By: Sonia Pargellis, Tuck School of Business Posted: Aug 23rd, 2013

This summer featured several different Tuck Executive Education programs, and it wrapped up with the annual “Growing the Minority Business to Scale” program in August.  This program follows up on the foundation laid in the “Building a High-Performing Minority Business” and gives participants a higher set of tools needed for a more mature company or organization.

This year we were happy to have several visitors, including Mike Anguiano with CVM Solutions, Benita Fortner with Raytheon, Joset Wright-Lacy with NMSDC, and Reggie Layton with Johnson Controls.


“The Growing the Minority Business to Scale executive management program at the Tuck School of Business was a truly exceptional experience that I benefited from greatly.  Being a graduate of a top tier MBA program and being extremely busy running my business, I admittedly had some doubts about what I would get out of taking a week away from my company and family.  That being said, by Sunday evening, after several hours of accounting class, I knew I had made the right decision to attend the program. 

This program benefitted me in several ways that I could not have gotten elsewhere.  Initially, classes in Operations, Accounting and Marketing left me with real solutions to take back to my business that were extremely implementable.  Secondly, classes with Ella L.J. Edmonson Bell in Leadership, help me to better understand obstacles that prevent leaders from realizing their true potential and how to face those issues head on.  Finally, the network of people who participated, taught and contributed to the program were incredible and I spent as much time as possible trying to soak up their knowledge.  I truly benefited from my time at Tuck and would highly encourage those who are eligible to attend.”

        - Michael J. Thompson, Fair Oaks Farms


"The Growing program was inspirational and refilling.  After attending the Building program last year, many of my classmates and I left Tuck feeling completely re-inspired to continue the fight with more passion than we were fighting with before.  After attending the  advanced program, Growing the Minority Business to Scale this year, I feel that same ignition and fire to move forward - times 3.  I encourage others to reach out and find a sponsor, or pay the program fee yourselves as it was definitely worth it!  Participation made a tremendous and positive impact on me and my company!"

        - Randy Ramcharan, Indatatech


We are proud to announce that our 2013 participants have been very generous, and over 19 have pledged money towards our scholarship fund.  This fund supports participants at future Tuck Executive Education MBE programs.  

Additionally, the 2013 programs would not have been nearly as successful without the continued support of our many corporate sponsors.  Thank you!

2013 Sponsors for the Growing the Minority Business to Scale program

WalmartJohnson ControlsRaytheon
Ameren ServicesBAE SystemsFreddieMac
Georgia PowerHewlett PackardLockheed-Martin Auronauticals
Miller CoorsProctor & GambleNMSDC Council

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or pledging to the scholarship fund, please email Paula Graves.

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