2019 Alumni Highlights

Setting the PACE

Christina Beer chats with attendees at the 2019 Cincinnati Business Achievement Awards

Christina Beer ’15, Sr. Staff Technical Program Manager, GE Aviation.

Makeda Matthews ’14, Category Manager – Enterprise Strategic Sourcing, Grange Insurance.

Each year at the annual Cincinnati Business Achievement Awards (CBAAs), the college honors alumni who have demonstrated the ideals of professionalism, academics, character and engagement (PACE) in their professional lives. These ideals are central to the college’s curriculum, and students develop competencies in all PACE areas through coursework and professional experiences.

Christina Beer ’15 and Makeda Matthews ’14 were honored at the 34th annual CBAAs in spring 2019 for their sustained involvement with the University of Cincinnati and the broader community through volunteering. Christina serves on the Operations, Business Analytics and Information Systems Advisory Board and is a member of the UC Bicentennial Legacy committee. Beyond her IT role at GE Aviation, she is one of the lead recruiters for UC students and hosts students for company visits.

Makeda has remained actively involved with Lindner’s Business Fellows program. Makeda serves as a member of the Business Fellows Advisory Board, hosts students for company visits at her employer and has traveled to Toronto, Canada, with first-year students as their mentor.

Four Lindner supporters among newly-elected UC Foundation trustees

Lori Beer headshot

Lori Beer, J.P. Morgan Chase & Co., Global Information Officer

Photo of Edwin L. Bowman, III

Edwin L. Bowman, III, One Identiy, Vice President North America Sales

Photo of Kimberlee J. Dobbs

Kimberlee J. Dobbs, Ed '78, UC Bicentennial co-chair and retired educator

Timothy Elsbrock headshot

Timothy Elsbrock, BA '85, Fifth Third Bank, President, Cincinnati Region

This past May 2019, the University of Cincinnati Foundation Board of Trustees elected six new trustees to its 56-member board, four of whom are alumni and supporters of the Lindner College of Business.

Celebrating 30 years of excellence

UC Real Estate Center recognizes two distinguished Lindner alumni

Zac Moore speaking at the 2019 UC Real Estate Center Dinner

Zac Moore, BBA '19, Transaction Real Estate Associate, EY.

Jerry Atkins speaking at the 2019 UC Real Estate Center Dinner

Jerry Atkins, BA '81, Senior Vice President, Bellwether Enterprise Real Estate Capital.

The 30th annual University of Cincinnati Real Estate Center dinner attracted more than 650 representatives from the real estate industry to celebrate the accomplishments of the center, program, faculty, staff and distinguished students and alumni on Wednesday, June 5.

Former Kolodzik Business Scholar, Zac Moore, BBA ’19, received this year's Undergraduate Student of the Year Award, which honors outstanding students who demonstrate academic success, visionary leadership and active involvement in the campus community and campus activities.

Another evening highlight was the presentation of the Distinguished Real Estate Service Award to Jerry Atkins, BA ’81, senior vice president at Bellwether Enterprise. This award recognizes an individual who has best exemplified both an entrepreneurial spirit and concern for the community.