Brandon Kieffer

MBA ’19

After graduating from Louisiana State University with a degree in marketing, I immediately went to work for my family’s business in the Houston, Texas area. I served as the marketing manager for three years before realizing that I wanted to take on bigger opportunities in a more dynamic role. I also realized I needed to improve my skillset to be able to take on the challenges of the global economy, which is why I decided to pursue my MBA. While at Owen, I am concentrating on marketing and strategy where I plan to pursue a career in brand management after graduation.

I was introduced to the Turner Family Center and the entire idea of social enterprise as a prospective student while visiting Owen. The mission of being an interdisciplinary, student-led organization focused on sustainably eliminating poverty through market-driven forces grabbed my attention. As someone who always tries to find ways to use my unique skillsets to help others, I immediately saw the potential this empowerment could have on both students and those in need of our help. I have developed an insatiable curiosity since arriving on campus to learn more about social enterprise and its unique challenges and opportunities while expanding my horizon passed the business school and working with graduate students with different mindsets. I am a strong believer in learning by doing, so I have tried to be involved in numerous experiential learning opportunities through the TFC such as Project Pyramid and leading learning treks. I am extremely excited about what the future holds for the TFC and to be able to play a role in improving the outreach and experience students can have while on campus.

 

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