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2012 News Releases

New Executive-in-Residence Series helps develop students' global IQ

February 9, 2016

Executive-in-Residence Speakers for 2012-2013
Clockwise from Top-Left: Tonya Mallory, Rhonda Vetere, Grace R. den Hartog, and Robyn Deyo

To succeed in today's global economy requires a well-developed global IQ. With a mission of educating future business leaders, the Longwood College of Business and Economics offers multiple opportunities for students to develop their global intelligence. This includes bringing knowledge and experiential learning about such topics as global leadership values and ethics into the classroom.

The 2012-13 Executive-in-Residence series, sponsored by Barrett Capital Management of Richmond, Va., brings four global leaders to campus for a full day of interaction with students and faculty. This year's Executives-in-Residence understand the necessity and benefits of a strong global IQ.

The 2012-13 series includes:

  • Tonya Mallory - President and CEO of Health Diagnostic Laboratory Inc., Oct. 3, 2012.
    Mallory is one of the most promising young intellects in the burgeoning field of laboratory diagnostic testing. She has won several awards for her work including Ernst & Young's 2012 Greater Washington Entrepreneur of the Year award.
  • Rhonda Vetere - Senior Vice President Global Technology and Infrastructure of AIG, Nov. 8, 2012. CANCELLED
    An accomplished global IT executive, Vetere specializes in directing worldwide information technology operations ranging from product development and support to organizational restructuring efforts.
  • Robyn Deyo - President and CEO of Barber Martin Agency, Feb. 14, 2013.
    Originally from Zimbabwe, Deyo worked her way up the ranks at Barber Martin, progressing in 10 years from administrative assistant to president. Under her leadership, the agency has experienced incredible growth and in October 2012 will be recognized by INC magazine as one of the Inc. 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies in America.
  • Grace R. den Hartog - Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Owens & Minor, Inc., March 12, 2013.
    A key member of this Fortune 500 company's leadership team, den Hartog received the Executive Women in Business Achievement Award sponsored by Ernst & Young in 2009. The National Law Journal named her one of America's top 50 female litigators in 2001.

By fostering a dialog with today's business leaders, the Executive-in-Residence series is just one of the ways that the Longwood University College of Business and Economics prepares students to be successful citizen leaders with the knowledge and skills to advance their careers, their organizations and their communities.

To learn more about the 2012-2013 Executive-in-Residence series, visit: http://www.longwood.edu/business/executive-in-residence.htm