Illinois State University alumna Wendy Cama, managing partner at the New York office of Crowe LLP, will be the keynote speaker for Illinois State’s Business Week 2019, February 11-14.

Cama will give a talk at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, February 14, in the Center for Performing Arts. Her presentation is free and open to the public.

Business Week events include a professional development and etiquette dinner with keynote speaker Danielle Kirgan, chief human resources officer of Macy’s Inc; a golf outing; case competition; seminars on transitioning from college to the work world; and trivia night. For a complete list of the week’s events, speakers, locations, and student registration information, visit the Business Week website.

Cama serves as the managing partner of New York local office and leads the Northeast Regional Audit Group at Crowe. Cama serves as chairman of executive committee at Crowe Horwath LLP. She has been active in serving financial services and public company audit clients and joined Crowe in 1990 from Laventhol & Horwath. She was elected partner in 2003, when she relocated to Livingston, New Jersey. She opened a Crowe office in that city and served as the Livingston local office managing partner.

She is also an active member of Women Leading@Crowe, Crowe’s women’s leadership group, and acts as a performance manager and mentor to several women in the firm. She is also involved in many national accounting and banking associations, including the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Council, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board, the Center for Audit Quality, Financial Managers Society and several New Jersey and New York accounting and banking associations.

Additionally, she serves on the board of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Union County, New Jersey, and on the board of Junior Achievement of New Jersey. She was named one of NJBIZ’s Best 50 Women in Business in 2016. She is a graduate of Illinois State University.

Six senior level executives will be officially inducted into the College of Business Hall of Fame and the College of Business Service Hall of Fame.


College of Business Hall of Fame

  • Bill Feid ’82 Accounting | Managing Partner, Actium Ventures
  • Jim Offerdahl ’78 Accounting | Chief Financial Officer, Bazaarvoice
  • Catrine Charron, ’88 MBA | Principal and Founder, Netchannels
  • Jay D Bergman, ’70 Business Administration | President, Petco Petroleum Corp

College of Business Service Hall of Fame

  • Carson and Iris Varner | Illinois State University

Read more about the inductees.

Business Week is sponsored by the College of Business and brings corporate and industry leaders to campus to speak on important issues, trends, and cutting-edge developments. The week’s events help students from all academic disciplines better understand the skills needed for success in a dynamic global business environment and emphasize educational preparation, leadership, service, etiquette, networking, goal setting, and career advancement. Business Week is managed by a student-led committee with guidance from staff.