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Reen Baski, class of 2011, was named as one of Nashville Business Journal's 40 Under 40 for 2017. Reen is the deputy direcotor of customer-focused government and director of alternative workplace solutions for the Office of Customer Focused Government for the State of Tennessee.

Jessica Harthcock, class of 2012, and her organization, Utilize Health, won Early Stage Company of the Year at the 8th Annual Nashville Technology Council Awards. She was also featured in Neiman Marcus' blog "The Fall 2016 NM Faces of Beauty" and in Forbes for her groundbreaking work. 

Greg Schermbeck, class of 2014, and his consulting company were approved to drive the new strategic direction of Collegiate Directions, Inc. After an 8-month partnership, Schermbeck Consulting's proposed business plan and financial model were officially selected. 

Jessica Harthcock, 2012 graduate, won the 2015 Nashville Business Journal's Women of Influence Award. She was  featured in a 2013 USA Today article about her work as an entrepreneur, building her company Utilize Health to assist patients with neurological injuries in finding effective treatments and facilities. CNN Money has recently interviewed Jessica, and her story is one of determination, commitment, and continuous hope. Read here

Jordan Kendig, 2006 graduate, has been selected as one of Nashville Business Journal's 40 under 40.

Greg Schermbeck, 2014 graduate, was awarded a 2015 Marshal Memorial Fellowship with the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

Michael Centi, 2014 graduate and Director of Resource Management at the Oasis Center in Nashville, is pleased to announce that the Center was recently awarded a $1.05M federal grant which will be used to expand programs engaging previously incarcerated teens with employment opportunities.

Our Graduates leave us prepared to become thought leaders as managers, consultants, military officers, policy makers, nonprofit executives, educators, and entrepreneurs. Meet our recent graduates!


Name – Daryan Rahimzadeh 
Position Title - Staffing Services Associate, Recruiting                                              
Company - Google
Short bio of your previous experience and current position
Prior to attending Peabody, I taught 7th and 8th grade math in Charlotte, NC through Teach for America. While teaching I became interested in the impact that leadership and culture had on performance, specifically in the context of student achievement. While at Vanderbilt, I had the opportunity to work as a Recruiting Coordinator at the Career Center, where I was able to apply the theories and strategies we were learning about in our LOP classes through the creation of a strategic plan around a diversity and inclusion plan. Ultimately I was able to leverage my classroom learning and hands on experience into a role supporting tech staffing at Google in Austin, TX. In large part to my experiences at Vanderbilt & Peabody, I was immediately asked to join initiatives aimed to improve the culture and performance of our organization.
Name – Davis Dudchock
Position Title - Technology Consulting Associate 
Company - PwC
Short bio of previous experience and current position: 
After earning my undergraduate degree at Stanford University in June 2014 studying Science, Technology & Society - a liberal art plus technology program - I moved to Nashville begin in the Leadership and Organizational Performance program in August 2014. After working in various roles and assistantships on campus during my time in LOP, I began pursuing opportunities in consulting based on my growing passion for organizational development.
I'm currently working in PwC's Advisory practice as a Technology Consulting Associate. I'm based out of the San Jose/Silicon Valley Market Office and am currently working with clients in the Software/Internet & Entertainment Media industries as well as clients in Healthcare space. 
I help clients with areas such as: tech strategy and transformation, enterprise application development, and IT process improvement.
Name – Joe Reilly
Position Title - Project Manager, Project Management Office
Company - MissionPoint Health Partners
Short Bio - Upon graduating college I began my career as a teacher and coach at a private school outside of Atlanta, Georgia, and after three years I felt it was time for a change. My goal was to either segue out of education or further my career with an eye on administration. The Leadership and Organizational Performance program at Vanderbilt's Peabody College afforded the perfect opportunity to assist in determining my career path. After my first year I was able to intern at MissionPoint Health Partners: a subsidiary of Ascension Health in their Care Management branch. Upon completion of my internship I was able to remain with the company as an Operations Lead. Since then I have progressed to a Project Manager role in the Project Management Office where most of my day is spent managing new market implementations and focusing on executing process improvements to our organizational workflow. 
Name – Ivy (Ruoshi) Li
Position Title – Global Data Services Analyst
Company – Willis Towers Watson
Short Bio - Ivy graduated from the LOP program in May of 2016. She is currently working as an analyst in the Global Data Services Team in Willis Towers Watson in Beijing. Her work mainly focuses on compensation projects and survey reports. Prior to the LOP program, Ivy got her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh.