Steve Neola and Keith Walthall share this year’s Director’s Prize as the top graduates in the Master of Science in Analytics (MSA) Class of 2014. Neola and Walthall receive the prize in recognition by their peers of their exemplary performance throughout the 10-month program. Announcing the winners at commencement, the Institute’s director, Dr. Michael Rappa, said “Steve and Keith consistently earned high praise from their peers for their intelligence, leadership and teaming skills. They set a high bar and stand out as ideal role models for all of us—the kind of analytics professionals you want most to have on your team.”
Neola, who is a 2008 dual-degree graduate in Business and Music from The Ohio State University, will join eBay as Product Manager for Merchandising Metrics. Walthall is a career military intelligence officer who will return to active duty with the United States Army.