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Meet the Society of Alumni and Friends

Meet the Society of Alumni and Friends

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Our Mission

Empowering opportunities by connecting ambitious students to passionate Bobcat Alumni.

Members of the Society of Alumni and Friends pose in front of the Class Gateway

Our History

The Ohio University College of Business Society of Alumni and Friends (SAF) was organized in 1982 to serve as the primary liaison between the College of Business and its alumni. 

Did you know that every graduate and student of the college is automatically a member of the College of Business Society of Alumni and Friends?

The SAF is the formal alumni relations arm of the College and pioneers many programs and initiatives. 

Our record of accomplishments, pride, and commitment places us at the forefront of innovative and meaningful alumni involvement.

Annual SAF Bobcat Networking Celebration

  • 1st Annual

    Murfield Village in Dublin OHio

    The first annual SAF Alumni Networking Event was held at Muirfield Golf Course in Dublin, Ohio - 2021 

  • 2nd Annual

    Paycor Stadium arial view

     Our second annual SAF Alumni Networking Event will be held in Cincinnati, Ohio. Learn more about the event and register here.

    2023 Registration

  • 3rd Annual

    Cleveland Sign with Cleveland Skyline

    We are hoping to host our third annual event in Cleveland, Ohio. More Info TBD. 

SAF Upcoming Events



An annual scholarship is given to students who drive alumni engagement within a student org.


Student Organization Pitch Competition

2022 Winner - $2,000 Prize: 

2022 SAF Competition Winner with SAF Judges in front of Copeland Hall

Multicultural Student Business Caucus


Networking Celebration

Homecoming 2023: Thursday Evening Networking Celebration Hosted by and Sponsored by Jackie O’s Brewery in Athens, Ohio, Registration details coming soon!

2022 SAF Networking Event at Jackie O's

2022 SAF Homecoming Networking Event - Jackie O's

3rd Annual Bobcat Networking Celebration

Cleveland, Ohio 2024 - More details to come!

Cleveland Sign with Cleveland Skyline


SAF Board Members 

Patrick Kelly Headshot

Patrick Kelley 

Hydro, Industry Segment Manager

SAF President (2022-2024)                        Event Lead 2022/2023

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Zach Pyers 

Reminger Co., L.P.A. , Partner

SAF Past President                                                                    

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Lindsey Sheperd 

Microsoft, Client Executive

SAF Member

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Ryan Sexton 

Netjets, Strategic Partnerships Coordinator

SAF Member

Denise Hesser Headshot

Denise Hesser

JP Morgan Chase, Credit Analyst

SAF Member

Kristen Kawecki Headshot

Kristen Kawecki

LinkedIn, Account Executive

SAF Member

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Cullen Challacombe 

Yeti, Sr. Analyst, FP&A - Product

SAF Vice President                                        Event Lead 2022

Crystal Schulze Headshot

Crystal Schulze 

Service Now, Sr. Enterprise Account Executive- Health Care

SAF Member 

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Dru Reed 

Begin Again, Marketing & Sales

SAF Member  

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Isaac Bush 

NRG Digital Solutions, Agency Owner

SAF Member 

Dorie Hall Headshot

Dorie Hall

Gartner, Sr. Account Executive

SAF Member 

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Kat Omecene

Dell, Advisor, Sales Strategy & Planning

SAF Member

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Nicholas Krainess 

Sycamore Capital, Research Associate

SAF Treasurer, Second Vice President          Event Lead 2022

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Adam Heintz  

Monumental Sports & Entertainment, SVP Business Intelligence

SAF Member

Ishan Patel Headshot

Ishan Patel  

Apple, Business Operations Manager

SAF Member

Andre Smith Headshot

Andre Smith

5WPR, Vice President, Research & Analytics

SAF Member

Justin Kelley Headshot

Justin Kelley

The Hackett Group, Consultant

SAF Member

Lauren Krause Headshot

Lauren Krause

Cardinal Health, Product Marketing Manager

SAF Member