Master of Business Operational Excellence
Alumni Conversations

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We find one of the best ways to learn how our programs can have an impact, is to hear it straight from our alumni.

 

In our podcast series, Alumni Conversations, we sit down with our alumni to hear their unique perspectives and stories. Below you will find our conversations with our MBOE alumni. If you'd like to listen to other program conversations, please visit our complete Alumni Conversations playlist

  • Aaron Friedman '20 - Production Manager at Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

    Laurie Spadaro, director of admission and operations for executive graduate programs, sat down with Aaron Friedman, a graduate from the Master of Business Operational Excellence Class of 2020. Since graduating, Aaron was hired at Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams as Production Manager, where he oversees the supply and production of the ice cream bases. Aaron explains how he uses operational excellence principles in his day-to-day work, and even touches on the now famous Strawberry Pretzel Salad flavor release.

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  • Rahul Ponappa '20 - Assistant Director of Dining Services at The Ohio State University

    Laurie Spadaro, director of the Master of Business Operational Excellence program sits down with Rahul Ponappa, MBOE class of 2020. Rahul serves as assistant director of dining services at The Ohio State University. 

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  • Elizabeth Howe '20 - Director of Process Improvement for North American Dental Group

    Laurie Spadaro, director of the Master of Business Operational Excellence program sits down with Elizabeth Howe MBOE class of 2020. Listen to how Elizabeth started a new role after graduation, serving as the first Director of Process Improvement for North American Dental Group.

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  • Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce, MD, PhD, EMBA, MBOE - Chief Executive Officer at Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

    Aravind Chandrasekaran, associate dean and academic director for the Executive MBA and Master of Business Operational Excellence programs sits down with Dr. Susan Moffatt-Bruce. Susan currently serves as chief executive officer at Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and is a practicing thoracic surgeon. Prior to her role in Canada, she served The Ohio State University Wexner Medical center in may roles including executive director and chief quality and patient safety officer. While at Ohio State, she opted to further her education and received her Master of Business Operational Excellence as well as her Executive MBA.

    This conversation was recorded during a live event and includes a few questions from participating audience members

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  • Lois Bernhardt, '19 - Physical Therapist and Associate Director of Sports Medicine

    Laurie Spadaro, director of the Master of Business Operational Excellence program sits down with Lois Bernhardt, MBOE class of 2019. Lois is a physical therapist and associate director of sports medicine and ambulatory rehabilitation at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Listen to hear how the MBOE program has had an impact on her professional career in healthcare.

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  • Greg Linscott '19 - General Manager at Domtar Johnsonburg Mill

    Laurie Spadaro, director of the Master of Business Operational Excellence program sits down with Greg Linscott, MBOE class of 2019. Greg is general manager at Domtar Johnsonburg Mill. Listen to hear how the MBOE program has had an impact on his professional career in manufacturing.

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  • Linda Richmond '17 - Continuous Improvement and Operational Excellence within the Western Area of The United States Postal Service

    Laurie Spadaro, director of the Master of Business Operational excellence program sat down with MBOE alum, Linda Richmond. Linda is responsible for directing and developing Continuous Improvement and Operational excellence within the Western Area of The United States Postal Service. Learn why Linda opted for a degree in Operational Excellence and how her experience has helped her as an engineer with over 34 years of experience.

    This conversation was recorded during a live event and includes a few questions from participating audience members.

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  • Terry Kayobotsi '17 - Technology Analyst with Nationwide Insurance

    Laurie Spadaro, director of the Master of Business Operational Excellence program sat down with Terry Kayobotsi, technology analyst with Nationwide Insurance. Hear why Terry chose to pursue not only his MBOE but also an EMBA, and how his Fisher experience has had an impact in his professional career.

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  • JP Morgan Chase Alumni Panel

    Today, Laurie Spadaro, director of the Master of Business Operational Excellence program sits down with five alumni of the MBOE program who all work at JP Morgan Chase. Listen to how the program has had an impact in their various roles within the same company.

    This conversation was recorded during a live event and includes a few questions from participating audience members.

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