Robert Reeg to speak at May 5 Spring Commencement

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Robert Reeg to speak at May 5 Spring Commencement

April 25, 2012

 Robert Reeg
Robert Reeg, 1978 graduate, will speak to Northwestern Oklahoma State University’s graduating class before they receive their diplomas during the Spring Commencement ceremony on May 5 at 10:30 a.m. on Ranger Field.

Robert Reeg, 1978 graduate and president of MasterCard Technologies, will return to Northwestern Oklahoma State University as guest speaker during the Spring Commencement Ceremony set for Saturday, May 5, at 10:30 a.m. on Ranger Field.

In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in Percefull Fieldhouse.

As president of MasterCard Technologies, Reeg oversees the strategic processing platform, global network and quality of operations at MasterCard Worldwide. Based at the MasterCard Technologies headquarters in St. Louis (Mo.), he also serves as a member of the company’s Executive Committee and Management Council.

Previously, Reeg was chief technology officer for MasterCard Worldwide. In this role, he was responsible for all computer operations, network engineering, technology architecture, database management, program management and testing/software quality. Prior to that role, he was responsible for systems development activities including business requirements definition, program management, analysis, design, construction, testing, implementation and maintenance.

Before he began at MasterCard, Reeg held information technology and business leadership positions with Sprint Corp., Cleveland Pneumatic, Totco, Inc., and Conoco, Inc.

Currently, Reeg serves on the boards of both Junior Achievement USA and Junior Achievement Worldwide. Other community leadership positions include the University of Missouri-St. Louis Leadership Council, Washington University’s Professional Degree Programs Academic Advisory Board and the United Way of Greater St. Louis’ Technology Committee.

In 2004, Reeg was named Outstanding Graduate in the Business Professional category by the Northwestern Alumni Association. He also served in the United States Army Reserves for eight years at the rank of captain.