CIM Executive MBA Profile
School: Middle Tennessee State University Executive MBA Program
Class: Spring of 2017
“The CIM MBA program has prepared me in a multitude of ways for my current job responsibilities. The most impactful way was the many tools that I learned about that allow me to better objectively analyze data and communicate the results properly to both my teams and superiors. ”
What school did you graduate from and in which year (undergraduate)?
I graduated from Middle Tennessee State University in 2003.
When did you graduate from the CIM MBA program?
Why did you choose to enroll in the CIM MBA program as compared with a traditional MBA or other business program?
As I looked to continue my education, it was important for me to learn within a program that related to my previous studies, and current line of work and one that would be directly translatable and immediately usable.
Where are you currently working?
I am currently the Director of Nuclear Solutions for Structural Technologies – A Structural Group Company.
What are your responsibilities?
I am responsible for the development and implementation of all projects performed within nuclear power plants and Department of Energy facilities. It is my responsibility to develop the vision, strategy and structure for our team that allows us to assist our
customers with technology-driven solutions to address their civil infrastructure challenges. In addition to development, my role requires that I maintain the oversight of the operations and direct support to projects as needed.
How has the CIM MBA program prepared you for your current job responsibilities?
The CIM MBA program has prepared me in a multitude of ways. The most impactful were the many tools that I learned about that allow me to more objectively analyze data and communicate the results properly to both my teams and superiors. In addition to these tools, I learned how to focus on people and develop strategies to better lead, communicate and solve many people problems.
What advice would you give to others who may be considering the CIM MBA program?
While you participate in the program for personal reasons, keep in mind as you learn that much of what you are learning will allow you to better work with others, i.e., operations, human resources or business strategies. In addition, make sure you gain the commitment and support from your team and superiors in the pursuit of this program. It will go a long way.