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As general manager of the Ryman Auditorium in downtown Nashville, revered as the Mother Church of Country Music, Steve Buchanan oversaw the building’s million dollar renovation and reinstatement as one of the world’s premiere music venues.
Behind television’s hit show Nashville and behind the scenes of the legendary Grand Ole Opry is Vanderbilt Owen alumnus, Steve Buchanan, president of Opry Entertainment and co-creator and executive producer of the new nighttime TV drama.
Steve Buchanan in the balconey of Nashville’s legendary Ryman Auditorium.
Dean Jim Bradford Editor Nancy Wise Contributors Joan Brasher, Stephanie Dozier, Bonnie Arant Ertelt (BS’81), Jim Patterson, Rangaraj “Ranga” Ramanujam, Sandy Smith, Ryan Underwood (BA’96), Amy Wolf Photography Daniel Dubois, Steve Green, Lauren Holland, John Russell Designer Michael T. Smeltzer Art Director Donna Pritchett Chief Marketing Officer Yvonne Martin-Kidd Associate Dean of Development and Alumni [...]
Changes in the corporate world and the reputation of Owen’s Human and Organizational Performance program put Owen HOP MBAs in high demand.
So what do Owen faculty do outside the classroom? Meet a champion trick water-skier, charcutier, screenwriter, barkeep (and builder) and owner of a multimillion-dollar company.
What do you say about a 40-year career in both the private sector and academia in just a couple of paragraphs?
A few times a year, the second richest man in the U.S. invites students from business schools to meet him. Recently, Owen students traveled to Omaha, Neb., for a day with Warren Buffett.
Current Owen students honored outgoing Dean Jim Bradford on April 18 during their last Thursday Social at Owen of the academic year. The students surprised him with a specially designed and created Hatch Show Print recognizing Bradford’s tenure as dean. The poster was one of only 100 made using hand-carved images and letterpress printing in [...]
Nelson Andrews III, BA’89, EMBA’95, grew up around the automobile business, but he didn’t see himself making it his career. His father owned a dealership in Michigan before the family moved to Brentwood, Tenn., to establish the area’s first Cadillac dealership. As a teen, Andrews found himself doing whatever needed to be done for the [...]
Tricia Siegfried, EMBA’83, retired at the end of 2012 after 17 years as Owen’s chief financial officer. “With an overriding passion for this school’s success over the years, she has time and again proven her dedication to Owen,” said Dean Jim Bradford in announcing her retirement. “Her husband, John, has finally convinced her that they [...]
The Associated Press Feb. 18: Doug Parker, MBA’86, CEO of US Airways, is profiled. Parker will lead the newly merged US Airways and American Airlines. April 18: The Pilot Flying J headquarters in Knoxville, Tenn., was raided by FBI and IRS agents due to allegations of rebate fraud. The raid signaled fresh scrutiny of competition [...]
Christie St-John returns to Owen as director of admissions. Hear her plans for recruiting and outreach…and how alumni are key.
“Safety is too important to be left to chance.” Owen professor Ranga Ramanujam weighs in on safety in a Dallas hospital and the lessons to be learned.
The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has bestowed emeritus status on three of Owen’s most acclaimed faculty. Germain Böer, Richard Daft and Hans Stoll were honored during Commencement as the school’s newest faculty emeriti. Böer, who was professor of accounting, as well as director of the Owen Entrepreneurship Center, is now professor of accounting, emeritus. [...]
New research from Nicolas Bollen, the E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Finance, says those hedge funds that are hardest to imitate—something investors look for and for which they often pay a premium—are the ones most prone to failure.
We’ve all been exposed to them—the marketing strategies promising bargains or high value. Yet as alluring as those pitches can be, consumers draw very different—and sometimes contradictory— conclusions when it comes to sale prices or value.
A recent independent economic analysis has found that Vanderbilt University had an $8.6 billion impact on the Tennessee state economy during fiscal year 2011-12. Among the factors measured were Vanderbilt’s direct spending on operations and construction, spending by students and visitors, and spending by businesses as a result of Vanderbilt’s presence in the state. The [...]
In the 2013 global MBA survey by the Financial Times, Owen climbed five spots to No. 25 among U.S. MBA programs and eight spots to No. 53 globally. In addition, Financial Times ranked Owen No. 35 globally for job placement and No. 37 globally for academic research. This continues a strong showing in popular rankings. [...]
Timothy J. Vogus has been promoted to associate professor of management and organization studies, with tenure, effective fall 2013. Vogus, who joined Owen in 2004, teaches in the MBA core curriculum on leading teams and organizations as well as an elective MBA course on negotiation. Vogus’ area of research involves the mechanisms through which organizations [...]
M. Eric Johnson, current associate dean at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College and former Owen faculty member, has been named dean of the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management effective July 1. He succeeds Dean Jim Bradford, who announced his retirement in December.
The Grand Ole Opry is entertainment unlike any other. It broadcasts as a radio show, so the live audience sees artist and equipment changes. Seeing transitions is part of the experience.
I’ve often said that this has been the hardest—yet most rewarding—job I’ve ever had.
You never know where a blind ad will lead you. It led Tim Murray from Knoxville, Tenn., to the Kingdom of Bahrain in the Middle East. Murray is CEO of Aluminium Bahrain (Alba), one of the world’s top 10 aluminium producers.
In 1986 Jacqueline Parker had to make one of the toughest decisions of her life: either complete her senior year in college and earn a bachelor’s in nursing, or join her husband, David, in an ambitious startup in the trucking business.
Jim Steele, MBA’82, knows what it’s like to be up against tough odds. Eight years ago he was diagnosed with Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease and spinocerebellar ataxia, both genetic neuromuscular conditions that have since left him disabled. “I have partial symptoms of both, but the doctors can’t do anything for either one,” he says. “They’re progressive diseases, [...]
Bloomberg Businessweek June 4: Every year around this time, a wave of anxiety ripples through most of the nation’s newly admitted business school students: How to depart a job without burning any bridges, and ideally, leaving a positive, lasting impression? Tami Fassinger, Chief Recruiting Officer, writes in this op-ed about how to resign gracefully. July [...]
Professor Hans Stoll shared some thoughts with Vanderbilt Business about the FMRC’s past quarter century and where it goes from here.
Peter Veruki didn’t attend Owen or any other school at Vanderbilt. He doesn’t teach or conduct research at the university either. But ask many alumni which person had a big impact on their lives while at Owen, and odds are Veruki’s name is near the top of the list.
This past April the Executive MBA Class of 2012 traveled to China, where they toured Beijing, Hong Kong, Shenzhen and Macau. What follows is a collection of photos and observations that capture their experience.
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and economics in 2011, Tim Maloney decided to stay at Vanderbilt for one more year. Having a master’s in finance, he believed, would be an important differentiator in a difficult job market.