Celebrate Summer with Maxwell at an Albany Alumni Networking Happy Hour!

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Maxwell alumni in the Capital District area are invited to a summer networking happy hour.  Join us to reconnect with fellow Maxwell alums and friends while welcoming the newest graduates to Albany.

Date & Location

Thursday, 7/12/2018
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Druthers Brewing Company
1053 Broadway
Albany, NY 12204

Other Details

This event is open to Maxwell School alumni, students, prospective students, and guests.  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and cash bar will be available.  RSVPs requested by Tuesday, July 10 at cc.syr.edu/maxwell-albany-july-2018.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office (315.443.2660 or jwmurr01@syr.edu).

Join Us at CSIS for a Maxwell Alumni Evening: The Responsibility of Global Leadership

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The Honorable Andrew H. Card, Jr. on the Responsibility of Global Leadership

Dean David M. Van Slyke and the Maxwell School Advisory Board invite you to an alumni evening in Washington. Join us for a topical and informative program as Andrew Card, former White House Chief of Staff, delivers a special D.C. edition of the Phanstiel Lectures. During the lecture, Card will speak about the responsibility of global leadership and lessons learned during his tenure as White House Chief of Staff.

We will be joined at this event by Sean O’Keefe, University Professor and the Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.

Event date, time, and location

Thursday, April 26, 2018
5:00 p.m.
 Doors open
5:30 p.m. Phanstiel Lecture
6:45 p.m. 
Cocktail reception and networking

Center for Strategic and International Studies
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

Event Details

This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni, students, prospective students, and guests.

RSVP
Online at cc.syr.edu/maxwell-dc-april-2018 by April 23.

Questions?
Contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office at 315.443.2660 or jwmurr01@syr.edu.


More about the participants:

The Honorable Andrew H. Card JrThe Honorable Andrew H. Card, Jr. is the Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy. His public service leadership experience spans four decades including White House Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush. Card has also held several academic administration appointments including acting Dean at the Bush School of Government at Texas A&M University.  Read more

 

 

SOKeefe PIC_160sqSean O’Keefe is University Professor and the Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. Concurrently, he is a Distinguished Senior Adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Maxwell’s partner institution in Washington, D.C.  Read more

 

 

The Phanstiel Lectures were established by Howard and Louise Phanstiel as part of the Howard G. and S. Louise Phanstiel Chair in Strategic Management and Leadership at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. This prestigious chair provides enhanced training for future government leaders who are ethical, strategic, and innovative thinkers. 

 

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Join Maxwell Alumni in Albany for a Spring Networking Happy Hour!

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Maxwell alumni in the Capital District area are invited to a spring networking happy hour. Don’t miss our latest outing on the heels of successful gatherings at Nine Pin Cider Works and Plumb this fall and winter!

Date & Location

Wednesday, 4/11/2018
5:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Savoy Tap Room
301 Lark Street
Albany, New York 12210

Other Details

This event is open to Maxwell School alumni, students, prospective students, and guests.  Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided, and cash bar will be available.  RSVPs requested by Monday, April 9 at cc.syr.edu/maxwell-albany-april-2018.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office (315.443.2660 or jwmurr01@syr.edu).

Join Maxwell for an Alumni Gathering in New York!

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Join Us for a New York City Alumni Gathering!

You’re invited to a special Maxwell School alumni program and reception. We’ll begin with a substantive program on an important issue facing government today, public-private partnerships. Dean David M. Van Slyke will lead a panel, bringing his expertise on how partnerships address complex challenges facing our communities.

A cocktail reception will follow, where Maxwell alumni and friends will connect with each other and with Maxwell students in New York for their annual networking trip.

We hope to see you March 15!


 

Event Details

Thursday, March 15, 2018

 6:00–8:30 p.m. EDT  Program and reception
   6:00 p.m.  Doors open
   6:15 p.m.  Panel discussion
   7:30 p.m.  Networking reception

Club 101
101 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10078

This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni, their guests, students, and prospective students.  To RSVP, visit cc.syr.edu/maxwell-nyc-mar18.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office at 315.443.2660 or jwmurr01@syr.edu.


 

Panelist Participants

David Van Slyke
Dean and Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business-Government Policy, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs

David M. Van Slyke is Dean of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University and the Louis A. Bantle Chair in Business-Government Policy. Prior to becoming Dean on July 1, 2016, Van Slyke was Associate Dean and Chair of Maxwell’s department of public administration and international affairs, home to the country’s #1 ranked graduate degree in public affairs. He is a tenured, full professor of the Maxwell School and the College of Arts and Sciences and a two-time recipient of the Birkhead-Burkhead Award and Professorship for Teaching Excellence.

