Carlos Moreno   Roberto R. Muñoz   Gail Onorato   Martin Hermann Pronegg   William Rhoda   Ittipote (Jor) Rotkasem  
                         
  Class of 2002
Johnson & Wales University
Bachelor of Science, Marketing
  Class of 1977
Miami Dade College
Associate in Arts, Business Administration
  Class of 1978
Drexel University
BS, Design
  Class of 2008
University of Applied Sciences JOANNEUM
Dipl.-Ing. (equivalent to a MSc.), Engineering
  Class of 1998
Drexel University
BS, Mechanical Engineering
  Class of 2006
Suranaree University of Technology
BS, Entrepreneur Management Technology
 
                         
  NOMINATED BY
John J. Bowen, Chancellor
Johnson & Wales University
  NOMINATED BY
President Dr. Eduardo Padrón Miami Dade College
  NOMINATED BY
President John A. Fry
Drexel University
  NOMINATED BY
Dr. Georg Wagner, Head of Engineering and Production Management
University of Applied Sciences JOANNEUM
  NOMINATED BY
President John A. Fry
Drexel University
  NOMINATED BY
Prof. Dr.Prasart Suebka, Rector
Suranaree University of Technology
 
                         
  “I believe I am in the most ambitious innovation business of all,” Carlos told to the crowd at Business Innovation Factory’s Collaborative Innovation. “I, and my colleagues at Big Picture Learning, innovate human beings”. Big Picture Learning – which operates 65 elementary to high schools in the U.S., and others around the world – has four key ‘ingredients’. One: Pay attention to the whole student. Two: Start by working with a student’s strengths. Three: Provide a range of innovative assessment options. And, four: Allow students to learn via real-world experiences, like internships. “Every student should have an opportunity to experience the world outside of his window”.   Since 2011, Roberto Muñoz has served as president for the South and South West Florida Market for BBVA Compass in commercial lending and domestic global wealth management. With more than 30 years of experience, Roberto has facilitated over $27 billion of economic activity within the State of Florida, Caribbean, Central and South America in the areas of project finance, M&A, direct and indirect foreign investment, commercial, public, institutional, and specialty lending, as well as private wealth and treasury management services. Mr. Munoz was inducted into the Miami Dade College Alumni Hall of Fame in 2016 for his contributions in the field of Banking and Finance.   As Chief Merchandising Officer and Chaps Global Brand Manager at Ralph Lauren, Ms. Onorato leads divisional growth in North America, Europe and Asia. Her scope of responsibility includes design, retail sales and merchandise planning, expense management, marketing and manufacturing. She previously held executive positions with Liz Claiborne and Jones Apparel Group, during which she managed brands distributed at JC Penney and Kohl’s. As a Drexel design graduate, she began her career as a designer for J.G. Hook, a Philadelphia based sportswear company. Her co-op experiences enhanced her industry knowledge and offered exposure to industry professionals that inspired and influenced her career.   Since graduating in 2008 with an engineering degree from the cooperative education program Production Technology and Organization at the University of Applied Sciences JOANNEUM (Austria), Martin has continued to advance in his career. He is currently employed at General Motors Europe in Germany as a Cost Reduction Manager Gasoline Engines in the Global Propulsion Systems. Among his duties are the optimization of material, logistic, and manufacturing costs as well as negotiation strategies with Korean, Italian and North American teams. Martin has kept close ties to his university through the alumni club as well as lectures on internationalization with remarkable success.   Mr. Rhoda has more than 20 years of experience in the spinal implant market as an engineer and entrepreneur, having started his career in orthopedics while on co-op with Synthes Spine. Currently, he is the General Manager of Process Innovation and Development at SeaSpine Holdings Corporation, a global medical technology company specializing in surgical solutions for the treatment of spinal disorders. Previously, he co-founded and served as President and CEO of OT Medical, LLC, a medical device company focused on orthopedic surgery. After starting his career with his co-op employer, Mr. Rhoda became a founder of Globus Medical. While at Globus, he created a rapid product development process that dramatically shortened the time from concept to market for new products.   Mr.Ittipote Rotkasem is a Product Manager, at ICHITAN Group, bringing more than six years of extensive experience in sales, marketing, operations management and strategy in the FMCG industry. He has a proven executive management track record and over several years of experience driving sales. Prior to joining ICHITAN Group, Jor was a Product Manager at K.T.Y. Foods International. During his studies at Suranaree University of Technology, he joined the first co-op at CP All Public Co.,Ltd in 2007, where it allowed him to tackle all aspects of marketing and management in the retail industry. He joined co-op again in 2008 at Thai Airways International Public Co.,Ltd (THAI) in marketing section, and his project “Strategic planning to increase sales of seasonal air tickets” has been selected to be presented at the strategic board meeting. Through his experience and education Jor has developed a keen sense of marketing and sales expertise.