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Alumni stay connected through the Executive MBA Alumni Network with a focus on enriching the lives of its membership by providing continuing executive education, networking, and social events.

The Culverhouse College of Business Executive MBA Alumni Network’s mission is to strengthen the EMBA Program through recruitment efforts, and encourage and support alumni to achieve significant and lasting success in their business and professional careers while maximizing the value of knowledge and relationships gained before and after graduation.

Many of the EMBA events are open to prospective students.  Join our alumni for a lunch, football tailgate, A-Day breakfast, family day, networking session or the EMBA Alumni Annual Conference.

Meet the 2019-2020 EMBA Alumni Network Board

A Board of Officers elected by the EMBA alumni oversees the Culverhouse College of Business Executive MBA Alumni Network.

“The EMBA program has done so much for me personally and professionally, increasing in my business acumen, being able to understand a big picture strategy and enhance my leadership skills. As the President of EMBAAN, I want to be able to pay it forward to the next generation of EMBA graduates.  I look forward to promoting the program, building the network of graduates, and looking for ways to spread the word about how great our program is for our future candidates.”  – Ryan McDaniel (HEMBA 2016), President, 2019-2020 EMBAAN

Ryan McDaniel (HEMBA 2016), President

Ryan McDaniel is Director, Manufacturing, Strategy and Planning Office for Nissan North America, Inc. in Franklin, Tennessee. He has been in the automotive industry his entire career and has spent the last 12+ years with Nissan, including an overseas assignment in Japan (2012-2014), and is currently managing all of the future planning for the Nissan Titan program. After graduation, Ryan received an immediate promotion in his manufacturing role that turned into an opportunity to explore the business side of Nissan. “My professional career was jump-started following the completion of the EMBA program with The University of Alabama. With the increase in my business acumen, being able to understand the big-picture strategy, and the leadership skills gained through the program, I want to be able to pay it forward to the next generation of EMBA graduates,” stressed Ryan in his role as EMBA Alumni Board member. Ryan holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Tennessee State University and an M.B.A. (EMBA Program) from The University of Alabama.


Russell Chambliss, Jr. (TEMBA 2006), Past President

Russ is the chief financial officer of Precision Grinding, Inc., a steel parts manufacturer in Birmingham, Alabama, where he is responsible for the financial operations of the company. Before joining Precision Grinding, he was vice president of administration and operations (CFO and COO) of the Mason Corporation. He has spent 20 years in the metals and manufacturing industries. Chambliss points to getting his MBA through this program as a pivotal point in his career with the knowledge gained and connections made as crucial to his professional growth. In addition to his M.B.A. (EMBA) from The University of Alabama, he has a B.S. in Biology from Furman University.


Angela Sandritter (HEMBA 2011), Vice President

Angela “Angie” Sandritter is vice president of Global Services for HAUFE, Inc., in Huntsville, Alabama.  Responsible for building a global services organization consisting of professional services and global customer services. Angie coaches leading global companies with 30,000+ employees on how to implement the leading practices for talent attraction and performance management to build sustainable competitive organizations through employee empowerment.  Before working with HAUFE, she was responsible for international marketing and product development for Huntsville companies – ADTRAN and DIGIUM. As a graduate of UA’s HEMBA, she values the program for providing a holistic view of business and the toolkit necessary to lead in organizations today. Angie has a B.A. in Music Education from the University of Alabama in Huntsville and an M.B.A. (EMBA Program) from The University of Alabama.


Lacey Schoff (HEMBA 2018), Board Member

Lacey Schoff is director of marketing for Oral Arts Dental Laboratories in Huntsville, Alabama, one of the largest dental laboratories in the country. She is responsible for all marketing strategies and initiatives, and including the recent acquisition of a dental laboratory in Costa Rica. In addition to her M.B.A. and B.S. in Marketing from The University of Alabama, Lacey holds an M.A. in Education from the University of Montevallo.


Justin Brown (HEMBA 2016), Board Member

Justin Brown is senior analyst with DESE Research in Huntsville, Alabama, where he leads two highly visible programs. Justin has a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Alabama-Huntsville and his M.B.A. (EMBA Program) from The University of Alabama.


David Lyles (TEMBA 2012), Board Member

David Lyles is the Tuscaloosa Area Local Transportation Manager for Alabama Department of Transportation. In addition, he has been an adjunct professor in the UA Culverhouse College of Business where he taught Business Leadership and Business Ethics, and was the 2017 recipient of the Steve Woodruff Outstanding Adjunct Faculty Award. David earned both a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering and M.B.A. from The University of Alabama. He is also a retired U.S. Naval Reserve officer where he obtained the rank of Lieutenant Commander, Civil Engineer Corps, and earned his qualifications as a Seabee Combat Warfare Specialist.