Who better to introduce students to some of the realities of the business world than a successful industry insider? That’s why the Black School of Business has created an Executive in Residence program, inviting professionals on the cutting edge of industry to share their experience with students and faculty members.
The school recently named its first executive, Penn State Behrend alumnus Justin Bloyd ’05. Bloyd is president of RB Sigma, a project management, process improvement, and contract manufacturing company that provides solutions to industry using Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.
For a one-year renewable term, Bloyd will bring an enthusiasm and industry perspective to classrooms, research projects, and hands-on learning opportunities. While the Black School routinely hosts a range of business practitioners, Bloyd will maintain a long-term relationship with the school.
Activities Bloyd may be involved in include speaking engagements, guest lecturing, leading workshops, serving on advisory boards, judging business competition entries, sponsoring class projects, and mentoring students.
“I am very excited about helping the school develop this program,” said Bloyd, who earned a degree in History at Penn State Behrend before entering the corporate world as an account manager at Leggett & Platt. “I’m looking forward to returning to campus and working with current students sharing my successes and failures in business. It’s an honor to be named the first Executive in Residence with the Black School of Business.”