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Get Out. Have Fun. Do Good.

Monday, October 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Get Out: Two Final Panama Speakers Confirmed
We are thrilled to announce the confirmation of our two final speakers for our Fall Business Summit in Panama City:TIAA at the Crossroads of Commerce. Joining M&A expert Dana Green, manager of the Panama Canal expansion project Ilya Espino de Marotta, General Manager of Panama's Free Trade Zone Surse Pierpoint, and rain forest expert Meg Lowman will be:
  • Capt. Jim DiMatteo, U.S. Navy (Ret); pictured. After graduating from the University of California Berkeley in 1986, Jim followed in his father's and brother's footsteps and joined the U.S. Navy where he began an unprecedented Naval Aviation career. He retired as a Captain and has amassed over 5,000 hours in 5 different fighter aircraft in over twenty-five years of service. After extensive combat flight time in Desert Storm, Jim was recruited into the prestigious TOPGUN Adversary squadron. It was there that he accumulated more TOPGUN Adversary flight time than anyone in the history of the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps...Read More
  • Joining Meg Lowman in a panel discussion about the parallels between rainforest ecology and business ecosystems will be ASU economics professorDr. Michael Hanemann. Michael Hanemann is a Chancellor's professor and Professor of environmental and resource economics in the Department of Agricultural and Resources Economics, where he has been on the faculty since 1968...Read More
Click below to read up on our other speakers and claim your seat. And if you still need any more reason to join us there on September 22 & 23,we've put five together for you.
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Have Fun: Alumni Spotlight: Jaro Horvath '06
Jaro Horvath had his path all mapped out. He played ball, and if he wasn't called up by the NBA, it would be a finance degree, a career in banking, and a swanky downtown pad...and then along came Thunderbird.

Inspired by his experience at the school and a quote from the late Steve Jobs, Jaro realized that the Wall Street dream job would give him all but that one essentialthingthat really matters: satisfaction. Now he's an innovator, and entrepreneur, the founder ofAdventure for Charity, and a whole lot of fun to grab a glass of wine with. What's more, he has a provocation for all Thunderbirds:

"I challenge my fellow T-birds to GET OUTSIDE, HAVE FUN, AND DO GOOD. I would love to see which country or region does the coolest adventure challenge and raises the most money to support our alma mater and us, the alumni. Do it on your own, as only T-birds do..."

Click below to read more about Jaro's life, business, and very T-bird path.
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Do Good: T-birds Helping T-birds in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey
A large number of T-bird alumni are based in Texas and the Gulf states, directly in the path cut by Tropical Storm Harvey. TIAA has been in close communication with the leaders of the Houston alumni chapter and others throughout the week, and is helping to promote their efforts to build up a T-bird support network in the region.

If affected, or so moved to help out, we recommend the following resources:

  • Houston chapter leaders Kristin Weikel '99 and Kenley Clark '06 have turned thegroup's Facebook Pageinto a central hub for those both seeking and offering "on the ground" assistance. If you've been affected and need a helping hand, or can give one, join this group to link up with fellow T-birds.
  • A formal platform for a T-bird emergency fund is being organized and established by the Houston network. Until then, if you are in a position to contribute financially, we recommend those charities compiled byCharity Navigatoror a donation to theRed Cross.
  • If in Phoenix, T-bird student and Campus Ambassador Juan Carlos Quiroga, currently stranded at his family's home in Houston, has organized a clothing and home goods drive along with his fellow students. As they are not able to accept monetary donations, clothing, blankets, and other emergency supplies are being collected on campus. If you have items to donate, they can be dropped off at the Thunderbird Pub until September 7th. On the 8th, all donations will be shipped to the Mayor's office in Houston. For more information, Juan Carlos can be contacted
These are grassroots movements established by those directly affected. We will keep you posted on efforts to establish a T-bird emergency fund. Our best wishes are with those affected, and we hope for a speedy and orderly recovery for all.

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