Eller College Finance Department Forms New Board
December 13, 2001
The Finance Department at The University of Arizona's Eller College of Business and Public Administration announces the formation and inaugural meeting of its advisory board. The first meeting will be held on Friday, December 14, in McClelland Hall on the UA campus.
"The Finance Department is, and has been, home to one of the largest undergraduate majors at The University of Arizona and has always worked to maintain close ties with the business community. The advisory board formalizes this relationship," said Finance Department head, Dr. Christopher Lamoureux
Board members include: Don Bourn, owner of Bourn Partners; David Brady, CFA, Senior Vice President and Principal of Stein Roe Mutual Funds; Christopher Campisano, CFA, Director of Equities at Delta Air Lines Benefit Trusts; Jeffrey Fleischer, Vice President of GE Capital Franchise Finance; Thomas Garrity, CFO of PCS Health Systems; Kevin Kneafsey, Ph.D., Principal of Asset Allocation Strategies Group at Barclays Global Investors; Gary McCulley, Product Line Manager at Broadcom Corporation; Augusto Sasso, Vice President of Investment Banking at Credit Suisse First Boston in Los Angeles; Don Seeley, CFA, retired CFO of True North Communications; and Phil Turbin, Vice President at Credit Suisse First Boston in New York.
All of the board members have previous associations with the department. Don Bourn and Tom Garrity consistently hire UA finance graduates in their companies. David Brady and Chris Campisano are undergraduate alumni of the department; Kevin Kneafsey received his Ph.D. degree from the Finance Department at The University of Arizona; and Gary McCulley and Augusto Sasso earned their MBA degrees at UA. Jeffrey Fleischer and Phil Turbin received their MBA degrees under Dr. Lamoureux's tenure at Washington University in St. Louis. Don Seeley manages the applied portfolio investment program in the Finance Department.
"The Finance Department is very fortunate and pleased to have this group of prominent leaders in finance on our board and we look forward to working together on behalf of our students and programs," said Lamoureux.
Alumi and friends of the department are invited to stay in touch via the department's web site: http://finance.eller.arizona.edu.
The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #14 among public business schools and three of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship, MIS, and Management. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #44 in the U.S. and #21 among public business schools. The College leads the nation’s business schools in generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers an Evening MBA program and the Eller Executive MBA. The Eller College of Management supports approximately 5,700 undergraduate and 700 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
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