Meet the First Year Fowler Center Fellows!

Posted 12.13.2016


Meet the First Year Fowler Center Fellows!







Please welcome our first year Fowler Center Fellows, Alec Simon, Kevin Payne, and Stephanie Hagen!

Born and raised in Cleveland, Alec Simon holds a BS in Business Administration with specializations in Logistics and Operations Management from the Ohio State University. Prior to coming to Weatherhead, he spent three years in Richmond, Virginia working as a business analyst for Capital One. Alec is passionate about the responsibility and capability of businesses to add value to society. In his spare time, Alec enjoys running, playing tennis, watching baseball and hanging out with his family.

Kevin Payne – another proud Cleveland native – received a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame. Prior to joining Weatherhead, Kevin designed energy efficient lighting at General Electric, including work on the first generation of Energy Star LED light bulbs. While at GE, Kevin experienced how innovative design can drastically reduce global energy consumption. Assignments in China and Canada strengthened his appreciation for cultural diversity and highlighted the need for global collaboration to solve environmental and social challenges. Kevin's interest in servant-leadership and sustainable business value drew him to the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit's leadership on Appreciative Inquiry and Flourishing Enterprise. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys spending time with his five nieces and visiting his family's cottage in rural western Pennsylvania.

Stephanie Hagen
holds a BA in International Relations and a minor in Spanish from Wheaton College. Prior to joining Weatherhead, Stephanie worked with the Department of State in Skopje, Macedonia and later as a technical editor for a government contractor. Her interests in problem-solving on a global scale and her growing fascination with the power of business to bring positive change led her to Weatherhead and the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit. She plans to focus on the role of corporate finance in empowering sustainability efforts. A recent transplant from Portland, OR, by way of Washington, DC, she enjoys travel, photography, and cooking.


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