2017 Alumni Award recipients announced
2017 Alumni Award recipients announced
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The Fisher College of Business community will gather in October to recognize five business, community and educational leaders as recipients of the college’s 2017 Alumni Awards.
The awards honor alumni who personify the college's tradition of excellence and recognize their outstanding achievements, career accomplishments and work in their communities.
The 2017 Fisher College of Business Alumni Award Recipients
Sunil Doshi (BSBA ’94)
The Professional Achievement Award
Doshi serves as the chief financial officer of Zoe’s Kitchen, a fast-casual restaurant chain with more than 203 locations in 17 states. Prior to joining Zoe’s Kitchen, Doshi was CFO for Fossil Americas, served in leadership positions at L Brands and worked for several multinational companies, including BP and EY. He is an active member of Fisher’s Alumni Board and a former Pace Setter Award recipient.
The Professional Achievement Award is presented to an alumna or alumnus in their early to mid-career who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in business, civic involvement and service to the college.
Brad Hunstable (WPMBA ’05)
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award
Hunstable is the founder and CEO of Ustream, an IBM company and a leading video platform serving the needs of enterprises and media companies around the world. Hunstable has been recognized by a number of publications as a leader in innovation and entrepreneurship, including as one of the San Francisco Business Times’ “40 Under 40” influential leaders, and among the Hollywood Reporter’s 50 “Digital Power Players.”
The Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award is given to an alumna or alumnus for significant contributions to the entrepreneurship and innovation community through the development, launch and investment in successful new ventures. This award also recognizes outstanding commitment to the next generation of entrepreneurs.
Craig Bahner (BSBA ’86)
The Global Business Award
Bahner is president of U.S. Morning Foods at the Kellogg Company and a member of the company’s Global Leadership Team. Prior to joining the Kellogg Company, Bahner was chief marketing officer of Wendy’s, where he was responsible for all brand building marketing, and culinary innovation efforts for the Wendy’s brand. Bahner is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council at Fisher and former Pace Setter Award recipient.
The Global Business Award recognizes an alumnus’ nationally and internationally significant contributions to business, as well as his or her commitment to advancing the global learning of Fisher students.
Judy Tansky (BS ’68, MAcc ’75, PhD ’91)
The Excellence in Service Award
Tansky is a senior lecturer at Fisher and has been instrumental in creating, fostering and supporting the college’s social entrepreneurship program and curriculum. A triple Buckeye, Tansky is a popular leader in the classroom, teaching courses on human resources in small and entrepreneurial firms, employee development, career development, the contingent workforce, reward systems, benefits and compensation theory.
The Excellence in Service Award is presented to an extraordinary alumna or alumnus who has demonstrated a consummate commitment to service — from his or her alma mater, to the local community and to humankind.
Paula Bennett (BSBA ’71)
The Distinguished Alumni Award
Bennett is president and CEO of J.Jill, a women’s specialty clothing retailer. As CEO, Bennett led efforts to reinvigorate J.Jill’s marketing strategy from a primarily catalog-based operation to a multifaceted, publicly traded company. She is an avid supporter of the college and Fisher students, sharing her insights in classroom visits, at women’s leadership events and providing philanthropic scholarship support in honor of her mentor at Ohio State, the late marketing professor Dr. William Davidson.
The Distinguished Alumni Award is presented to an alumna or alumnus who is an exemplar principle-based leader in their company and community. They are service-oriented catalysts who effect positive change in their profession and seek to advance the common good.
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