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Inspiring the future of business

Chambers College names 2024 Roll of Distinguished Alumni and Early Career Achievement Awardees

On Thursday, April 4, the John Chambers College of Business and Economics at West Virginia University honored nine inspiring alumni who have positively shaped the business landscape of their fields at various stages of their careers. This is the 13th annual alumni awards ceremony for the Chambers College.

The Roll of Distinguished Alumni was launched in 2011 to honor the College’s 60th anniversary. The ceremony was expanded last year to include a category to recognize early career inductees.

Roll of Distinguished Alumni

The 2024 class of the Roll of Distinguished Alumni includes: 

  • Mark Bowe, owner of Barnwood Living and host of television program Barnwood Builders

  • Erika Cramer, co-founder and managing partner for How Women Invest LLC

  • Bill Harker, president and co-founder of Ashe Capital Management, LP

  • John Reale, senior vice president and general manager of Pepsi Beverages North Division Leadership Team (not pictured in photo)

  • Jack Rossi, executive vice president of business development for Summit Community Bank

These five inductees will join 48 other Chambers College alumni as part of the Roll of Distinguished Alumni. All inductees are Chambers College alumni who graduated at least 10 years ago and have experienced success in their careers and demonstrated positive impact in their communities.

Photo of RODA honorees

Early Career Achievement Award 

Additionally, four recent alumni who have shown exceptional promise and high achievement in their professions were honored as part of the second class of  Early Career Achievement awardees. 

Early Career Achievement Award honorees include:  

  • Alvin Hathaway Jr., vice president of finance for embedded processing, DLP, foundry services and educational technologies for Texas Instruments

  • Emily Kurzinski, go-to-market & operations architecture lead at VMware by Broadcom

  • Victoria Marinucci, senior social media content strategist at Eunina Jeans and freelance content creator

  • Chris Willis, chief human resources officer and director of human resources & marketing for SDI Family of Companies

Photo of Early Career honorees

"This year’s honorees not only exemplify the very mission of the Chambers College, but they also remind us of the importance of recognizing West Virginia University’s success stories,” said Josh Hall, Milan Puskar Dean of the Chambers College. “Because of their courage to think differently and take risks, they give our students incredible role models to inspire them on their journeys to shape the future of business.”


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John Chambers College of Business and Economics

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