How Did I Get Here?
Speaker: Dan Kapinos
Tuesday April 13, 2021
1PM - 2PM
Register here for the first discussion in the "How Did I Get Here?" series!
The Penn State Department of Statistics, in partnership with the University’s Statistics Club, will host a semester-long webinar series to connect current undergraduate students with alumni who will share their stories, highlighting the diverse career paths that are possible with a degree in statistics.
Through informal discussions with alumni at different stages of their careers — early (3-5 years after graduation), mid (12-15 years after graduation), and senior (25-30 years after graduation) — the series aims to help students envision their own career trajectories by providing a window into the lives of statistics professionals: what they are able to do with their degrees and the skills they acquired during their education at Penn State.
The first session, to be held via Zoom Webinar from 1 to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, April 13, will feature alumnus Dan Kapinos, who graduated from Penn State in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in statistics and is now a partner in Aon’s Rewards Solutions practice and head of the company’s Equity Services team.
Registration is required. Interested parties can sign up here.
Dan Kapinos is partner and global practice leader with Aon’s Equity Services team, a division of Aon Rewards Solutions that focuses on data, advice, and solutions to assist companies with all technical matters as they relate to equity compensation plans. The team of over 50 experts around the world assists over 900 companies globally each year with various matters of employee compensation based in shares.
Dan has a degree in statistics from Penn State. He also maintains the Certified Equity Professional (CEP) designation through Santa Clara University and the Certified Executive Compensation Professional (CECP) designation through World@Work.
Dan was recently chosen as a Fellow of Global Equity (FGE) by the Global Equity Organization, and he is also a recipient of the Penn State Alumni Association’s Joan M. McLane Recent Alumnus Award (2015) and Alumni Achievement Award (2019).
Dan has held many industry and board positions. He has served as a member of the Eberly College of Science’s Alumni Board of Directors and as chair of the board’s Student Engagement Committee. Dan has also served as president of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Association of Stock Plan Professionals (NASPP) and as a member of the Certified Equity Professional Institute’s Curriculum Committee.
Dan currently sits on the NASPP’s Executive Advisory Committee.