RiseSmart is pleased to announce that marketing executive Telisa Yancy is the winner of the RiseSmart Executive Education Sweepstakes. Yancy will attend an executive education course at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, with all program fees paid by RiseSmart. Yancy, formerly vice president of global media and multicultural marketing for Burger King Corporation, entered the sweepstakes while visiting the RiseSmart Web site. She said in the press release issued today that continuing education is vital for executives who wish to remain competitive in today’s senior-level job market. Yancy will have fees paid – up to $7,250 – for one of more than a dozen executive seminars and programs offered at Chicago GSB. The self-employed innovation and marketing consultant has enrolled in the executive program “Leadership as Performance Art,” to be held in October 2008. Through the lens of theater, “Leadership as Performance Art” engages participants with perspectives and skills necessary to become more authentic actors in connecting to diverse audiences, and more powerful directors in bringing forth the talents of others within an organization. We are very pleased to award Telisa this opportunity to attend an executive program at one of the world’s leading educational institutions. We couldn’t have asked for a more deserving or gracious recipient. We hope that her experience with Chicago GSB will prove to be an indispensable asset as she moves forward in her career.

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