On air: Marquette Business professors lend their voices to national radio

This month, three Marquette Business professors – Drs. Abdur Chowdhury, David Clark and David Krause – were featured on the nationally syndicated business radio program Marketplace. Chowdhury, professor of economics, commented on the European Central Bank’s stimulus plan; Clark, professor of economics, discussed post-9/11 air travel, calling on some of his earlier research; and Krause, director of the Applied Investment Management program, weighed in on Twitter’s recent debt offering.

The segments aired on dozens of National Public Radio affiliates nationwide, including in the Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Austin, Portland, Seattle, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and New York markets, among others.

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Kimberly-Clark chairman to keynote Business Leaders Forum

Thomas J. Falk, chairman and CEO of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, will deliver the keynote speech at Marquette Business’ annual Business Leaders Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 1. A 31-year Kimberly-Clark veteran, Falk is the architect of the company’s Global Business Plan. He was elected CEO in 2002 and chairman of the board in 2003. Under his leadership, Kimberly-Clark has grown sales to $21 billion as of 2013.

Supply chain professor Barratt honored for best paper runner-up

Dr. Mark Barratt, associate professor of supply chain management, was honored at the Council for Supply Chain Management Professionals’ annual conference for his paper, “Investigating the Effects of Daily Inventory Record Inaccuracy in Multichannel Retailing,” which was published in 2013 in the Journal of Business Logistics. The study took runner-up honors in the best paper award category.


Matteo Arena, associate professor of finance, commented on the effectiveness of Oracle’s new co-CEO arrangement. Arena co-authored a study in Financial Review that found firms with co-CEOs had higher market valuations than similar firms with only one CEO.

Story appeared on WallStreetJournal.com, Sept. 19, 2014

Abdur Chowdhury, professor of economics, discussed Wisconsin’s weak job growth following Gov. Scott Walker’s electoral promise to create 250,000 jobs by the end of 2014. Chowdhury included a number of factors that contributed to the state’s lagging numbers.

Story appeared on Politifact.com, Sept. 18, 2014

Andrew Hanson, associate professor of economics, co-wrote new research that indicates tax benefits for housing, mortgage interest deduction and the property tax deduction are not as distorted as previous research and some prominent critics suggest.

Story appeared on ScienceNewsline.com, Aug. 20-21, 2014

Alumnus, entrepreneur Weinfurter profiled in Crain’s

Daniel Weinfurter, a 1979 Marquette Business alumnus who also earned his MBA from Marquette in 1985, was recently profiled by Crain’s Chicago. The piece focuses on how the serial entrepreneur used his networking prowess to land an investment deal from private equity juggernaut Richard Driehaus. Weinfurter is the founder and CEO of GrowthPlay LLC, which works with companies to help them bolster their sales departments.


Accounting alumnus named CFO of the Year

Jonathan Sohn, a 1995 accounting alumnus and senior vice president and chief financial officer for Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, was named CFO of the Year by the Business Journal of Milwaukee. In its fifth year recognizing southeast Wisconsin’s accomplished CFOs, the Business Journal honored Sohn in the Large Private Companies ($250 million+) category.

EMBA alumna named executive director of nation’s largest youth orchestra

Linda Edelstein, a 2011 executive MBA alumna, has been named executive director of the Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, the largest youth orchestra in the United States. She leaves her role as the chief operating officer for the United Performing Arts Fund.