic Business Student Association, presents Jesse Tyson with the 2011 Diversity Award.

Fisher alumnus Jesse Tyson, an executive with ExxonMobil and a member of the Dean's Advisory Council, received the 2011 Individual Diversity Award. The corporate award was given to Abbott Nutrition.

Tyson was cited for on-going support and advocacy for the National Black MBA Association's Leaders of Tomorrow program and a national case competition, which was hosted by Fisher in 2008. He also established a scholarship grant fund in honor of his mentor, Dr. Frank W. Hale, Jr., the former assistant to the president of The Ohio State University.

Abbott Nutrition was cited for its on-going support of Fisher student affinity organizations, including activities with the Asian Business Student Association, Hispanic Business Student Association and the National Association of Black Accountants.

The keynote speaker was Jeff Tate, global finance director for Dow Chemical Co. In its 10th year, the Fisher College of Business Diversity Awards program was held on May 31 at the Blackwell Inn. Read More >>

Net Impact chapter achieves "Gold" status for third year in a row

For the third year in a row, The Ohio State University Net Impact chapter, launched at Fisher, was given "Gold" status. Ohio State's Net Impact chapter, part of the international organization dedicated to environmental and social sustainability, has received the award every year since it was established.

When the designation was first awarded two years ago, the chapter became one of very few chapters to leap over the "Silver" level to receive "Gold" status.

"This elite group makes up 30 percent of our nearly 280 chapters worldwide," according to a statement from the organization announcing chapter winners.

"Gold chapters are the most outstanding chapters in the Net Impact network," the statement said.

"They are characterized by energetic members, dynamic leadership and excellence in all that they do. They also go above and beyond minimum requirements to actively give back to the network by sharing best practices, mentoring other chapters and working with Net Impact central to improve chapter offerings," according to a statement on the organization's website.

Fisher People: Jerri T. Sutton

Title: Fiscal Officer, Fisher Shared Services Center

Hobbies: "I enjoy shopping, spending time with friends and family, and participating in the school activities for my daughter, Naya."

Fisher Lure: "I've found the people – faculty, staff and students - to be most interesting in my time working at Fisher. I've learned about different cultures, religious beliefs and leadership skills through daily interactions. I continue to learn new information and skills everyday!"

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