‘Best and Brightest’

Brianna Riggs ’18

Associate financial analyst, Johnson & Johnson, Financial Leadership Development Program

Poets&Quants for Undergrads, business

Brianna Riggs ‘18 was introduced to the opportunities of running a business at a very young age. Influenced by her parents’ businesses and one of her high school teachers, Riggs received a finance and marketing double major with a minor in entrepreneurship. She says that one of her favorite aspects is watching a business grow because it shows that hard work and endless hours pay off. Over each summer during college, she gained practice in the business world. She was a researcher for LaunchBayC, an intern at The European eCommerce and Omni-Channel Trade Association in Brussels under the Tauck Scholarship, and a finance intern at Johnson & Johnson. She is also passionate about music. In addition to playing the clarinet for nearly 14 years, she participated in many music groups at Lehigh, including Marching 97, wind ensemble and philharmonic orchestra.

James P. McNally ’18 MBA

Vice president in treaty underwriting, Toa Reinsurance Company of America

Poets&Quants, Online MBA

James P. McNally is vice president in treaty underwriting at Toa Reinsurance Company of America. He received a degree in economics with a minor in applied mathematics at Franklin & Marshall College, but he did not want to stop his education there. Because of his busy work schedule, he took advantage of Lehigh’s online MBA program, which gave him the opportunity to continue to travel for work while still receiving a rigorous education. McNally enjoyed being able to participate in class and get the most out of the flexible program through his hard work and dedication to being active in class remotely.

Dan Zanghi ’18 MBA

Manager of global operations network design and optimization, The Hershey Company

Poets&Quants, Online MBA

After receiving his bachelor of science in mechanical engineering at University of Notre Dame, Zanghi decided to participate in Lehigh’s online MBA program because of its outstanding reputation and its ability to allow students to work with their peers virtually. He enjoyed that it was all in real time, so he could get answers immediately and feel part of the classroom. The program expanded Zanghi’s portfolio with business skills to add to his engineering background, which helped him advance in his career.

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