Speed Networking

Do you want the opportunity to talk with professionals in a wide variety of industries? How about the chance to receive insider information and learn how to network and effectively leverage professional relationships? All this is possible if you attend Speed Networking 2016! 


Spring 2016

Friday, April 8, 2016
1:00 to 3:00 pm
Community Room, CCLIR

Connect with professionals in a wide variety of industries!!

Click here to register today!


Professionals who will attend April 8, 2016 Speed Networking event:

  • Adam Brown - Talent Director @ Chick-fil-a
  • Adam Rundh (Alumnus) - Senior Associate, International Tax Service @ PWC
  • Amanda Herren - HR Coordinator, Lakeside Wealth Management
  • Angela Morris - Account Representative/Sales Representative @ Imagetec
  • Beth Brown (Alumna) - Partner @ Kelly Law Offices
  • Bruce Lindner (Alumnus) - Executive Director Porter County Aging and Community Services
  • Christine Rumbaugh - AmeriCorps Program Director @ United Way of Porter County
  • Cliff Havens - Regional Manager @ Healthcare Solutions Team
  • Daniel Kudrna - Chief Revenue Officer @ Go Yodel
  • Darby Straw - Financial Advisor @ Edward Jones
  • Dan Ormsby - HR Director @ Dwyer Instruments
  • Erik Kispert (Alumnus) - Director of Engineering Information Systems @ Valparaiso University
  • David Moulton (Alumnus) - Experience Strategy Lead @ Salesforce
  • Garner Tullis - Executive Director @ Our Greater Good, retired pastor
  • Heidi Radford- Human Resources Representative @ Opportunity Enterprises
  • Hwan Hill - Human Resources @ International Medical Group
  • Ivonne Zimmer - Director of Development/Business @ St. John Lutheran Church & School
  • Jenn Krol (Alumna) - Services Operation Manager @ Kelly Services (Recruiting IT, Engineering and Finance)
  • Jamie Mazepa - Recruiter @ Centier Bank
  • Jennifer Hatfield (Alumna) - MHS,ccc/slp Speech Language Pathologist Therapy and Learning Services, Inc.
  • Joseph Neal - Founder @ Rock Rabbit Guitars
  • Katie Reynolds - Human Resources @ PhysAssist Scribes
  • Kimberly Coticchia (Alumna) - Guest Relations Coordinator @ MillerCoors
  • Linda Newman (Alumna) - Financial Representative @ Primerica Financial Services
  • Mackenna Schon (Alumna) - Director of Volunteer Engagement @ United Way of Porter County
  • Mallory Wales - Chiropractic Physician @ Chiropractic Care& Wellness
  • Merideth Scott - IT Supplier Relationship Marketing Director @ Zoetis
  • Michele Irzyk - (Alumna) - Self-Employed Marketing Director @ Shaklee Corporation
  • Michelle Barnhart - Owner @ Barnyhealth
  • Mike Haarer - Director @ Compass Rose Academy
  • Pam Gumns- Inventory Manager @ Free the Girls
  • Robert Ordway (Alumnus) - Owner/Operator @ Rusted Oak 
  • Rue Pattison - Probation Officer @ US PreTrial and Probation
  • Shaun Wehle - Licensed Psychologist & Adjunct Professor @ Calumet College of St. Joseph
  • Stephanie Revere - HR Director @ Behavioral Learning Solutions
  • Suzanne Kolasa (Alumna) - Senior Account Executive at Spirit Cultural Exchange
  • Troy Sandidge(Alumnus) - Global Communications Specialist @ Eastek International


See what the alumni and professionals said about last year's event!

Wondering how it works? 

Networking software will match you with students based on mutual interests and career paths. Opportunities for professional participants include:

  • Build connections with professionals with almost no pressure or stress for either party
  • Network with professionals with diverse skill sets and from a wide variety of industries
  • Help students learn how to start building or build upon professional networks
  • Receive expert industry knowledge
  • Have the opportunity to practice and perfect your"elevator pitch"

Professionals who attended previous Speed Networking events:

  • Bryan Van den Bosch (Alumnus) - Manager of New Business Development @ WNBA team Chicago Sky
  • Adam Rundh (Alumnus) - Price Waterhouse Coopers (PwC)
  • Mark Zimmerman (Alumnus) - Human Resources Coordinator at Porter Starke Services
  • Raquel Evaristo- Radar Meteorologist at Valparaiso University; graduated in Meteorology and Oceanography from the University of Lisbon (Portugal), post-graduate degree in Earth Sciences (University of Lisbon) and PhD at the University of Versailles (France) in Radar Meteorology.
  • Roger Wexelberg - VP of Development & Public Relations @ Lakeshore Public Media and past President/General Manager Chicago Rush-Business Development AFL
  • Tracy Fronk - (Alumna) Director of Strategic Initiative at Valpo Law. She is also an engineer who worked as the test engineer -for F22 Raptor at Honeywell and worked on Hydraulic Boosters at Bosch
  • Matt Wells- Opera Singer/Career Counselor at Valparaiso University
  • Alison Levar - (Alumna) Recruiting Manager at Royal United Mortgage
  • Fred Thompson - Tech Recruiter at Panduit Corp
  • Ryan Perri (Alumnus) - Promotions Producer at NBC Chicago
  • Stan Pissarski - General Manager of Operations Central States Manufacturing
  • Pam Saylor - (Alumna) Employment Services Manager at Michiana Resources, Inc.
  • Tara Teeple - (Alumna) Director of Data and Technology Services Valparaiso University previously a software engineer at Motorola
  • Melissa Washburn - Artist and graphic designer with a BFA in studio art from Binghamton University (SUNY) and a Master's Degree in Arts Administration from IU Bloomington
  • Tracey McElree - Director, Branding & Marketing, AC Incorporated
  • Ryan Dykes - Vice President, AC, Incorporated
  • Steve Rahn - (Alumnus)  Area Maintenance & Reliability Manager at BP
  • Michelle Maravilla HR - OD Business Partner at Centier Bank
  • Mary Kate Garner - Talent Acquisition Specialist at Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Stephanie Truchan (Alumna) - Operations Manager at Gary Bridge & Iron Co
  • Andrew Dalpini (Alumnus) - Account Representative/Sales Recruiter at Countrywide Transportation
  • Kyle Goltz (Alumnus) - Assistant Manager at Sears Holdings Corporation
  • Brandi Anstine (Alumna) - Director of Marketing & Special Events Lakeshore Public Television
  • Dennis Wendt (Alumnus) - Customer Business Manager @ McCormick & Company
  • Jennifer Wright - Executive Director for Hilltop Neighborhood House
  • Kelly Warren - District Cordinator at Aflac
  • Debra Townsend - AFL/CIO Coordinator for United Way of Porter County
  • Andrea Proulx Buinicki - Founder & President of Giving Focus, LLC
  • Bruce Lindner (Alumnus) - Executive Director of Porter County Aging Services
  • Linda Newman (Alumna) - Representative for Primerica Financial Services
  • Jennifer McIntosh-Elkins - Founder & President of Discoveries Unlimited
  • Dan Kudrna - Regional Sales Coordinator for Aflac & served as Exchange Officer for the Brazilian Army
  • Michelle Steuer - HR Officer /Employment Manager at Centier Bank
  • Martha Walsh (Alumna) - Retail Leadership Development Program @ Verizon Wireless
  • David Hibbs (Alumnus) - Consultant for Forest Ridge Academy