On the move

New appointments at Pamplin

Robin Camputaro

Robin Camputaro has been appointed associate director for MBA marketing and recruiting. She was most recently manager of advertising and concessions for the Jacksonville Aviation Authority and previously marketing manager at General Growth Properties, a mall management firm, and food services company Aramark. She has an MBA from Jacksonville University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Florida. Camputaro will help recruit students and promote the full-time and professional MBA programs.

Garrett Weddle

Garrett Weddle has been appointed associate director of development. Weddle has 25 years of experience in business, working most recently as a real estate agent and developer. He and his wife have owned Garrett’s Menswear Depot and Meg’s Specialty Womenswear in Radford for more than 25 years. He has served on many area boards and commissions and was recently appointed to the board of directors of the Virginia Association of Realtors. Raised in Blacksburg, Weddle has a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering and operations research from Virginia Tech. He will help plan and implement the college’s fundraising efforts.

Reza Barkhi

Reza Barkhi, associate professor of accounting and information systems and PricewaterhouseCoopers Junior Faculty Fellow, has been appointed department head of accounting and information systems, effective July 10, 2011. A faculty member since 1997, Barkhi served for three years as head of the management information systems department at American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, while on leave from Pamplin. His research interests are in the design of group decision support systems, organizational integration systems, distributed decision making, design of telecommunication networks, and economics of information systems. He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses, led study-abroad programs, and chaired the college’s diversity committee. Barkhi succeeds Bob Brown, who returned to full-time teaching after eight years as department head.

Kent F. Murrmann

Kent F. Murrmann, associate professor of management was conferred the associate professor emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. Murrmann, who joined Pamplin in 1979, retired earlier this year. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses on human resources, labor relations, and international management. He taught at Virginia Tech’s Center for European Studies and Architecture in Riva San Vitale, Switzerland, for four years. He directed graduate studies in management and served on more than 25 dissertation and thesis committees, chairing four of them.

James R. Lang

James R. Lang, Strickler Professor of Management, was conferred the Strickler Professor Emeritus title by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors. Lang, who joined Pamplin in 1990, retired earlier this year. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses in entrepreneurial leadership and strategic management. His research interests include managerial decision making, corporate merger, board of director interlocking, and small business and entrepreneurship issues. He served as director of the Business Leadership Center, director of graduate studies in management, acting department head of management, and department head of hospitality and tourism management.

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