A Fond Farewell

WSB faculty and staff reflect on Dean Ortalo-Magné’s impact

Dean Francois Ortalo-Magne
What struck me was his passion for excellence. He was excited about research and the connections that top researchers could make together in a way that only the best and most vibrant academics are. It was infectious.
The boldness with which Dean Ortalo-Magné championed the arts here at the Wisconsin School of Business is a tremendous inspiration and the effects of his efforts will be long felt.
Farewell to Dean François Ortalo-Magné
I am thankful for his bold leadership over the years. His tireless pursuit of improvement and excellence in the WSB, and especially in its people, has always impressed me.
Farewell to Dean François Ortalo-Magné
François truly embodies the Wisconsin Idea, and will be missed as a leader, educator, and innovator.
He is a leader who lives out his vision, engaging in collaboration, showing gratitude for the school’s successes, and much more.
I appreciate that François not only commissioned a study to help us articulate what defines us—our Together Forward® brand and Trustworthy, Progressive, Inspiring, and Collaborative pillars—but also modeled the brand and pillars day by day.
Farewell to Dean François Ortalo-Magné

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Frank McGehee (MBA ’99) and Marie McGehee (MBA ’99)

work in the NYC area. Frank is the head of Global CRM for the music streaming company TIDAL and Marie is director of corporate communications for Verizon. In November Frank was elected to a three-year term on the five-person Maplewood, New Jersey Township Committee. Their daughter, Madison, is an aspiring actress performing in several off-Broadway shows and showcases. More Class Notes »

Jonathan Horne<br>(MBA/JD ’13)

launched a new venture capital fund, The Idea Fund of La Crosse, in February. The fund is actively seeking pre-revenue companies in Wisconsin for investment. Prior to the Idea Fund, he worked in the investment banking division of JP Morgan in New York. More Class Notes »

Cara Lombardo<br />(BBA ’10, MAcc ’11)

left her job as an auditor at PwC to become a journalist. Her accounting training has proved useful in her reporting. She and accounting classmate Matthew Brody (MAcc ’11) are planning a 2018 wedding in Madison. More Class Notes »