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 Professor for a Day


UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics Hosts Professor for a Day

LSBE Dean Kjell Knudsen presents a certificate to Ray Beier

UMD Alumnus and PricewaterhouseCoopers Executive
Ray Beier was Keynote Speaker

The UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) held its annual "Professor for a Day" events on October 20 on the UMD campus.

A panel discussion on the topic of "How Business Has Changed in the Wake of Corporate Scandals" was held with panelists:
• Brad Christiansen, Branch Manager, Piper Jaffrey
• Colin Anderson, Financial Analyst, Northern Asset Management
• Fred Shusterich, President, Midwest Energy
• Alicia Johnson, Vice President, U.S. Bank
All are UMD graduates.

(L-R) top: Brad Christiansen, Colin Anderson. Bottom: Fred Shusterich, Alicia Johnson

The keynote speaker, Ray Beier, a 1978 accounting graduate from UMD's LSBE, spoke on the topic of "Perspectives on Investor Confidence in the Wake of Enron". Beier is based in New Jersey and is a senior partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers and leads PwC's national technical services group. He works with a dedicated team of partners and staff to identify emerging business, regulatory and reporting issues, and to assess their impact on the firms' clients and audit professionals, as well as other stakeholders in the capital markets.

Posted Nov 3, 2004.


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