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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 2021 Industry Insights Series

Sports Careers

Wednesday, September 8 - 11:25 A.M. UB Ballroom

Co-Sponsor with DePauw sports management and athletics


Matt Bollero '08 former senior director of scouting, Milwaukee Bucks

Matt Kleine '08 vide president, baseball operations, Milwaukee Brewers

Joe Rogowski '00 chief medical officer, National Basketball Players Association

Will Freeman '19 insight analyst, Profitero

Women in Leadership

Tuesday, September 14 - 4:00 p.m. UB Ballroom

Co-Sponsor with DePauw women in economics and business


Phyllis Ferrell '94 Global Head, External Engagement, Alzheimer’s and Neurodegeneration, Eli Lilly & Company

Jamie Mitchell '98 managing director, Inherent Group

Mary Kay Huse '02 Co-Founder & CEO, Mandolin;

Tom Fagan '98 COO, VMS Biomarketing

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Friday, September 24 - 11:25 A.M. UB Ballroom

Co-Sponsor with Hubbard Center

Ron Stiver '96 President, System Health Solutions, IU Health

Anne Garrigus '05 Senior Director, Managed Care Operations, Oak Street Health

Nicole Wilson '99 Vice President of Integrated Primary Care, Community Health Network

Ryan Miller '97 Senior Vice President, Strategy & Corporate Development, Change Healthcare

Maggie Popek '17 Director, Central Sterile Processing Operations, UI Health

Kyle Moore '11 Marketing Manager, US Diagnostics, Roche

Business Valuation in Today's M&A Environment

Thursday, November 18 - 11:35 A.M. UB Ballroom

Co-Sponsor with DePauw Investment group, investment banking workshop

Dan Callanan '92 Managing director prairie capital advisors, Moderator


Kevin Prall '06 Minneapolis Market Leader for Strategy & Transactions Valuation & Modeling, EY

Andy Ward '95 Managing Director, Stout

Mitch Deshurko '18 Senior Analyst, Prairie Capital Advisors

jay loudermilk partner valuation services, rsm