James Kasim, previously the chief financial officer of Pacific Office Properties Trust, Inc., earned his MBA at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. While there, he was admitted to the Beta Gamma Sigma honor society for his academic achievements.
A global network of top business and management professionals and honor society, Beta Gamma Sigma has 500,000 members in the United States and 22 other countries. Since its founding in 1907, Beta Gamma Sigma has followed several key principles: encouraging academic achievement, developing student and professional leadership, fostering a dedication to honor, integrity, and wisdom, and providing connections among members.
Lifetime membership in the society brings a number of benefits, including access to Beta Gamma Sigma scholarships and other programs. Its central program for business students is the Global Leadership Summit, where members listen to talks from experts in the field, attend hands-on demonstrations, and learn how to deal with future industry challenges. The Summit helps attendees develop leadership skills and ways to apply them professionally and in everyday life. With more than 400 yearly attendees, it also allows them to connect with other students from all over the world.