Alumni to be honored at Centennial Gala

  • February 3, 2017
  • By WashU Olin Business School
  • 2 minute read

On Friday, April 21 Olin Business School will recognize the 2017 Distinguished Alumni Award Honorees followed by a very special gala to commemorate our Centennial. The evening begins in a spectacular tent on Mudd Field, and the Gala will include various entertainment, festive food stations and cocktails, a fun photo booth, and an interactive digital exhibit showcasing Olin’s rich history.

We will not be hosting a traditional sit-down dinner, but there will be ample gourmet food to enjoy and a variety of seating on every level of the building. The evening will conclude with a celebratory fireworks display as we embark on Olin’s second century of excellence. The exciting and commemorative event promises to be a night to remember.

Distinguished Alumni Awards & Centennial Gala

  • Bill Broderick, MBA 1976
    Partner (Retired), Edward Jones
  • Lee Fixel, BSBA 2002
    Partner, Tiger Global Management
  • Nina Leigh Krueger, MBA 1994
    President, Nestle Purina U.S.
  • Dave Moellenhoff, EN 1992, EN 1992, MBA 1994
    Co-Founder & Former Chief Technology Officer,, Inc.
  • Rick L. Ryan, PhD, MBA 1994
    CEO, Apertus Pharmaceuticals, LLC; General Partner, Cultivation Capital Life Sciences

Dean’s Medalists

Mahendra R. Gupta, PhD and Sunita Garg
Former Dean and Geraldine J. and Robert L. Virgil Professor of Accounting and Management

Emerging Leaders Celebration

  • Arvan S. Chan, MBA 2009, MHA 2009
    Vice President, International Markets, Centene Corporation
  • Chuck K. Cohn, BSBA 2008
    Founder and CEO, Varsity Tutors
  • James A. Mourey, BSBA 2005
    Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing, DePaul University
  • JD Ross, BSBA 2012
    Co-founder, Opendoor
  • Meghan O’Meara Winegrad, MBA 2006
    Senior Director, Product Management, Express Scripts

For more information or to register for these events, visit the
Olin Celebration Weekend website

Questions? Contact Anne Peterson at or 314-935-5872

Mark your calendar:  All events are complimentary! Consider making a gift in honor of Olin’s 100 years of excellence!

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