Panel & Discussion
Discussion facilitator: Ron Lieber '93,
"Your Money" columnist for The New York Times
MP Lounge at Boston Consulting Group
430 Park Avenue
New York, NY
Many Amherst alums begin their careers in traditional professions such as investment banking, consulting, law, and medicine, but ultimately discover unique paths that they might have never imagined. We have assembled a panel of successful alums across several industries who have discovered such creative niches. Ron Lieber '93, "Your Money" columnist for The New York Times, will facilitate a discussion that will give everyone an opportunity to learn from these alums' stories and spark career navigation dialogue. The event will kick off at 6:15 p.m. with a networking reception, including light food and wine. The bios of the moderator and panelists are listed below.
$5 Per Person
Space is Limited.
Questions? Please contact Ryan Cole '98 at email@example.com
Ron Lieber '93 is the "Your Money" columnist for The New York Times, where he writes about anything and everything that hits people in the wallet. He's on leave from the paper right now to write The Opposite of Spoiled, a book that encourages parents to put money at the center of more family conversations and use it to teach a variety of values and character traits. The book will be out in early 2015. His first paid writing job was as a student correspondent for the Amherst magazine, where he now serves on the advisory board.
Simon C. Krinsky '96, CFA is a Managing Director at Hall Capital Partners LLC and Director of Portfolio Management. He manages the firm's Portfolio Management practice and serves on the firm's Executive Committee and Investment Review Committee. Mr. Krinsky joined the firm in San Francisco in 2002, later transferring to the New York office. He was promoted to Managing Director in 2006, and most recently was named Director of Portfolio Management in 2013. Prior to joining the firm, he spent six years with Goldman Sachs where he began his career on the Convertibles Sales and Trading desk in New York covering dedicated convertible arbitrage hedge funds. In 2000, Mr. Krinsky moved to San Francisco to join Goldman's Private Client Services group, working with wealthy Bay Area families. Mr. Krinsky serves on the Board of Directors of Summer Search New York City, and is Chairman of the Investment Committee of the parent organization, Summer Search. Mr. Krinsky also serves on the Investment Committees for the New-York Historical Society, the Westchester Land Trust, and Montefiore Medical Center, as well as the Montefiore Advisory Council. He is a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts and the CFA Institute, and is a holder of the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Mr. Krinsky graduated from Amherst College with a B.A. in Economics.
Christine Bader '93 is author of the forthcoming Girl Meets Oil: The Evolution of a Corporate Idealist (Bibliomotion, March 2014). Bader is a Visiting Scholar at Columbia University and a Human Rights Advisor to BSR (Business for Social Responsibility). After earning her MBA from Yale, Christine worked for BP in Indonesia, China, and the U.K., managing the social impacts of some of the company's largest projects in the developing world. In 2006 she created a pro bono project advising the U.N. Special Representative for business and human rights, a role she took up full-time from 2008 until 2011. Christine has also served as a corps member with City Year, special assistant to the NYC Mayor's Chief of Staff & Deputy Mayor, and Teaching Fellow in Community Service at Phillips Academy Andover. Christine has published numerous op-eds and articles and given talks around the world, including a TEDx talk entitled "Manifesto for the Corporate Idealist." Christine played squash and rugby at Amherst, but now finds her athletic glory jogging along Manhattan's Hudson River.
Angel Louis Ortiz, Jr. '92 is Vice-President of Labor Relations for NBCUniversal Media, LLC. He was named to this post in July of 2007. Prior to this role, he served as a Human Resources Director and Chief Labor Counsel for four years at the Telemundo Communications Group, the company's Spanish language media division. He is one of NBCUniversal's chief labor spokespersons and lead negotiators, providing dedicated guidance and strategic support across various NBCUniversal divisions, including: NBC Sports & Olympics; 26 Owned TV Stations; NBC News; cable division networks such as Bravo, CNBC, E!, and MSNBC; as well as entertainment shows such as the Tonight Show and SNL. Prior to working for NBCUniversal, Angel worked as a labor and employment associate at the New York office of Jackson Lewis Schnitzler & Krupman, a national labor and employment law firm. He began his career in public sector labor relations as a Staff Attorney for the Office of Labor Relations and Collective Bargaining at the New York City Board of Education. Angel received a B.A. from Amherst College in Massachusetts (1992), and a J.D. from Brooklyn Law School (1997).
John Morgan '83 is the Information Strategy & Planning Lead, North America at Pfizer Inc. He first worked at Pfizer as a summer intern while at Columbia Business School in 1988. Over nearly 25 years at Pfizer he has worked in IT - supporting Manufacturing, Finance, Sales & Marketing and Regulatory/Safety - Management Science and now Information Strategy. Prior to business school, John worked for three years as an actuary for Insurance Services Office, establishing baseline insurance rates for general liability lines of insurance. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Emily, and their two sons.
Michael Ryan '81 is the President of the Connecticut Broadcasters Association. Most recently Michael was Vice President, Programing & Acquisitions for ESPN and ESPN Radio. At ESPN Michael was responsible for the acquisition and implementation of multimedia rights to major sports properties, such as Major League Baseball, Little League Baseball, and Grand Slam tennis. He also served on ESPN committees for internships, hiring, and charitable outreach, and he was an active participant in ESPN's mentoring and development programs. Prior to ESPN, Michael was a Vice President with Prime Network, a sports content provider that was a joint venture between Cablevision and Liberty Media. And before Prime Network, Michael was with the New York Mets, where he oversaw the Mets' television, radio, cable, and video interests, and received a World Series ring for the Mets' championship in 1986.