Weatherhead Alumni Awards

Launched in 1993, the Distinguished and Outstanding Alumni Awards recognize leading Weatherhead alumni. We are pleased to list our award recipients below.

Congratulations to the 2016 Weatherhead Alumni Award Recipients!

Distinguished Alumni Award

The Distinguished Alumni Award honors alumni who are transformational leaders, bringing credit to the university by their personal accomplishment, professional achievement and as good global citizens.


2016 Distinguished Alumnus: Majdi B. Abulaban, MBA ’90

Majdi B. Abulaban is Delphi senior vice president and president of the Delphi Electrical/Electronic Architecture Segment (E/EA) and President of the Engineered Components Group, a position he has held since February 2017. Additionally, he serves as Delphi's Asia Pacific president, where he oversees Asia operations that include Japan, Korea, China, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, India and Australia.

Based in Shanghai, Mr. Abulaban began his Delphi career in 1985 as a manufacturing engineer in Warren, Ohio. Since then, he has held several assignments within the company, including finance manager, Delphi E/EA China; director, Asia Pacific Operations for the Thermal Systems division and even a North America position as business line executive for cockpits. In July 2002, Mr. Abulaban was named managing director, Asia Pacific, E/EA and he became managing director, Delphi Connection Systems in 2006. Since 2012, he served as Delphi senior vice president and president of the Delphi Electrical/Electronic Architecture.

Mr. Abulaban earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pittsburgh and a master's degree from Case Western Reserve University. He is vice chairman of the Shanghai Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment (SAEFI) and a member of the Corporate Advisory Board of Case Western Reserve University's Institute for Management and Engineering.


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Outstanding Alumni Award

The Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award honors alumni to recognize longevity and consistency of service and dedication to the Weatherhead School of Management.


2016 Outstanding Alumnus: Susan Mucciarone, MBA ’84

Susan Mucciarone is Managing Director of Wealth Advisory at The Glenmede Trust Company and a member of the Glenmede Management Committee, where she manages the division responsible for services for private clients and for endowment and foundation clients. She spent a considerable portion of her career as the Executive Vice President and Senior Managing Director of Wells Fargo Family Wealth, after holding several key positions within the company, including Managing Director of Wealth Management for the Mergers and Acquisitions Group, and Managing Director and President of the Alternative Investment Group.

As a leader in the financial industry and active volunteer, Ms. Mucciarone champions the efforts of the women coming up through the ranks to assume leadership position or simply to be successful in their careers and contributing members of society through various volunteer roles or a mentor to other women. Ms. Mucciarone is a board member for the Girl Scouts of America, the National Liberty Museum, and the Natural Lands Trust. She is a member of the Forum of Executive Women and the Barnes Foundation Corporate Leadership Board and a patron of the arts. Ms. Mucciarone is a member of the Visiting Committee for the Weatherhead School, where she earned her MBA in 1984. She earned a BS degree in Business Administration from Bowling Green State University in 1979.


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