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4Cs Lecture Series
The 4Cs Lecture Series is integrated into the  undergraduate experience at the Fogelman College of Business and Economics. The 4Cs Lecture Series helps them master the four critical functions that are essential to career success:
  • Communication,
  • Creativity,
  • Critical Thinking,
  • Emotional Control.
Visiting guest lecturers share personal experiences that relate to each “C”. Instead of simply reading about and discussing the concepts, students experience the 4Cs Lecture Series as part of the overall experience in FCBE to assist in acquiring the skills they need for professional development in the business world. Speakers are provided in core courses for all business majors.
 
For more information, contact Dr. Kathy Tuberville or Ms. Renee DeGutis.
 
If you are a business professional and would like to be a part of this program, please contact us and we’ll be happy to discuss our current needs with you.
 
The 4Cs Lecture Series is incorporated into core classes to meet the requirements for The Complete Professional Program certificate.  For more information, contact the Avron B. Fogelman Professional Center, room 274, or call 678-4740.
 
Upcoming 4Cs Speakers
Joel Katz
Joel Katz
Joel has served the Memphis community since December 2010. He joined the Grizzlies Foundation as an AmeriCorps VISTA and later hired as a full-time Program Coordinator to implement, manage, and grow Grizzlies TEAM Mentoring, a team centric and school-based mentoring program that matches 3 volunteer mentors with 9 middle school students. Under Joel’s leadership, the program has doubled in size twice and now operates in 4 Memphis public charter schools serving 180+ students and 60+ volunteer mentors.
 
Christopher Bevel
Christopher Bevel
Christopher Bevel is a Marketing Principal with FedEx Services who leads digital marketing strategy and technology enablement of intelligence-driven marketing communications to customers around the world. Christopher is part of the Customer Engagement Marketing division at FedEx, which manages customer experience and marketing strategy through collaboration across many FedEx business units, divisions and departments.
 
Scott Fountain
Scott Fountain
Scott is the Senior Vice President and Chief development officer for Baptist, and oversees the Baptist Memorial Health Care Foundation, and is also responsible for the divisions of Corporate Communications and Community Outreach. He is committed to enhancing the quality of care in the Mid-South. The BMHC Foundation, the charitable arm of Baptist Memorial Health Care, supports advances in patient care, medical education and research for Baptist Memorial hospitals. Camp Good Grief, Memphis' first bereavement camp for children, is an original program funded by the BMHC Foundation. All of these services are provided free to the community.
 
Len Hostetter
Len Hostetter
As Vice President of Brand Engagement Marketing for FedEx, Len has overall responsibility for the company’s world – class Brand, Advertising, Sponsorship and Retail organizations. In his role, Len oversees the company’s global brand strategy; iconic advertising; sports and sponsorships that include: the FedEx Cup, Joe Gibbs Racing and NFL; and a retail shipping network that includes over 50,000 access points in the United States.
 
Mark Mckee
Mark Mckee
Mark has several years of experience as a National Account Sales manager. He transitioned to recruiting in 2004 and is currently a recruiter for Buckman International. He travels all over the US in search of quality employees for his company. He also spends a great deal of personal time working with others in the community through various Career Transition groups and is currently a Protégé’ in the University of Memphis MILE program.
 
Ken Edmundson
Ken Edmundson
Ken has served as president, CEO and COB for 3 different companies over 35 years. He is currently a consultant, speaker and mentor. He coaches CEO’s from various companies and also trains employees in over 181 companies. Ken has also authored and co-authored 5 business books.
 
 
Shelley Bauer
Shelley Bauer
After a career that ranged from Field Sales to Vice President-Communications; Shelley wrote the book, Integrity Based Communication, Using truth to get what you really want. She is currently active as a leadership speaker and communications trainer/coach, Shelley is passionate about building people for life and leadership, based on her Integrity-Based Communications leadership model.
 
 
Stephanie Drouillard
Stephanie Drouillard
Stephanie is currently a Branch Manager for Robert Half International, a global leader in professional staffing and consulting services, with a network of more than 400 offices worldwide. She offers flexible staffing solutions to premier organizations within the Memphis, TN market that require technical expertise on demand.
 
