Cameron School of Business Marketing Advisory Board to Host Kick-off Meeting

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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:

Stephen Bon
Bon’s Eye Marketing – Owner

Kristy Bryan
nCino, Director of Global Sales Enablement

Jorge Caceres
Genworth Mortgage Insurance, VP Inside Sales & Customer Support

Thomas (Mitch) Cahn
REEDS Jewelers, VP of Marketing

Charles Chambers
Merrill Lynch, Vice President

Robert S. Cooley Jr.
Apple Annie’s Bake Shop
CEO U.S. Army Reserve Chief of Staff, Brigadier General

Dan Dehass
Hendrick Automotive Group, Executive General Manager

George DeLisle
NVIDIA, DOD Sales Leader 

Carolyn Fisher
Novant Health, Director of Market Demand Generation

Mike Gawinski
Rulmeca, President

Elizabeth Kuronen
PPD, Senior VP Corporate Communications & Branding

Matt Magne
SAS, Global Principal Product Marketing Manager

Brian Mikkelsen
Red Hat, VP Global Sales Enablement & Development

Megan Mullins
Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, VP Marketing & Communications

John Rosar
REVGEN, Founder and CEO

Jonathan Rowe
nCino, Chief Marketing Officer

Jacqueline Smith
Systel, VP of Marketing & Business Development

John W. Sneed II
Wilmington and Beaches Convention & Visitors Bureau, VP of Sales and Services

Nicole Succop
Holiday Inn Resort Wrightsville Beach, Director of Sales & Marketing

Solange “Niki” Thompson
Indochine Restaurant Group, Founder & Owner

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