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Meet the EMBA 104N Cohort

Spring 2015


EMBA 104N

Corry Addison

Corry Addison
Senior Buyer

Fry's Electronics

Corry is a Senior Buyer for San Jose-based retailer Fry's Electronics. With more than a decade of purchasing experience in the retail industry and experience managing categories including network infrastructure, batteries, and electrical products, Corry has been instrumental in driving growth and profitability in key sectors within his organization. With a current focus on growth in high-tech fields that include 3D Printing and Rapid Prototyping, he works to develop innovative merchandising and marketing strategies as well as create relationships with technology companies striving to bring cutting-edge products to the consumer market.

 

Jana Chow

Jana Chow
Marketing Communications Writer
Intuitive Surgical

Jana is a marketing communications professional in the healthcare industry. She has spent time in the public and private sectors, and currently writes digital marketing content for Intuitive Surgical, the global leader in minimally invasive robotic surgery. Jana leads digital and social campaigns and serves as a co-producer for video projects. She also works closely with the legal and regulatory compliance teams and provides strategic recommendations for innovative content marketing and digital media in the rapidly changing medical device industry. Jana earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego.

 

Stephanie Dozier

Stephanie Dozier
Manufacturing Product Manager
Cisco Systems

Stephanie is the Manufacturing Product Manager in Security Technology Group at Cisco Systems. She joined Cisco in July 1999 when the company was $12.2 billion and now at $48.6 billion. With more than 15 years at Cisco, she has held several positions within the organization such as: Human Resources, Cisco Capital, Cisco Services, and currently in Supply Chain Organization. Giving back to the community is very dear to Stephanie. She held a position as a Cisco Fellow within community outreach in Cisco Corporate Affairs. A nomination then landed her a seat on the Board of Directors at City Year San Jose/Silicon Valley. She holds a leadership position in iWise, inspiring Women through information sharing and experience.

 

John Glynn

John Glynn
Mortgage Loan Officer
LaSalle Financial

John is a loan officer with LaSalle Financial, a leading residential mortgage firm in the East Bay Area. During his 12 years of experience, he has earned recognition for sales achievement by his organization and industry, as well as for service excellence by consumer rating agencies. John is also co-founder and program director for the Mortgage Tech Summit, a business planning conference for industry colleagues, focused on the introduction and implementation of emerging technologies and systems. He earned his bachelor's degree in Sociology at Vanderbilt University.

 

Craig Johnson Craig Johnson
Project Manager
United Technologies Corporation

Craig is a relationship builder, skilled with conflict management and operations. Craig works with a team of engineers and program managers that handle accounts such as Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, and Northrop Grumman. His skillset is laser focused on deliverables and customer satisfaction. Craig has had a rewarding career working domestically and internationally with the Wal-Mart Corporation as part of the leadership group and operations that was responsible for billions of dollars for over 10 years. Craig earned his bachelor's degree from Arkansas Tech University.

 

Kris McGee Kris McGee
Construction Manager
Jay Paul Company

Kris is a construction manager at Jay Paul Company, a San Francisco based developer. Focused on providing a prosperous investment for her firm, she closely manages the design and construction of both new development and oversight of tenant capital improvement projects. Tenants include: Google, Amazon, GoDaddy, and Microsoft amongst others. Prior to Jay Paul Company, Kris worked for Nova Partners as a project manager handling a wide array of construction projects including medical office buildings, corporate office campuses, and data centers. She earned a bachelor's degree in Construction Management from Colorado State University.

 

James McLaren

James McLaren
Production Manager
Nutraceutical

James is a project manager at Nutraceutical where he also assists with new company acquisitions and marketing. Previously he spent 6 years in the medical field as a device representative in the Salt Lake City area. While attending the University of Utah, he worked as a statistician at all of the football and basketball games. He also helped develop and launch a product with his father to help keep triathletes safe during the swim portion of their race. You will most likely find James in the mountains of Utah either hiking or skiing.

