Published 03/31/16

Panels in financial services, branding, and the business of healthcare offered

Bryant University will host its annual Alumni Engagement Day on Friday, April 15, featuring four panel discussions that are open to the public.  Friday morning features two panels associated with the 11th annual Financial Services Forum while the afternoon brings experts on personal and professional branding and the business of healthcare to the Smithfield campus.

Beginning at 9 a.m. a panel of young alumni moderated by Margaret Dickinson, Class of 2010, will talk about growing a career in finance and financial services.  Dickinson is in Prime Brokerage Sales for Fidelity Capital Markets, and panelists represent Fidelity, Oppenheimer, Alliance Bernstein, and Nomura Securities. 

Panel discussions on financial services pathways, market trends, branding, and the business end of healthcare are open to the public.

At 10, Tom Tzitzouris ’99, Director of Strategas Research Partners, will lead a panel discussion on market trends, with leaders from Four Springs Capital LLC, City National Rochdale, and the Wellington Management Company debating the current trends they see in the financial markets. 

The keynote speaker Wesley Gray, a portfolio manager and veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps, best known as author of the book Embedded:  A Marine Corps Advisor Inside the Iraqi Army, will cap the morning Financial Services Forum at 11 a.m.

Afternoon sessions include “Living your Professional Brand” with panelists from Bank Rhode Island and The Hartford among others and “The Business of Healthcare,” featuring local alumni speakers including Sandra Coletta ’88 MBA, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Care New England, and Mary MacIntosh ’97 MBA, Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Hope Health, formerly Home Care and Hospice of New England. The panel also includes Paul Santoro ’88, D.O., Medical Director, Ocean State Urgent Care.

Schedule:

WALTER AND HEIDI STEPAN GRAND HALL in the BELLO CENTER FOR INFORMATION and TECHNOLOGY

  • 9 a.m. - PANEL: Financial Services Pathways - Moderated by Margaret Dickinson '10, Fidelity Capital Markets
  • 10 a.m. - PANEL: Market Trends - Moderated by Tom Tzitzouris '99, Strategas Research Partners
  • 11 a.m. - KEYNOTE: Wesley R. Gray, author, portfolio manager, retired Marine

FISHER STUDENT CENTER INFORMATION DESK

  • 2-4 p.m. - CAMPUS TOURS: Highlights of Bryant Builds, part of Bryant's capital campaign

WALTER AND HEIDI STEPAN GRAND HALL in the BELLO CENTER FOR INFORMATION and TECHNOLOGY

  • 2 p.m. - PANEL: Living Your Professional Brand - Moderated by Stan Baran, Ph.D., Bryant Professor of Communication

FISHER STUDENT CENTER - PAPITTO DINING ROOM

  • 3 p.m. - PANEL: The Business of Healthcare - Moderated by Joe Trunzo, Ph.D., Bryant Professor of Applied Psychology