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Reunion Committee Manager

Sheri Askinazi
Columbia Business School
33 West 60th Street, 7th floor
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 854-5831

Columbia Senior Executive Program

Highlighted Events


Friday CSEP Alumni Leadership Seminar
Manhattanville Tour and Lunch at Dinosaur BBQ
All-Class Welcome Reception
Saturday Dean Glenn Hubbard's State of the School Address
CSEP Reunion Cocktail Reception & Dinner
Dessert and Dancing in Low Library
Sunday Alumni Family Brunch at Tavern on the Green

Class Notes


Markus Geyer (CSEP 124) writes, "After having really enjoyed the four busy weeks taking part in CSEP, I have become fully reimmersed in my old job as CFO of a major subsidiary of the DAX-listed MAN-Group, in Munich (www.man.eu). Big celebrations are planned to commemorate the 250th anniversary, to be attended by the prime minister of Germany. Four very successful years of significant growth in sales and profitability seem unfortunately to be coming to an end, so times are getting harder and the opinions of controllers more in demand. But with CSEP knowledge already being applied in the company, let's hope we won't have too much to worry about! My four children, ranging in age from 5 to 12, mean that evenings and weekends are never dull. They are all keen sports players, playing football and basketball for local teams. Saturday always finds me at the edge of a sport pitch, cheering on one team or another, and my wife has kindly volunteered me to take over the coaching of the youngest one's team. It will probably be tougher than my day job!"

Paul Spitale (CSEP) writes, “For the last 21 years, I’ve worked for Sony Electronics, and today I serve as a senior vice president of our consumer electronics division. In March, I self-published my first book, which is being sold at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. A More Valued Success (Universe) is a detailed program that puts your values at the forefront of your actions and helps you make decisions based on who you are and what you’d like to be. Within the book, I reference my wonderful academic experiences, and I’m very proud of that learning journey.”

Barb Geiger (CSEP) writes, “As a member of the CSEP class of August 1997, I continue to enjoy reading the articles and updates in HERMES. It would be especially interesting to have a section dedicated to the CSEP classes and their updates. I was also honored to have participated on the CSEP advisory board for a period of time. I wanted to share with the CSEP community that my company, Worldwide Clinical Research, was featured this month in Working Mother magazine as one of the top 25 woman-owned entrepreneurial companies in America. ‘The following is from the press release prepared by Working Mother: Independent, women-owned firms with five to 100 employees were eligible to apply. This year’s winners were chosen for their flexible schedules, creative family-friendly benefits and dedication to their communities. Winning companies also support the advancement of female employees. According to a recent American Express/Count Me In survey, 65 percent of female entrepreneurs building million-dollar businesses are also mothers. These working moms know the importance of keeping not only their employees happy, but their employee’s families as well.’ We were also featured in the March issue of Ingram’s magazine, a Kansas City-area business publication, as one of Ingram’s 2008 Best Companies to Work For, which recognizes workplaces of the highest quality in the Greater Kansas City area, those whose management practices, educational and advancement opportunities, benefits and spirit of teamwork set them apart from thousands of other companies throughout the region. Thanks for allowing us to stay in touch.”

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