Mike Kuhn and Greg Stremlaw join the MBS Advisory Board
The Maine Business School and Graduate School of Business welcome two distinguished alums as new members of the MBS Advisory Board: Mike Kuhn and Greg Stremlaw.
Mike Kuhn graduated from the University of Maine with a BSBA in Management in 2012 and MBA in 2014. “I graduated early as an undergraduate,” Kuhn says. “But I wanted to stay eligible to participate in my final football season as a student-athlete. My transition into the MBA program was easy. I was familiar with the faculty and could finish the program within two years.”
Mike was born and raised in New Jersey and currently lives in Newport, Rhode Island. He works in Boston for Johnson & Johnson in their spine and orthopedics business. In his role, he works on launching robotic and digital surgery platforms across each of Johnson & Jonhson’s specialties: total joints, spine, sports medicine, and trauma. “My main focus is on the upstream product development pipelines and developing the commercial execution plans globally,” he says.
In 2021, Mike was one of the recipients of a MaineMBA Alumni Award. He was awarded the inaugural MaineMBA Distinguished Alumni Award for his expertise in orthopedic robotics. Dianne Watters, then chair of the MBS Advisory Board, invited him to join the group soon after the award ceremony.” I had the honor of presenting this award and sharing a bit of Mike’s work and impact post-graduation,” Watters says. “Through that connection, he shared his interest in giving back to the Maine Business School and University, so I knew he’d be a great fit for the board.”
“I take tremendous pride in who I am and where I’ve come from,” Kuhn says. “To that extent, the University of Maine’s Business School has become a big part of what I represent, so I hope to help build the future of what the MBS can accomplish.”
Greg Stremlaw earned his MBA from the UMaine Graduate School of Business in 1995. During his studies, Greg was the president of the MBA Association and was inducted into Beta Gamma Sigma. He’s currently the President and CEO of Indy Sports & Entertainment and Indy Eleven Professional Soccer. He’s also helping lead the Eleven Park project, a $1 billion transformational neighborhood development in downtown Indianapolis that will include a stadium, hotel, apartments, condos, public areas, and commercial, retail, and office space. Greg is the former president of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) Sports where he oversaw Hockey Night in Canada and was the Chef de Mission for the Olympic Games.
“Greg is a leader in the field whose work is well known in media, professional sport, and Olympic sport in both the United States and Canada,” says Dr. Norm O’Reilly, Dean of the Graduate School of Business. “What’s impressive about Greg is his passion for UMaine. I’m thrilled to work with him on our advisory board.”
UMaine’s history of hockey excellence was a big draw to Greg, a former hockey player for Team USA. “While I was accepted to other MBA programs at Boston College, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Tulane, there is just something so special about the University of Maine,” Stremlaw says. “I knew it was the MBA program for me. It just felt right.”
Greg and his wife Wendy, an athlete in her own right, have two children – both college athletes. Michael is a pitcher for the Butler University baseball team. Kristin, an NCAA national champion synchronized swimmer, is at Ohio State. The family loves Maine so much that they spend time at their cabin on the coast in Downeast Maine. They visit campus whenever they have a chance.
“I love UMaine and would do anything to support it,” Stremlaw says. “I could not be more proud to be a Black Bear.”