Walsh College Names ‘LaunchPad’ Director: Walsh College alumna Carol Glynn has been named director of Blackstone LaunchPad at Walsh, a program to support development of new entrepreneurs in Michigan. Glynn has more than 20 years of experience in product launch and marketing; project management; customer loyalty strategy development; long term business planning; process improvement; entrepreneurship; and management consulting. Blackstone LaunchPad at Walsh College is funded by a $2 million grant from the Blackstone Charitable Foundation. The grant is shared by Walsh, Wayne State University and the University of Miami, where LaunchPad began. The $2 million grant is part of Blackstone’s five-year, $50 million nationwide Entrepreneurship Initiative that promotes innovative programs and ideas with the potential to foster entrepreneurship and high-growth businesses and industries most known to spark economic growth. Glynn began her career in finance at Volkswagen and worked in capital investment, profit planning and with the sales and marketing department. She transitioned to Audi and Bentley in a number of progressive positions, and was product launch manager for five major new product introductions, including the Audi TT and was head of after sales, leading the team working with franchise automotive dealers nationally. Since 1986, Glynn has been part owner of Galway Management Co., with troubleshooting expertise in the property management and construction industries with full-service consulting capabilities for small- to and medium-sized commercial, industrial and residential businesses. After earning a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Walsh College in 1982, Glynn obtained a Master of Arts in Management and Supervision from Central Michigan University. More at www.walshcollege.edu.
Roualet Joins Lawrence Tech’s Board: General Dynamics Land Systems President Mark Roualet of Bloomfield Hills has been named to the board of trustees at Lawrence Technological University. Trustees at Lawrence Tech establish strategic direction, help formulate and approve major institutional policies, and hire the University’s executive team. They serve without compensation. Roualet has been president of General Dynamics Land Systems and a vice president of General Dynamics Corp. since 2008. He joined General Dynamics Land Systems’ predecessor, Chrysler Defense Inc., in 1981 as a quality engineer, progressing through positions of increasing responsibility over a 29-year career. Prior to his current position, Roualet was Land Systems COO responsible for all ground combat systems, including main battle tanks, amphibious vehicles, combat and tactical wheeled vehicles, robotic systems and operations in Canada. He was recognized in 1993 by Crain’s Detroit Business as one of their “40 under 40” executives and with the National Defense Industrial Association’s Silver Star award in 2010. Roualet has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan Technological University and an MBA from the University of Dayton. Lawrence Technological University offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. More at www.ltu.edu.
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