Van Slyke is a leading international expert on public-private partnerships, public sector contracting and contract management, and policy implementation. He is Director and Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a co-editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and the Journal of Strategic Contracting and Negotiation. He also sits on the editorial boards of several top-ranked public affairs journals. He has provided expert guidance to the Office of Management and Budget, the Government Accountability Office, the U.S. Coast Guard, and the World Bank. As part of his work and research he has worked extensively with senior leaders in government, nonprofit and business organizations in China, India, Peru, Singapore, Thailand and many other countries through the Maxwell School’s Executive Education program.

Van Slyke’s most recent book, Complex Contracting: Government Purchasing in the Wake of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Deepwater Program (Cambridge University Press, 2013) is the recipient of the American Society for Public Administration Section on Research Best Book Award for 2014 and honorable mention for the Public and Nonprofit Section of the Academy of Management best book award for 2016. He is winner of the 2015 Distinguished Alumnus in Public Administration and Policy award from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and the 2007 Beryl Radin Award for Best Article published in the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.

Van Slyke earned a Ph.D. in public administration and policy from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Prior to becoming an academic, he worked in the private, public and nonprofit sectors.

Cathy Daicoff ’79 MPA
Managing Director (ret.), S&P Global

Cathy Daicoff retired from Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services in 2016 after 38 years, 28 as a managing director. Her career spanned management responsibility in US domestic operations, Canada, Latin America, Asia-Pacific and global positions.

Joining Standard & Poor’s in 1978, Cathy held increasingly senior analytical and managerial positions both domestically and internationally. She was instrumental in developing markets throughout the Americas and Asia-Pacific. For over 20 years Cathy served as a member of the firm’s Analytics Policy Board, establishing and maintaining Standard & Poor’s ratings criteria. Cathy also served on the Policy Governance Group which approves all Ratings Services policies. From 2003 until 2009, she was the first senior policy officer and director of policy training for Ratings Services, a critical time for rating agencies as they were newly regulated by the US SEC.

She holds a Bachelor of General Studies degree in political science from the University of Kansas and a Masters of Public Administration in public finance from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University. Cathy serves on the Advisory Board of the Maxwell School, Syracuse University; the Board of Trustees of the Kansas University Endowment Association and the Board governance committee; and on the Board of the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity, The University of Kansas. Cathy has authored papers in several journals including the National Tax Journal as well as the author of a chapter in the Lincoln Institute book, Measuring Fiscal Capacity.

Cathy is passionate about adventure travel and has visited all seven continents and over fifty countries.

Emily Newman ’06 MPA
Acting Director, New York City Mayor’s Office of Operations

Emily W. Newman ]has been with the City of New York since 2006. She is passionate about improving government operation and her years of service reflect this commitment.

After graduating from Maxwell, Emily worked at the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS), collaborating with other City agencies to improve the experience of opening and operating a business in New York City. Subsequently, she worked for the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services (MOCS), serving as the organization’s Chief of Staff and Deputy Director of Policy and Special Projects and focusing on reforming procurement processes and strengthening competition. At the Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS), where she served as First Deputy Commissioner, Emily streamlined operations to make delivery of core City services more seamless, including fleet, real estate, procurement, etc., to client agencies.

Emily recently returned to the Mayor’s Office of Operations, where she previously served as First Deputy Director, as Acting Director. In this role, she helps to make City operations more efficient and effective, coordinate cross agency initiatives, and track the implementation of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s equity and fairness agenda.

Emily lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn.

Jeffrey Scruggs
Managing Director, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Jeffrey Scruggs is currently a Managing Director at Goldman, Sachs & Co. where he has been co-head of the Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking group since 2008.

Jeff graduated with honors from Harvard College with a degree in Economics in 1985.  Upon graduation, he became a Financial Analyst in the Municipal Securities Group at Paine Webber Incorporated. After two years in that position, he served as a Special Assistant and Manager of the Loan Portfolio Sales Program for the U.S. Department of the Interior for one year. During this time, he managed the sale and disposition of the Department’s $700 million loan portfolio program, which was part of a Federal government asset sales initiative.

