Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series
The Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series was established in 1995 through the generous support of the Honorable Julia Chang Bloch and Stuart Marshall Bloch, A.B. '64, and designed to provide recognition to a University of Miami alumnus/a who has distinguished themselves and their alma mater through lifetime achievement and professional accomplishments.
Michael “Pete” J. Piechoski, B.B.A. ’76
Senior Vice President and CFO, Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Newman Alumni Center
6200 San Amaro Drive, Coral Gables, Florida
Mr. Pete Piechoski is senior vice president and chief financial officer for Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc., a $10 billion company headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska. One of North America’s largest construction and engineering organizations, Kiewit serves a variety of markets, including transportation, water, heavy civil, power, oil, gas, chemical, building, and mining. The firm was named to the 2011 list of North American Top Companies for Leaders.
Prior to working for Peter Kiewit Sons’, Inc., Mr. Piechoski worked as an International Cost Manager for Abbott Laboratories (1980 – 1983); and as a Staff Auditor for Arthur Anderson (1976 - 1978). Mr. Piechoski is a Certified Public Accountant. He received his Bachelor’s in Accounting from the University of Miami, Florida in 1976, and a Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University in 1979.
Mr. Piechoski has served on various Boards including: US Bobsled & Skeleton Federation, University of Miami President's Council, US Bank Advisory Board of Omaha, Nebraska; the Omaha Community Foundation; United Way of the Midlands; the Omaha Children’s Museum; the College World Series of Omaha, Nebraska, and Marian Catholic High School.
Mr. Piechoski and his wife Jeri have two children. Alexandra is a graduate of Villanova University with a degree in Engineering and Bradley is a graduate of the University of Miami, with a degree in Engineering. Both currently work for Kiewit.
Past Distinguished Alumni Lecturers
2012-Guillermo de Aranzabal Agudo, M.B.A. '84, President and CEO, Grupo La Rioja Alta, S.A.
2010-Joseph J. Echevarria Jr., B.B.A. '78, Chief Executive Officer, Deloitte Services, LP
2008-T. Kendall "Ken" Hunt, B.B.A. '65; Founder, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, VASCO Data Security International, Inc.
2008-Matt Rubel, M.B.A. '80; Former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Collective Brands, Incorporated
2006-Hal Rosenbluth, B.G.S. '74; Co-Founder, Chairman of the Board
Take Care Health Systems
2005-Jack Creighton, M.B.A. '66; former Chief Executive Officer for Weyerhaeuser Company and United Airlines
2002-Barry Richard, A.B. '64, J.D. '67; Litigation Partner, Greenberg Traurig, P.A.
2000-Barbara Milo Ohrbach; '61, Author
1998-Lari White, B.M. '88; Singer, Songwriter & Lecturer
1997-Stephen J. Dresnick, M.D. '75; President, C.E.O. & Chairman of the Board, Sterling Healthcare Group, Inc.
1997-Dawnn Lewis, B.M. '82; Actress, Singer, & Lecturer
1995-Michael R. Klein, Esq., B.B.A. '63, J.D. '66; Partner, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering