UB School of Management honors Scannell, alumni and business leaders

Seated, from left: Judy Vredenburgh and Tamara Owen. Standing, from left: Marc Adler, Stuart Angert, John Scannell and Brandon Glasgow. Photo: Tom Wolf.

Release Date: November 15, 2019

“John is highly regarded in the business community, and he exemplifies the qualities sought in our honorees. ”
Paul Tesluk, Dean
UB School of Management

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The University at Buffalo School of Management honored John Scannell, chairman and CEO of Moog Inc., as the 2019 Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year and recognized several alumni and business leaders at a reception on Nov. 7.

Scannell, who is just the third CEO in the $3 billion company’s history, accepted the award at the 70th Annual School of Management Alumni Association Awards Banquet at the Hyatt Regency in Buffalo.

Established in 1949, the Buffalo Niagara Executive of the Year award is presented annually to an individual who resides in or has a major impact on the region, and whose career has been distinguished by executive success and civic leadership. Scannell was selected by a vote of past honorees and the alumni association’s board of directors, who lauded him as a humble leader who brings diverse stakeholders together and has helped propel Moog’s steady growth over the past several years.

“Under John’s leadership, the company has successfully navigated political uncertainty, demographic shifts and changing technology to grow all of its segments,” Paul Tesluk, dean of the UB School of Management, said during his remarks. “John is highly regarded in the business community, and he exemplifies the qualities sought in our honorees.”

In addition, the School of Management honored the following alumni and business leaders for their impact on the community, the school and their industry:

  • Marc A. Adler, MBA ’82, CEL ’08, president of Why Not Marketing, for his service to the School of Management
  • Stuart H. Angert, founder and former CEO of Remarketing Services of America, for entrepreneurship
  • Brandon D. Glasgow, MBA ’18, CEO of Scholar and a Dream, and senior consultant in the retail and consumer goods practice at Cognizant, for early career success
  • Tamara B. Owen, EMBA ’02, president and CEO of Olmsted Center for Sight, for her service and commitment to the Western New York community
  • Judy Vredenburgh, MBA ’75, past president and CEO of Girls Inc., for industry leadership.

The UB School of Management is recognized for its emphasis on real-world learning, community and economic impact, and the global perspective of its faculty, students and alumni. The school also has been ranked by Bloomberg Businessweek, Forbes and U.S. News & World Report for the quality of its programs and the return on investment it provides its graduates. For more information about the UB School of Management, visit mgt.buffalo.edu.

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