Whitman Voices

Introduction

Leaders Share Entrepreneurial Success with Students

Leaders Share Entrepreneurial Success with Students

Several guest speakers were welcomed to campus during the 2017-18
academic year to share their insights, experience and advice with students.
Whitman Advisory Council (WAC) member and former Syracuse
University Trustee Michael J. Falcone ’57 and his son, Mark, visited the
Entrepreneurial Family Business Management class at Whitman in October,
2017 to talk about the evolution of their family business, The Pioneer Companies, and the role of entrepreneurship in the company’s longstanding success.

During his time on campus in November, 2017, WAC member
Jonathan Holtz ’78 also spoke to the Entrepreneurial Family Business Management class about his experience as chairman and CEO of Winholt, a leading manufacturer of food service, food handling and material handling equipment his family founded in 1946.

On April 24, healthy-building advocate and Whitman School alumnus,
Rick Fedrizzi ’87 MBA spoke as part of the University Lecture series.
Co-sponsored by the Whitman School, Fedrizzi spoke about sustainability and
green building construction.

John Wildhack, director of athletics at Syracuse University, spoke to
the Entrepreneurial Turnarounds class to discuss his leadership positions and
innovative accomplishments at ESPN as well as the entrepreneurial challenges
in the sports media industry.