UPS executive to speak at Coles College of Business at KSU

KENNESAW‚ Ga. – Amy Whitley‚ Vice President for Organizational Development at UPS‚ will speak as a…

Georgia (Jan 3, 2006) — UPS executive to speak at Coles College of Business at KSU

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. – Amy Whitley‚ Vice President for Organizational Development at UPS‚ will speak as a part of the Tetley Distinguished Leader Lecture Series at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University. Her lecture is planned for Jan. 17‚ 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in room 151 of the Burruss Building on the KSU campus. The event is co−sponsored by the Siegel Institute for Leadership‚ Ethics and Character.

Whitley’s topic will be how UPS‚ the world's largest package delivery company and a global leader in supply chain solutions‚ came to be recognized as one of American’s 100 Best Corporate Citizens. Steve Donovan‚ Vice president for Compliance at UPS‚ will also participate in the event.

Whitley started her career with UPS as a driver‚ and was promoted to hold a variety of positions. She currently oversees Succession Planning‚ Corporate Schools‚ Workforce Planning and UPS’ Global Human Resources Systems. Her recent projects include the Women’s Leadership Initiative‚ which helps UPS female employees network through an internal system that provides mentoring and panel discussions on work/life issues. The initiative helps participants draw support and encouragement from their co−workers‚ while advancing their careers.

Whitley is a member of the Human Resources Planning Society (HRPS)‚ and a board member for the Atlanta−based INROADS Intern program‚ the HR Leadership Forum and Atlanta Women's Network.

The Tetley Distinguished Leader Lecture Series brings top business leaders to the KSU campus to interact with students and faculty members. While the lecture is open to the public‚ visitors are advised to arrive early‚ as space is limited. For more information‚ call the dean’s office at 770−423−6425.


Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.



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