Commencement Speaker Announced
- By Elizabeth Parent
The School of Business Administration is proud to announce this year’s Commencement Speaker will be Carrie W. Teffner (’88 BSBA, ’97 MBA).
Teffner was recently appointed the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at PetSmart, Inc., effective June 3, 2013.
Teffner brings more than 20 years of management experience to PetSmart, most recently serving as the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Weber-Stephen Products LLC, a manufacturer of charcoal and gas grills, grilling accessories and other outdoor room products that currently operates in 30 countries worldwide.
Prior to Teffner’s role at Weber, she served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Timberland Company from 2009-2011 when the company was sold to VF Corporation. Prior to joining Timberland, Teffner spent 21 years with the Sara Lee Corporation in a variety of financial roles including Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Sara Lee International Household and Body Care, based in the Netherlands.
“We are thrilled to welcome Carrie Teffner as this year’s Commencement Speaker,” said Dean Sanjay Sharma. “We believe Carrie’s education, background and global work experience will resonate well with our graduating students.”
Teffner received her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) and her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Vermont School of Business Administration. She currently serves on the National Board of Rebuilding Together and her prior board services included The Girl Scouts of Chicago, De Paul University Finance Advisory Board and the Ancona School Finance Committee.
The University of Vermont School of Business Administration Commencement Ceremony will be held on Sunday, May 19 at the Flynn Theater. The ceremony begins at noon.