TEM Lab joins T-bird alumni at Aspen Institute event

T-birds representing multiple organizations shared the spotlight Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2013, at the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) annual conference in Glen Cove, New York. “We got a shout out in the plenary session, and all the T-birds stood up,” said Thunderbird Emerging Markets Laboratory program director Charles Reeves ’09. “We were the only school to have that distinction.”

The ANDE event brought together more than 180 organizations concerned with the development of small and growing businesses around the world. “TEM Lab plays the role of capacity development providers in this space, and it is a wonderful way for us to meet folks with our same objectives,” Reeves said.


Susannah Ware ’12, part of a TEM Lab consulting team that completed a 2012 project in Liberia, now serves as membership manager for the Aspen network. Other T-birds at the conference included Thomas Aageson ’63, Fernando Cortes ’99 and Roman Ponos ’00. “As T-birds we naturally linked up quickly,” Reeves said.

Photo caption: Top row, from left, Fernando Cortes ’99 and Thomas Aageson ’63, and bottom row, from left, Roman Ponos ’00, Susannah Ware ’12  and Charles Reeves ’09 meet at the 2013 Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs in Glen Cove, New York.

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