The College Of Business & Economics At Longwood University Presents
The Executive-In-Residence Series: 2014-1015
"Discovering the Leader in Me"
Discovering the Leader in Me presents the individual stories of three people who embody the characteristics of a true leader. While each story is unique, the three stories also have much in common. They begin with hope and the courage of taking a first step and move through a life filled with experiences that prepared these leaders to thrive in the 21st century economy.
All programs begin at 7:30 P.M. at Longwood University in Farmville, Va. The public is invited.
View maps and directions to Longwood University in Farmville, Va. and locate Hiner and Wygal Halls on the printable campus map (pdf).
November 6, 2014
Wygal, Molnar Recital Hall
Dr. Val Rahmani
The Executive-in-Residence program is a public service of the College of Business and Economics and is made possible through the generous corporate support of Barrett Capital Management, LLC and Owens & Minor, Inc.
Barrett Capital Management, LLC, is an SEC Registered Investment Advisor founded in 2000 and headquartered in Richmond, Va. The company provides investment services in the form of fee-only asset management. Its clientele includes high net worth families, successful professionals, endowments, foundations and trusts. As a privately owned, independent firm, its mission is to preserve wealth and generate the best investment results commensurate with each client's unique risk tolerance and financial goals. For more information, visit www.barrettcap.com.
Founded in Richmond, Va., in 1882, Owens & Minor is the nation’s leading distributor of medical and surgical supplies to the acute-care market and a leading provider of healthcare supply chain management solutions. Owens & Minor has established a great reputation for providing superior, world-class service and continually strives to exceed its customers' expectations. Visit www.owens-minor.com for more information.
Ann-Marie Campbell, President, Southern Division of The Home Depot
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Southern Division of The Home Depot
Ann-Marie Campbell is President of the Southern Division of The Home Depot. She is responsible for the sales and operations of more than 686 stores. Ann-Marie leads a team of more than 100,000 associates in 15 U.S. states, Puerto Rico and St. Thomas.
Ann-Marie joined The Home Depot in 1985 as a cashier. Since then she has served in a variety of positions during her 29 year career at The Home Depot, including Store Manager, District Manager and Regional Vice President. She also has served as Vice President of Operations, Merchandising, Special Orders, Retail Marketing & Sales and Vice President of Vendor Services/MET.
A native of Jamaica, Ann-Marie earned her BS and MBA at Georgia State University and is both a member of Beta Gamma Sigma-International Business Honors Society and the National Scholars Honors Society.
Ann-Marie currently serves on the advisory boards for Robinson College of Business for GSU, Catalyst Women’s Organization & the American Red Cross. She previously served as a member of the board of The Atlanta Women’s Network and The Atlanta Mission.
Ann-Marie has been recognized by numerous organizations to include the Board of Director Network Executive Leadership Honor Roll, Turknett Leadership Groups and most recently by the Caribbean Media Network USA.
Dr. Val Rahmani, Director, Teradici Corporation
Thursday, November 6, 2014
Dr. Val Rahmani
Former CEO, Damballa
With over 30 years experience in the technology industry, Val Rahmani has a strong history of success as a corporate executive, Board member and start-up CEO. She has proven strengths in technology, innovation, strategy, sales and marketing, corporate development and risk management.
Currently, Val is a Board Member and member of the compensation committee of Teradici, a later-state private technology company based in Vancouver and Silicon Valley. Most recently, Val was CEO of Damballa, a cyber-security company in Atlanta, where she re-energized the company and established it as the leader in Advanced Threat Protection. At IBM, she ran the Global Technology Services businesses, the Sales and Services Strategy unit, the UNIX business and the Mobile Solutions business.
Dr. Rahmani holds an MA and a Doctor of Philosophy in Chemistry from Oxford University, England. She serves as a Board member of the Georgia Partnership for Excellence in Education, a member of the advisory board of the Technology Association of Georgia Education Collaborative, and a member of the executive advisory board for Atlanta Telecom Professionals.
Mark Fernandes, Chief Leadership Officer, Luck Companies
Thursday, April 9, 2014
Chief Leadership Officer
By Invitation Only
Having a passion for inspiring people to believe in themselves and become everything they are capable of becoming, Mark Fernandes is transforming Luck Companies into a global Values Based Leadership (VBL) organization. In his role as Chief Leadership Officer, he serves as a thought leader for the ongoing development of the VBL ideology and model, and is responsible for the integration of VBL within Luck Companies. Mark’s work also extends beyond Luck Companies and includes sharing the VBL model through mentoring, speaking, teaching, and consulting with organizations of all sizes, across all industries and all geographies.
An active member of the Mason Center for Social Entrepreneurship, Mark was recently selected as one of the 100 Top Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business 2014 by Trust Across America and Switch and Shift’s Top 75 Human Business Champions and League of Extraordinary Thinkers.
Mark is a graduate of North Carolina State University and of executive programs including the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, The Darden School at the University of Virginia and University of North Carolina's Keenan-Flagler Business School.