The Ames Advanced Business Plan Seminar reflects the interests and experience of donor B. Charles Ames, veteran of a 35-year career in both Cleveland-owned and international Fortune 500 companies. Student teams work with Cleveland-area businesses to develop strategic plans for cooperating companies; the plans are then presented to a jury composed of leading private equity executives, investment bankers, and corporate CEOs, who select a winner. This is just one example of an MBA course that is enriched by the participation of companies like yours.
Weatherhead has 18 endowed professorships, such as the AT&T Professorship in Economics, currently held by Susan Helper, PhD, who studies the impacts of collaborative relationships between suppliers and customers, and between management and labor. Research like Dr. Helper's is made possible in part by the contributions of individuals and companies to named professorships. Named scholarships are another way in which organizations choose to contribute to our school.
The David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon has become a celebrated tradition of Weatherhead. Each December, the luncheon brings together students, alumni, faculty, and business and community leaders to hear Sam Thomas, PhD, give his expert opinion of the economic outlook for the U.S. over the coming year. Companies may elect to become event sponsors or table sponsors. In addition to the Bowers Luncheon, there are other exciting events to support.