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Master of Business Administration:Our Distinguished Alumni

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Bruce Bradley, MBA '78

Bruce Bradley, MBA '78

1999 Distinguished Alumni

Former President of Landmark Publishing has a MBA degree from ODU and 34- year career in newspapers where he held several positions at companies such as Virginian-Pilot and the Ledger Star, Roanoke Times & World News and others. Bradley served four years as Chairperson of the CBPA Dean's Executive Advisory Council.

Melissa Buffington, MBA '91

Melissa Buffington, MBA '91

2002 Distinguished Alumni

Buffington received a BS in business management from the College of William and Mary followed by MBA from ODU. She is currently is a principal of Melissa Buffington Consulting.

Kenneth W. Dobbins, MBA '79

Kenneth W. Dobbins, MBA '79

2001 Distinguished Alumni

Dobbins received his MBA from ODU and a PhD from Kent State. He held various senior level management positions in higher education.

Elizabeth A. Duke, MBA '83

Elizabeth A. Duke, MBA '83

2007 Distinguished Alumni

ODU MBA graduate, Betsy Duke started her carrier in the banking industry. She held the position of COO of TowneBank, and is a former member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. In January 2018, Duke was elected Chair of Wells Fargo & Company.


Larry Kittelberger, MBA '75

Larry Kittelberger, MBA '75

2008 Distinguished Alumni

Before Kittelberger started his term as the Vice President at Honeywell Int., he held Senior Executive Positions in a number of I.T. companies. Mr. Kittelberger received a B.S. in computer science from Penn State and a MBA in finance from ODU.

Gregory A. Lumsden, MBA '82

Gregory A. Lumsden, MBA '82

1999 Distinguished Alumni

Lumsden earned a Master of Business Administration from ODU and degrees in political science and urban affairs from Virginia Tech. He is an active member of a number of professional associations. Retired from Countrywide Financial Corporation in 2008.

John G. Sanderson '78, MBA '81

John G. Sanderson '78, MBA '81

2001 Distinguished Alumni

Sanderson graduated from ODU with a B.S. and a MBA. He held senior managerial positions at various national companies such as Siemens, Ford Motor Company, Continental AG, and others.

Peter L. Yngwe, MBA '84

Peter L. Yngwe, MBA '84

1998 Distinguished Alumni

Yngwe took full advantage of his experience at Old Dominion, earning two degrees in three years. Yngwe works for Swedish Export Credit Corporation that helps corporations in the Nordic region and Europe solve their financing problems, especially those related to exports.