Thomas J. Nist is the Director of Graduate Studies and Donahue Chair in Investment Management in the Palumbo Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University.  He oversees an evolving portfolio of graduate business programs including MBA, Accountancy and Information Systems Management courses of study.  As the Donahue Chair, he has built a nationally recognized program in investment management and launched an investment fund with student portfolio managers.  He was the only academic named to the Institute of Financial Operations 2011 list of 25 people setting global trends in cash management.

He advises the student Investment Management Association, coordinates the finance and investment advisory boards, and manages outreach and visibility with the corporate and professional investment community.  He also teaches courses in corporate finance and commercial banking and leads study trips to Germany and the Benelux countries. 

Prior to Duquesne, Professor Nist spent 30 years in commercial and corporate banking leadership roles, most recently as Senior Vice President and Small Business Segment Manager in PNC Bank's Business Banking Division.  He served on the Strategic Planning Committee of the Tri-State Automated Clearing House and the Association of Reserve City Bankers Same Day Settlement Advisory Committee. 

Professor Nist received a BS in Business Administration from Duquesne University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Arizona State University.

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