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Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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Brian Bracey named associate vice president for development at MU
HUNTINGTON, WV – Brian Bracey, who enjoyed a successful career in pharmaceutical sales and marketing, has been named an associate vice president for development with the Marshall University Foundation Inc., Dr. Ron Area, the foundation’s CEO, announced today.
Area said he is excited about the addition of Bracey to Marshall’s development staff.
Angie Bracey works for the City of Huntington as an executive to mayor Steve Williams. Because, Brian Bracey said, of his wife’s persistence, he earned his master of business administration (MBA) from Marshall in December of 2009, which earned him the credentials needed for his current position at the foundation.“It was a bucket list goal for me,” Bracey said. “I had come up with every excuse not to do it. Marshall had an open house, advertising their executive MBA program, and my wife saw it in the paper. She cut it out of the paper and said, ‘You need to go to this.’ ” I walked in to the open house and there was an old friend I hadn’t seen in a long time. It was (Marshall professor) Uday Tate, who had taught where I went to undergraduate college – at Nicholls State in Thibodaux, Louisiana. “I thought, ‘what are the odds?’ Marshall University opened the door for me to do it. It was the right time. As my wife said, ‘It was meant to be.’ I had no more excuses.” So, Bracey pursued and received his MBA.Bracey earned his bachelor of science in business management from Nicholls State in 1995. He has held multiple leadership positions throughout his career and has received numerous awards, recognitions and certifications.