Laurie Barkman Named Tepper Women in Business Alumna of the Year-Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship - Carnegie Mellon University

Monday, April 15, 2013

Laurie Barkman Named Tepper Women in Business Alumna of the Year

PITTSBURGH—Laurie Barkman (GSIA’99) has been named the 2013 Alumna of the Year by the Tepper Women in Business Club at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. The award recognizes an alumna of the Tepper School, formerly known as the Graduate School of Industrial Administration (GSIA), for exemplary professionalism, leadership and outstanding contributions to the community. Barkman is an entrepreneur and vice president of marketing at The Resumator, a software as a service (SaaS) hiring platform for fast-growing businesses.

“Our school community can be proud to count professionals like Laurie as part of our network. She has been an energetic leader on our Alumni Board for the past three years and has made valuable contributions to strengthen our global alumni network.” said Robert M. Dammon, dean of the Tepper School of Business. “Even with her commitments in managing a startup company, she still makes time to stay connected to the school and has been a catalyst for advancing connections between our students and companies within the marketplace. We appreciate and applaud her efforts.”

In nominating her for the award, Frank Demmler, adjunct professor of entrepreneurship at the Tepper School, described Barkman as a fixture of the Pittsburgh entrepreneurial community who has greatly helped to accelerate the commercial traction for Internet startups. In addition, she is credited in developing a marketing research project for Tepper School students and formalizing a recruiting relationship  resulting in internships and subsequent full-time employment for the school’s graduates...Read More»

By: Mark D. Burd