The Lundy-Fetterman School of Business launched its inaugural advisory committee this fall and met for the first time on September 23. The committee, made up of Campbell MBA alumni, was formed to provide industry insight, which will assist with curriculum development and identifying new opportunities for student engagement and experiences.
“The ability of our alumni to provide feedback from their personal experience within the program, as well as from within their specific industry, can help us immensely with making curriculum and programming decisions,” said MBA Program Director Somer Johnson. “We are very excited about this partnership and thankful that we have such an engaged and supportive group to help guide our plans for the future of the MBA program.”
Members of the newly formed committee include: Emily Bratton (Vice President, Private Client Manager – Bank of America Private Bank), Paul Griffin (Chief Legal Officer – The Select Group), Andrew Ryan Hall (Senior Fiduciary Administrator – Wells Fargo Bank), Bryan A. McGann (Clinical Professor of Law & Director, Start-Up Ventures Clinic – Duke University School of Law), Kelvin Murphy (Senior Financial Planner – RTG Wealth Advisors), Simmi Prasad (Senior Vice President/Private Client Advisor – Bank of America Private Bank), Kristin Rice (Director of Legal Affairs and Counsel – NC Office of the Commissioner of Banks), Mike Seibert (Director, International Business Development – Small Business & Technology Development Center), Johnny Shull (Vice President – CardinalGPS, LLC), and Cassie Wallace (Founder & President – Fieldstone Perspectives).
In the first meeting, the committee members received updates on current initiatives and goals for the MBA program. Members then provided valuable feedback regarding the skill gaps that have been observed nationally in college graduates and explored ideas for how to address those gaps to ensure that graduates of the Campbell MBA program develop the necessary skills to develop personally and professionally, while also adding value to their organizations immediately.