Alumni Awards

Many graduates of the department of Operations, Business Analytics & Information Systems at the Carl H. Lindner College of Business have gone on to successful careers in industry, academia and government as innovators, scholars and leaders. We recognize and celebrate some of these alumni as having made extraordinary impacts on their fields, organizations or industries.

2023 — Myron E. Ullmann III

Ullman earned his BS in Industrial Management from UC and then went on to an amazing career. After working at IBM, he came back to UC as VP of Business Affairs. He then expanded his horizons with significant international trade experiences. Ullman went on to serve as the CEO of Macy’s, where he led the organization through its merger with Federated Department Stores. He also served as the CEO of DFS Group, LVMH, JCPenney (twice) and Starbucks before retiring.

2022 — Jude Schramm 

Schramm earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Information Systems from UC. After a brief stint in consulting, he enjoyed a successful career at GE Aviation, working up from a role as program manager to the position of CIO. His current position is Chief Information Officer at Fifth Third Bank.

2019 — Michael Czinege

Czinege graduated from UC twice — once with a Bachelor in Operations Research and Marketing, and then with an MBA shortly thereafter. After consulting at firms like Cap Gemini and Ernst & Young, he was Chief Information Officer of Applebee’s International. Czinege has served as the CIO for AMC Entertainment starting in 2008. 

2018 — Suprateek Sarker

Sarker graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a PhD in Information Systems. After joining the faculty of Washington State University and then serving as the Microsoft Chair of Information Systems at the Copenhagen Business School, he is currently the Rolls-Royce Commonwealth Commerce Professor (of Information Technology) at the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

2017 — Eric Jack

Jack earned his PhD in Operations Management from the Carl H. Lindner College of Business. Prior to that, he served for 21 years as a US Air Force officer. Since then, he has enjoyed significant success in academia, most recently serving as Professor and Dean of the Collat School of Business at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

2016 — Les Artman & Tim Keyes

Artman received a BBA from UC. He retired from Accenture as a Partner in the Cleveland office where he specialized in supply chain management, e-commerce and information technology projects. He spent over 20 years in the management-consulting profession working with a variety of companies including consumer goods and automotive manufacturers, publishing companies and retailers.

Keyes graduated from UC first with an MS in Industrial Engineering, then with his PhD in Applied Statistics and Business Analytics. His career has included an engineering position at Measurex and several positions at GE Aviation, from statistician to analytics executive. Keyes is currently running his own data science and analytics consultancy.