Yancey EDC Director Graduates Yale Executive Management Program

Jamie McMahan, Yancey County’s Economic Development Director, successfully completed the Executive Management Program, a post-graduate professional certification conferred by Yale University’s graduate business school, the Yale University School of Management, announced concurrent with the school’s mid-year diploma granting ceremony.  McMahan was one of a cohort of sixty-five national and international students admitted to the Executive Education program in the recent graduating class.

One of the nation’s preeminent business schools, the Executive Education program offered by the Yale School of Management provides post-graduate level education to business executives and managers working at all levels of private and public enterprise, nationally and internationally.  Covering topics ranging from analytical decision making, business finance and company valuation, marketing and public relations, micro and macroeconomic approaches to industry analysis, and business performance analysis and optimization strategies the curriculum is taught by members of the Yale graduate school faculty internationally renowned for their research and work in business, finance, management, and economics.

“I’m extremely grateful for the opportunity to participate in the Executive Education program at the Yale School of Management.  The program was a rigorous and challenging but rewarding educational experience.  The lessons learned through the program have broadened my understanding and expertise of economics, management, business, and finance, which are lessons that I look forward to putting to work to improve and enhance my job as Yancey County’s Economic Development Director.  For an economic development professional working in a rural community being able to attend this program was a phenomenal opportunity.  Learning from truly distinguished faculty and interacting with such a wide range of students from different backgrounds all over the country and the world was such a rewarding experience.” said McMahan.