Financial Management Association (FMA) and Illinois State Alumni in Finance (ISAF) lunch and panel discussion.

You are invited to the second annual ISAF alumni network and FMA student organization luncheon and panel discussion on Friday, April 17, 2009.

Time:  11:00AM to 1:00PM – lunch and socializing
1:00PM to 3:00PM – panel discussion

Location: Old Country Buffet – 551 E. Roosevelt Road, Lombard, IL (lunch costs $7.99 + tax, price as of 2/23/09)

Please RSVP  by email to Joe Trefzger  –, ISAF steering committee secretary, Professor- FIL Department at Illinois State . Count of those attending is essential for planning. Participants will pay at the door at Old Country.

We know that in a turbulent financial environment your plans may have to change, so let us know right away if your current plan is to attend, and then let us know if a change becomes necessary later.

Our contacts list is still growing; please share news of this event with any Illinois State Alumni working in the financial world with whom you keep in touch.

The panel discussion will involve several Illinois State finance professionals Alumni speaking to the FMA students and guests on “Dealing With a Difficult Job Market.”

At the April 2008 luncheon, 14 Illinois State Alumni volunteered to form a steering committee to lay ground work for a networking organization for Illinois State alumni from all majors, who work in finance-related professions and want to network with other Illinois State Alumni in the financial world.  The 14 have developed the organization through a formal meeting, extensive e-mails, and helping to host the College of Business tent at Illinois State’s 2008 Homecoming (along with a post-game social hour.)  These ISAF steering committee members will be at the upcoming lunch to welcome other graduates and discuss our vision for a vibrant networking organization.  We will work with the new College of Business Alumni Network, but also have our own activities with the interests of finance professionals in mind.  We hope to have both Chicagoland and downstate activities as ISAF grows.  Recent turmoil in the financial markets highlights the importance of networking for people in finance-related professions.

Hope to see you in April!

ISAF Steering Committee

  • Brandon Arnold (BS Finance)
  • Ben Bredfeldt (BS Finance)
  • Mark Brodeur (BS Finance)
  • Nick Calarco (BS Finance)
  • Christina Corbin (BS Finance)
  • Don Curby (BS Finance)
  • Conor Daly (BS Finance)
  • Kevin Drucker (BS Finance)
  • Graham Homberg (BS Economics)
  • Alec Lance (BS Finance)
  • Mike Smurt (BS Finance)
  • Ben Stickley (BS Finance)
  • Joe Trefzger (MBA)
  • Mark Whitaker (BS Finance)