In Sports Careers, Business Badgers

Lead the Field
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Ryan Oremus (BBA ’97)

Vice President of Finance
BOSTON RED SOX
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Tessa Ruid (BBA ’15)

Digital Marketing and Fan Insights Coordinator
GREEN BAY PACKERS
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Joe Simler (BBA ’08)

Senior Manager, Corporate Sponsorships
DALLAS COWBOYS
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Kelly Linstroth (BBA ’03)

Director of Marketing and Fan Insights
CHICAGO CUBS

In This Issue:

Mark Burns, founder of Punch Up Creative

Funny Business

Mark Burns' ability to help companies tell their stories better is no joke. Read More »

illustration of a woman working at a desk with a cloud of social media icons and emojis flowing from her computer

Now You Know

Does referring a friend have an effect on job performance? Do tangible or cash rewards motivate employees more? Find out this and more from WSB faculty research. Read More »

 Hridoy kr das (MBA '20)

What Inspires You?

From a remote village in India to WSB, Hridoy Kr Das understands the impact someone's support can have. Find out what inspires him. Read More »

Leading With a Mission

Sarah Condella puts people first at one of Madison’s fastest growing companies.


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Sarah Condella, senior vice president of human resources at Exact Sciences
Drew Petersen, Board of Regents president and Wisconsin School of Business alum

Q&A with Drew Petersen: An Advocate for the
UW System

Board of Regents President and WSB alumnus Drew Petersen works to ensure that higher education in Wisconsin stays strong. Read More »

Katie Lorenz, founder of Campo Alpaca, surrounded by alpacas in the hills of Peru

Business Badgers Who Work in Unexpected Places

From children's museums to chocolate companies, WSB alumni work in some extraordinary environments. Read More »

Vallabh 'Samba' Sambamurthy, Albert O. Nicholas Dean, Wisconsin School of Business

Letter From the Dean

Dean Samba reflects on his first few months meeting WSB alumni and friends and discusses his strategic planning process. Read More »

For Incoming Students, Connection Comes First

The Business Connect residential community gives new Business Badgers an immediate sense of belonging.


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Roommates Jaqueline Sanchez and Hannah Brennan look at a laptop
Wisconsin School of Business Dean Vallabh 'Samba' Sambamurthy in a lecture hall with a group of students

Dean Samba's First 90 Days

From touring the country to jumping around with Bucky, these snapshots capture some of Dean Samba's most memorable moments from his first few months at WSB. Read More »

Bucky Badger at the Homecoming Bash

School News

A new alumni newsletter launches, an initiative bridges humanities and business, a former president sits down with a WSB leader, and other updates from Grainger Hall. Read More »

Map showing University of Wisconsin alumni connections all over the world

Alumni Encounters Around the World

The world is smaller than you think—especially when you're a Badger! See some of the places Business Badgers have run into UW–Madison alumni all over the world. Read More »

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Rollie Heath (BBA ’59)

and his wife, Josie, were honored on October 9 by Great Education Colorado for their impact on the community. The breadth of their contributions can be seen in the organizations they have founded and supported, including the Community Foundation of Boulder County, the Public Education Business Coalition, the Women’s Foundation, the Colorado Community College System, and the World Trade Center. Formerly, Heath was a member of the Wisconsin School of Business' Dean’s Advisory Board and served as a Colorado state senator from 2015-2017. More Class Notes »

Nick Millot (BBA ’12)

was named one of Chicago Crain’s "20 in Their 20s." Now vice president of development at Related Midwest, Millot oversees some of the biggest projects in Chicago real estate, including One Bennett Park, a new 70-story luxury residential tower in Streeterville, and 400 Lake Shore Drive, a $1 billion mixed-use proposal that features residential units, the expansion of the Chicago Riverwalk, and the development of a public park. Prior to joining Related Midwest in 2013, Millot worked in the Real Estate Banking Group for Wells Fargo.More Class Notes »

Pamela Hart (BBA ’90, JD ’02)

became executive director of the Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School in June 2019. She was the first person to develop and teach an animal law course at the University of Chicago Law School, as well as at UW–Madison. She is also a co-founder of Sheltering Animals of Abuse Victims, a Dane County nonprofit dedicated to recognizing the role of animals in family violence. Hart lives in Middleton, Wisconsin. More Class Notes »