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Rozynski Honored with Bryan School Distinguished Alumni Award

Ed Rozynski with sons Danny, Eddie and Michael

Ed Rozynski with sons Danny, Eddie and Michael

Edward M. Rozynski, Vice President for Global Government Affairs with Stryker Corporation, has been awarded the 2010 Bryan School Distinguished Alumni Award. The award, which was given at a dinner April 27, is given annually to alumni of any business program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro who achieve success in business and who have made significant contributions to their profession and to the business community.

Rozynski has been a student of international health care systems for the past 30 years. His advice has been sought by health care leaders, government officials and business executives in Europe and Asia seeking to compare and improve their respective health care systems, especially with respect to medical technology.

As vice president for Global Government Affairs with Stryker Corporation, Ed is currently working on U.S. health reform legislation. He has appeared before the U.S. Senate to testify in favor of pediatric device legislation. Overseas, he is working with Beijing health officials on their pilot bundled payment system. He has testified before the healthcare committee of the German Parliament, advised the Chinese government on technologies to remove HIV from their domestic blood supply, and counseled with doctors in Phuket, Thailand after the 2005 tsunami. He is perhaps best known for his work with health care leaders in Japan, where he is widely recognized for his views on national health policy.

Ed earned B.S. and M.A. degrees in Economics from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1975 and 1976. He went on to serve in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and negotiated U.S. investment treaties with foreign governments and with the Clinton Administration and FDA to change U.S. law to protect U.S. jobs, investments and exports.

The Bryan School of Business and Economics is the largest of UNCG's six professional schools with 400 graduate students and 2,200 undergraduates. It is accredited by AACSB International (the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business) and is among the top 10 percent of business schools nationwide that have earned accreditation at the undergraduate and graduate levels in both business and accounting.

Edward M. Rozynski's Speech

Past Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients

  • 2011
    • Ellen Thrower '75 B.S., '78 M.B.A., Executive Director, School of Risk Management, St. John's University (retired)
  • 2010
    • Edward M. Rozynski '75 B.S.,'76 M.A., Vice President of Global Government Affairs, Stryker Corporation
  • 2009
    • Thornton Edwards '74 M.S., Principal, Owner, and President, The Edwards Companies
  • 2008
    • Becky Levin '79 B.S., Founder, Chairman and CEO, Levin & Company, Inc.
  • 2006
    • Martin Green '84 B.S., President, brij Image and Information, Inc.
  • 2005
    • Gary Smith '85 M.B.A., Exec VP and CFO, International Textile Group, Inc.
  • 2004
    • Dianne Neal '81 B.S., '88 M.B.A., Exec. VP and CFO, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Holdings, Inc.
  • 2003
    • Dean Priddy '83 B.S., '86 M.B.A., CFO and VP of Admin., RF Micro Devices
  • 2002
    • Joe Pickett '72 M.S., Chairman and CEO, HomeSide International, Inc. (retired)
  • 2000
    • Sue Cole '72 B.S., '77 M.B.A., Regional CEO, U.S. Trust Company
  • 1999
    • Nido Qubein '73 M.S., Founder, Chairman & CEO, Creative Services, Inc. and Chairman, Harvest Bread Company

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