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Mission:                            

  • To increase awareness, provide information and networking opportunities for students interested in careers in strategy, operations, business development and management
  • To leverage relationships with students, alumni, faculty, OCD and corporate partners to benefit our members                   

4th Annual Strategy Forum 

February 27th, 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM

Have you been wanting an introduction to the world of Big Data? If so, come see how Vegas does Big Data at the 4th Annual Strategy Forum at NYU Stern School of Business. The CEO of Caesars, Gary Loveman, will be our keynote speaker, and a panel of leading consultants and industry insiders will follow. Tickets are $10 and they can be purchased here: https://nyustern.campusgroups.com/soc/rsvp?id=198916. Food and drinks will be provided at a reception after the forum. 

Keynote Speaker: Gary Loveman

Gary Loveman joined Caesars Entertainment Corporation as Chief Operating Officer in 1998, after serving as an associate professor at the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. He drew on his background in service-management to develop the gaming industry’s most successful loyalty and analytics program, Total Rewards, which boasts more than 40 million members.

Since being named CEO in January 2003, Loveman has presided over a period of growth that included the 2004 purchase of Horseshoe Gaming and the World Series of Poker and the 2005 acquisition of Caesars Entertainment, Inc. In January 2008, Caesars went private in a $30.7 billion transaction led by private equity firms TPG Capital and Apollo. In the wake of the recent financial crisis, Loveman has led Caesars’ successful debt reduction and liquidity improvement strategies, while also adding Planet Hollywood and social games leader Playtika to the Company’s portfolio. Loveman was recognized as the gaming and lodging industry’s best CEO by Institutional Investor magazine for four consecutive years.

Loveman is the past chairman of the American Gaming Association. He is a member of the President’s Export Council and serves as Chairman of the Business Roundtable’s Committee on Health and Retirement. He also serves as a director of Coach, Inc. and FedEx Corporation and sits on the Board of Trustees at Children’s Hospital Boston and the Visiting Committee of the Department of Economics at M.I.T. He holds a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T., where he was an Alfred Sloan Doctoral Dissertation Fellow, and a B.A. in economics from Wesleyan University.

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Events:

Strategic Planning & Industry Panels: Panel discussions focused on careers in strategic planning, operations, business development & management, featuring speakers with key executive positions.

Strategy Forum: Annual forum including industry-based key note speakers and panelists who provide insights on strategic visions from their companies and experience. Membership networking opportunity.

Corporate Events/ OCD Priority Job Postings: Members receive initial communications from OCD on job postings and corporate events related to careers in strategy, operations, business development and management. Job search tutorial and resume review tailored to jobs in these fields.

Lunch and Learn Speaker Series with Key Executives: Members have the opportunity to hear from key executives as they discuss strategic management at their companies and the issues they face.

Summer Internship Panel and Networking Event: Members can hear about the MBA2's summer internships and can network to learn about opportunities and best practices.

Offsite Company Visits: A plant or office tour provides students and alumni the opportunity to learn about the operations at various companies. Members will have the opportunity to visit a NYC company headquarters and meet with top executives to discuss strategy and strategic issues facing the company.

Member /Alumni/Faculty Networking Mixers