The Nutrition Elite: Marketing prof honored for study on nutrition ad claims

Dr. Craig Andrews wins prestigious Kinnear Award for second time in as many years

Dr. Craig Andrews, professor and Charles H. Kellstadt Chair in Marketing, has been recognized by the American Marketing Association with the 2013 Thomas C. Kinnear/Journal of Public Policy & Marketing Award for his article, “The Nutrition Elite: Do Only the Highest Levels of Caloric Knowledge, Obesity Knowledge, and Motivation Matter in Processing Nutrition Ad Claims and Disclosures?” The study appeared in the spring 2009 issue of Journal of Public Policy & Marketing.

The award honors articles published in Journal of Public Policy & Marketing that have made a significant contribution to the understanding of marketing and public policy issues within the past three years. Andrews also won the award last year for his 2010 JPPM article with colleagues titled, “Understanding How Graphic Pictorial Warnings Work on Cigarette Packaging.”



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Econ graduate student awarded Public Policy Forum fellowship

Phillip M. Laper, a master’s of applied economics candidate in the Graduate School of Management, has been awarded the Norman N. Gill Civic Engagement Fellowship from Milwaukee’s Public Policy Forum. The fellowship is granted annually on a competitive basis to a graduate student or recent graduate of any Wisconsin public or private graduate degree program in law, economics, political science, public policy, public administration, urban planning, or a related field.

Student start-up works with alum to build retail strategy

Buena Vida Coffee, a student-run venture founded in 2010, recently launched a retail strategy under the mentorship of Marquette Business alumnus Jim Sartori (1977), CEO of Sartori Cheese. With his guidance, Buena Vida met with buyers at Milwaukee-based Sendik’s Food Markets and launched its product line stores in December 2012. The team recently expanded, and now Buena Vida and Sartori Cheese on Saturday, July 13, will be side-by-side, giving out samples from their respective product lines at the Mequon Sendik’s location from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.








Abdur Chowdhury, chair and professor of economics, wrote an opinion piece that said despite some positive economic indicators, many challenges still remain and the pace of domestic economic expansion remains too slow.

Op-ed appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 4, 2013

Cheryl Maranto, chair and associate professor of management, commented on the six-year labor contract approved by Caterpillar Inc.’s South Milwaukee union workers. “I think the fact that the company was willing to at least provide a few concessions was an important signal that it wasn’t just, ‘We have the power, we’re going to slam it down your throats,’” she said.

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Business Journal, June 12, 2013

David Clark, professor of economics, commented on the strength of Wisconsin’s rising housing market, saying, “You're finding suppliers basically saying this is a good time to jump back into this market if they had a home that didn't sell and they pulled it off the market for a while.”

Story appeared in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, June 18, 2013
Associated Press story appeared statewide, June 18, 2013



ManpowerGroup CEO Joerres on WSJ’s ‘Boss Talk’

Jeffrey A. Joerres, chairman and chief executive officer of ManpowerGroup and a 1983 Marquette Business graduate, was featured on the Wall Street Journal’s online video series “Boss Talk” Tuesday, June 18. Reflecting on his 15 years at the helm of the global leader in employment services, Joerres discussed growing as a leader, rewarding performance, hiring and learning from mistakes.

Video is available online.













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.