North Central College - Naperville, IL

Students majoring in business present at international conference

Six North Central College students author presentations about international relations and globalization at annual international conference.

North Central College students gave presentations at the 49th annual MBAA International Conference held Feb. 27-March 1 in Chicago.

Drawing some 800 participants from the United States and around the world, the conference and its presenters focused on different business disciplines, including marketing, finance, international business, legal studies, ethics, entrepreneurship and health management.

Mike Smith '96

Mike Smith is president and executive committee chairman of the Friends of McHenry County College Foundation board of directors. He is entering his fourth year of volunteer service for the organization, having served as the treasurer and finance committee chairman of the organization prior to his current role as president. Smith also volunteers for the McHenry County State Attorney’s Office. When the program originated in 2010, Smith served on the panel of the First Offender Program in McHenry County.

Brian Davis '87

Brian Davis was promoted to managing director and North American executive for Custody and Agency Services at Bank of America. He may be reached at brian.davis@bankofamerica.com.

John Nosek '85

John Nosek was named president of Kao USA Inc. in January 2012. He oversees the Kao Corporation’s prestige, consumer products and professional salon businesses in the United States. Kao USA Inc. has worked with Jergens, Curel, Biore and John Frieda brands, as well as Goldwell, KMS California professional hair care and Molton Brown prestige products. Nosek joined Kao USA Inc. in 2006 after holding a variety of executive positions in the consumer products industry with L’Oreal USA and Bristol-Myers Squibb. He and his wife Leah reside in a suburb of Cincinnati with their three children.

Jeff Edwards '82

Jeff Edwards was named senior vice president (SVP) and managing director of Revionics’ Asia Pacific efforts. Edwards has successfully served as SVP of sales and account management for the company’s North American region. In his new role, he is responsible for strategic sales and business development across the entire Asia Pacific region. Edwards has worked and consulted for IBM, NEC, Hitachi, Computer Associates and AT&T. He holds a master’s degree in international marketing from J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.

Randy Arb '86

Randy Arb is a lead systems developer in Madison, WI, for Weather Central, which provides weather data and graphic systems to more than 400 television stations across the United States. He has worked at Weather Central since 1991 and was part of the ownership of the company until it was purchased by The Weather Channel last year. His daughter Michelle ’13 is majoring in English at North Central and wants to become a middle school language arts teacher.

Ashley Bartel '10

Ashley Bartel is assistant director of marketing in North Central’s Office of Marketing and Communications. She was previously marketing coordinator for Chicago Bread, a franchisee of Panera Bread. She resides in Naperville.

Jillian Ruggiero '09

Jillian Ruggiero was admitted to the Illinois State Bar Association. She is an assistant state’s attorney at the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office in Wheaton, IL.

Marcos Mateo Ochoa '02

Marcos Mateo Ochoa has guest starred in several television shows, including Spike TV’s “The Joe Schmo Show,” Comedy Central’s “Kroll Show” and “Nathan For You.” In late 2012, he and his partner Frank Cermak Jr. costarred opposite each other in a feature film with Academy Award nominee Karen Black (“Easy Rider”), Steve Railsback (“Helter Skelter”) and Daveigh Chase (“The Ring”). In 2010 he was invited to become a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Ochoa resides in Hollywood, CA. For more information visit marcosmateoochoa.com.

North Central College to host March 11 information session on MBA, MIBA programs

Dr. Moussetis, Coordinator of the MIBA program
North Central College on March 11 will host an information session about its MBA and MIBA graduate programs.

North Central College on March 11 will host an information session about its master of business administration (MBA) and master of international business administration (MIBA) graduate programs.

Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. Monday, March 11, in the third-floor conference area of the Residence Hall/Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St. Participants will have the opportunity to meet faculty, discuss the curriculum, speak with current students about study abroad opportunities, and learn about the admission process and financial aid.

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