Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Logistics Graduate Success Story: Dawn Leady

Dawn Leady and George Wilson
Dawn Leady graduated from Vol State in May 2013 with a Technical Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management, earning her Technical Certificate in just one semester with a 4.0 GPA. During the past 12 months, Dawn continued as a part-time Student working on her AAS, and she secured a full-time job as Inside Customer Sales Coordinator at Spitfire Controls in Springfield. Dawn also organized and participated in several Vol State, industry, and community activities. For Vol State, Dawn (and Scott Little) served as Supplemental Instruction Leader for George Wilson, and she co-presented the Soft Skills Workshop for Dr. Kenny Yarbrough’s Student Leadership Symposium. At the 6th Annual Vol State Logistics & Supply Chain Management Advisory Board Meeting, Dawn gave what has come to be known as “the Kevin Bacon speech” and she was a Member of the Sustainability Panel Discussion. Dawn staffed tables at Vol State Career Fairs and at Vol State College Night.

During the summer of 2013, Don Ellis, George Wilson, and Dawn met several times with managers and supervisors at Electrolux in Springfield to organize a cohort of Electrolux employees to take hybrid logistics classes at Highland Crest to earn their Technical Certificate in Logistics & Supply Chain Management. These meetings helped network Dawn to her job at Spitfire Controls, a $20M supplier to Electrolux. In her new job, Dawn works on-site at Electrolux, and she is responsible for order processing, inventory, and quality assurance for Spitfire parts supplied to Electrolux from China and Mexico.

For the logistics & supply chain industry, Dawn Leady & George Wilson organized the CSCMP Supply Chain Student Connector Event held at Vol State, she served as Recorder, Statistician, and Photographer at the CSCMP / Nashville Chamber of Commerce Logistics Epicenter Event, she served on the ISM-Nashville Marketing Committee, she (and John Kemper) won an ISM-Nashville scholarship, and she served the CSCMP as an at-large Board Member.

For the community, Dawn Leady and George Wilson were members of the Goodlettsville Leadership Academy during  Summer 2013, and Dawn served as a volunteer for the United Way of Sumner County “Stuff the Bus” program.

Congratulations, Dawn, on a great year !

-George Wilson

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