MBA Students Host Operations and Management Conference

November 29, 2011

The Georgetown Operations & Management Association (GOMA) hosted to its second-annual operations and management conference, Global Operations in a Shrinking World, Friday, November 18, 2011 at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business.

“It’s a really great opportunity for students interested in operations to hear from professionals in the field, and to network and connect what we’re learning with relevant real-world components,” said second-year MBA student John Ludden, president of the student-run GOMA.
 
The event featured seven panelists from companies such as Wal-Mart, IBM, and Lockeed Martin with a keynote address from Larry F. Solomon, COO of human resources at Accenture, all who shared stories of adapting to natural disasters and leading operations in an uncertain economic climate.
 
“You can be the best in your class and earn the best grades, but if you are not able to build rapport and relationships, you will not succeed,” said Deborah Heydel, director of revenue management for Homewood Suites by Hilton Worldwide. “At American Express, we leverage disasters as an opportunity to improve relationships and go above and beyond for our clients,” added Christopher Duck, senior manager for relationship care strategy.
 
GOMA provides opportunities for students interested in operations and supply chain management to get together, exchange ideas, and organize activities related to this field.
 
-- Lamar Dawson