Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Marty Stern recently co-hosted an awards ceremony and alumni event for the Simon Business School at the Army Navy Club in Washington, D.C., where he moderated a “fireside chat” with the 8th and first female dean of the Simon School, Dean Sevin Yeltekin.  Dean Yeltekin is a highly respected macroeconomics scholar, and prior to joining Simon in 2020, held the Rohet Tolani Distinguished Professorship at Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business.  Marty’s conversation with Dean Yeltekin focused on significant new initiatives at the school, as well as challenges business school students are facing today and how the school is preparing them to be future business leaders and industry innovators.

Over the last several years Simon has been steadily rising in national rankings, and in addition to being ranked as the No. 25 Best Business School by Bloomberg Businessweek, it is now ranked as the No. 2 most diverse MBA program and among the top MBA programs for women.  In addition to serving on the Simon Alumni Advisory Committee, Marty established, with other Simon DC alum, the Simon DC Fellowship.  Now in its third year, the Simon DC Fellowship, is an annual award given to a Simon Business School team to pursue Washington, DC area-based research that focuses on the intersection of government and business.

Marty Stern speaks with Sevin Yeltekin during the fireside chat.Attending alumni gather for a group photo