Pamplin celebrates 20th Hokies on Wall Street
April 18, 2022
Around 150 Hokies, including alumni, students, faculty, and staff, recently gathered in New York City for the Hokies on Wall Street reception hosted by the Pamplin College of Business. The evening marked the 20th Hokies on Wall Street event and its first in-person celebration since 2019.
The event commemorated 100 years of women at Virginia Tech and featured a panel discussing current trends in the finance industry featuring women leaders on Wall Street. Panelists included: Sharon Brown-Hruska ’82, founder and principal of Hruska Economics, LLC; Suzanne Cutler ’03, principal, ICG; Sophie DeWaal ’13, vice president, Consumer & Retail Investment Banking group, Bank of America; Dana Hummel ’13, senior consultant, Blue Dot Capital; and Cara Spicer, professor of practice, Finance, Insurance, and Business Law, Pamplin College of Business.
Additional discussions, moderated by Dean Robert Sumichrast, covered such topics as the global economic implications of the war in Ukraine, the role of ESG (environmental, social, and corporate governance) in business, and the impact of technological changes in finance.
The event also marked Dean Sumichrast's final Hokies on Wall Street, who will be retiring at the end of this academic year.
Please see the video below for highlights from the reception.