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  • Frederick J. Crawford Joins Aflac Incorporated as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
    (PR Newswire, 06/24/2015)

    COLUMBUS, Ga., June 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Aflac Incorporated (NYSE: AFL) announced today that it has hired Frederick J. Crawford as executive vice president and chief financial officer, reporting to Aflac Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Daniel P. Amos. In his new role, which will be effective June 30, 2015, Crawford will be responsible for overseeing the financial management of company operations.

  • Great Time for Boston Scientific: CEO
    (CNBC, 06/23/2015)

    Michael Mahoney [BBA 1987], president and CEO of Boston Scientific, speaks with CNBC's Meg Tirrell about the new medical products that have been recently approved by the FDA, including a product called the Watchman device. 

  • Young Entrepreneurs Dream Big
    (The Des Moines Register, 06/20/2015)

    Jacobsen Institute, University of IowaThe Valley Junction Farmers Market was turned into a classroom Thursday night when 35 students joined the market regulars to sell the products they created during a weeklong entrepreneur camp.

  • Two Area Students to Participate in UI Business Program
    (Ames Tribune, 06/16/2015)

    University of Iowa, Tippie College of BusinessTwo area high school students have been chosen to participate in a program at the University of Iowa Tippie College of Business that is designed to expose them to business education opportunities.

  • 2015 MBA To Watch: Karen Rubel
    (Poets & Quants, 06/10/2015)

    In a word, Karen Rubel is a “winner.” The school’s 2014 Excellence in Leadership Award recipient, Rubel is best known for her competitive prowess, leading teams to first-place finish at the Association for Corporate Growth case competition and a second-place showing at the Battle of the Elite Business Schools competition. Most impressively, her team finished third (out of 250 teams) at the Aspen Institute Global Case Competition (despite being the only finalist consisting of all first-year students). In addition, Rubel was president of the Graduate Financial Management Association. A CPA, Rubel aspires to be a CFO of a Fortune 500 company and will work for Intel after graduation.

  • UI Students Explore Chinese Market Opportunities
    (Corridor Business Journal, 06/05/2015)

    The emergence of China’s middle class is attracting export interest from small Iowa businesses, causing them to ask whether they have the resources and know-how to jump aboard the country’s rapid rise.

  • Looking For a Big Splash
    (Business Record, 06/05/2015)

    Fundraising has begun for the first full-scale revamp of Des Moines’ Water Works Park since the water utility gradually bought the land in the early 20th century.

  • Mapping Out the Most Efficient Parade of Homes Route
    (Iowa City Press-Citizen, 06/03/2015)

    Sam Burer, University of IowaIf you're planning to visit all 34 of the homes on the 2015 Parade of Homes and Remodelers Parade tours Saturday and Sunday, the most efficient route will take you at least three hours and 46 minutes of driving time, according to a University of Iowa business professor who researches such "traveling salesman"-type questions.

  • UI Prof Locks in on Fastest 'Parade of Homes' Travel Route
    (Corridor Business Journal, 05/28/2015)

    Sam Burer, University of Iowa, Tippie College of BusinessAlthough it's not often that anyone visits every single home on the annual Iowa City Area Home Buildings Parade of Homes, a University of Iowa professor has determined the best route to visit all 34 home sites with minimum travel time.

  • New Degree Helps Kirkwood Students Transfer to UI
    (Iowa City Press-Citizen, 05/22/2015)

    University of Iowa, Tippie College of BusinessA new two-year degree offering at Kirkwood Community College will help streamline the path for business administration students looking to earn a four-year degree from the University of Iowa's Tippie College of Business.

  • CarePro Appoints New CEO
    (Corridor Business Journal, 05/19/2015)

    CarePro Health Services in Cedar Rapids has announced the appointment of a new president and CEO.

  • 2015 Best MBAs: Scott Schmidt
    (Poets & Quants, 05/17/2015)

    Some MBA students are viewed as prodigies. Others are considered to be climbers, creators, or connectors. The University of Iowa’s Scott Schmidt is a flat out role model. An active duty U.S. Army major who dreams of becoming an entrepreneur, Schmidt earned his class’ unadulterated respect with his ability to manage time and gracefully handle the difficulties he faced at Tippie.

  • Ideas for a Perfect Day Downtown
    (Press-Citizen, 05/17/2015)

    Downtown is at its most beautiful during the spring and summer months. The trees are green and leafy, children play on the Ped Mall playground and in the Weatherdance fountain, and people linger at outside tables to chat with friends.