 

Tracey McMichael Tracey McMichael
Regional Director, Revenue Cycle
Kaiser Permanente

While responsible for Kaiser Permanente's Northern California region, Tracey's passion for accessible healthcare drives her deliverables at the workplace where she leads the strategy around front-end patient for the organization. Her role centers on strategic long term planning aligned with short term tactical solutions to provide a branded experience for patients within 21 medical centers. With more than 20 years of experience in healthcare and healthcare advocacy, her experience includes providing paralegal support for uninsured, poverty stricken families to negotiating with national providers on industry standards in our nation's capital. Tracey is an advocate for leveraging public advocacy to achieve standards in outcome based healthcare � domestically and globally � and works with industry leaders to achieve this unified goal.

 

Juan Rojas Juan Rojas
Assistant Project Manager
Alcal Specialty Contracting Inc.

Juan is currently a project manager with Alcal Specialty Contracting. His work ethic and keen eye for detail have allowed him to excel within Alcal, moving from intern to Project Manager in a span of two and a half years. Juan's role as a project manager encompasses many responsibilities, however none bigger than the safety of his crews and staying on budget. His ability to manage the difficult task of balancing safety and production, has allowed Juan to become the successful project manager he is today.

 

Ross Rushton

Ross Rushton
Sales Specialist
Daiichi-Sankyo, Ltd

Ross works as a sales representative for Daiichi Sankyo, a pharmaceutical company specializing in cardiovascular medicine. Prior to this, Ross worked at Pfizer Pharmaceuticals where he got his start in the pharmaceutical industry in 2006. Ross spent four years in the United States Marine Corps before earning his bachelor's degree from San Jose State University in 2005. As a Marine, Ross completed 2 six-month deployments to the Arabian Gulf (1999 and 2001), working as a communications specialist with the Eleventh Marine Expeditionary Unit. In his free time, Ross enjoys Cross-Fit, golf, and watching the six-time Super Bowl Champions, Pittsburgh Steelers.

 

Cameron Smith

Cameron Smith
IT Project Manager
Santa Cruz Nutritionals

Cameron is an IT project manager for Santa Cruz Nutritionals, a leading nutraceutical manufacturer in Santa Cruz, California. He specializes in enterprise-level manufacturing technologies and has a breadth of experience leading IT, operations, finance, and human resource projects. Over the past 10 years, Cameron has worked for non-profit and manufacturing organizations across the US and Eastern Europe. Cameron earned his bachelor's degree in Business Administration from University of California, Santa Cruz. He is a passionate student of wine and a Certified Sommelier with The Court of Master Sommeliers.

 

Felicia Walker-Breland

Felicia Walker-Breland
Environmental Testing Manager
NTS Silicon Valley

Felicia manages the environmental and mechanical testing operations at a diversified engineering services company which provides reliability and certification services for various industries. She earned her master's degree in Physics at Oklahoma State University. She is an analytical, results-focused engineering professional with more than 16 years of multidisciplinary project and program support for defense and aerospace industry corporations. In addition to spending time with her husband and two children, she actively supports several community service endeavors which promote the growth and education of future generations in the greater San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Adam Yundt

Adam Yundt
Commander and Director
United States Air Force (USAF)

As a seasoned combat Commissioned Officer for 20 years, Adam has achieved global success by creating truly collaborative partnerships and environments, built upon cultivating strong and enduring relationships. Geographically spanning from North America, throughout Southern Serbia and its surrounding countries, to Forward Operating Bases throughout Iraq and Afghanistan, he has conceptualized marketing strategies and successfully executed the development and integration of new emerging technology business requirements. Adam applied his field experience and knowledge learned with multiple degrees in Computer Science and Marketing, including Certifications in Network and Systems Development, Engineering, Implementation, and Program Management. As Director of Operations, Adam oversaw international teams (5-8,000 professionals) and leveraged nearly $4 billion to develop, collaborate and execute strategic plans with high-efficiency.