Profiles in Success
NYU Stern Executive MBA student Vaughn McKoy embraces transitions. He started in law, working as a trial lawyer, and as a federal and state prosecutor, handling fraud and white-collar crime cases. Now a director of customer service and community development for Public Service Electric & Gas Company, he is pursuing his MBA to enhance his strategic skills and to develop his network of contacts in the business arena.
As Professor of Pediatrics and Surgery at NYU School of Medicine, Medical Director of the Vascular Anomalies Program, and a practicing Pediatric Hematologist, Francine Blei enjoys a demanding career. However, Blei found the Executive MBA program at NYU Stern a welcome challenge of an altogether new and different kind.
Within months of joining NYU Stern, Executive MBA student Michele Morgan found herself preparing for an expanded role at a new company. After working as chief information officer for Teekay Shipping, Michele transitioned across both industry and job function to achieve her current position at British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (BC Hydro), one of North America’s leading providers of clean, renewable energy.
Since graduating from the NYU Stern Executive MBA program, Erik has become director of global distribution at Choice Logistics, a mission critical service parts logistics provider where he works in analysis and operations.
After 10 years of on-the-job training, Executive MBA student Suzanne Elliott worked her way to up to executive vice president of development and marketing at Dress for Success Worldwide, a nonprofit organization that helps disadvantaged women around the world attain economic independence.
As the founder and president of her own architecture and design firm, EFM Design, Emanuela Frattini Magnusson enrolled in NYU Stern's Executive MBA program to improve her understanding of important business principles that affect her work on a daily basis, such as managing risk factors and understanding the impact of assets and liabilities.
NYU Stern Executive MBA student Craig Wucherpfennig is director of finance at American Express Company, where he leads a team in the Merchant Services unit, focusing on financial analysis, strategic planning and investment optimization. Having worked in finance his entire career, Craig decided to pursue an Executive MBA to develop his broader business knowledge.
As Mayor of Oklahoma City, Mick Cornett works to provide direction and vision to the nation’s 29th largest city with over 4,300 employees. He is also an executive vice president at advertising agency Ackerman McQueen, where he is involved in emerging forms of communication technology. With such a wide range of responsibilities, Mick benefited from a better understanding of all aspects of business management.
Executive MBA 2012 graduate Alex Xethalis, who serves as a principal at The Nations Group Advisors, a Native-American owned and managed registered investment advising company, sought an MBA to strengthen his skills in operations, management and marketing.
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