A Duquesne University business professor was the only academic named as one of the 25 most influential people setting global trends in cash management by the Institute of Financial Operations.
Thomas J. Nist, director of graduate studies and Donahue Chair in Investment Management in Duquesne’s Palumbo-Donahue School of Business, brings extensive engagement with the finance community and real-world experience to undergraduate and graduate students.
At Duquesne, Nist has developed a course that examines responsible financial management topics in the Donahue Graduate School’s MBA Sustainability program. He works with finance students and the CFA Institute of Southwestern Pennsylvania to provide financial literacy programs to high school students and launched an investment fund with student-portfolio managers, among other initiatives. An often-quoted expert for issues involving investment and personal finance, Nist teaches courses in corporate finance and commercial banking, and serves on several advisory boards.
Previously, he served as senior vice president and small business segment manager in PNC Bank’s Business Banking Division and was responsible for managing a team of 300 relationship bankers in the small business market, serving the needs of over 200,000 clients. A Certified Treasury Professional, earlier in his career, he was the manager of Business Banking Product Management and Marketing Groups and the national sales Manager of PNC’s Treasury Management Business.
The first-time list recognizes those whose contributions have furthered the profession, and includes other professionals from CEOs, CFOs, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payments, document automation and procure-to-pay experts as well as governmental leaders.