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The University of Alabama

Lindsey Blumenthal Named Director of UA Business School’s Commerce Executive Society

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Lindsey M. Blumenthal, a former student intern in the Culverhouse College of Commerce Office of Alumni and Corporate Relations, has returned to The University of Alabama as director of the business school’s Commerce Executive Society.

“Lindsey brings the skills and the experience we were looking for,” said Charlie Adair, Culverhouse director of development. “Her academic credentials in hospitality management, combined with her marketing, supervisory and budgetary experience in the private sector, will serve her well in taking the Commerce Executive Society to a new level.”

The Commerce Executive Society is the Culverhouse College of Commerce alumni association and has nearly 30,000 members. CES members are invited to a number of events during the year to receive updates on the business school and receive the school’s alumni magazine, The Executive, twice a year.

“The members of the Commerce Executive Society are an extremely important part of the college development foundation,” Blumenthal said, “and I look forward to interacting with them and finding ways to increase CES membership, as well as adding value to their membership.”

Blumenthal earned a bachelor’s degree in hospitality management and a minor in general business from UA in 2002. She completed her Master of Science in general human environmental sciences with an emphasis in hospitality management in 2003. For the past two years she was been employed as a national account executive with American Exhibition Services in Birmingham.

She was named Outstanding Senior in the College of Human Environmental Sciences and was named to a number of honor societies as a student at UA.

“I developed a deep appreciation for the business school while a student at Alabama,” Blumenthal said, “and this position provides a wonderful opportunity for me to express that appreciation. The Culverhouse College of Commerce has a wonderful reputation across the country and around the globe, and its graduates have a long-standing tradition of supporting the school. I want to help continue that tradition.”

The Culverhouse undergraduate program is ranked 36th among public universities and the accounting program is ranked 17th among public universities. Forbes magazine recently ranked The University of Alabama’s Manderson Graduate School of Business 31st among public M.B.A. programs nationwide. This ranking places the program in the top 10 percent nationally. The Princeton Review currently ranks the graduate school in the top 10 nationally in three of 11 categories: fourth for campus facilities, fifth for quality of professors and eighth for administration.

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The University of Alabama, a student-centered research university, is experiencing significant growth in both enrollment and academic quality. This growth, which is positively impacting the campus and the state's economy, is in keeping with UA's vision to be the university of choice for the best and brightest students. UA, the state's flagship university, is an academic community united in its commitment to enhancing the quality of life for all Alabamians.