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These new members of the Tippie team were selected to lead their respective career academies thanks to their decades of industry experience. The Business Directors provide career path advising, maintain relationships with key executives and employers in the industry, and manage case competitions, conferences, student organizations, and executive speakers. They provide the link to industry that helps you become even better prepared for your career after B-school. Please join us in welcoming them to the Tippie MBA family!
Vice President, Strategic Planning & Business Development, Bridgestone Bandag, LLC
MBA, The University of Iowa, 2001
BS in Business Administration, Shippensburg University, 1979
Mark comes to Tippie with over 25 years of experience in executive positions. He has held leadership roles in strategic planning, business development, and marketing, and has worked abroad as an expatriate in Asia, South America, Europe, and New Zealand.
In his career, Mark has demonstrated success in revitalizing manufacturing companies, helping them to achieve dramatic improvements in sales and fiscal performance. A recognized expert in re-invigorating go-to-market strategies of mature companies in mature markets, as well as an effective change catalyst who helps underperforming start-up and high-growth stage manufacturers discover the root cause of business challenges, and devise innovative business solutions to achieve organizational objectives.
As Business Director of the Marketing Career Academy, Mark draws on his specialized training, experience, and passion for leadership and career development coaching to provide a solid foundation for MBA graduates in the world of marketing.
Vice President, Strategy Development, Rockwell Collins
MBA in Management Information Systems, The University of Iowa, 1986
BBA in Finance, The University of Iowa, 1981