Archives for Prospective Students

Why Owen for Engineers? Meet David Johnson.

Name: David Johnson Graduation Year: 2010 Track: Executive Edge Company: Nissan North America Title: Vice President, New Model Production Engineering and Quality David Johnson is a 2010 alumnus of the Vanderbilt Executive MBA program. An engineer by trade, David has devoted a large portion of his career to leading and streamlining operations at Nissan. After […]

Why Owen for Attorneys? Meet Judd Peak.

Name: Judd Peak Graduation Year: 2015 Track: Executive Edge Company: Frost-Arnett Company Title: Chief Compliance Officer and General Counsel   Judd Peak is a 2015 alumnus of the Vanderbilt Executive MBA program. After spending a large portion of his career as an attorney at a variety of high profile law firms, Judd wanted to broaden […]

Why Owen for Consultants? Meet Kevin Cowherd.

Name: Kevin Cowherd Graduation Year: 2010 Track: Executive Edge Company: Ankura Title: Senior Managing Director     Kevin Cowherd is a 2010 alumnus of the Vanderbilt Executive MBA program. After spending a large portion of his career in the HR/Talent Management field, Kevin wanted to broaden his perspective while continuing to leverage his experience in […]

Why Owen for Sales Professionals? Meet Erin Tomlinson.

Name: Erin Tomlinson Graduation Year: 2011 Track: Executive Edge Company: Eventbrite Title: Nashville Site GM and Global Head of Revenue Enablement     Erin Tomlinson is a 2011 alumnus of the Vanderbilt Executive MBA program. After spending a large portion of her career in Sales for the technology industry, Erin wanted to deepen her financial […]

GMAT Update – Choose The Order of Your Test Sections

Beginning July 11, 2017, GMAT test takers will have the flexibility to choose the order of their test sections. Currently, GMAT test takers must take the test in the following order: analytical writing assessment, integrated reasoning, quantitative, verbal. Beginning in July 2017, students will have the option to choose to start with the analytical writing assessment, verbal or […]

Kelly Feist selected as 2017 Best EMBAs Recipient

EMBA ’17 Alum receives national recognition Kelly Feist was selected as one of the 2017 Best EMBAs by Poets and Quants. As Vice President and Business Leader for Patient Care and Monitoring Solutions, Kelly runs a $1.8 billion dollar business for Philips Healthcare. During the Vanderbilt Executive MBA program this second-degree black belt spent her free […]

Andrea Gomirato – Learning the Language of Business

Name: Andrea GomiratoGraduation Year: 2017 Track: Global Immersion Company: Beretta USA Title: Team Lead, Long Guns Andrea Gomirato needed no introduction to international business assignments. In 2011, he transferred from Beretta in his native Italy to the company’s US division, where he now is responsible for all phases of product development for Berretta rifles and shotguns. “The work is […]

Why Owen for Nonprofit Leaders? Meet Beth Torres

Name: Beth Torres Graduation Year: 2011Program: Executive MBACompany: Make-A-Wish Middle TennesseeTitle: President & Chief Executive Officer Beth Torres is a 2011 alumnus of the Executive MBA program and was selected as the 2009 recipient of the Nonprofit Sponsorship. The Nonprofit Sponsorship covers the cost of tuition for the Executive MBA Program and is awarded each year to executive or senior staff […]

Why Owen for Doctors? Meet Jim Jirjis

Name: Jim Jirjis Graduation Year: 2006 Track: Executive Edge MBA Company: HCA Title: Chief Health Information Officer What convinced you that you could or should do the program? I picked business school at Owen because, as my career was progressing, I realized that I needed to enhance my management and leadership knowledge. Owen was a fantastic choice because […]

Why Owen for Entrepreneurs? Meet Reggie Crenshaw

Name: Reggie Crenshaw Graduation Year: 2016 Track: Global Immersion Company: Crenshaw and Associates Title: Principal and Owner   Reggie Crenshaw is a 2016 alumnus of the Vanderbilt Executive program and was selected as the 2017 recipient of Leadership Memphis’ Kate Gooch Leader of the Year Award which “is intended to recognize and honor demonstrated commitment and outstanding efforts […]