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Business Trends Summit – 22 February 2019 (Part of Freeman Week events!)

Business Trends Summit

Discovering the trends and opportunities in organizations during Freeman Week,  a celebration of management at Bucknell University

 Friday, February 22, 2019 – Elaine Langone Center (ELC) 2nd Floor

 This summit is designed to introduce students to industry leaders in a number of fields and foster networking and is open to all majors, class years and departments across the University.

 Register at

8:00-9:00AM             Networking breakfast, ELC 276-Terrace Room

Open to all summit attendees and students, faculty and staff.


9:00-9:50AM            Session 1

A: Fashion Forecast for 2025: Global Challenges and Opportunities, ELC 256-Center Room

Sam Nana-Sinkam ‘10, Head of Industry – Fashion, Sports & Toys, Google

Molly Yearick ‘85, Most recently Senior VP of Sales, S’well

B: The Deals and Dealmakers Fueling Innovation and Entrepreneurship, ELC 241A-D

Curt Cornwell ‘86, P’12, Partner, PWC

Karen Flannery James P’22, Independent Investment Banking Professional

Alex Goodman ‘07, CEO, Clockwork

Scott Perricelli ‘94, Partner, LLR Capital

C: Renewable Energy – Powering the New Climate Economy, ELC 272-Forum

Chad Farrell ‘92, CEO, Encore Renewable Energy

Blake Sturcke ‘93, Chief Operating Officer and CFO, Encore Renewable Energy


10:00-10:50AM        Session 2

A: Startup Stories from Young Entrepreneurs, ELC 256-Center Room

Craig Dwyer’10, CEO, Terawatt

Richie Hyden ‘11, COO and Co-Founder, Iris-TV

B: Disrupting the Fashion Industry, ELC 213-Walls Lounge

Elisabeth Curtis ‘17, Licensing Assistant, Tommy Hilfiger

Christina Manis ‘17, Marketing Assistant, Tommy Hilfiger

Gary Sheinbaum ‘79, Chief Executive Officer, Tommy Hilfiger Americas

 C: Global Health: Public Policy and Private Markets, ELC 241A-D

Dr. Safiya Abouzaid ‘04, Director, Global Pricing and Market Access at Celgene

Dr. Sally Bachman ‘78, P’12, Dean of School of Social Policy and Practice, University of Pennsylvania


11:00-11:50AM        Session 3

A: Providing Quality Educational Opportunities for All, ELC 256-Center Room

Dr. Jaynemarie Enyonam Angbah ’03, Educational Consultant

George Bernstein ‘83, Lead Operating Director at Partners Group, AG

Ken Freeman ‘72, Dean Emeritus, Boston University Questrom School of Business

B: Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, ELC 241A-D

Wesley Jamieson ‘17, Lead Blockchain Technical Resource, RSM

Bennett Moore ‘16, Lead Blockchain Technical Resource, RSM

Joe Quintilian ’03, Cofounder and CFO, Etherindex

Will Szamosszegi ‘18, CEO & Founder, Sazmining Inc

C: Champions Place: Social Entrepreneurship and the Power of the Bucknell Network,

ELC 213-Walls Lounge

Tom Hislop ‘78, P’20, P‘22, Board Member, Champions Community Foundation; Managing Director EHS Partners

Sam Nana-Sinkam ‘10, Head of Industry – Fashion, Sports & Toys, Google

Gary Sheinbaum ’79, Chief Executive Officer, Tommy Hilfiger Americas

Rick Thompson ‘79, P’08, Executive Director, Champions Community Foundation


12:00-1:30PM          Concluding Lunch, MacDonald Commons

David Miller ’79 Keynote Speaker, How to Succeed in Business Without Losing Your Soul



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