Marjorie Benbow (’99) to serve as managing director of WFU Charlotte Center
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Office of Communications and Public Relations
May 30, 2012
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Marjorie Benbow (’99) has accepted the role of managing director of the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center.
Benbow, who earned a JD/MBA degree from Wake Forest, had been serving as the executive director of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center of Greater Charlotte for the past six years. Prior to that, she worked as a managing consultant with Scott Madden & Associates and remains active as a licensed patent attorney.
As managing director, Benbow will be responsible for the administration of the Evening and Saturday MBA programs offered at the Wake Forest University Charlotte Center. She will lead a team of admissions, student services and career management staff, and work with colleagues on the development of non-degree educational offerings.
“We are thrilled to have Marjorie Benbow in this leadership position,” said Melenie Lankau, Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Programs and Diversity, Wake Forest University Schools of Business. “She brings diverse career experience, deep knowledge of Wake Forest, and a long standing commitment to the Charlotte community.
In addition to her business and law degrees from Wake Forest, Benbow has a Master of Science in Public Health and a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.
Benbow is actively involved in the Charlotte nonprofit community. In 2009, she was named one of Charlotte’s 50 Most Influential Women; and in 2010, she was named one of Charlotte’s 20 Most Dynamic Women.