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Alumni Answers: Julie Mann Keppner

Monday, December 15 2014 06:00pm

Distinguished alumnae Julie Mann Keppner reflects on her experience as a Business Bobcat. Julie graduated from the College of Business in 2002 with a double major in Finance and Management Information Systems. Today, Julie serves as Chair of Ohio University Alumni Association Board of Directors and as a member of the Ohio University Board of Trustees.

Julie Mann Keppner

BBA ‘ 02 (Finance and MIS)

Bank of America, Senior Vice-President


Tell us about your role within your company?

As a Product Manager on the Digital Emerging Commerce Strategy and Execution team, I am responsible for the design and delivery of new commerce and payments capabilities for the Consumer Bank.

Who was your favorite faculty member in the College of Business during your time on campus?

The Dean of the College of Business at that time. Dean Glenn Corlett.

What was your favorite course in the College of Business?

This might sound crazy, but the Cluster. I took the cluster my Sophomore year and I really enjoyed working in the groups. Some of the friends I made during the Cluster, I still keep in touch with today! Also, the presentation skills I learned during the cluster I still use today in my job.

What was your favorite memory/campus tradition during your time as a student?
This one is always a tough one for me. I can never pin point one memory or tradition that was my favorite. But I will say, that the tradition of Ohio University and that feeling you get when you are on campus is what I miss the most.

Why do you support OHIO University?

My 4 years at Ohio University were very special to me and I have very fond memories of my time in Athens. I support Ohio University as an alumnae in hopes that I can help give current students the same experience I received while attending Ohio University.

How has the College of Business impacted your life? (Why do you give?)

I truly believe that my education and the relationships I made at the College of Business shaped my career. My first job out of college I used my development skills I learned in my MIS classes. And I got my first job out of college by meeting an Ohio University Alumnus who also graduated from the College of Business. I am very thankful for my degree and network connections from the College of Business, and therefore it only makes sense that I give back.

When you weren’t in class, where would we find you on campus?

Copeland Hall Computer lab. Do they still have those? As a MIS major, I felt like I spent a lot of evenings and long nights in those labs. If I wasn’t studying or doing homework, you would find me at Ping, on the intramural fields, or hanging with friends.