A Little About Me.

Marion White

  I have 15 years of experience working in executive education in a variety of roles. I have worked with a wide range of well-known Fortune 500 clients and enjoy the crossroads between client development and program design and delivery. I believe one of the most important aspects of this work is the ability to ask the right questions, and truly listen to a client to uncover the business needs. Executive education is an effective means to causing real and lasting change within an organization, provided you have taken the time to identify and address the underlying challenges. I also believe that any initiative is only as strong as the individual delivering the content. The educator must have immediate credibility with the participant set, and be able to understand and relate to their challenges. It is therefore important that we identify educators who fit with the company culture and have the background and experience required to appropriately address the content. Content expertise alone is not adequate.  

From 2011 to 2016, I worked at UNC Executive Development, most recently as the Director of the Faculty Network. In this role, I supported the internal and external faculty networks, and was continually building a bench of additional educators to address current and future client needs. Prior to that, I was an Account Director on the team, responsible for identifying and growing relationships with new prospective clients. From 2004 to 2011, I worked at Duke Corporate Education, where I took on a variety of roles, including Director of Business Development, Project Director, and Director of the Global Learning Resource Network. 

Preceding my career in executive education, I worked at several advertising agencies in Boston, including JWG Associates (now TMP Worldwide), Holland Mark Edmund Ingalls and Digitas (formerly Bronner Slosberg Humphrey) as an interactive media planner.  I have an MBA from UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School and a BA in English from Duke University.    

You can find a link to my LinkedIn page here.