Wednesday, September 22, 2021
UNCW’s Cameron School of Business Marketing Advisory Board will convene for its first meeting of the 2021-22 school year on Thursday, Sept. 23. Comprised of 20 local business leaders from a wide array of professional backgrounds, the board will support students and faculty within the marketing department and the Center for Sales Excellence & Customer Delight.
“By interacting with students and faculty, this professional advisory board will work to improve the quality of our undergraduate programs in professional sales and marketing strategy,” said John Reed, the center’s director. “We are especially grateful to this outstanding group of industry professionals who are willing to volunteer their time and expertise to mentor UNCW students.”
Board members and their respective firms will provide a variety of support including partnering with faculty on research and class projects and offering internships and professional guidance to students. In addition, the board can facilitate discussions and give valuable perspective on emerging issues of concern to marketing professionals.
The board meeting agenda includes a networking opportunity, followed by UNCW student presentations on recent internships, classes and preparation for graduation. The board will also hear updates on current priorities within the marketing department and will have an opportunity to provide input on effective ways the department and its students can best utilize the expertise of the board members.
Members of the business community interested in more information about the board can contact John Reed at [email protected]
— Krissy Vick
2021-22 Marketing Advisory Board Members:
Bon’s Eye Marketing – Owner
nCino, Director of Global Sales Enablement
Genworth Mortgage Insurance, VP Inside Sales & Customer Support
Thomas (Mitch) Cahn
REEDS Jewelers, VP of Marketing
Merrill Lynch, Vice President
Robert S. Cooley Jr.
Apple Annie’s Bake Shop
CEO U.S. Army Reserve Chief of Staff, Brigadier General
Hendrick Automotive Group, Executive General Manager
NVIDIA, DOD Sales Leader
Novant Health, Director of Market Demand Generation
PPD, Senior VP Corporate Communications & Branding
SAS, Global Principal Product Marketing Manager
Red Hat, VP Global Sales Enablement & Development
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, VP Marketing & Communications
REVGEN, Founder and CEO
nCino, Chief Marketing Officer
Systel, VP of Marketing & Business Development
John W. Sneed II
Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, VP of Sales and Services
Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach, Director of Sales & Marketing
Solange “Niki” Thompson
Indochine Restaurant Group, Founder & Owner