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Timothy Coleman '79 Named USC Marshall Commencement Speaker
Blackstone Executive to Speak at May 11 MBA Ceremony
April 10, 2012 • by News at Marshall

Timothy Coleman, a senior managing director of Blackstone, will be the featured speaker at the May 11, 2012, graduate commencement of the USC Marshall School of Business.

At Blackstone, Coleman is a member of the executive committee and head of the Restructuring and Reorganization Group. Since joining Blackstone in 1992, Coleman has worked on a variety of restructuring and reorganization assignments for companies, creditor groups and board of directors. Coleman’s most notable assignments include Bear Stearns Asset Management, Delta Airlines, Mohegan Sun, Los Angeles Dodgers, R.H. Macy & Co, Xerox Corporation and many others.

Before joining Blackstone, Coleman was a vice president at Citibank N.A. for 12 years, where he divided his time between corporate restructuring, real estate restructuring and loan syndications.

Coleman is a frequent guest lecturer at Columbia University and New York University. He is vice chairman of the inMotion Board of Directors, a member of the Teach for America New York Board of Directors, the Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital Council and the USC Marshall Board of Leaders. Coleman received a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and an MBA from the USC Marshall School of Business.

Ceremonies will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Galen Center on the USC main campus.


About the USC Marshall School of Business
Consistently ranked among the nation's premier schools, USC Marshall is internationally recognized for its emphasis on entrepreneurship and innovation, social responsibility and path-breaking research. Located in the heart of Los Angeles, one of the world's leading business centers and the U.S. gateway to the Pacific Rim, Marshall offers its 5,700-plus undergraduate and graduate students a unique world view and impressive global experiential opportunities. With an alumni community spanning 123 countries, USC Marshall students join a worldwide community of thought leaders who are redefining the way business works.