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Oct 15

Bertram helping build a bridge for the next generation

Jim Bertram joined Gies as an instructor of finance this fall after spending 32 years in investment banking, working for major firms like Salomon Brothers, Deutsche Bank, Banc of America Securities, and William Blair. He will be teaching Investment Banking (FIN 463) this fall and succeeding Rob Metzger as the director of the Investment Banking Academy in January.

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Oct 14

Torelli: From civil engineer to Gies department head

Carlos Torelli will apply his engineering mindset and marketing expertise to his new role as head of the Department of Business Administration at Gies. “We have a responsibility to give back in academia at a certain point in our careers. I returned to Gies because I knew they would value my skills and my background and give me the opportunity to make an impact."

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Oct 11

Alumnus Vitek coming back to help move Gies ahead

A 1989 Gies alumnus with a bachelor’s in finance, Mike Vitek joined the College this fall as an instructor of finance. He’s spent his career at Arthur Andersen & Company, State Farm, Allstate, and a diversified financial services firm called Mesirow Financial.

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Oct 11

Next chapters — The art of taking a risk

Julia Hart is the new director of the Women in Finance Academy. Julia worked for the City of Champaign for 18 years and also has more than a decade of experience in information technology at the University of Illinois.

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Oct 04

Managerial attention and the quest for new ideas

Dylan Boynton joined Gies this fall as a postdoc research associate in the Department of Business Administration. His research interests include managerial attention, organizational growth, technological change, and knowledge.