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Business Week is an excellent forum for students to get connected with the real world and learn from top business and civic leaders. The three-day event includes a job fair (Meet-the-Firms), the La Quinta Keynote Lecture, and lectures and workshops on current topics from top business leaders.

Peter John Holt, Business Week 2018 speaker

The week concludes with a beautiful awards dinner and reception to celebrate student and faculty achievements. It is also a platform for companies to network with other business leaders, renew old connections and create new ones.

This event is a longstanding tradition in the Greehey School of Business. It began in 1975 to connect the classroom to the business world under the guidance of Brother Paul Goelz, S.M., a beloved member of the Society of Mary and the San Antonio business community. Brother Goelz’s vision was to bring real-world leaders to our classrooms to share, not just their expertise, but also their passion for business and community. While the Greehey School of Business continues to innovate and grow, it has always been committed to the program’s original mission of providing relevant and responsive education that focuses on developing business professionals who are skilled, ethical and globally aware, and who are prepared for careers of meaning and purpose.

Business Week 2019

Oct. 8-10

All events will be held in the University Center, Conference Room A, unless otherwise stated.

Professional attire is required for all events.

Tuesday, Oct. 8

La Quinta Keynote Lecture
Navigating Disruption
Elis Costa, Chief Financial Officer, Marsh North America
9:45 to 10:45 a.m.

Your Career Path Through the Eyes of a CEO
Elizabeth F. Crawford, CEO, Sendero Wealth Management
11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.

The Business of Cybersecurity: A Security Software as a Service Platform Provider Perspective
Larry Hurtado, President and CEO, Digital Defense, Inc.
2 to 3 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 9

Workshops (RSVP required)
Navigating the Finance Industry: Keys to Success
John Diaz, Associate, Bain Capital
Alkek Business Building, Room 101
9:20 to 10:10 a.m.

Mowing Lawns to Managing Millions
Lisa Martinez, CFA, Portfolio Manager
Alkek Business Building, Room 103
9:20 to 10:10 a.m.

The Perfectly Imperfect Career Path
Hayden Edwards, Tactical Sourcing Specialist, Facebook
Alkek Business Building, Room 107
9:20 to 10:10 a.m.

Migrating Business Between Discipline and Mindsets for a Modern Workforce
Samar Shah, Managing Partner, Shah IP Law, PLLC
10:45 to 11:45 a.m

How to be a Career Nomad (And Have Fun Doing It!)
Kate Fannin (B.B.A. ’95), Executive Director, Consumer Engagement, Estee Lauder Companies
1:45 to 3 p.m.

MBA Alumni Mixer
Join MBA alumni for an opportunity to connect — and reconnect. RSVP here.
6 to 8 p.m.
The Bushnell Rooftop
240 Bushnell Ave.
San Antonio, Texas 78212

Thursday, Oct. 10

Meet-the-Firms Career FairAre you ready for a job or internship? Meet more than 35 local, regional and national employers who are looking to hire.
11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Student and Faculty Awards and Dinner
6 p.m., Check-in and Reception
7 p.m., Dinner and Awards
Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade
9821 Colonnade Blvd.
San Antonio, Texas 78230
RSVP to Lisa Ann Garcia at lgarcia18@stmarytx.edu.

Business Week Schedule of Events

2019 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 Aida Guillory by email or at 210-436-3712.

Platinum Sponsor – $3,500

  • A reserved table at the Business Week Awards Dinner for eight guests and two students
  • An invitation to attend a Forum on Entrepreneurship Breakfast Series event
  • Recognition of your contribution by the dean during her address at the Awards Dinner
  • Acknowledgement of your company’s support and listing of company name and logo on the Business Week webpage, and a link to the page within the school’s email newsletter, with recognition as a Platinum sponsor (sent to more than 4,000 alumni)
  • A listing of your company name and logo on all television monitors, event publications, signage, promotional materials and event programs
  • Option to participate in the Business Week Meet-the-Firms recruiting fair*
  • A mention on Greehey School of Business social media outlets

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 at the Awards Dinner
  • Acknowledgement of your company’s support and listing of company name and logo on the Business Week webpage, and a link to the page within the school’s email newsletter, with recognition as a Gold sponsor (sent to more than 4,000 alumni)
  • A listing of your company name and logo on all television monitors, event publications, signage, promotional materials and event programs
  • Option to participate in the Business Week Meet-the-Firms recruiting fair*
  • A mention on Greehey School of Business social media outlets

