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SAF Second Annual Bobcat Networking Event
April 20, 2023 | Paycor Stadium | 5:00-8:00 p.m.

Society of Alumni & Friends Second Annual Bobcat Networking Event

The Ohio University College of Business Society of Alumni & Friends would like to cordially welcome you to an evening of networking, cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, and a series of speakers to benefit the SAF and The Joe Burrow Foundation. Network with regional Bobcat Alumni, current students, and Ohio University leadership and faculty at the Paycor Stadium.

Attendees at the event will be eligible within a raffle to win Cincinnati Bengals Merchandise featuring autographed gear from your favorite Cincinnati Bengals Players.

The 2nd Annual Bobcat Networking Event - Benefiting The Joe Burrow Foundation and the Society of Alumni and Friends.

Society of Alumni & Friends, College of Business, Joe Burrow Foundation Logos


Event Vision

The Joe Burrow Foundation launched in October 2022, in parallel with The Society of Alumni & Friends Annual Event planning discussion.

The question quickly arose: How can the two organizations work together to engage Cincinnati region residents in a way never seen before, to benefit those we serve?

The answer? Mission alignment.

SAF Mission: “Empowering opportunities by connecting ambitious students to passionate Bobcat alumni”

The Joe Burrow Foundation Mission: “To provide resources and support to the underprivileged and underserved.”

Event History

The Bobcat Networking Celebration

In late 2021, as events returned to normalcy, The Society of Alumni & Friends, in partnership with the Ohio University College of Business Leadership & Faculty, outlined a five-year strategic plan to create a monumental networking event in major markets to power our mission of empowering opportunities by connecting Bobcat students & alumni.

The First Annual Bobcat Networking Celebration: 2021 

The First Annual Bobcat Networking Celebration was held in April 2021 at the beautiful Muirfield Village Golf Club. This event featured networking, student speakers, and an Executive Bobcat Alumni Panel.

Event Schedule

Welcome Kickoff

Marching 110 Photo

Ohio University Marching 110


President Hugh Sherman Headshot

Hugh Sherman

President, Ohio University

Multicultural Business Caucus group shot

Multicultural Student Business Caucus

2022 SAF Pitch Competition Winner

Welcome From Our Hosts

David Felt Headshot

David Felt, '14 
Suite Sales Manager
Cincinnati Bengals

Carly Pennekamp Headshot

Carly Pennekamp, ’16
Senior Manager, Marketing & Communications

Keynote Address

The Mission of The Joe Burrow Foundation

Joe Burrow Foundation
Jimmy Burrow Headshot

Jimmy Burrow
Vice President, Joe Burrow Foundation 

Robin Burrow Headshot

Robin Burrow
Secretary/Treasurer, Joe Burrow Foundation 


Executive Bobcat Alumni Panel Discussion

From Bobcat Student to Executive: Career Learnings & What it Means to Be a Bobcat in The Community  

Panel moderator

John Popovich Headshot

John Popovich, '73
Emmy Award Winning, Former Sports Director, WCPO TV

Deb Silverman, Global Giving & Education Programs Manager, GE Aerospace

Deb Silverman, '97
Global Giving & Education Programs Manager
GE Aerospace 

Deland Basora, Vice President, Retail Execution, Proctor & Gamble

Deland Basora, '01 
Vice President, Retail Execution
Procter & Gamble

Stacy Rodarte, ’07 Director, Kroger Personalization & Loyalty, 84.51

Stacy Rodarte, ’07
Director, Kroger Personalization & Loyalty

Jackie Reau, ’92 CEO of Game Day

Jackie Reau, ’92
Game Day



Presenting Partners

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

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Supporting Sponsors