cym_rgb_1600Winona State University’s College of Business will host Alumni Panel of Professionals as part of Business Week and the COB’s theme, “Create Your More,” from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 3, in Stark Auditorium, room 103, in Stark Hall.

The Alumni Panel allows students to make connections with the alumni, hear their career paths and find out what the alumni wished they would have done when they were in school, College of Business Liaison, Charlie Opatz said.

The Alumni Panel of Professionals will consist of four WSU alumni guest speakers. The speakers will be Mary Gordon, Bill Drazkowski, Natalie Koch and Brandon Ritter.

Mary Gordon is the Director of Marketing at Merchant’s Bank. Gordon graduated WSU in 1986 with a degree in Business Administration and Psychology.

Bill Drazkowski, Regional Vice President of Fastenal, graduated from WSU in 1994 with a degree in Business Administration.

Natalie Koch of Insight Global, graduated in 2016 with a degree in Psychology.

Brandon Ritter works at Ashley Furniture as a Corporate Trainer. Ritter graduated from WSU with a degree in Human Resources in 2011.

Business Week is an event put on by the College of Business and Delta Sigma Pi. The goal for this event is to allow students to interact with business professionals, to learn, grow, and network from them and create new opportunities for students and for area businesses.

For more information, contact Charlie Opatz at

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