In 1991, Jeff graduated with high honors as a Baker Scholar from the Harvard Business School. Upon graduation, he returned to the Municipal Securities Group at PaineWebber Incorporated as a Vice President. For six years, he was a senior banker in the Firm’s Washington (DC) office. In 1998, he returned to New York and became the Manager of the Department’s Infrastructure Finance Group.  In 2007, he was appointed as the Director of Municipal Investment Banking overseeing more than 200 banking professionals.  In that role, he also served as Chairman of the Department’s Operating Committee.  Jeff has served on the Boards of a number of non-profit institutions including the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity (SEO), the National Black Child Development Institute, National Association of Securities Professionals, and the Jacob Javits Convention Center Operating Board.  Presently he serves on the Board of the Trinity School of New York City, where he is also the Finance Committee Chairman.

 

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The D.C. Networking Reception Turns 10!

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Maxwell students are counting down to the March student networking trips to Washington and New York, and are looking forward to the opportunity to engage with alumni through site visits, coffee chats, and more.

Help us celebrate the 10th anniversary of the D.C. networking trip by joining us for an evening of reconnecting with fellow alumni and helping current students as they begin to build their professional networks!

Event Details

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

 5:30–8:30 p.m. EDT  Networking reception

Clyde’s of Gallery Place
Piedmont Room
707 7th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

This event is free and open to Maxwell School alumni, their guests, students, and prospective students.  To RSVP, visit cc.syr.edu/maxwell-dc-networking-mar18.

Questions?  Contact Jessica Murray in the Maxwell Alumni Office at 315.443.2660 or jwmurr01@syr.edu.

 

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Attention New York Alums: Maxwell’s NYC Networking Trip is March 14-16, 2018

The Graduate Students are Coming! – Coffee and Couches Needed

The 9th annual New York City networking trip is fast approaching on March 14, 15, & 16 and we need your help!

pexels-photo.jpgMaxwell students are incredibly excited about the trip, as well as the opportunity to engage with the amazing alumni who make up the Maxwell family. As always, this trip wouldn’t be possible without support from alums like you. If you can help us by sharing your home or hosting a coffee chat please follow the instructions below to register your support.

Housing Help

While some students in our class have NYC area connections, many students still need housing. Hotels and AirBnB’s can be costly additions to the trip, which may deter some students from going. Our graduate students are considerate, tidy guests who will make every effort to work around your schedule. Whether you have an extra room, open couch, or floor space for a sleeping bag or blow-up mattress, our students would greatly appreciate your assistance in keeping this trip affordable.

If you’re able to be a housing host, please sign up here: Housing Signup

Host a Coffee Chat

Do you have time to host a small coffee chat with students on Thursday, March 15 or Friday, March 16? The chats will give you an opportunity to meet students and tell them about your own professional development in an informal setting. Students will greatly benefit from making meaningful connections, and getting to ask you questions without pressure. After receiving your contact information, we will share it with interested students who will get in touch with you directly to schedule a meeting.

If you’d like to participate in a coffee chat, please sign up here: Coffee Chat Signup

Thanks for your consideration and support of our students!

Calling DC Alums: Maxwell’s DC Networking Trip is March 11-13, 2018

The Graduate Students are Coming! – Coffee and Couches Needed

The 10th annual Washington, DC student networking trip is fast approaching on March 11, 12, & 13 and we need your help!

Washington, D.C. SkylineMaxwell students are incredibly excited about the trip, as well as the opportunity to engage with the amazing alumni who make up the Maxwell family. As always, this trip wouldn’t be possible without support from alums like you. If you can help us by sharing your home or hosting a coffee chat please follow the instructions below to register your support.

Housing Help
While some students in our class have DC area connections, many students still need housing. Hotels and AirBnB’s can be costly additions to the trip, which may deter some students from going. Our graduate students are considerate, tidy guests who will make every effort to work around your schedule. Whether you have an extra room, open couch, or floor space for a sleeping bag or blow-up mattress, our students would greatly appreciate your assistance in keeping this trip affordable. Most students will arrive Sunday night, March 11, and depart on Wednesday, March 14 (3 nights).

If you’re able to be a housing host, sign up here: Housing Signup

Host a Coffee Chat
Do you have time to host a small coffee chat with students on Sunday, March 11; Monday, March 12; Tuesday, March 13; or Wednesday, March 14? The chats will give you an opportunity to meet the new class and tell them about your own professional development in an informal setting. Students will greatly benefit from making meaningful connections, and getting to ask you questions without pressure. After receiving your contact information, we will share it with interested students who will get in touch with you directly to schedule a meeting.

If you’d like to participate in a coffee chat, sign up here: Coffee Chat Signup

Thank you for your consideration and your support of our students!