Gatton's Executive-in-Residence Program
Michael Bowling: Gatton Staff Executive-in-Residence
The Gatton College of Business and Economics is pleased to have Michael Bowling, an Executive-in-Residence focused on expanding Gatton’s presence in South America.
Global trends like near-shoring are creating opportunities for supply chains to diversify from current locations like China and Eastern Europe and increase capabilities in the Americas. The Gatton College has recognized the opportunity in facilitating student exposure In Latin America to support the objectives of giving students global exposure and increasing diversity in Gatton’s student population.
Michael brings a wealth of global experience to the Gatton initiative and has worked in global assignments over the last 20 years around the globe and has focused on Latin America with extended or expat assignments in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, Peru and Venezuela.
Michael is a seasoned business executive with over 30 years of experience in telecommunications and entertainment spanning the mobile, broadband and television industries in both consumer and business segments. He has served as a CEO, Chief Strategy and Digital Transformation Officer, Business Unit President and served on the boards of private and publicly traded companies.
He is a results-driven leader with the ability to effectively operate in a global environment. He comes with extensive experience in developing strategic relationships and managing in a complex environment to drive business outcomes particularly in Latin America having lived in Argentina, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
Michael’s role is to enhance the Gatton College's relationships with the Latin American community by creating strong connections between Gatton and universities and businesses in the region, leading students on education abroad experiences in Latin America, and uncovering ways to make Gatton a destination for Latin American students while making Latin America a destination for Gatton students. The overarching goal is to prepare students to be ready to interact and work locally and globally while building (or demonstrating) a distinctive competency for Gatton in the global environment.
Please feel free to contact Michael Bowling at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 859-257-7636.
Brad Patrick: Gatton Staff Executive-in-Residence
The Gatton College of Business and Economics is pleased to have Brad Patrick, an Executive-in-Residence on staff focused on connecting businesses with faculty, staff, and students for mutually beneficial initiatives and projects.
Brad Patrick joined the Gatton team after more than 33 years of professional and executive leadership positions in a variety of industries. He brings great experience in facilitating value-added working relationships between businesses, non-profit organizations, and professional associations. These organizations have enjoyed participating in insightful research, dedicated training programs, connecting researchers and professors as speakers in conferences and company meetings, as well as dedicated student projects.
Brad’s role serves as a facilitator among academic department resources and complements the various programs offered across the college. His role is to enhance the college's relationships with businesses and to generate new program ideas. Brad can help business professionals and community members engage in in-class presentations, support student events and competitions, and enhance internship and class projects by connecting people with our talented Gatton professionals.
Please feel free to contact Brad Patrick at email@example.com or via phone at (859) 421-6920 to learn ways to engage with the Gatton College or to discuss ideas for leveraging resources for your company's or organization’s needs.
Visiting Executive-in-Residence Professionals
Each year, the Gatton College of Business invites high-level executives to the Executive-in-Residence (EIR) program. These executives are typically Gatton alumni who represent a wide variety of industries. The core focus of the EIR program is to engage and provide unique opportunities for experts to interact closely with students and faculty that are reflective of the real world of business. These experiences help students become more effective leaders in their fields of study. This program also allows engagement by promoting successful alumni, corporate partners, and their achievements to the university and business communities.
Partner, Baird Capital,
Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary, US Air Force
Rexford J. Tibbens (Rex)
President & Chief Executive Officer, frontdoor (FTDR)