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Lan Luan G'04, senior product manager at Microsoft, to speak at SU

February 13, 2012

Kim Brown
(315) 443-3616

The Office of Career Services within the Division of Student Affairs, and the Office of Alumni Relations are bringing Lan Luan G’04, senior product manager at Microsoft, to campus on Tuesday, Feb. 21, as part of the Alumni Speaker Series. Luan will give a presentation about her career at 7:30 p.m. in the Life Sciences Auditorium (Room 001). The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served at a reception beginning at 7 p.m. outside the auditorium.

luanLuan will share advice on working for one of the world’s most recognizable companies, and will offer a unique perspective for international students interested in following her career path.

After receiving her master’s degree from the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science, Luan now manages product marketing for Microsoft’s online advertising business in the Asia Pacific and EMEA regions. She is currently executing on the Microsoft and Yahoo! alliance and launching new international markets.

Previously, she managed merchant acquisition and business development for Bing Cashback, doubling the number of merchants to more than 1,000, and built numerous teams within Microsoft adCenter. As a program manager, she managed a 50-person engineering team spanning the United States, China and India, and spearheaded five major releases across five countries.

Luan served as president of the Microsoft Chinese Employee Diversity Group, which boasts 2,000 members. Luan holds a bachelor’s of engineering from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She is an M.B.A. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, where she received a coveted scholarship from the Financial Women’s Association and made the dean’s list every term.

The Alumni Speaker Series is a collaborative effort of Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations, which brings SU alumni back to campus each semester to share their career stories. The series will continue in this spring with Keppler Speakers’ Theo Moll on March 27 and MC2 Events Exhibits Environments’ Brian Tarrant on April 4.

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