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Pfeiffer University MBA program celebrates nearly 30 years in Charlotte

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Keith Crisco Rick Thames

Networking Reception at Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Brings Together Graduates and Friends

Pfeiffer University's Master of Business Administration program celebrates nearly 30 years in Charlotte with a networking reception for alumni and friends at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce, 330 Tryon Street, Charlotte, on Thurs., April 11, 6-8 p.m.  

Reflections and Projections: North Carolina's Climate for Business Growth and Expansion features Pfeiffer alumni and trustees J. Keith Crisco '64, N.C. Secretary of Commerce 2009-2013, and Rick Thames '75, editor of the Charlotte Observer and

“With 2,600 MBA graduates and students, Pfeiffer is surely a significant component of the economic engine that is driving growth and stability in Charlotte,” said Dr. Kenneth Bandy, dean, division of business.  “We look forward to learning about the impact of the work of our alumni in their professional lives and communities, which, of course, is the true measure of success for Pfeiffer's business programs.”

Email notification and formal invitations to MBA alumni and friends are forthcoming. More information about the event and levels of sponsorship are available at; or contact Carol May, director of institutional advancement, (704) 463-3222,

J. Keith Crisco '64 is a founding partner of Asheboro Elastics (now AEC Narrow Fabrics) and a former White House Fellow. He holds an undergraduate degree from Pfeiffer with an MBA from Harvard University. Rick Thames '75 holds an undergraduate degree from Pfeiffer and master's degree in communication from University of Tennessee-Knoxville; he is former president of the North Carolina Press Association.

The event's host committee includes Dave McIlquham, former CEO, Sealy and chair, Pfeiffer board of trustees; Bill Grigg, retired CEO, Duke Energy and trustee emeritus, Pfeiffer board of trustees; Bob Brietz '65, Bank of America; Benny Merrell '65, Symcor and vice chair, Pfeiffer board of trustees;  Dr. Ken Russell, Cisco Systems, Pfeiffer board of trustees; Dr. Brad Frazier '92, MBA ‘04, professor of business administration and Dr. Susan Luck, professor of business administration.



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