CONTACT: GEORGE MCCRORY
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0012; fax (319) 384-0024
Release: March 27, 2001
Wendy Ford is new MBA marketing director at UI's Henry B. Tippie School
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- Wendy Ford, longtime director of the Iowa City/Coralville
Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), has accepted the position of marketing
director for the MBA Career Services office at the University of Iowa's Henry
B. Tippie School of Management. She will begin her new duties Monday, April
Fords responsibilities will include oversight of MBA corporate relations
and candidate referrals, developing and managing relationships with national
and global employers, and assisting with the training and development of MBA
students through the placement process.
"I am very excited about this opportunity," said Ford. "I
look forward to being a part of the University of Iowa, to helping Iowa's
MBA candidates in their career development and to marketing the outstanding
value of the Tippie School of Management MBA to the business community."
Ford, a UI graduate and area resident for nearly 40 years, brings a diverse
marketing background to the position. Her marketing career began at Hansen
Lind Meyer Architects as a graphic designer in the public relations and marketing
departments. In 1989 she was hired as executive director of the Iowa City/Coralville
Convention and Visitors Bureau where she has led the marketing efforts of
Iowa City and Coralville as a visitor destination.
Ford and her husband, Steve, live in Coralville and have three children
in high school and one at Wartburg College.