Annette Webb McNeil accepted into the U of M’s Women’s Aspiring Leaders Program

For release:  January 30, 2015

Annette Webb McNeil, administrative assistant to Dean Grover, has been accepted into the Women’s Aspiring Leaders Program (WALP). This University-wide program provides professional leadership training and career development tools to outstanding female staff members. WALP provides training in the areas of strategic thinking, coaching skills, and adaptive collaboration in order to help prepare its members for continued professional success.

McNeil was accepted into this distinguished program based on her application which included a statement of purpose and recommendation letters. McNeil said, “I love working for the Fogelman College of Business. Through the encouragement provided by my colleagues and especially Dean Grover, I have gone back to school and have furthered my professional career in ways that I didn’t believe were to be possible…I’m ready for big things.”

McNeil has worked and the University for 27 years. She started in 1988 as a temp in the Dean’s Office. After her temp position ended, she was called three days later and offered a permanent position. “By participating in the Women’s Aspiring Leaders Program, I hope to learn leadership, team building, effective communication, and creativity - traits that are necessary to become successful in any position,” said McNeil.

McNeil is a graduate of the University of Memphis with a bachelor’s of professional studies and is currently working on her MBA.