 
Andre’ C. Wharton
Andre’ C. Wharton
Andre’ is a successful attorney with the Wharton Law Firm in Memphis. He has handled numerous judge and jury trials and administrative matters. He also has been successful before the Tennessee Criminal Court of Appeals and the Sixth Circuit United States Court of Appeals. On a personal note, Andre’ strives to make a difference in Memphis and Shelby County through his many community service endeavors.
 
Jay B. Myers
Jay B. Myers
Jay’s $20 million company is based in Memphis and specializes in video conferencing, distance learning, telemedicine and audiovisual sales and support. Jay is also a successful author. His first book, Keep Swinging, was twice named to Inc. Magazine’s CEO Best Sellers List. His second book, Hitting the Curve Balls, is due in bookstores Jan. 2014.
 
 
Liz McKee
Liz McKee
Liz McKee is Internal Communications Manager at the law firm of Baker Donelson, one of FORTUNE Magazine's “100 Best Companies to Work For in America” and in the top 70 largest law firms in the country. Mrs. McKee works to ensure the firm's 1,300-plus attorneys and staff across 18 offices stay informed regarding news, goals and Firm-wide initiatives, while helping to shape internal culture and helping management respond to employee feedback. She also produces and hosts internal videos, travels to offices to discuss and assess employee engagement, and more.
 
Bill Courtney
Bill Courtney
Bill founded Classic American Hardwoods, which is now an international company with manufacturing and sales offices in Memphis, TN., Ho Chi Minh City, and Shanghai that today employs 115 people. During that same period, he was the volunteer varsity football coach of inner city, Manassas High School, who sought their first playoff appearance in the school’s 110- year history. The team’s story inspired the Academy award winning documentary, “Undefeated”.
 
Katy Spurlock
Katy Spurlock
Katy is the Director of Education and Dissemination at the Urban Child Institute, formerly the First Years Institute. It is a nonprofit organization that focuses on building public will for a progressive children’s policy agenda. They use a variety of media tools and mediums to promote optimum brain development from conception to age 3.
 
Tony Hotchkiss
Tony Hotchkiss
Tony Hotchkiss is a 30-year banking veteran who has held various positions within the banking industry. He currently serves as Executive Vice President, Business & Community Banking Sales Executive for Regions Bank in West Tennessee, a position he assumed in January 2008. Prior to joining the Regions West Tennessee Team, he served as the Community Banking Sales Executive for Regions in Central Illinois.
 
Rick Bateman
Rick Bateman
Rick is Vice President, International Services, FedEx Express. He is responsible for development of Best-in Class programs to increase standardization and automation of international financial processes, providing an effective internal control environment and 100% satisfaction to internal and external customers.
 
Tyree Daniels
Tyree Daniels
Tyree C. Daniels is a Senior Vice President with Raymond James with over 10 years of public finance experience. His services to issuers have included debt structuring, redevelopment, fixed-variable rate debt management, debt capacity analysis, project finance, and financings for pension and other post employment benefits. Since joining the firm, he has managed and/or provided analyses on 57 negotiated underwriting transactions aggregating a par value of over $4 billion.
 
Joe Nunes
Joe Nunes
Joe is currently the Neighborhood Services Manager for the City of Germantown. He oversees the code compliance, the collection of solid waste, the city’s neighborhoods and a key customer service component. He deals with residents, Developers, Contractors and multiple internal city departments on a daily basis.
 
Mark Thompson
Mark Thompson
Mark is Owner/Partner of V2 Media. His company provides professional high quality HD video production to the Memphis corporate base as well as a client base from all over the world. They also provide all aspects of web design, Logo design and Mobile App designs.
 
 
 
Lori Spicer Robertson
Lori Spicer Robertson
Lori is currently the manager of Community of Affairs and Engagement/ Volunteer services for the Regional medical Center (The Med), Memphis, TN. She plans, develops, and executes an integrated community engagement plan, utilizing both strategy and outreach programs.
 
 
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