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Alumni Newsmakers

Grand Symphonic Winds names new member on board of directors

Andy Rose, ’09 MBA, was named a member of the board of directors at Grand Symphonic Winds, a Twin Cities based civic wind ensemble. 

Andy Rose

MN GOP elects Jennifer Carnahan as state chair

Jennifer Carnahan, ’10 MBA, was elected Minnesota state chair. Carnahan has previously served as a delegate to the Republican National Convention and worked at companies in corporate America like McDonald’s, General Mills, and Ecolab. She currently is the general manager of a retail business she founded. Carnahan says, "My strength is my business background, and I view the party as a business organization." 

Jennifer Carnahan

Tony Abena joins Manzama's Board of Directors

Tony Abena, '94 MBA, has joined Manzama's board of directors. Abena's experience as former President, Global Legal and President, Business of Law for Thomson Reuters will contribute to Manzama's growth in content intelligence products and services in the legal industry.  

Tony Abena

Alumni Promotions

Jacquelyn Rice, '14 BSB

Jacquelyn Rice, ’14 BSB, is a Production Control Supervisor at Donaldson Company, Inc. in the Auburn, Alabama area. Donaldson is one of the nation’s largest and consistently growing filtration manufacturers.

Jacquelyn Rice

Corey Smith, '10 BSB

Corey Smith, ’10 BSB, is the Business Manager for the Northeast Higher Education District (NHED), and is responsible for managing/monitoring the purchasing and accounts payable functions across the NHED colleges in the Duluth, Minnesota area.

Corey Smith

César Carmona, '16 MBA

César Carmona, ’16 MBA, is a new Project Manager for Airbus Defence and Space. Carmona is leading project management for GlobeNet phase B, within the Communications, Intelligence and Security division in Munich, Germany. 

César Carmona

Aaron Grossman, '15 BSB

Aaron Grossman, ’15 BSB, is the Client Relationship Manager at Real Staffing in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Real is a global leader in the provision of pharma, biotech and medical devices recruitment services.

Aaron Grossman