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Joy Hermsen
Director of Community Engagement, Levi's Gran Fondo

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Joy Hermsen is passionate about helping leadership teams achieve their goals. An effective and inspiring coach with more than 22 years of experience, she helps people discover their strengths, and develop individual leadership skills for success.

Joy’s expertise comes from leading groups – large and small – in public and private organizations. She began her operations career at PepsiCo, then worked for Round Table Franchise Corporation as Director of Training, Director of Operations Consulting, and Director of Company-Owned Stores, with line responsibility for 63 units in three states. In 2004, Joy co-founded Nimble Training and Jill B. Nimble, an athletic training company that supported people of all ages to achieve a lifelong fitness goal, such as completing a marathon, a triathlon or a century bicycle ride. She currently serves as the leader of Community Engagement for Levi’s GranFondo, the largest “fondo”  in the United States and one of the fastest-growing cycling events in the world.

Joy earned her master’s in business administration from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, and her bachelor’s in political science at UCD. She served as president on several boards, including the UCD GSM Alumni Association, Girls on the Run Sonoma County, and the Early Bird Women’s Developmental Cycling Team. An alumna of the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy, she serves on its faculty. She also teaches business courses including organizational development, entrepreneurship and marketing at Santa Rosa Junior College.

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UC Davis Graduate School of Management partners with Lawrence Livermore and Sandia National Labs to drive technologies from lab to market

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(Davis, Calif.) – With a joint goal of speeding the transfer of new technologies from the laboratory to the commercial marketplace, the UC Davis Graduate School of Management, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories have announced a new partnership for researchers to develop their entrepreneurial skills.

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Vickie Sherman MBA 13 Finds Her Passion, Her Career—and Herself

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MBA Student Consultants Make an IMPACT
Projects Put Business Needs Front and Center

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Agilent Technologies’ Electronic Measurement Group is a $3.6 billion business that over the past decade has seen a dramatic shift in its customer base from U.S., and Western European customers to predominantly Asia-based customers. Today, the majority of the division’s revenues are generated outside of the U.S., with an increasing concentration in China.

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UC Davis Part-Time MBA in Top 8%, Full-Time MBA in Top 9%
U.S. News & World Report’s latest rankings: This marks the 19th consecutive year our MBA program has been ranked among the best in the nation.

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(Davis, CA) — The UC Davis Graduate School of Management’s full-time MBA program has been ranked among the top six percent of AACSB International-accredited programs nationwide, according to U.S. News & World Report’s latest graduate business school rankings released today.