A New Stage: Theresa Von Klug (MS ’02) and the human side of arts administration

Managing a performing arts company, at the best of times, is a juggling act: running productions smoothly, keeping budgets on target, and making sure artists and crews are happy. But when the pandemic struck in 2020, says Theresa Von Klug (MS ’02), “It came down to survival and keeping our people safe.” As then–general manager … Continue reading A New Stage: Theresa Von Klug (MS ’02) and the human side of arts administration

A Sweet Gig: Hostess Brands’ Amit Sharma (MBA ’06)

Amit Sharma (MBA ’06) originally planned to work in information technology, but his professional path led him to a more appetizing industry, so to speak. He currently serves as vice president of Investor Relations at Hostess Brands, parent company of beloved snack brands like Twinkies and Ding Dongs, where he is responsible for increasing the … Continue reading A Sweet Gig: Hostess Brands’ Amit Sharma (MBA ’06)

Tech Powerhouse: Jacky Wright (’85) Named ‘Most Influential Black Person in Britain’

Here are some surprising facts about Jacky Wright (’85), chief digital officer of Microsoft and the top name on the 2022 Powerlist of most influential Black people in Britain, as published annually by U.K.-based Powerful Media. Number one: She’s based in the United States, not the U.K. Number two: Her career in technology began with … Continue reading Tech Powerhouse: Jacky Wright (’85) Named ‘Most Influential Black Person in Britain’

From Shining Shoes to Respected Leader: Jack Sobel (’59) Pays It Forward

The proud Baruch alumnus talks about his humble beginnings, providing scholarship support, and dedicating a lecture hall to help future students Jack and Barbara Sobel Jack Sobel (’59) was always something of a workaholic – and while he enjoyed a lengthy career in the pension and defined benefits industry, he still fondly remembers his very … Continue reading From Shining Shoes to Respected Leader: Jack Sobel (’59) Pays It Forward

The Power of Persuasion: With Real Estate Star John Gomes (MBA ’02)

It takes more than a little charisma to rise to the top of the high-powered, fiercely competitive world of New York real estate. “It also takes passion,” says John Gomes (MBA ’02), whose love for design and architecture, entrepreneurial spirit, and talent for trendspotting have landed him in the catbird seat of the luxury real … Continue reading The Power of Persuasion: With Real Estate Star John Gomes (MBA ’02)

Called to Serve: Baruch Alumni Tapped for City Hall Roles

In yet another example of Baruch College graduates helping shape New York City’s government, economy, and culture, six alumni were recently appointed to high-ranking positions in the administration of NYC Mayor Eric Adams, who assumed office on January 1. Two of the appointments are groundbreaking. Named commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Manuel … Continue reading Called to Serve: Baruch Alumni Tapped for City Hall Roles

Two Decades of Empowering Women

by Sara Karnish The Financial Women's Association Celebrates 20 Years at Baruch It started small, with nine students and nine mentors. Two decades later, the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) mentoring program at Baruch College has expanded in size and scope, with nearly 50 mentor and mentee pairs. As the program celebrates its 20th anniversary on … Continue reading Two Decades of Empowering Women

A Prescription for Innovation

by Sally Fay Baruch Alumni Leaders Survey the Current Healthcare Landscape and Ponder Post-Pandemic Paradigms Modern medicine is changing the course of human existence, increasing average lifespans, eradicating diseases, and offering relief and hope for those who suffer from chronic and debilitating health conditions. Yet the medical advancements from which millions benefit occur within a … Continue reading A Prescription for Innovation

Weissman Professors Pursue Answers to Cosmic Questions

The Big Bang is a big deal in the world of theoretical physics, but it’s what came immediately after that intrigues Jamal Jalilian-Marian, PhD, and Adrian Dumitru, PhD. The two professors in the Department of Natural Sciences at Baruch’s Weissman School of Arts and Sciences were recently awarded a $400,000 grant from the United States … Continue reading Weissman Professors Pursue Answers to Cosmic Questions