Donor of the Month- John Hogg

John Hogg ’86, MBA ’88

" I give back annually because I greatly appreciate the Jesuit education I received at Canisius"

John Hogg ’86, MBA ’88 is the president and CEO of Straight-Forward Consulting, a Buffalo-based management consulting firm. The company specializes in lean manufacturing, process management and all aspects of supply chain.

Canisius Experience: "I received a fantastic Jesuit education at Canisius, both inside and outside of the classroom. I benefited from the strong liberal arts curriculum as well as the business expertise of my business school professors."

Advice to Students: “Try not to forget the human aspect of work in your future professional endeavors.  Anyone can grasp the mechanical part of your work.  But in today’s technology-crazed world,  you can really differentiate yourself with a personal touch like simple acts of handshakes, handwritten notes, eye-contact during interviews and focusing on personal relationships.”

Giving Back to Alma Mater : “I give back annually because I greatly appreciated the small classes, the professors, and of course, my classmates.  I hope my donations help others enjoy the same quality experience I did.”

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