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MLK Day Symposium: Bringing Change through Social Justice
You are cordially invited to attend this year's annual Martin Luther King Day Symposium, titled "Bringing Change through Social Justice", featuring a fireside chat with Abby Knowles, Vice President of West Network Assurance in the Verizon Global Network and Technology (GN&T) organization,. and Dale Fodness, PhD,  Associate Professor in the Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business.

Virtual via Zoom | 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM (Virtual access opens at 6:45 pm)

Questions? Contact Dr. Greg Bell at gbell@udallas.edu

Jan 26, 2021 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Abby Knowles
Vice President of West Network Assurance @Verizon Global Network and Technology (GN&T)
Abby Knowles is the Vice President of West Network Assurance in the Verizon Global Network and Technology (GN&T) organization, responsible for operations of the wireless network west of Mississippi. Her team is responsible for ensuring that the award-winning Verizon network maintains its number one reliability ranking and is always available to its customers. She has 23 years of experience in the network communications industry at Verizon having held various roles in engineering and leadership including program management, operations and business analysis. Abby holds BSc degree in Electrical Engineering from Morgan State University, a MSc in Information and Telecom Systems for Business from Johns Hopkins, and a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. She is married with 2 daughters, is passionate about STEM advancement for minorities, loves track & field, reading and traveling. Abby was born in Kingston, Jamaica and grew up in a military family.
Dale Fodness, Ph.D.
Associate Professor @Gupta College of Business
Dale Fodness is an Associate Professor of Marketing, Satish & Yasmin Gupta College of Business, University of Dallas. Dr. Fodness received his Ph.D. in marketing from the Florida State University. Dr. Fodness’s current research focuses on marketing and sustainability, particularly issues related to strategic thinking and innovation. His work has been published in a number of leading journals including Annals of Tourism Research, Journal of Business Strategy, Journal of Services Marketing and the Journal of Travel Research. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Services Marketing. Dr. Fodness has taught at the undergraduate (Principles of Marketing, Consumer Behavior, Marketing Research), masters (Value-Based Marketing, Services Marketing, Digital Marketing Strategies) and doctoral levels (Customer Focused Innovation). He is also a visiting professor at Aalto University (Finland) where he teaches Destination Marketing.