  • Class of 2015: The World's Best & The Brightest MBAs
    (Poets & Quants, 05/16/2015)

    Katie Benintende was accustomed to being in the minority. As an undergrad, she majored in engineering, a traditionally male-dominated field. And she spent six years climbing the ranks in the Fortune 500, a place where women comprise just 14% of senior executives. When she decided to get an MBA, she picked the University of California-Berkeley due to the program’s “strong culture of diversity and inclusion.”

  • StrategicHealthSolutions LLC
    (, 05/04/2015)

    Peg StessmanPeg Stessman, CEO of Strategic Health Solutions, LLC is the proud recipient of an alumni award from The University of Iowa Tippie College of Business. The 2015 Alum of the Year Award recognizes Stessman as an outstanding alum based on her professional success and continued involvement with the university.

  • 'Phil' Sustains the UI
    (Daily Iowan, 05/01/2015)

    When Jerre Stead wakes up, the first thing he asks himself is how he can make a difference.

  • UI Depending on Private Philanthropy More and More
    (Iowa City Press-Citizen, 04/30/2015)

    When speaking recently to a class on philanthropic communication, it hit home to Hannah Travis just how much private philanthropy impacts the student experience at the University of Iowa.

  • Guest Opinion: Philanthropy Brings the Magic to the UI
    (The Daily Iowan, 04/24/2015)

    My connection to the University of Iowa began when I was 8 years old.  I grew up in Iowa City, attending elementary school across the street from what is now the UI Tippie College of Business, where I would later get my M.B.A.. I earned my undergraduate degree in speech communications from the UI, and my first management position was at the UI Alumni Association, where I served as associate director.

  • Daymond John to Speak on Campus
    (Daily Iowan, 04/23/2015)

    Daymond John, founder of FUBU and cast member on “Shark Tank,” will visit the University of Iowa today for the Hawkeye Innovation Summit in the IMU Main Lounge.

  • Guest Opinion: PHIL is the Foundation
    (The Daily Iowan, 04/23/2015)

    It has been a long time since I was a University of Iowa student. I graduated from the UI in 1949 with a degree in accounting and a solid educational foundation on which to build a successful life.

  • UI Student Entrepreneurs Pitch Products to 'Shark Tank' Star
    (Iowa City Press-Citizen, 04/23/2015)

    Daymond John, founder of the clothing company FUBU and an investor on the ABC show "Shark Tank," shared his story to a packed house audience Thursday in the University of Iowa Memorial Union Main Lounge.

  • Bring a Reusable Cup to UI Locations
    (Iowa City Press-Citizen, 04/21/2015)

    All day today, Earth Day, during Take Back the Cups, Tippie College of Business students will join with Active Endeavors, the University of Iowa Student Government and Take Back the Tap to raise awareness about the environmental impact of plastic and paper cups.

  • Community Remembers Mogni
    (Daily Iowan, 04/20/2015)

    As friends and family came to the podium to tell stories and remember the life of Andrew Mogni, there were a few characteristics that were commonly echoed: happiness, kindness, and charisma.

  • Longtime CFO Mark Buthman: "I'm Ready for a Change"
    (CFO, 04/14/2015)

    mark buthman tippie [Tippie alum] Mark Buthman graduated from the University of Iowa in May of 1982 with a degree in finance and business. The next month, he went to work for Kimberly-Clark as a cost analyst at a Memphis manufacturing facility.

  • OWN Network President to speak at Tippie Summit
    (Corridor Business Journal, 04/07/2015)

    The Tippie College of Business at the University of Iowa has announced that Sheri Salata, a Tippie alum and president of the Oprah Winfrey Network, will give the keynote address at a half-day summit this month dedicated to women in business.

  • Kolton Dahms Wants to Step Up
    (The Daily Iowan, 04/06/2015)

    Growing up for most of his life in the pumpkin capital of the world — otherwise known as Morton, Illinois — junior Kolton Dahms never expected to be involved in a university student government organization prior to becoming a Hawkeye.

  • Life After NFL: Nate Kaeding Takes On New Role in Iowa City
    (Iowa City Press-Citizen, 04/03/2015)

    Nate KaedingWhen [Tippie EMBA student] Nate Kaeding retired from professional football two years ago, he returned to Iowa City needing to catch his breath from the rigors of the NFL but uncertain of what would come next.