Chief Public Relations Officer
ichele R. Wright, Ph.D. She is a top-performing National and International multiple Award-Winning Author, Corporate Leader, and Community Trailblazer. In her former role as the Chief Executive Officer of the Greater Ozarks-Arkansas Blood Services Region, Dr. Wright was responsible for overseeing the Red Cross’ blood services to 52 hospitals in Arkansas, southwestern Missouri and the greater Memphis area. She has also worked with Fortune 500 organizations including: Genentech Biotech Company, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals, Pillsbury/General Mills, Procter and Gamble, and Honeywell. She has a proven track record in education, engineering, food, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sales. She is a success guru in project, team, and total quality management.
Michele holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Tuskegee University (graduating with High Honors and as “Electrical Engineering Student of the Year”), a M.S. degree in Industrial Engineering/Engineering Management from the University of Tennessee Space Institute (becoming UTSI’s first full-time African-American student to earn a Master of Science degree in Engineering Management), and a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville (double specialization in Health and Leadership Policy).