Col. Rich Morales ’99 and Ranji Nagaswami ’86 Receive Inaugural Awards from NYC Alumni Chapter

Colonel Rich Morales ’99 and Ranji Nagaswami ’86 are the inaugural recipients of the Leadership in Business and Society Awards presented by the Yale School of Management New York City Alumni Chapter in recognition of their professional achievements. Morales and Nagaswami accepted their awards during the chapter’s first awards banquet on November 2 at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan. The event was hosted with support from the Yale SOM Office of Alumni Relations.

Morales is professor and deputy head of the department of systems engineering at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Prior to his current position, Morales served as director of Joining Forces, a White House program that supports military families. He was among five alumni named a Donaldson Fellow for the 2016-17 academic year, an honor that recognizes its recipients for embodying the school’s mission to educate leaders for business and society in their personal and professional accomplishments.

Nagaswami is chief executive officer of Hirtle, Callaghan & Co. A veteran asset manager, she served as chief investment advisor to Michael Bloomberg during his tenure as mayor of New York City.

Yale SOM Acting Dean Anjani Jain also recognized three retiring faculty members in attendance on November 2 for their legacy of scholarship, leadership, and mentoring: Sharon M. Oster, Frederic D. Wolfe Professor of Management and Entrepreneurship; Subrata K. Sen, Joseph F. Cullman Professor of Organization, Management, and Marketing; and Arthur J. Swersey, professor of operations research.

The Yale SOM New York City Alumni Chapter’s mission is to foster a community of alumni in the New York metropolitan area, helping to advance their careers and interests in business and society.

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Yale Insights: Ranji Nagaswami on the public pensions crisis 

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