Thursday, May 02, 2013

[467] MTSU professor ascends to leadership of business organization

MURFREESBORO — An MTSU professor has been elected vice chair of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Doug Tatum, holder of the Wright Travel Chair of Entrepreneurship and an associate professor in the Department of Business Communication and Entrepreneurship, was voted vice chairman for 2013-2014 on April 23 at the group’s annual conference in Orlando, Fla.

The Association for Corporate Growth is a global organization made up of “private equity professionals, investment bankers and intermediaries, attorneys, auditors and accountants, lenders, corporate development officers, company leaders and others focused on the middle market,” according to

Pamela Hendrickson, chief operating officer for The Riverside Company, was voted chair of the association. Tatum will succeed Hendrickson in 2014-2015.

Tatum is chair of Newport Board Group & Evolution Capital Partners. The author of “No Man’s Land: What to Do When Your Company is Too Big to be Small But Too Small to be Big,” he also is advisory board chairman of the Institute of Exceptional Growth Companies.

Tatum was co-founder, chair and chief executive officer of the first national organization to provide executive-level chief financial officer services to companies undergoing rapid and significant change.

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