100,000,000 step challenge
Please help Albion College reach our goal!
Albion College's October 100,000,000 Step Challenge
October is "National Walking Month" and Albion College is ready to make a statement – 100,000,000 steps walked by faculty, staff, students, family, alumni and friends.
You can track your steps with an app on your phone, your Fitbit or any other wearable fitness tracker, or a good ol' pedometer, whatever works best for you! Track your steps daily, log in to your Albion College Google account, go to the Submit Your Steps page and fill out the form to record your steps. Every step counts toward making the goal, so please join us in this challenge.
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Jeffrey D. Weedman, '75
Professional Association: Founder/CEO (Retired), Cintrifuse; VP Global Business Development (Retired), The Procter & Gamble Company.
Education: Albion College, 1975. Master of Business Administration, University of Michigan, 1977.
After graduation, Jeff joined The Procter & Gamble Company ultimately holding senior functional roles in Marketing, Sales and Finance. As VP/General Manager he ran consumer and institutional businesses in the U.S. and Canada. Jeff then founded and led P&G’s Global Business Development responsible for worldwide Acquisitions/Divestures, Trademark/Patent/IP Licensing and leading P&G’s Open Innovation platform (Connect & Develop). Jeff negotiated and lead the signing of deals every 2 ½ days for a decade with companies, individuals, universities and governments across the U.S., Europe and Asia.
As founder/CEO of Cintrifuse (on loan from P&G), Jeff led the creation of Cintrifuse, a Cincinnati based innovation network designed to make the region a global destination for high potential start-ups. Cintrifuse provides start-ups with preferred access to capital, space and most importantly customers. Supported by the business, academic and start-up communities, Cintrifuse has raised a $55MM+ Fund of Funds, which has already invested in top tier Venture firms with over $600MM in investable capital. He also secured a $16MM permanent mortgage free urban campus (Circa 1880’s) in the heart of Cincinnati’s urban renewal Over-The-Rhine core. Cintrifuse proactively connects start-ups with companies that could be beta customers, investors or acquirers, with VC 's with early stage capital and mentors/services.
At Albion College, Jeff’s activities included: Sigma Chi, Student Senate (President), Economics and History honoraries, Project 250 Award, Lacrosse (Club) and as a Recent Graduate Trustee. Currently, he serves on the Gerstacker External Advisory Board and Albion Colleges’ Board of Trustees.
Jeff and his wife, Cheri (Lee), ‘77, have two children and reside in Cincinnati, Ohio. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, on Twitter: @theweed, and at www.linkedin.com/in/jeffweedmanventures/
Mr. Weedman serves as an Albion College Trustee because…
he wants to partially “pay back” the tremendous benefits he received from the faculty, fellow students and alumni. Albion College changed the trajectory of his life and “paying it forward” motivates his service.
Out-of-the-Gate Champion Stock Seat Team (October 4, 2014)
The maiden competition of the season was a successful double-header for the Albion stock seat riders who competed on October 4 at Saginaw Valley State University. They faced nine teams from other schools and came away with a champion high point and a third place.
Albion riders generated enough points in the first show to end up as the champion high point team. Nearly every division was led by an Albion rider, including Taylor Sandberg (Spring Lake/Spring Lake) and Danielle Townsend (Springport/Springport) who won first places in their Intermediate II classes. Co-captain Allison Voorhess (Mount Clemons/Lutheran North) followed suit with a win in Novice along with other co-captain Elle Root (Alpena/Alpena) who picked up second place in Advanced. Freshman Brooke Viele (Midland/H.H. Dow) also won a second in Advanced as did senior Morgan Carey (Hemlock/Saint Charles Community) in the Open/Reining division.
As the afternoon show wrapped up, the Albion team ended up in third place overall. Notable places include senior Megan McNeil’s (Ononadaga/Jackson Christian) overall reserve high point ride and first place in Open/Reining. Second place finishers included Joy Davis (Flint/Kearsley) in Advanced, Voorhess in Novice, Townsend in Intermediate II, and freshman Stancey Thompson (Oberlin, Ohio/Oberlin) in Walk/Trot.