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Mechanical Engineering Lecture Night - February 27th
Tour at Birck Nanotechnology Labs - March 1st
Pugwash Member Social - March 13th
Preview to Conference Event: Medical Technology - March 27th
Midwest Annual Regional Conference: Epidemic Success - April 4th-5th
Relay for Life - April 5-6th
Aviation Technology Lecture Night - April 10th
When Keri Wright was 15 she realized that she didn't have to live a traditional northern Illinois lifestyle. She fell in love with the idea that she could do anything that she wanted to do, and that's exactly what she did. She flew solo in an airplane before she could legally drive a car. At 18 years of age she began her climb into leadership as a flight instructor, mostly teaching students from Purdue how to fly. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Purdue University in 2004 with her Bachelor degree in Professional Flight Technology and two years later earned her Masters of Science degree in Aviation Technology. Keri's love for Purdue is almost as strong as her love of aviation and business. By the end of her time at Purdue, she was selected as a Beechjet Co-pilot and was the Chairperson for planning and hosting the 2005 national Air Race Classic at Purdue - a first for both organizations.
At only 23 years of age Keri was promoted to V.P. of Asset Management at Universal Asset Management, and at 25 she became the Chief Operating Officer. Just as she was becoming eligible to rent a car, she was running a multi-million dollar company, overseeing capital asset management, business development and strategic planning. In only 6 years as COO, she grew the company from 44 employees to over 120 team members globally, she expanded the company to include global offices on 6 continents and transformed warehouse and UAM aircraft facilities to over 5 times their size, while implementing new technologies in every division and role throughout the company.
In 2013, Keri acquired Universal Asset Management, becoming the Chief Executive Officer at only 31 years old.