Syracuse University Talks Business: What Does Inflation, Interest Rates, and FX Risks Mean For Businesses and the Labor Market

Event Date: Friday, April 21, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.




The three panelists will discuss how current risks in the environment are impacting their businesses and what it might mean for hiring and the post-college labor market.  



Cameron Miller, assistant professor of management at the Whitman School



Stephen Bell ’09 MBA, project engineer at FedEx Corporation

Mark Hebert ’05, managing director, head of investment grade corporates at Deutsch Bank AG

Stephanie Rike ’07, executive director, of global commercial capabilities at Amgen


Please join our webinar via Zoom.



Cameron Miller

Cameron Miller is an assistant professor of management, who will teach strategy courses. His research interests include technology strategy and innovation, competitive strategy and evolutionary economics. Prior to earning his Ph.D. in business administration from the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management, Professor Miller worked for Standard & Poor’s in New York City, as a director in the global fixed-income research department. He also was a senior analyst for The Modeling Group, LLC, in Stamford, Connecticut, and held various positions in finance, operations and research for investment and consulting firms. He earned a B.S. in business administration from Duquesne University, and an M.A. in economics from the University at Albany, State University of New York.


Stephen Bell ’09 MBA


Stephen is a native of Memphis, TN. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1997 with a B.S. in Computer Science and was commissioned as an officer in the US Army, stationed at Fort Drum, NY. In 2004 he joined FedEx as an operations manager in Syracuse and completed his iMBA from Whitman in 2009. In 2010 he transferred to FedEx World Headquarters in Memphis to work in international planning. His current project involves upgrading freight sort systems to include RFID technology, using edge computing, mobile devices, and weight/dimensioning technology to improve productivity and revenue capture.


Mark Hebert ’05

Mark Hebert is a Senior Portfolio Manager at Millennium Capital Management. He oversees a multi-asset long/short portfolio with a focus on Corporate Credit. Mark spent the previous 18 years of his career on the sell-side at Morgan Stanley and Deutsche Bank building and running corporate credit businesses. He is a 2005 Whitman alum and gained his Master’s in Business Administration from Columbia University. 



Stephanie Rike ’07


Stephanie Jorden is currently the Executive Director of Global Commercial Capabilities at Amgen, focusing on Customer Interaction Effectiveness, Congresses, Global Device Strategy, and Patient Support Programs to rethink how Amgen can provide an unparalleled customer experience to patients and healthcare providers using Amgen therapeutics.  She is also leading the Capability Delivery and Impact team, which focuses on the holistic portfolio of customer capabilities and ownership of Amgen’s global-to-local model.

Prior to her current role, Stephanie was the Chief of Staff for Amgen’s Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, running a number of strategic programs including COVID-19 Continuity of Care initiatives.  Prior to that, she ran strategy and operations for Amgen’s Global Value-Based Partnership group, a newly established organization focused on transforming Amgen from a transactional supplier of medicines into a collaborative partner within the healthcare system.  As a founding member of this organization, Stephanie has helped design and resource a team that is dedicated to moving the needle on value-based healthcare.  Concurrently, she also ran Amgen’s Predict & Prevent transformation initiative, which is focusing on building alliances that move the healthcare system away from a traditional “Break it, Fix It” model towards a “Predict & Prevent” approach to treating patients.  A finance and process excellence professional by training, Stephanie has held roles at Amgen in Corporate Strategy, Business Performance, and Transformation over the past ten years.  

Prior to Amgen, Stephanie spent 8 years at General Electric, first in their rotational Financial Management Program at GE Capital, followed by GE’s Corporate Audit Staff.  Stephanie also spent 2+ years at GE Aviation in Singapore, owning the risk management and pricing of service agreements for commercial airlines operating in Asia and partnering with the commercial team to develop unique and comprehensive customer solutions.  

Stephanie received MBAs from UCLA Anderson and the National University of Singapore, and a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Syracuse University.  She currently sits on advisory boards at both UCLA Anderson and Syracuse Whitman Schools of Management. 



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