NBMBAA Extends Term of Interim President & CEO Jesse J. Tyson, a Fisher Alumnus

[Excerpt from NBMBAA Press Release on May 30, 2013]

The National Black MBA Association, Inc, (NBMBAA) today the term extension for Tyson as Interim President & Chief Executive Officer. Tyson joined NBMBAA to provide the day‐to‐day oversight of the Association on January 3, 2013.

“When the Board made the decision to bring Jesse on in January, we believed that his experience and leadership style would position us for our desired organizational progress and growth. We are pleased to share that the Association has experienced measurable accomplishments and we are deliberately moving forward,” said Audrey Dillard Hines, chairman of the NBMBAA Board of Directors.

Tyson holds a B.S. in economics and business from Lane College and an MBA from The Ohio State University. He has attended The Brookings Institute and The International Management Development School in Switzerland. In addition, he served as an Economic Intern with the US State Department in Senegal.

He is a lifetime member of the NBMBAA. He is a past Board member of The Ensemble Theatre and Children’s Museum in Houston, the Dean’s Advisory Board at FIU, the Board of Directors of The Foundation for Management Education in Central America, FAMU and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University, Board of Trustees at Lane College and is a member of the Orange Bowl Committee and The ELC.

Ami Scott: Fulfilling a Promise

[Excerpt from OSU Donor Societies Article on May 17, 2013]

Ami Scott wanted to be a corporate attorney since she was 10 years old. She was accepted into the unique “3/2” program at the Fisher College of Business, which allowed her to forego her senior year of college and enter the MBA program on a full academic scholarship.

After graduating in 1994, Ami earned a JD at the University of Michigan in 1997 and is now a partner at Schiff Hardin LLP, dividing her time between the firm’s Chicago and DC offices.

When asked about a mentor who influenced her career, Scott gave recognition to David Harrison, director of minority student services at Fisher and advisor for the Black MBA Association, among others. She said he “encouraged me to apply to Ohio State as a high school senior and remained a close friend.”

The Scott Family Fund will support scholarships or programming that ensures high-achieving students with a demonstrated commitment to service have opportunities to thrive and graduate from Ohio State.

Welcome to the New Executive Team!

Please join us in welcoming the new executive team for the 2012-2013 year.


We are pleased to congratulate the students in their new roles:
President: Scott Bear
VP: Ebony Hodges
Director of Marketing: Amber Linebarger
Treasurer: Omari Gardner
Events Coordinator: Austyn Johnson
Congratulations and good luck in the coming year, we know you’ll do a great job!