Cameron School of Business - Outstanding Alumni
The outstanding alumni are recognized during the Cameron School of Business' - Business Week each year.
Robin L. Diehl '90
Robin Diehl is the Chief Financial Officer and Director of the Office of Fiscal Management in the NC Department of Administration which administers the budgeting, accounting, payroll and purchasing functions for the NC Department of Administration, Office of the Lt. Governor, NC Office of State Personnel, the NC State Ethics Commission, and the State Board of Elections.
Prior to joining the NC Department of Administration, she implemented the start up of the N.C. Education Lottery serving as Deputy Executive Director (DED) of Finance & Administration.
Ms. Diehl served in the NC Department of Commerce as Chief Fiscal Officer (CFO) and Director of the Division of Fiscal Management for six years. Prior to joining Commerce, Robin served as Assistant Dean in Finance and Administration at N. C. State University. Her experience with technology includes holding positions as a systems accountant with Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK) and the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services. She has taught advanced accounting courses at a local college and holds a Masters in Accounting from NCSU and a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from UNCW.
She serves on the National Board of Directors for the American Diabetes Assoc., chairs the national Finance Committee for the American Diabetes Association and was Chair of the local Board for American Diabetes Association for several years. She also served on the Utilities Board of Adjustment, for the Town of Cary, NC.
Jean English '96
Jean Matney English is currently the Vice President of IBM Software Demand Marketing. She leads the global strategy for three key elements: branding and messaging for IBM Software through a leading portfolio of capabilities and solutions, generating demand
Jean has executive experience leading global marketing initiatives across information technology solutions, business solutions and currently nine software product divisions, supporting IBM's $25+ billion global software business. Jean is a marketing professional with proven leadership credentials and extensive experience in demand generation, product management, market management, digital marketing, events, advertising, marketing communications, marketing operations and marketing intelligence.
Jean is a member of IBM’s Global Marketing and Communications Leadership Team, the top 50 marketing professionals across IBM. Jean joined IBM in 2000 in the Personal Computing division in Raleigh, North Carolina as a Marketing Communications Strategist and has held multiple management and Executive positions in their hardware, mid-market business and software divisions.
Jean is a member of the Junior League of Raleigh and currently serves as the Marketing Chair for the 2013 North Carolina Governor’s Inaugural Ball. She has held multiple Chair positions over the last 5 years. Jean is also on the customer advisory board for ON24 and Alliance Tech.
Jean holds Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She lives in Raleigh with her husband Doug and 2 children.
Bill Mayew '97
Bill Mayew is an associate professor of accounting at the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. Professor Mayew received his Ph.D. in Business Administration (Accounting) from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006 and has been on the Fuqua faculty since graduation. He previously worked in accounting and financial reporting assurance at Ernst & Young.
Professor Mayew studies managerial communication of firm performance, including both voluntary disclosures made outside of the financial reporting system and mandatory financial disclosures in financial reports. His research uses theories from economics and psychology to better understand the determinants and consequences of voluntary and mandatory managerial communication. He received the 2008 Financial Research Association best paper award for his work (with Mohan Venkatachalam) on the information content of managerial vocal cues during earnings conference calls.
Professor Mayew’s research has appeared in the Journal of Finance, Journal of Accounting Research, Review of Accounting Studies and Contemporary Accounting Research. His work is relevant to investors and analysts who interpret managerial communication and investor relations departments who shape and assist in the creation and dissemination of managerial communications. He has presented his research on managerial vocal cues to professional money managers, sell-side financial analysts and investor relations personnel. His teaching includes both financial accounting and corporate financial reporting, where he has received awards for teaching excellence in both the daytime and weekend executive MBA programs.
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