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Through direct access to the talented students, world-class faculty researchers and dedicated program leaders, Winter College highlights the very latest efforts at Fisher to differentiate and distinguish Ohio State as a leader in business education and as a provider of lifelong learning for its alumni and friends.

Supply Chain at the Dinner Table

From baby formula, to shortages in computer chips, to high costs for new and used cars, everyone from the White House to your house has been talking about supply chains. Are labor shortages to blame? What about cargo back-ups? How does COVID-19 figure into the mix? Dr. Keely L. Croxton will explore the state of supply chains for manufacturers, distributors, retailers and consumers — and what we, as consumers, executives and policymakers, can expect in the months ahead.

Keely L. Croxton Keely L. Croxton
Professor of Logistics

Keely L. Croxton is a professor of logistics in the Department of Marketing and Logistics and co-director of Fisher’s new Master of Supply Chain Management. She is an expert in supply chain resilience, with a focus on helping companies balance their inherent vulnerabilities with their management capabilities in order to effectively respond to disruptions in the supply chain. She is also interested in further developing a process-oriented framework for supply chain management, with special focus on demand management and relationship management. Keely's research has been published in several leading journals, and she has been awarded the Bernard J. LaLonde Best Paper Award by the Journal of Business Logistics. She is also the author on several chapters of Supply Chain Management: Processes, Partnerships, Performance. She received her PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and her undergraduate degree from Northwestern University.

The Past, Present and Future of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Minor at Ohio State

Lori D. Kendall, academic director of entrepreneurship programming at Fisher, discusses Ohio State’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor, its redesign and role in the evolution of entrepreneurship education, and the challenges ahead in accomplishing the ambitious goals set forth by the university.

Lori D. KendallLori D. Kendall
Senior Lecturer, Management and Human Resources
Academic Director, Graduate Certificate in IT Business Strategy
Academic Director, Entrepreneurship Programming

Lori D. Kendall has over 30 years of experience as a serial entrepreneur and technology executive for venture-backed and publicly traded firms in B2B software, hardware and networking. She has held leadership responsibilities for new product development, portfolio management and cloud services. At Fisher, Lori teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in entrepreneurship, leadership and professional development, experiential learning immersion, and strategy and innovation. She was the 2021 Recipient of Fisher's Daniel Westerbeck Graduate Teaching Excellence Award. Formerly a Distinguished Fellow at the Weatherhead Fowler Center, she led researchers on behalf of the Goi Peace Foundation to show performative shifts in the evolution from shareholder models toward becoming positive impact firms. She earned her PhD in management in building sustainable systems from Case Western Reserve University.

Student-Oriented Programs at the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship

Cheryl Turnbull, senior director of the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship, will discuss Buckeye Accelerator and other entrepreneurial programming provided by the center — and how they interface with the university’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation minor.

Cheryl TurnbullCheryl Turnbull
Senior Director, The Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship

As senior director of the Keenan Center for Entrepreneurship at The Ohio State University, Cheryl is responsible for the creation and support of startup companies formed to commercialize technologies invented at Ohio State, with a current portfolio of more than 100 companies. Additionally, the Center provides capital, talent, venture development and entrepreneurial education programs and resources for startups formed by Ohio State students and alumni. Cheryl has oversight for the university's $100 million investments in certain economic development funds. Prior to joining Ohio State, Cheryl worked in the areas of private equity, mezzanine and venture capital with such entities as Talisman Capital Partners, Phronesis Partners and Banc One Capital. She was also the founding partner of the corporate finance advisory firm, Capital Transactions. Cheryl graduated with distinction from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management and received her bachelor’s degree from Miami University.

Continuous Innovation in Business Education

What does change in business education look like? At Fisher, it means providing business leaders with new ways to learn the skills and perspectives to meet present-day challenges. From the creation of new degree and certificate offerings in key industries to scaling remote learning opportunities, Dean Anil Makhija details the college’s efforts to deliver on its promise of continuous innovation in business education.

