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Robert C. McDermond Center Industry Insight Series

Explore specific industries and find your career passion!

The Robert C. McDermond Center Industry Insight Series brings experts to campus from across the country who have careers in various aspects of a particular industry. As part of this series, students interact with alumni and other leaders as they share their experiences, roles and responsibilities within that industry.  Students then have the opportunity to ask specific questions. 

We have heard testimonies from students who found their own personal career interests by interacting with the panelists at one of these events.  Each semester the McDermond Center highlights three to four industries. 

Recent panels include:  Consulting, Corporate Finance, Entrepreneur Founders, Healthcare, Human Resources, Investment Banking, Law, Marketing, Private Equity, Real Estate, Technology, Treasury, Public Affairs and Wealth Management.  

Healthcare panel from 2018

FALL 2022 Industry Insights Series


Wednesday, February 1 - 11:25 A.M. UB Ballroom

co-sponsor with entrepreneurship group


David Scott '92, senior commercialization manager: dod + va partnership intermediary, Techlink

Abby Parker '15, co-founder & coo, Elate

Eric Stanley '99, founder & CEO, m2n, Minority Moves Network

Mike Langellier '04, operating partner/head of new ventures, High Alpha

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Public Relations

THURSDAY, February 16 - 11:35 A.M. UB BALLROOM



Nicole Pence Becker '06, owner & operator, Pence Media Group

Andrea Kleymeyer '06, communications strategist, Pence Media Group

Melissa Mattingly '07, marketing & event strategist, Pence Media Group

Lisa Wallace '06, pr & marketing strategist, Pence Media Group

Lexie Manor '22, strategic account coordinator, Pence Media Group

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Tuesday, April 4 - 11:35 A.M. UB BALLROOM

CO-SPONSOR WITH marketing group


Beth Owens '89, co-founder & marketing strategist, Brandera

Mason Hankins '18, director of marketing, Pacers Athletic Center

Holly Enneking '08, head of marketing, Bolster

Medical Device & Pharma

Wednesday, April 12 - 11:25 A.M. UB Ballroom


John Gergely '04, ASC regional manager, Great Lakes, Medtronic

Mike Sherman '88, president & CEO, Chimerix, inc.

Kristin Sherman '88, chief executive officer, Kovina Therapeutics inc.

Natu Mccarthy '18, us Alzheimer's disease pricing reimbursement & market access manager