Marketing and Communications Staff

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Phone: 615.343.7570

Fax: 615.322.2667

 

Meet the Team

Yvonne Martin-KiddYvonne Martin-Kidd

Chief Marketing Officer
615.322.8787


MBA—University of Southern California
BS—Arizona State University

Yvonne joined the staff of the Owen Graduate School of Management in 2003 and oversees all marketing and communications programs for the school. Since arriving at Owen, she has brought the school's various marketing initiatives into a centralized, coordinated effort and spearheaded a comprehensive branding and identity campaign encompassing all advertising, print and electronic marketing materials, including the Owen web site. After earning her MBA at the University of Southern California, Yvonne began her career with Lawry's Foods, a division of the Thomas J. Lipton Company, serving as consumer promotion manager and later as product manager on established and new products. While at The Walt Disney Company, her work on strategic alliances for the Disney Channel with McDonald's, Kodak, Procter & Gamble, Mott's and the Children's Miracle Network earned her recognition as a "young promotional star” by Adweek. Yvonne also worked as marketing director for NationsBank, a predecessor to Bank of America; TCS/Aspect Communications, a B2B telecommunications software firm; and Progeny Marketing, the direct-response marketing arm of Cendant, Inc. She shares her experience, expertise and her personal passion for marketing’s ability to “move the needle” with Owen students, both inside and outside the classroom.

Suzannah GreenSuzannah Green

Senior Associate Director
615.343.7873

BA—Lousiana State University


Suzannah’s responsibilities include marketing for the full-time MBA and Leadership Development Programs, as well as Owen’s Career Management Center. Prior to joining Owen’s team in 2013, Suzannah accumulated over 15 years of sales, marketing and communication experience in a variety of industries ranging from banking to hospitality. Early agency experience helped form the foundation of her career, followed by positions of increasing seniority with SunTrust Banks, the Neiman Marcus Group, and Gaylord Entertainment. Most recently she worked at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as Program Manager for the Center for Stem Cell Biology where she led communications for a global consortium based at VUMC with the mission of curing Type 1 Diabetes. In her spare time, Suzannah enjoys reading, cooking and planning adventures with her husband, young son and their 10-year-old dog, Charlie Green.

Amy_Headshot Amy Murphy

Senior Associate Director
615.343.6009

BA – University of Alabama

Amy joined Owen’s Marketing and Communications team in 2013 and leads marketing for the Executive Programs, including Executive MBA, Americas MBA for Executives, the Executive Development Institute, Custom Programs for Organizations and Master of Management in Health Care. She has a well-rounded background in marketing including both agency and corporate experience in the healthcare, retail, food service and packaged goods industries. She brings a unique perspective to the Owen marketing team having managed international business relationships and handled brand life cycle management, integrated marketing and product development with Fortune 500 companies. In her spare time, Amy enjoys spending time with her family outdoors, frequenting local restaurants and making it to the beach as often as possible.

Mary Shelato Mary Shelato

Associate Director
615.322.3382

MBA—Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management
BS—Auburn University

Mary joined Owen’s Marketing and Communications team in 2012 after graduating from the Vanderbilt MBA program. She leads the marketing for the Young Professionals Programs which include Accelerator®—Vanderbilt Summer Business Institute, MS Finance, Masters of Accountancy (MAcc) and MAcc Valuation. She began her career as a pre-calculus teacher, and later made the switch to marketing. Prior to Owen she was working as a buyer for the nations largest distributor of art supplies and handling accounts such as Sharpie, General Pencil and Princeton Brushes. In her spare time she enjoys baking, walking with her dog Briggs, and spending time with her husband, who she met during Owen orientation and exploring Nashville eateries.

Ryan Underwood Ryan Underwood

Business Editor
615.322.3469
 
BA—Vanderbilt University

Ryan joined Owen's Marketing and Communications Department as Business Editor in 2010. Previously, he served as Government and Politics Editor at The Tennessean, following earlier stints as Assistant Business Editor and as a Reporter covering Nashville's music industry. A 1996 graduate of Vanderbilt University, where he served as editor of the student newspaper, Ryan worked as a staff writer at Fast Company magazine in New York and Boston before returning to Nashville in 2005. Ryan enjoys reading, cooking, eating and getting beaten in tennis by the oldest of his three remarkable children.