Ivy Zelman, an alumna from George Mason's School of Business and Chief Executive Officer of Zelman & Associates, will serve as the school's 2012 convocation speaker. Zelman graduated in 1990 with a BS in accounting and holds over 20 years of experience covering housing and housing-related industries.
Founded in 2007, Zelman & Associates utilizes unmatched industry contacts and financial analyses to deliver unbiased, proprietary research on the housing sector. Prior to founding Zelman & Associates, Zelman worked at Credit Suisse Group, Salomon Brothers, and Ernst & Young. In 2011, Zelman was inducted into the Institutional Investor Hall of Fame, which includes a select team of analysts that have been given first place rankings for 10 years or more.
Zelman is frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal and New York Times and often appears as a guest on CNBC. Zelman is often tapped to address audiences of housing and homebuilding related forums and conferences for her highly respected views and insights.
Zelman will address School of Business graduates at the annual ceremony on Friday, May 18, in the Patriot Center at 4 p.m.