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Celebration of the Barbara J. Burger iZone

Join us for the grand opening of the Barbara J. Burger iZone and celebrate our brand new space with University Trustees, friends and Barbara J. Burger herself! 

You'll experience iZone in action as our innovative students share their solutions to the problems that keep them up at night. A panel of expert coaches will give feedback, advice, and suggest next steps to bring students’ biggest ideas to life.

Our panelists are:

Barbara J. Burger ’83
Barbara has had a long career at Chevron where she is known as a business leader, a mentor, a collaborator, and a go-to person to drive change and get things done. She is currently the president of Chevron Technology Ventures, which champions innovation
to strengthen Chevron’s business today and in the future. She describes herself as a student of the world and a lifelong learner.

Gregory Corrado ’14
As a strategy associate at Google, Greg curates a portfolio of upfront media deals in New York City. He is an active volunteer for the University, jet-setting between New York City, Boston, and Denver.

Dennis Kessler
Co-owner of Kessler Real Estate Company, Dennis and his older brother Larry built their company with hard work, creativity, and by treating customers as if they were family. He is the Edward and Agnes Ackley Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Simon
Business School.

Charles Norris ’68
Charlie is a lifelong business executive and entrepreneur who most recently helped guide Fresh Pet from a start-up to a publicly-traded leader in the fresh pet food industry. Most recently, he co-authored Slam-Dunk Success: Leading from Every Position on Life’s Court with former basketball star Byron Scott.

Our innovative student presenters are: 

Anush Mehrabyan '21 (iZone Communication and Marketing Fellow)

Claude Mulindi '22

Thursday, October 4, 2018 at 5:15pm to 6:30pm

Rush Rhees Library, Barbara J. Burger iZone Kessler Forum
755 Library Road, Rochester, NY 14626

Event Type

Lectures and Talks, Ceremonies and Traditions


Faculty, Students, Alumni, Staff




Barbara J. Burger iZone

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