Jill Guindon-Nasir   Annmarie T. Hagan   Christine Hofstätter   Tad Hunt   Tawath Intorn   Robert L. Jacoby  
                         
  Class of 1997
Johnson & Wales University
Bachelor of Science, Hospitality
  Class of 1983
Drexel University
BS, Accounting and Finance,
LeBow College of Business
  Class of 2013
University of Applied Sciences Joanneum
Dipl.-Ing. (MSc.), Engineering
  Class of 1997
Rochester Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
  Class of 2006
Suranaree University of Technology
B. Eng., Chemical Engineering
  Class of 1977
Rochester Institute of Technology
Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering Technology
 
                         
  NOMINATED BY
Chancellor John Bowen
Johnson & Wales University
  NOMINATED BY
President John Fry
Drexel University
  NOMINATED BY
Dr. Georg Wagner,
Head of Degree Programme,
Engineering and Production Mgmt.
University of Applied Sciences Joanneum
  NOMINATED BY
President Bill Destler
Rochester Institute of Technology
  NOMINATED BY
Prof. Dr. Prasart Suebka, the Rector
Suranaree University of Technology
  NOMINATED BY
President Bill Destler
Rochester Institute of Technology
 
                         
  Jill Guindon-Nassir is the Senior Corporate Director, Global Learning Solutions & Organizational Development at The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Center. According to her, “a title has nothing to with leadership.” People want a leader they can trust. Leadership is about taking risks. She successfully navigated that tightrope after researching the transference of service excellence best practices from the hospitality to the healthcare industry. She had to convince key stakeholders - some of whom felt The Ritz-Carlton should stick to hotels - that a hotel could impact hospitals. As she created its healthcare services advisory board, she was on the cusp of the healthcare sector boom.   Ms. Hagan has been a leader in the insurance industry for almost 30 years. She is the senior vice president, corporate controller at Chubb Ltd, a global property and casualty insurance provider, and she is responsible for a 180-person group that provides financial analysis and support for a number of business units and provides reports to the Securities & Exchange Commission and other regulatory agencies. Before joining Chubb, she served as president, general manager and COO of the Disability, Life and Dental businesses with WellPoint, a health insurer, and prior to that, she spent over 20 years with CIGNA, another health insurer, where she held a variety of senior positions including EVP and CFO of the enterprise. She began her career at Peat, Marwick, Mitchell & Co., a top accounting firm now known as KPMG. It was there that she completed co-ops which established the framework for her successful career.   Christine started her career as a quality representative and process engineer in the automotive industry during her co-op at the University of Applied Sciences Joanneum (Austria). A semester abroad in Belgium rounded out her studies in environmental and process engineering. After graduating with highest honors, she joined the Sattler Group, becoming responsible for quality management and organizational development, as well as accompanying change processes for all company subsidiaries. In close collaboration with leadership, she aims to achieve optimal organization structures and expedient business processes for strategic development. In this context, Christine is developing organizational standards within the management system.   Tad Hunt has 20 years of experience orchestrating the creation of software and hardware technology across telecommunications, networking, data storage, operating systems, and cloud platforms. He currently serves as technical lead and manager in the cloud division at Google and advises two startups: Friendly-U and LiftForce, co-founded by RIT students. Previously, Hunt was Co-Founder, CTO, and Board Member at Exablox, a venture backed next generation data storage company. Before Exablox, Hunt was Principal Engineer at Entrisphere (acquired by Ericsson), responsible for core system architecture. Tad had co-op positions at CCI/Nortel and Lawyers Cooperative Publishing – that kickstarted his career and helped with first job at Bell Labs.   Mr. Tawath Intorn undertook his Co-op as an Assistant Process Engineer at PTT Global Chemical Public Company Limited (PTTGC). Upon his graduation, he worked as a Process Engineer at the company. He worked on the Refinery and Aromatics Production Process focused on plant operations and troubleshooting, process optimization and performance improvement, feasibility analysis, as well as project management. With his excellent work performance, he was promoted to the position of Senior Planning and Analyst. He continuously supports the Co-op Program by supervising and mentoring the Co-op students during their placements with the company.   Rob Jacoby’s career focused in the energy industry with Health, Safety and Environment (HSE). His 34-year career with Royal Dutch Shell in the US and Europe included a role as Global HSE Manager for Shell Global Solutions International. He led a team of scientists in the US, Netherlands, UK, Malaysia and India to provide HSE technical and R&D solutions. As an RIT co-op, he worked for Metcalf & Eddy, Inc., NYC, where he began his engineering career. “My co-op experience was outstanding as I returned to the same company, with increasing responsibilities. The experience allowed me to confirm that Civil Engineering was what I had passion for.”