In today’s complex business world, where “soft skills” like ethical decision-making and communicating across differences are crucial for success, our career partners increasingly tell us they prefer to hire graduates with liberal arts backgrounds. FCLC alumni consistently build outstanding careers in fields like finance, management, and consulting. If you’re thinking about your own path from FCLC to the world of business, several of our illustrious alumni will be participating in a Zoom webinar panel moderated by Tracyann Williams, assistant dean for student support and success.
Maureen Beshar is the executive director of business development for Hardman Johnston Global
Advisors LLC, an investment management firm based in Stamford, Connecticut, as well as being a shareholder
of the firm. Prior to this, Beshar was CEO of North America for Robeco Investment Management
in New York. Some prior firm affiliations include Nuveen, Lazard Asset Management, Invesco, and
Smith Barney. Beshar is a longtime member of Fordham’s President’s Council and has been an
active mentor to Fordham students and graduates. She earned a B.A. in philosophy and political
science from Fordham University at Lincoln Center in 1986.
Scot Hoffman is a vice president and the director of communications at Dodge & Cox, a San
Francisco-based value-oriented, investment management firm. In this role, he leads a team responsible
for delivering an integrated communications and brand strategy designed to support Dodge & Cox’s
global business priorities. Prior to joining the firm in 2017, he was vice president and global head of
corporate communications at Prudential Financial Inc. Scot received a B.A. in English and classics
from Fordham University at Lincoln Center in 1998.
Jonathan Valenti is a principal in the financial services practice of Deloitte, focused on customer
strategy and applied design, and lead for Deloitte Digital’s applied innovation offering. He has 20 years of
experience consulting organizations on various strategy projects and transformation programs, including
those for growth strategy, customer segmentation, customer experience design, digital transformation,
and innovation. Valenti graduated from Fordham University at Lincoln Center with a B.A. in information science in 1998.
The panelists also will be joined by Robert Daly, assistant dean at the Gabelli School of Business at
Lincoln Center, who advises FCLC students interested in declaring Gabelli minors.
This event is open to students.