We discuss how executives can gain a personal & professional advantage by learning to combine business acumen with interpersonal skills in this edition of Global Leader Radio!™ Mark Kill and Keric Shanahan joined host Alvin C. Miles to discuss the practical value of an Executive MBA education.
Here are seven takeaways from our discussion:
- Forgo technology for a personal touch.
- Be conscious of timeliness & cultural differences in interactions with others.
- Feedback is a gift!
- Give back and stay connected.
- Nurture your network!
- Notify your support system before classes begin.
- Document personal growth throughout the program & use this to your advantage.
Listen in as Mark and Keric describe the value proposition of an Executive MBA Program. Add these insights to your leadership toolkit to help increase YOUR influence. Leadership IS a conversation!
Mark Kill/ Chief Operating Officer, Cooper Carry
Under Mark Kill’s leadership, Cooper Carry continues to enhance its ability to deliver creative project solutions with exceptional professional service. Prior to joining Cooper Carry, Mark was a Partner at THW Design where he specialized in commercial, hospitality, senior-living, and transportation projects. Notable senior living projects under his direction include Lenbrook’s Expansion and Renovation in Atlanta, Georgia and Lanier Village Estates in Gainesville, Georgia. His area of expertise is in Team-oriented project programming, documentation, coordination, delivery and management. While with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago, he worked on temporary assignment on the King Abdul Aziz International Airport in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Prior to SOM, Mark worked at The H.K. Ferguson Company in Cleveland, Ohio. His international experience includes various project assignments in Western Europe and Saudi Arabia.
Mark received a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from The Ohio State University in 1977. He also earned a Master of Business Administration in 2009 from Kennesaw State University’s Executive MBA Program. Mark earned his Certified Aging Services Professional (CASP) credentials in conjunction with Leading Age. The coursework consisted of three core modules centered on senior living community administration, management and aging residents and physical and financial environmental management. The CASP certification requires biennial continuing education. Mark is also a Construction Specifications Institute Construction Documents Technologist Certificate holder and a U.S. Green Building Council LEED Accredited Professional. He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects where he served on the Board of Directors and was the State Coordinator for the Intern Development Program for seven years. Mark also serves as a Team Coach for Coles’ Executive MBA Program and is the Vice-Chair Elect for Lenbrook’s Board of Directors.
Prior to Cooper Carry, Mark joined THW Design in 1991 as a Managing Architect for Delta Air Lines’ Terminal Expansion in Cincinnati and named an Associate in 1996 and a Partner in 1999. Before joining THW, he worked as a Project Architect for COOPER CARRY, Atlanta (1986-1991), as Technical Coordinator, Architectural Staff and Intern Architect for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, Chicago (1978-1986) and as an Intern Architect at The H.K. Ferguson Company, Cleveland Ohio (1977-1978). Mark’s focuses were predominantly large-scale office, hotel and mixed-use developments.
Mark is married with three children and he enjoys outdoor activities with his family including gardening, camping, hiking and jogging. He also finds collegiate team sports and music exciting.
Contact Mark: (404) 237-2000, email@example.com
Keric Shanahan/ Director of Global PMO, Experis
In his current role, Keric’s organization provides professional services in IT, Engineering, Accounting, and Finance to a variety of international and domestic clients.
Keric’s career path spans from being an entrepreneur to working 18 years for a Fortune 10 company. He considers his core competence to be “a bridge builder” and he has a strong customer experience background that blends well with his business acumen. His career experiences and academic background allows him to be successful in bridging the gap between client needs and the needs of the business.
Keric received his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University where he majored in Economics and French. In 2003, he completed his graduate studies at Kennesaw State University’s Executive MBA Program.
Contact Keric: (678) 230-3762, firstname.lastname@example.org
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