Alumni Updates From the CBA

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Patrick Heyne (MBA, '15)

With a foot already in the door as a mortgage loan officer at Bank of America, Patrick Heyne had his sights set higher when he enrolled in the College of Business Administration’s MBA program. Professional by day, student the rest of the time, Heyne completed his master’s this past June and was immediately rewarded with a promotion from his longtime employer.

Heyne’s new title of, “Assistant Vice President – MBA Associate – with Bank of America’s Leadership Development Program,” sounds as prestigious as it is. For the next two years, Heyne will join other recent MBA grads from iconic business programs like Duke, Boston College and Cornell as members of the leadership development program rotate every eight months to work with different senior leaders with Bank of America in three different departments. He is currently the digital sales initiative team lead for the digital banking channel responsible for all processes and enhancements to Bank of America’s online and mobile applications for deposit products.

Erica Craig (MHR, ’13)

Since its first Panda Inn restaurant was opened in 1973, the Panda Restaurant Group has now expanded its operation with three concepts -- Panda Inn, Panda Express and Hibachi-San -- operating at more than 1,500 locations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Alumna Erica Craig was recently promoted from financial analyst to treasury supervisor of the privately-held corporation headquartered in Rosemead, Calif.

Joshua Potter (IBM, '15)

Last year, W.W. Grainger, Inc. sold more than $10 billion worth of maintenance, repair and operating products in North America. Following his June 2015 graduation, Joshua Potter is looking to do his part to build on those figures after joining the company as a territory sales representative.

Evan Tsai (CIS, '98)

Designer denim has become standard issue in many American closets and Lucky Brand has been one of that industry’s key players since 1990. College of Business graduate Evan Tsai is now responsible for keeping its systems safe and operating smoothly after joining the company’s IT controls and security division.

Rob Nuño (IBM, '15)

It’s believed Guidance Software’s EnCase was used to analyze computers and thumb drives seized in the May 2011 raid of Osama bin Laden’s compound. The list of high-profile trials where its digital forensics and e-discovery software was used includes Scott Peterson, Dennis Lynn Radar and Casey Anthony. Rob Nuño will now be showcasing its innovative products after joining the Guidance Software sales team.

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