University of Kentucky MBA alumna, Mary Beth Wright, Business Development Executive at Messer Construction Co., recently led Messer’s coordination efforts in securing a $241-million contract bid to build the new and expanded Lexington Convention Center and modifications to Rupp Arena in downtown Lexington, KY.

University of Kentucky MBA alumna, Arundathi Reddy, M.D., has been appointed Chief of Pediatric Anesthesia in the College of Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and will begin serving at UAMS' Arkansas Children’s Hospital in November of this year. Dr. Reddy is currently a professor and chief of the Division of Pediatric Anesthesia at the University of Kentucky's College of Medicine, along with serving as the medical director of outside operating anesthesia and is a pediatric anesthesiologist at Shriners Hospitals for Children Medical Center in Lexington, KY. 

BB&T (Branch Banking and Trust Company) recently named University of Kentucky MBA alumna, Laura Boison to Market President for the Greater Lexington market. With over 40 years of professional experience in the financial services industry, Laura was a "natural choice to assume this leadership role" according to BB&T Regional President Thomas F. Eller, Jr., Jr.

The University of Kentucky's One Year MBA program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics is excited to announce the official 2018/19 Project Connect internship companies and corporate sponsors. In Project Connect, UK MBA students teams are paired with companies to work on projects of importance to their corporation or organization.

The University of Kentucky welcomes the 2018/19 One Year MBA class to the Gatton College of Business and Economics. Compared to last year, this collective class brings additional work experience with an increased number of international students, minorities and professional women while maintaining a high standard of academic excellence and personal accomplishments. 

Kristel Smith, alumna of the University of Kentucky MBA program and current Director of the Kentucky Innovation Network at Eastern Kentucky University, was recently recognized in the Lane Report's Top Women in Business, which highlights women in Kentucky (and southern Indiana) who are making an impact in business, their profession, politics and economic development. Women who are chosen typically have key roles whereby their body of work are making significant contributions to commerce, and life, in their surrounding area.

Traditional Bank recently promoted University of Kentucky MBA alum, F.W. “Buddy” Schneider III to Senior Vice President (SVP).

University of Kentucky MBA alum, Jonathan Beatty has embarked on a very successful corporate and entrepreneurship career since his graduation from the One Year MBA program at the Gatton College of Business and Economics in 2006. However, Jonathan’s journey began from very humble beginnings growing up.

After graduating with his Mechanical Engineering degree and MBA from the University of Kentucky in 2017, Andrew "Drew" Wilder combined his technical and business skills to achieve his ultimate dream job in the aerospace industry at United Launch Alliance. 

UK MBA alum, Teddy Ray is a successful co-owner of the popular North Lime Coffee and Donuts, an eclectic and artsy spot known for its house made specialty donuts and freshest coffee with stores in both Lexington and Louisville Kentucky. Opening in 2012, North Lime works with local coffee roasters to support the local economy with 10% of all profits going towards a local charity or fundraiser.