The 4Cs Lecture Series is integrated into the undergraduate experience at the Fogelman
College of Business and Economics. The 4Cs Lecture Series helps them master the four
critical functions that are essential to career success:
- Critical Thinking,
- Emotional Control.
Visiting guest lecturers share personal experiences that relate to each “C”. Instead
of simply reading about and discussing the concepts, students experience the 4Cs Lecture
Series as part of the overall experience in FCBE to assist in acquiring the skills
they need for professional development in the business world. Speakers are provided
in core courses for all business majors.
If you are a business professional and would like to be a part of this program, please
contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss our current needs with you.
The 4Cs Lecture Series is incorporated into core classes to meet the requirements
for The Complete Professional Program certificate. For more information, contact
the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Center
, room 274, or call 678-4740.
|Upcoming 4Cs Speakers
Frank S. Allen, Jr. CFP
Frank is currently a Financial Advisor with Shoemaker Financial. He holds many financial
certifications and his professional services include: Financial Planning, Investments,
Retirement Planning and College Funding to name a few. He is an Alumni of the University
of Memphis and previously worked at Fed Ex for 17 years.
Rick is Vice President, International Services, FedEx Express. He is responsible for
development of Best-in Class programs to increase standardization and automation of
international financial processes, providing an effective internal control environment
and 100% satisfaction to internal and external customers.
Mr. Collins is a member of the Memphis City Council and is also the Special Assistant
to the Shelby County District Attorney General and is responsible for violent juvenile
crime and truancy. Councilman Collins is also responsible for the District Attorney’s
Mentoring Program for six middle schools. They are Chickasaw, Georgian Hills, Hamilton,
Hickory Ridge, Ridgeway and Sherwood and five elementary schools, Corning, Ford Road,
Hickory Ridge, Westwood and Winridge. Along with those duties, Mr. Collins manages
the offices’ Do the Write Thing Challenge. Founded in 1996, the National Campaign
to Stop Violence (the “NCSV”) is a 501(c)(3)
Scott is the Senior Vice President and Chief development officer for Baptist, and
oversees the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation, and is also responsible for
the divisions of Corporate Communications and Community Outreach. He is committed
to enhancing the quality of care in the Mid-South. The BMHC Foundation, the charitable
arm of Baptist Memorial Health Care, supports advances in patient care, medical education
and research for Baptist Memorial hospitals. Camp Good Grief, Memphis' first bereavement
camp for children, is an original program funded by the BMHC Foundation. All of these
services are provided free to the community.
Jen Frank is a Certified Professional Coach whose passion is to help people become
the greatest version of themselves: using their gifts and talents while honoring their
deepest desires. She uses her training and the experience from her personal and professional
transitions to help others as they move to the next great thing in their own lives
- whether it’s changing careers, creating work-life balance, adopting new habits,
or adjusting to a new life stage.
Joel has served the Memphis community since December 2010. He joined the Grizzlies
Foundation as an AmeriCorps VISTA and later hired as a full-time Program Coordinator
to implement, manage, and grow Grizzlies TEAM Mentoring, a team centric and school-based
mentoring program that matches 3 volunteer mentors with 9 middle school students.
Under Joel’s leadership, the program has doubled in size twice and now operates in
4 Memphis public charter schools serving 180+ students and 60+ volunteer mentors.
Joel Nichols is a visionary leader, creative thinker, and owner of LifeSpeak, Inc,
a professional services consultation firm located in Memphis, TN. Joel began his professional
career in advertising and marketing in the promotions department of WMC-TV5. After
writing and producing several commercial spots, Joel moved on to work in advertising,
marketing, & PR at a local advertising agency and for the World Basketball League’s
Memphis Rockers. In 1991, Joel went to work for global medical device manufacturer
Smith & Nephew, Inc., where he served in various marketing, communications, and advertising
capacities in over 20-years with the company.
As Vice President of Brand Engagement Marketing for FedEx, Len has overall responsibility
for the company’s world – class Brand, Advertising, Sponsorship and Retail organizations.
In his role, Len oversees the company’s global brand strategy; iconic advertising;
sports and sponsorships that include: the FedEx Cup, Joe Gibbs Racing and NFL; and
a retail shipping network that includes over 50,000 access points in the United States.
Mark has several years of experience as a National Account Sales manager. He transitioned
to recruiting in 2004 and is currently a recruiter for Buckman International. He travels
all over the US in search of quality employees for his company. He also spends a great
deal of personal time working with others in the community through various Career
Transition groups and is currently a Protégé’ in the University of Memphis MILE program.
Stephanie is currently a Branch Manager for Robert Half International, a global leader
in professional staffing and consulting services, with a network of more than 400
offices worldwide. She offers flexible staffing solutions to premier organizations
within the Memphis, TN market that require technical expertise on demand.
Andre’ C. Wharton
Andre’ is a successful attorney with the Wharton Law Firm in Memphis. He has handled
numerous judge and jury trials and administrative matters. He also has been successful
before the Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals and the Sixth Circuit United States
Court of Appeals. On a personal note, Andre’ strives to make a difference in Memphis
and Shelby County through his many community service endeavors.
Jay B. Myers
Jay’s $20 million company is based in Memphis and specializes in video conferencing,
distance learning, telemedicine and audiovisual sales and support. Jay is also a successful
author. His first book, Keep Swinging, was twice named to Inc. Magazine’s CEO Best Sellers List. His second book, Hitting the Curve Balls, is due in bookstores Jan. 2014.
Katy is the Director of Education and Dissemination at the Urban Child Institute,
formerly the First Years Institute. It is a nonprofit organization that focuses on
building public will for a progressive children’s policy agenda. They use a variety
of media tools and mediums to promote optimum brain development from conception to
Tony Hotchkiss is a 30-year banking veteran who has held various positions within
the banking industry. He currently serves as Executive Vice President, Business &
Community Banking Sales Executive for Regions Bank in West Tennessee, a position he
assumed in January 2008. Prior to joining the Regions West Tennessee Team, he served
as the Community Banking Sales Executive for Regions in Central Illinois.
Mark is Owner/Partner of V2 Media. His company provides professional high quality
HD video production to the Memphis corporate base as well as a client base from all
over the world. They also provide all aspects of web design, Logo design and Mobile
Lori Spicer Robertson
Lori takes each day as an opportunity to advance the city she calls home – Memphis.
She recently joined the Center for Learning and Performance as the Manager, Change
Leadership for First Horizon. In this capacity, she is fulfilling her passion of people
development through leadership development, change management and developing a strategy
around diversity and inclusion. Prior to joining the Firstpower culture, she served
as the Manager of Community Affairs and Engagement/Volunteer Services for the Regional
Medical Center (The MED), where she played a vital role in developing cooperative
outreach programs and activities for the regional hospital.
Terry is the President of DDMS and is responsible for all operations of DDM, which
is one of the premier managers of Programs for people with intellectual disabilities.
DDMS serves over 1,300 individuals, in nine states. DDMS has approximately 1,600 employees
under its management umbrella. Revenues are approximately $100 million annually. Terry
is also on the advisory board of the Fogelman Complete Professional Program.