UA EMBA Welcomes T-EMBA Class of 2016

TEMBA 2016 Class PhotoThe Culverhouse College of Commerce Executive MBA at The University of Alabama welcomed the Tuscaloosa-EMBA Class of 2016 at the Bryant Conference Center for orientation on Thursday, November 20.

TEMBA classmates Steve Grissett, Pritha Powell, Neil Morton and Stephen Burton

TEMBA classmates Steve Grissett, Pritha Powell, Neil Morton and Stephen Burton

UA EMBA staff introduced themselves and the program via informational sessions.  Incoming EMBAs got to know each other over team-building exercises, including the traditional scavenger hunt and the networking dinner with alumni hosted by the Executive MBA Alumni Network Board.

The new class of 26 students represents a diverse pool of industries; 12% from manufacturing, 16% energy/utilities, 16% retail/services, 12% defense, 12% finance, another 12% government, education, or nonprofit, and 12% technology/telecommunication, and 4% each in construction, and media.

The class reflects an assortment of job function areas including 38% in general management, 18% in engineering, 12% in marketing/sales, 12% in finance/accounting,  8% in MIS/IT, 4% each in business development and strategy, consulting, and operations.

TEMBA 31 orientation

Tommy Walker and Nate Hall discuss team values during the “Values and Team Charter” exercise at orientation.

In addition, this class includes 27% U.S. military veterans.  According to Jason Sellars, TEMBA 2016 student, and Assistant Director with The University of Alabama Office of Veterans Affairs, “The EMBA Program is one of the strongest military supporters on the UA campus.”

This class will join the Huntsville-EMBA class that began in August 2014 for their international trip in their final semester and will graduate together in May 2016.  This class is fortunate to have the opportunity to learn and grow alongside a cohort filled with talented and experienced professionals.

Please join us in welcoming TEMBA Class of 2016:

Patrick Briles, Wells Fargo Bank

Stephen Burton, Buckman Laboratories

Ben Caro, US Air Force

Joe Caubo, Mississippi Power Co.

Aaron Craddock, Randall-Reilly

Stefan Eitzinger, Drummond Co.

Paulo Gonzalez, Drummond Co.

Steve Grissett, Southern Research Institute

Nate Hall, Hubbard Properties

Cody Higgins, Social Security Administration

Jason Kennedy, KCI Crane Service

Josh King, WTI Transport

Neil Morton, Pradco Outdoor Brands

Crystal Mosley, M3 Accounting and Analytics

Pritha Powell, Regions Financial Corporation

Bradford Price, All-South Subcontractors Inc.

David Reiniger, The Boeing Company

Kimberly Rose, BBVA Compass

Jason Sellars, UA Office of Veteran Affairs

Beth Smith, Progress Rail Services

Joey Snowden, Enerfab Power and Industrial

Erik Spencer, Walter Energy

Michael Stanley, US Navy

Tom Thayer, FMG, Inc.

Josh Vinson, Verizon

Tommy Walker, Speedy Tire and Services


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