A Message from The College of Business Diversity & Inclusion Committee

The College of Business D&I Committee joins our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, staff, faculty, and alumni as well as people everywhere, in mourning the victims of Tuesday’s senseless shootings in Atlanta. Regardless of the rhe…

The College of Business D&I Committee joins our Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, staff, faculty, and alumni as well as people everywhere, in mourning the victims of Tuesday’s senseless shootings in Atlanta. Regardless of the rhetoric of motive surrounding this active case, these murders are just the latest in a disturbing trend of...

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March Virtual Lunch: The WeatherCheck Journey

When our regularly scheduled speaker, SparkToro’s Rand Fishkin, had a last-minute scheduling conflict, Demetrius Gray, Co-founder & CEO of WeatherCheck, stepped up to share his incredible entrepreneurial journey. He talked about his own approach to acquiring funding, as well as obstacles his company faced and exciting successes along the way. A third-generation entrepreneur and Kentucky native, Gray […]

When our regularly scheduled speaker, SparkToro’s Rand Fishkin, had a last-minute scheduling conflict, Demetrius Gray, Co-founder & CEO of WeatherCheck, stepped up to share his incredible entrepreneurial journey. He talked about his own approach to acquiring funding, as well as obstacles his company faced and exciting successes along the way.

A third-generation entrepreneur and Kentucky native, Gray started WeatherCheck after experience in the finance, roofing and disaster restoration industries helped him realize that key processes were ripe for disruption and automation. Today, WeatherCheck monitors over 4 million properties for hail damage for some of the biggest names in insurance around the world. 

WeatherCheck was named 2019 Resiliency Innovation Company of the Year by the Insurance Information Institute and was the first Kentucky company admitted into the prestigious Y Combinator, an accelerator that helped build companies like Airbnb and Dropbox.

Instilling Confidence

Dr. Haleh Karimi’s twenty-year journey in IT has provided her with the experience and empathy to inspire tomorrow’s professionals beyond the technical demands. At the core of the best teachers and mentors is a capacity to take a spark and bring it to f…

Dr. Haleh Karimi’s twenty-year journey in IT has provided her with the experience and empathy to inspire tomorrow’s professionals beyond the technical demands. At the core of the best teachers and mentors is a capacity to take a spark and bring it to flame — providing the oxygen-rich atmosphere that ignites imagination and illuminates a...

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Family Foundations

Camilla Schroeder always knew she was going to be in business. Her family owned and operated a company, there was always talk of business dealings at the dinner table, and in 1990, she received her BS in Business Administration from the College of…

Camilla Schroeder always knew she was going to be in business. Her family owned and operated a company, there was always talk of business dealings at the dinner table, and in 1990, she received her BS in Business Administration from the College of Business. After a lifetime of career prep, both inside and outside the home, Camilla...

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Meet Kendall Ruber

MSBA Graduate 2020Kendall Ruber is a data analyst at Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and The Habit Burger Grill. In her role, Kendall extracts and analyzes data from Yum! Brand’s various subsidiaries, ranging in areas from…

MSBA Graduate 2020Kendall Ruber is a data analyst at Yum! Brands, the parent company of KFC, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, and The Habit Burger Grill. In her role, Kendall extracts and analyzes data from Yum! Brand’s various subsidiaries, ranging in areas from food safety to cybersecurity across the brands’ international markets. She belongs to the...

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Meet Lynn Porter

MSBA Graduate 2010 Lynn Porter is a Senior CRM Marketing Professional for the Communication Operations and Production team at Humana. She is responsible for optimizing consumer approaches to drive maximization & improve health outcomes by facilitat…

MSBA Graduate 2010 Lynn Porter is a Senior CRM Marketing Professional for the Communication Operations and Production team at Humana. She is responsible for optimizing consumer approaches to drive maximization & improve health outcomes by facilitating communication initiatives to Humana members. Lynn organizes marketing communications to members based on detailed quantitative analyses of consumer databases...

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The Art(s) of Business

Alison Addie is a triple threat, offering a mix of the arts with a business sensibility with an eye towards community engagement. Originally a music performance major at The Ohio State University, the flutist felt something was missing —  at the s…

Alison Addie is a triple threat, offering a mix of the arts with a business sensibility with an eye towards community engagement. Originally a music performance major at The Ohio State University, the flutist felt something was missing —  at the school and in her path. “I wasn’t getting the practical side, that entrepreneurial or...

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Kent Oyler joins UofL College of Business as executive in residence

Kent Oyler has joined the University of Louisville College of Business as an executive in residence. In this role, Oyler will advise college leaders and deliver services to help to raise the profile of the College of Business with Louisville-area …

Kent Oyler has joined the University of Louisville College of Business as an executive in residence. In this role, Oyler will advise college leaders and deliver services to help to raise the profile of the College of Business with Louisville-area employers. The work is intended to increase internships, corporate affiliations, fundraising and utilization of the college’s...

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