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Ray Welch, BSBA '92

Like many Kogod alumni, Ray Welch, BSBA '92, attributes much of his success to the passion that he has for his field. "There will be days where you wake up knowing it's going to be a challenging day," he said. "If you're passionate about what you're doing, those challenges don't seem so rough."

President of ThirsTea Corp., a Florida-based beverage manufacturing company, Welch says that his experience and education at Kogod have been integral to his business success.

Welch serves on the Board of Directors for the International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, one of the premier industry associations whose members include Starbucks, Kraft, Nestle, and Mars.

"To be part of an industry like this, and to have a voice amongst some of the largest foodservice companies in the world is truly an honor."