Business Week

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Business Week is a three-day event which allows students to attend a guest lecture from a prominent leader, participate in networking opportunities and take part in an awards ceremony to recognize students who have excelled within the Greehey School of Business.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015

Daytime business classes canceled

La Quinta Speaker Series
9:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Doyle N. Beneby, CEO, New Generation Power International
Former President and CEO, CPS Energy
Albert B. Alkek Business Building, Atrium

Speed Networking
11 to 11:30 a.m., Sign-in
Register with the Civic Engagement and Career Development Center at civicandcareer@stmarytx.edu.

Noon to 2 p.m., Speed Networking
University Center, Conference Room A

Meet the Firms
2 to 4 p.m.
Alkek Business Building, Atrium

Invest in Yourself: Pave Your Career Path and Ace That Interview!
Consulting sessions throughout the day.
Albert Cruz
Career and Finance Professional, SEO
Alkek Business Building, Room 107

RSVP to Lisa Garcia at lgarcia18@stmarytx.edu.


Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2015

Professor-for-a-Day
Dave Viotti, Founder and CEO, SMALLIFY
Hyun-jin Hahm, Magician and Chairman of Korea Association of Magic Education

Various speakers throughout the day in Alkek Atrium


Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015

Professor-for-a-Day
Laura Sanchez-Greenberg, Managing Partner, Verde Associates
Leah Bennett, CFA, Co-chief Investment Officer, South Texas Money Management
G.P. Singh, President and CEO, Karta Technologies, Inc.
Guy Clumpner, President, HOLT Development Services, Inc.
Paula Gold-Williams, Interim CEO, CPS Energy
Tom Grothues, Senior Vice President of Sales and Service, USAA

Various speakers throughout the day in Alkek Atrium

Business Week Student and Faculty Awards Dinner
6 p.m., Check-in and Reception
7 p.m., Dinner and Awards

Business attire is required for all events.

Questions? Contact Lisa Garcia at lgarcia18@stmarytx.edu or 210-436-3707.

2015 Sponsorship Opportunities

The outstanding programming that is provided each year during Business Week is possible thanks to the support of our sponsors. For more information or to sign up as a sponsor, contact Lisa Garcia by email or at 210-436-3707.

Platinum Sponsor – $3,500

  • A reserved table at the Business Week Awards Dinner for eight guests and two students
  • A choice between an invitation to an exclusive Platinum Sponsors lunch with President Tom Mengler and Dean Singh, D.B.A., or an invitation to attend a Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series event
  • Recognition of your contribution by the dean during her address
  • A listing of your company name and logo on all television monitors, event publications, signage, promotional materials and event programs viewed by all corporate executives who serve as a Professor-for-a-Day and distributed to all business students
  • Prominent placement of company name and logo on the Business Week corporate sponsorship page of the school’s website
  • Acknowledgement of your company’s support and listing of company name and logo in the school’s e-newsletter, B-Note, as a Platinum sponsor of the event (sent to more than 4,000 alumni)
  • Option to participate in the Business Week “Speed Networking” event or the “Meet-the-Firms” recruiting fair

Gold Sponsor – $2,500

  • A reserved table at the Business Week Awards Dinner for six guests and four students
  • Recognition of your contribution by the dean during her address
  • A listing of your company name and logo on all television monitors, event publications, signage, promotional materials and event programs viewed by all corporate executives who serve as a Professor-for-a-Day and distributed to all business students
  • Listing of company name and logo on the Business Week corporate sponsorship webpage with a link to the page in the school’s e-newsletter, B-Note, as a Gold sponsor of the event (sent to more than 4,000 alumni)
  • Option to participate in the Business Week “Speed Networking” event or the “Meet-the-Firms” recruiting fair

Silver Sponsor – $1,500

  • A reserved table at the Business Week Awards Dinner for four guests and four students
  • Recognition of your contribution by the dean during her address
  • Listing of your company name and logo on all event publications, signage, promotional materials and event programs viewed by all corporate executives who serve as a Professor-for-a-Day and distributed to all business students
  • Listing of company name and logo on the Business Week corporate sponsorship webpage with a link to the page in the school’s e-newsletter, B-Note, as a Silver sponsor of the event (sent to more than 4,000 alumni)
  • Option to participate in the Business Week “Speed Networking” event or the “Meet-the-Firms” recruiting fair

2015 Business Week Sponsors

Title Sponsors

Chevron Corp.
La Quinta Inn and Suites

Platinum Sponsors
Frost Bank

Gold Sponsors

CPS Energy
HOLT CAT
NuStar Energy, L.P.
Texas Capital Bank
USAA
Valero Energy Foundation

Silver Sponsors

AAA Auger Plumbing Services
Aventine Hill Partners, Inc.
Bjorn’s Audio Video
iHeartMedia, Inc.
Morehead Dotts Rybak
Padgett, Stratemann & Co. LLP
Tsakopulos Brown Schott & Anchors

2015 Professor-for-a-Day Listing

Dave Viotti
Founder and CEO, SMALLIFY

Hyun-jin Hahm
Magician and Chairman, Korea Association of Magic Education

Laura Sanchez-Greenberg
Managing Partner, Verde Associates

Leah Bennett, CFA
Co-chief Investment Officer,
South Texas Money Management

G.P. Singh, Ph.D.
Founder, Karta Technologies, Inc.

Guy Clumpner
President, HOLT Development Services, Inc.

Paula Gold-Williams
Interim CEO, CPS Energy

Tom Grothues
Senior Vice President,
Banking and Insurance Solutions, USAA

Photos of Business Week 2015

Keynote Lecture

Job Fair

2015 Business Week Award Recipients