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Regions CCO Barb Godin Speaks at Women’s Leadership Luncheon

Barb Godin, Chief Credit Officer for Regions Financial Corporation, addressed the Women’s Leadership Luncheon on March 19, at the Summit Club in Birmingham. Godin was recently named among the 25 Most Powerful Women to Watch in Banking and Finance by … Continue reading

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CEO John Ferriola of Nucor Corporation Speaks to UA EMBA Class

On Saturday, March 15, John Ferriola, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Nucor Corporation, flew in from the company’s corporate headquarters in Charlotte to meet with the Tuscaloosa Executive MBA Class of 2014. The EMBA class has been studying Nucor both … Continue reading

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Differences, Similarities, Opportunities

As each of us prepared and anticipated our moments in South America, both from an educational perspective and a personal perspective, we were encouraged and challenged to keep an open mind: to identify differences, similarities, and even opportunities. Many of … Continue reading

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Latin America — An Alumni’s Perspective

When it was announced that alumni could attend the EMBA International trip, I immediately signed up. Several alumni showed interest; however, only three of us ultimately made the trek to Chile and Peru. In my opinion, attending the international trip … Continue reading

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Experiencing Peru

A famous American author once said “If you reject the food, ignore the customs, fear the religion and avoid the people, you might better stay at home.” (James Albert Michener) It’s easy to say we are glad we didn’t stay home. … Continue reading

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Culture Shock

First time in South America, first Pisco Sour, first time in the Andes and for some, first time in a non-English speaking country. You expect a certain amount of culture shock, but the truth is the amount and the type … Continue reading

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Santiago’s Scenery

Flying into Chile was an awesome experience for our team.  The Andes mountain range enveloped Chile in a way that seemed to protect the country like a giant looking over it.  Upon entering Santiago, what we found interesting was the … Continue reading

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Experiencing Chile

There was an air of excitement in the Atlanta Airport, the Huntsville and Tuscaloosa EMBA classes coming together to learn about the emerging markets of Chile and the culture. As we flew in, we saw the Andes Mountains seem to almost hug the … Continue reading

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