C-Suite Executive and Board Director Sandra Beach Lin Inspires Students at University of Edinburg

Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. was proud to have assisted Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, Scotland in referring Sandra (Sandy) Beach Lin as a guest speaker for the University’s Guest Speaker Program.

Sarasota, FL, April 25, 2015 –(PR.com)– Ms. Lin is currently a member of the Board of Directors for American Electric Power, WESCO International, PolyOne Corporation & Interface Biologics and previously held “C” level positions at Calisolar (CALSOLP), Inc., Celanese International, Celanese (CE), Avery Dennison (AVY), Alcoa (AA), and senior executive positions at Honeywell International (HON), Smith & Nephew (ADR), Crest Ultrasonics, and American Cyanamid. She has a BBA from the University of Toledo in General Management and an MBA from the Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.), General Management and an MBA University of Michigan – Stephen M. Ross School of Business.

Ms. Lin volunteered her time to travel to Scotland and spent two days on campus speaking with graduate students across several departments in convocations, workshops, tutorials and small group coaching. With a full schedule over two days she connected directly with over 450 students and multiple faculty members. Her schedule included:
Dinner with MBAs
Class Discussion with 200 Undergraduate Accountancy Students
Class Discussion with 30 Finance Masters Students in Equity Valuation
Luncheon with Business 17 PhDs
Class Discussion with 25 MBA Stakeholder Communications Students
Another Class Discussion with 30 Finance Masters Students in Equity Valuation
Speech to 275 University Students, staff, faculty and community members
Dinner with 6 Female MBAs and the Director
Group Discussion with 30 Students and Business Member of the Edinburgh Center for Carbon Innovation
Lunch with members of the University’s Gender Diversity Team
Class Discussion with Law Students
Class Discussion with 25 Undergraduate Strategic Leadership Students
Judged a Case Study competition of 24 Students in multi-discipline teams from GeoScience, Law, MBA, Masters in Business, and PhDs

A trip to Edinburgh Castle
The program was initiated by MBA post-graduate student & business school convener Joseph McElmeel, III who noted that many academics and students pulled him aside to let him know just how amazing her talks had been. To Brooke Chase he said, “On behalf of all the students whom she impacted, thank you very much!”

Engaging his staff to identify potential speakers and select Ms. Lin on a pro-bono basis, Brooke Chase Associates Chairman & CEO Joseph McElmeel commented: “This is the type of program that puts students in touch with successful business professionals who have ‘talked the talk’ and ‘walked the walk’, and makes them better equipped to compete in today’s competitive business environment. I’m proud of my staff for participating and in particular, Murray Parker for initiating the contact with Ms. Lin.”

Brooke Chase Associates, Inc.: Since its beginning in 1980, Brooke Chase Associates, Inc. has become an international boutique retained executive search firm specializing in the identification, recruitment, evaluation and placement of building materials, kitchen & bath, plumbing, and HVAC professionals. Our business is driven by a single principle: Successful companies start with successful people.

The University of Edinburgh has been influencing the world since 1583 as an institution for higher learning encompassing 3 colleges and 22 schools. We strive to develop effective and responsible leaders by creating insightful knowledge and inspiring minds in dialogue with the world around us.

Joseph McElmeel
Chairman & CEO
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