Two of Plymouth State’s most successful business degree graduates have been honored by PSU’s chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA). Joe Dudek, ’87, and Jane Poulin, ’84, were recognized at the PSU AMA award banquet Nov. 30, with their induction into the PSU AMA Alumni Hall of Fame.
Joe Dudek , 87’ graduated with a degree in Business Management and is currently the Vice President and General Manager of the Century Division for Southern Wine & Spirits of New England, the largest wine and spirits distributor in the United States. Prior to joining Southern Wine & Spirits of New England, Joe worked for the Coors Brewing Company, Labatt USA and Mike’s Hard Lemonade in a variety of positions covering 26 states during his career. While at Plymouth State, Joe was a four-year starting running back for the Panther football team and recognized as an All-American. Joe still holds many PSU football records while also placing 3rd in the 1985 Heisman Trophy voting.
In 2009 Joe was named vice-chairman of the PSU President’s Council, the University’s volunteer advisory council charged with developing University resources to advance the mission and vision of Plymouth State University.
Jane Poulin , ‘84, CPA, charted a career that has taken her from small town New Hampshire to China, Japan, Austria, Spain, Germany and Italy. Now serving as the Associate Chief Accountant at the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), she interprets and advises on the application of accounting and auditing standards. In a previous tenure at the SEC from 2000 to 2005, Ms. Poulin provided technical accounting and auditing assistance in several high-profile enforcement cases. She has also served in the private sector as chief accounting officer of Corning, Inc., and in accounting positions at Ernst and Young and KPMG.
Brad Allen, the PSU AMA chapter faculty advisor, said Dudek and Poulin define what Plymouth State strives for in providing a business education.
“These Hall of Fame recipients represent what is possible while studying at Plymouth State University in the College of Business Administration,” Allen said. “Students gain so much from interacting with alumni as they share common trials and experiences. Many students have shared with me how inspirational it is to envision what is possible with solid academic experience and hard work.”
The PSU AMA chapter works closely with business graduates to facilitate career and placement information, coordinating job programs, internships and assisting in the preparation of career programs for members.
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