Anil K. MakhijaAnil K. Makhija
Dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business

Anil K. Makhija serves as dean and John W. Berry, Sr. Chair in Business of the Max M. Fisher College of Business. Recognized as an expert in the field of finance, particularly capital structure, corporate governance and valuation, he has more than 20 years of academic leadership experience. Prior to his 2014 appointment to dean, Dean Makhija served as Fisher's senior associate dean. He has held the Dean's Distinguished Professorship and the David A. Rismiller Professorship in Finance since joining the business college in 1998. He chaired Fisher's Department of Finance and served as an associate dean of executive education programs, where he was responsible for the development of Fisher’s top-ranked Executive MBA program. He also played a key role in the development of the National Center for the Middle Market at Fisher. Dean Makhija holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, an MBA from Tulane University and a Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

The Fisher Futures Career Edge

The Fisher Futures program provides finance students with a competitive career edge by connecting them with opportunities to collaborate with peers on finance interviews and helping them build lasting relationships within Fisher's vast network of successful alumni in the industry. Hear from top finance students about how the distinguished program has helped them attain invaluable experiences in the banking industry.

Sarah SteenrodSarah Steenrod
Senior Director, Undergraduate Career Consultation and Programs
Director, Fisher Future Investment Banking Program

Sarah Steenrod is the Senior Director of Undergraduate Career Management at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business where she has worked for 15 years. Sarah oversees undergraduate career consultation services for 8,000 business students. Sarah’s areas of interest and expertise include staff training and development, diversity and inclusion, large-scale event management and supporting students pursuing investment banking and consulting careers. Sarah is the director of the Fisher Futures Investment Banking program, chair of Ohio State’s University Career Services Committee and a member of Fisher’s Educational & Professional Diversity Committee. She has been a member of the Midwest Association of Colleges and Employers Professional Development Committee for seven years and is actively involved with the National Association of Colleges and Employers, where she served a two-year term as a co-lead for the Individuals Serving/Recruiting Students with Disabilities Affinity Group. Sarah received the Fisher College of Business Diversity Champion Award on 2019 and the Ohio State Student Life Disability Services Dick Maxwell Award in 2020.

Daniel FabregasDaniel Fabregas
Co-Coordinator, Fisher Futures Investment Banking Program
Starting full-time at William Blair, Chicago, in summer 2023

Daniel Fabregas is a finance student at Fisher and is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Daniel was accepted into the highly selective Fisher Futures Investment Banking Program as a second-year student, and now co-coordinates the program in his fourth year. Additionally, he is a member of the Honors Cohort program, a two-year academic program at Fisher focused on leadership, service, interpersonal skills and critical thinking through experiential learning. In the summer of 2021, Daniel interned with PSG as a growth equity analyst, where he was responsible for determining the actionability of investment opportunities through research and valuation analysis. In 2022, Daniel interned with William Blair in its investment banking division within its healthcare group. After successfully completing the internships, he received a full-time offer and will return to the company in the summer of 2023. Outside of the classroom, Daniel enjoys skiing, playing pool and watching Seattle Mariners baseball.

Brooks ReiberBrooks Reiber
Co-Coordinator, Fisher Futures Investment Banking Program
Honors Cohort Program
Starting full-time at Ducera Partners, New York, in summer 2023

Brooks Reiber is a finance student at Fisher and is originally from Gastonia, North Carolina. As a second-year student, he was accepted into the Fisher Futures Investment Banking Program and received a certification in financial modeling and valuation through Wall Street Prep. He is also a member of the Honors Cohort program, Fisher’s flagship two-year academic program focused on leadership, service, interpersonal skills and critical thinking through experiential learning. On campus, Brooks is co-chief investment officer in Buckeye Capital Investors and a Fisher Ambassador. During the summer of 2021, Brooks interned with DecisionPoint Advisors, a sell-side technology M&A firm focused on the lower middle market. Last summer, he interned with Ducera Partners, a boutique investment bank in New York, and will be starting full-time there this summer. In his free time, Brooks enjoys staying active, spending time with friends and watching sports.


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