Dr Clayton DaughtreySchool of Business-Office
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Personal Biography Statement
Metro State's success begins with Clay Daughtrey
These include Brand Spankin New, the student-run e-commerce site jointly operated with the Industrial Design department, which aligns with the College's entrepreneurship initiative; a Russian business project to pursue faculty exchanges with counterparts in Russian colleges, which aligns with the globalization initiative; and the development of a multicultural marketing curriculum, minor and possibly a multicultural institute or center, which aligns with the diversity and HSI initiatives. Copyright 2007 by Metropolitan State College of Denver. All rights reserved. Metropolitan State College of Denver Office of College Communications, 303-556-2957.
Marketing is in Daughtrey's blood. With a dad and a brother in marketing and sales, it was a natural choice to get his undergraduate degree in marketing. A champion swimmer in high school and college, Daughtrey's area of emphasis in sports marketing is another logical fit.
He parlayed his work experience and degree into more marketing jobs with the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey circus, Disney on Ice and NCAA wrestling.
After a semester in Greeley, the opportunity arose for him to work for the Olympics after all. "A Georgia classmate was marketing tickets to the Olympics yachting event, and asked me to join him." Daughtrey interrupted his studies for a semester to sell tickets to the yachting competition, and then returned to Greeley to finish his Ph.D. in 1998.
Daughtrey says several marketing alumni are currently working for sports teams and other local companies. "They're contacting us now when they have openings, either for projects, internships or full-time positions for our graduates. These former students know that the quality of the Metro State marketing graduate's preparation is high, and they're a tremendous resource."
And, he says, it's becoming known that the Metro State Marketing department has a capability of providing useful marketing services to local organizations and companies. So much so that the department organized "Metro State Marketing: Open for Business" in 2007 to funnel requests for companies requesting marketing assistance. To date, students have worked with a local Latina-owned antique store, the Institute for Women's Studies, Innovative Sound Solutions, Echo Mountain, and many other local busienses. Any payment that comes from these projects, Daughtrey says, will go toward scholarships for marketing majors.
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