EMBA Students Receive Major Promotions
For release: March 1, 2013
The Executive MBA program at the Fogelman College is an intensive 17-month program
offered exclusively to students with five years of experience in executive roles.
The program results in savvy business professionals learning and collaborating about
a number of current business issues. Many of the students report seeing significant
career growth since beginning and/or graduating from the program.
Dorchelle Spence, a 2012 graduate of the Fogelman College’s Executive MBA program,
was recently promoted to Vice President of the Riverfront Development Corporation
(RDC). Formerly Director of Communications for RDC, Spence will assume broader organizational
responsibilities beyond communications and focus on providing strategic direction.
Spence is responsible for marketing, public relations, advertising, community relations,
programming and government relations in addition to her new duties.
“Dorchelle is a valued member of the RDC leadership. Her enhanced role with the RDC
strengthens our ability to create a world-class riverfront in Memphis and effectively
manage the assets under our purview,” says RDC president, Benny Lendermon.
Thomas Powell, a student in the Fogelman College of Business and Economics Executive
MBA Class of 2013, was recently appointed Director of IT with TOP RX, Inc. TOP RX,
Inc. distributes generic pharmaceutical products. Prior to this appointment, Mr. Powell
was the IT Manager for the Shelby County Aging Commission.
“This program has helped many of our students achieve new professional heights,” said
Mary Ann Dawson, Manager of the EMBA Program. “We attract highly capable individuals
with diverse educational and professional backgrounds. The accelerated curriculum,
coupled with the collaboration of their peers, helps our students dramatically in
the business world.”