St. Louis Magazine features familiar faces

  • June 7, 2017
  • By Guest Blogger
  • 2 minute read

Sydney Tomlin writes the following for the Olin Blog.

We recognize several familiar faces in St. Louis Magazine’s June issue!  Symbolically pictured in front of Knight Hall’s Frick Forum, the site of many graduation receptions and gatherings, Executive MBA (EMBA) alumni from diverse industries and different classes reunited for a special photo op during Olin’s Centennial year.

This photo is part of special advertising section on page 91 of the June 2017 edition of St. Louis Magazine.  Alumni of Olin’s EMBA program take part in this month’s issue that features the “Faces of St. Louis – 2017.”

Among these faces are, in the front row, from left: Drew Caylor, Louis York Capital; Gene Dobbs Bradford, Jazz St. Louis; Dr. Vamsi Narra,Washington University; Dr. Doug Pernikoff, Clarkson-Wilson Veterinary Clinic; Sara Wade, Express Scripts; and Dr. Mary Jo Gorman, Prosper Women Entrepreneurs.

The back row features, from left: Eric Willis, Nestlé Purina; Bill Hibner, Aegis Strategies; Rachel Andreasson, Wallis Companies; Dr. Ken Yamaguchi, Centene and Washington University; and Emily Pitts, Edward Jones.

These alumni represent a medley of classes, including, most recently, EMBA Class 46, that graduated in December 2016.  They also collectively hold a breadth of industry involvement, ranging from Doctors, entrepreneurs, and healthcare, financial and non-profit professionals.

While the photo presents the array of experienced professionals who have studied in the program, it also conveys the importance that different perspectives and career experiences bring to the teamwork that exists in and outside of the curriculum.

Fittingly so, many of the key phrases that sum up the 20-month journey of alumni through the program boil down to “transformational,” “life-changing,” and “collaborative.”  As students begin the rigorous curriculum of the program, they learn the basic strategy and financial aspects of business from a leadership perspective.  In turn, as the program centers on peer collaboration, relationships are formed as students with diverse industry backgrounds and experiences apply their real-world knowledge to foster innovative and disruptive ideas.

By the end of the program, the goal is for each student, and alumnus, to hold an integrated view of the enterprise and a model for leadership ready to apply anywhere.

Fun fact: did you know that there are currently more than 2,000 alumni of Olin Business School’s Executive MBA program? Learn more about how alumni apply Olin’s Executive MBA program in their endeavors.

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