MBA@UNC Graduate: Erik Sneed

For the past 16 years, Erik Sneed has worked for Harrah’s Casino in western North Carolina where he’s been responsible for developing, designing and building one of the largest casinos and resorts in the region.

MBA@UNC Graduate: Ana-Laura Diaz

Ana-Laura Diaz did not feel fully equipped for management when she was offered a new position as a supervising attorney at a new law firm. She considered getting an MBA to pick up what she lacked in business know-how, but had no intention of quitting her job as a practicing bankruptcy attorney near Fort Lauderdale to do so.

MBA@UNC Graduate: Jay Thomas

“I work for Bank of America Merrill Lynch,” says Jay Thomas of Charlotte, N.C. “I do securities research on the wealth management side. I basically advise those who give advice to our clients. I’ve been with it for about 16 years.”

MBA@UNC Graduate: Fiona McFarland

"If I had asked the people at UNC to design an MBA program just for me," says Fiona McFarland, "they couldn’t have done a better job".

MBA@UNC Graduate: Russ Pool

Change has always been in Russ Pool’s DNA. A helicopter pilot in the U.S. Marine Corps for 18 years and the son of a former military officer, he has spent a good part of his life changing environments, meeting new people and living in different parts of the world.

MBA@UNC Graduate: Carlo Pedrazzini

When Carlo Pedrazzini started researching MBA programs, he left no stone unturned.

“I did a lot of research,” he says. “If I was going to invest the time, I wanted to make the most of it.”