Office of Diversity and Inclusion Student Services

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2022 Legends Lecture Series

Presented by the Black MBA Association

February 3: Combining Passion and Business
12- 1 p.m. EST

Bruce Wimbush headshotBruce Wimbish (MBA ’02, MA ’08)
Vice President — Anomaly Sports Group

Bruce Wimbush is responsible for Anomaly's day-to-day operations and routinely interacts with collegiate athletic departments, professional teams, leagues, players’ associations and agencies.

Prior to joining Anomaly, Bruce was the senior communications manager for the Greater Columbus Sports Commission. During his tenure with the commission, he was an integral part of the team that brought world-class events and athletes to Columbus, including the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend, 2016-17 USA Track and Field Half Marathon Championships and the 2018 NCAA Women’s Final Four.

Before returning to Columbus, Bruce held roles in basketball and corporate communications with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He got his start in sports as an intern with the Columbus Blue Jackets and Arena Football League’s Columbus Destroyers.

February 10: Professional Development and Corporate Recruitment
12- 1 p.m. EST

Terina Matthews-Davis headshotTerina Matthews-Davis (MA ’96, MLHR ’98)
Americas Client Director, Early Careers & Campus — AMS

As the Americas Client Director, Terina Matthews-Davis leads campus service in the Americas region is actively involved in regional campus growth activity. She also leads people engagement and development activity for all Early Careers & Campus team members within the Americas region.

Terina maintains a deep expertise in both campus recruiting and financial services —having led the strategy and execution of largescale campus recruitment campaigns for JPMorgan Chase, S&P Global and more recently Wells Fargo. With over 20 years’ experience, Terina has held varied roles within academia, retail and financial services – spanning student affairs/admissions, HR, talent acquisition, campus and diversity, equity and inclusion.

February 17: The Importance of Business Leader Civic and Community Engagement
5- 6 p.m. EST

Rohan Williamson headshotRohan Williamson (MBA ’96, PhD ’97)
Vice Provost for Education, Professor of Finance — Georgetown University

Rohan Williamson is vice provost for education, professor of finance and the Bolton Sullivan and Thomas A. Dean Chair of International Business in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown. A member of the McDonough faculty for over 20 years, Rohan has played an integral role in the growth and development of the school, serving as Interim Dean, as a member of the Academic Leadership Council, as area coordinator, and as chair of the MBA Curriculum Design Committee and the McDonough School of Business Undergraduate Curriculum Committee.

Rohan, who is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, specializes in risk management, corporate governance, corporate investment decisions and corporate liquidity.

February 24: Preparing to Enter Professional Workplace and Leading with Authenticity
12- 1 p.m. EST

Mae Smitherman-Smith headshotMae Smitherman-Smith (BSBA ’90, MBA ’95)
Controller, Global Manufacturing — Ford Motor Company

Mae Smitherman-Smith is Controller, Global Manufacturing since March 2021. 

Prior to being named to her current role as Controller, Global Manufacturing, Mae Smitherman-Smith was the Treasury Director of Automotive Strategy, Risk Management, and Affiliate Finance, where she was responsible for the strategy of Ford’s automotive balance sheet including cash and liquidity, debt, and shareholder distribution framework. In addition, Mae led strategy and execution for foreign exchange and commodity risk as well as balance sheet strategies for Ford’s regional affiliates including funding.

Mae began her career with Ford as an intern in the summer of 1994 and officially joined Ford Motor Company in August 1995 as a Finance Ford College Graduate. She has held 14 positions in nine organizations during her more than 25-year tenure with the company. 


Upcoming Events

  Fisher College of Business Diversity Awards Reception and Luncheon April 21, 2022
  Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP-OHIO) June 13-17, 2022