Silver Sponsor – $2,000

  • A reserved table at the Business Week Awards Dinner for four guests and six students
  • Recognition of your contribution by the dean during her address at the Awards Dinner
  • Acknowledgement of your company’s support and listing of company name and logo on the Business Week webpage, and a link to the page within the school’s email newsletter, with recognition as a Silver sponsor (sent to more than 4,000 alumni)
  • A listing of your company name and logo on all business school television monitors, event publications, signage, promotional materials and event programs
  • Option to participate in the Business Week Meet-the-Firms recruiting fair*
  • A mention on Greehey School of Business social media outlets

Table Sponsor – $1,500

  • A reserved table at the Business Week Awards Dinner for four guests and six students
  • Recognition of your contribution by the dean during her address at the Awards Dinner
  • Acknowledgement of your company’s support and listing of company name and logo on the Business Week webpage, and a link to the page within the school’s email newsletter, with recognition as a Table sponsor (sent to more than 4,000 alumni)
  • A listing of your company name and logo on all business school television monitors, event publications, signage, promotional materials and event programs
  • A mention on Greehey School of Business social media outlets

*Space is limited for the Meet-the-Firms recruiting program. Participation will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Business Week Sponsorship Opportunities

Acelity

ATKG, LLP

Bexar Appraisal District

Chase

CPS Energy

Cuellar & Associates, L.L.C.

Enterprise Holdings

Ernst & Young

Fastenal

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Frost Bank

GM Financial

Kahlig Auto Group

Medtronic Diabetes

NuStar Energy L.P.

RSM US LLP

San Antonio Police Department

Sol Schwartz & Associates, P.C.

Texas Capital Bank

U.S. Air Force Audit Agency

U.S. Army Audit Agency

USAA

Valero Energy Corporation

West Corporation

Business Week Meet-the-Firms Participants

2019 Business Week Award Recipients

Student Awards

Outstanding Student in Accounting
Diana Isabel Gutierrez Villasenor

Outstanding Student in Accounting and Data Analytics
Shelina Markose

Outstanding Student in Finance and Risk Management (Finance Focus)
Ethan Matthew Carlson

Outstanding Student in Finance and Risk Management (Risk Management Focus)
Rudy J. A. Martinez

Outstanding Student in International Business
Salah Bassam Ismail

Outstanding Student in Management
Enrrique Santa Cruz

Outstanding Student in Marketing
Jocelyn Bibian Alvarez

Outstanding Student in MBA for Professionals
Patrick Talley Marsh

Outstanding Student in Greehey MBA for Values-Driven Leaders
Meghan E. Geraci

Outstanding Future Leader
Fernanda I. Sandoval Mendoza

Faculty Awards

Outstanding Teaching Award
Gail Kaciuba Ph.D.
Emil C. E. Jurica Distinguished Professor of Accounting

1923 Commemorative Award for Outstanding Research
Klavida Evans, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management

1923 Commemorative Award for Outstanding Research
Sergio Palacios, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Management (Entrepreneurship and Innovation)

Outstanding Volunteerism and Community Service Award
K. Matthew Gilley, Ph.D.
Greehey Chair in Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility, and Professor of Management

Outstanding Volunteerism and Community Service Award
David W. Sommer, Ph.D.
Charles E. Cheever Chair of Risk Management, and Professor of Finance

Lynda Ellis Awards

The Lynda Ellis Achievement Award and Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduate Women
Laura Dicun

The Lynda Ellis Women in Business Excellence Award
Julissa Carielo (B.B.A. ’95)
Owner, Tejas Premier Building Contractor, Inc.

Business Week Award Recipients

Photos of Business Week 2019

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2019 Business Week: Day Two
2019 Business Week: Day One

2019 Business Week: Meet-the-Firms Career Fair

2019 Business Week Sponsors

Title Sponsors
Chevron Corp.
La Quinta Inn and Suites

Leadership Sponsors
CPS Energy
Valero Energy

Platinum Sponsors
AAA Auger Plumbing
AT&T
HOLT CAT

Gold Sponsors
Frost Investment Advisors, LLC
Tejas Premier Building Contractor, Inc.
USAA

Silver Sponsors
Catamount Constructors, Inc.
iHeart Media
RSM US LLP

Table Sponsors
Bjorn’s Audio Video
CliftonLarsonAllen
Dryden Labs
G.P. and Winkey Singh
NuStar Energy, L.P.
Safe Showers, LLC
Union Pacific Railroad

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