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School Joins Trade Mission to Brazil as it Strengthens Ties in Latin America

November 29, 2011
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Dean Gene Anderson (right) and College of Engineering Dean James Tien (left) joined Florida Governor Rick Scott and business leaders on a trade mission to Brazil.

Dean Gene Anderson and other representatives from the School of Business were among nearly 200 business, government and community leaders who took part in a seven-day trade mission to Brazil this fall. The trip, led by Enterprise Florida Inc. and Florida Governor Rick Scott, was an effort to promote and continue building business relationships between Florida and the largest country in South America.

Joining Dean Anderson from the School of Business was Amelia Rea Maguire, associate dean for external affairs; Jenny Quintana, assistant director of alumni programs; and David Lecón, director of executive education.

UM alumni, parents, prospective students, corporate clients and supporters were welcome at a reception in São Paolo

“This was a wonderful opportunity for us to conduct corporate and university visits to discuss executive education, graduate business internships and employment, student and faculty exchanges, as well as to engage with our alumni there,” said Maguire. “Among our stops was FGV, Brazil’s leading business school, where we explored an expansion of the partnership we have established with the School.”

The School, along with the School of Engineering, also hosted a reception for UM alumni, parents, prospective students, corporate clients, and other UM supporters at the Havana Club in São Paolo, which brought together more than 80 guests, including the governor.

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