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New director named for Wall Fellows Program

October 8, 2012

Gina L. Pertee has been named the director of the Wall Fellows Program of the E. Craig Wall Sr. College of Business Administration at Coastal Carolina University. She succeeds Charles Parisher, who directed the program for more than a year.

Conceived in 1995 by the late E. Craig Wall Jr., a prominent South Carolina businessman and CCU supporter, the Wall Fellows program prepares top students for high-level careers in major U.S. and international corporations and organizations.

Pertee was co-managing director of 20/10 Consulting LLC, which provides organization change management, leadership development and employee engagement services to private and public sector organizations; she will continue to perform consulting work. She earned a bachelor's degree in human resource management from Wheeling Jesuit University and a master's degree in business administration from The Ohio State University.

In addition to academics, the two-year Wall Fellows program focuses on specific nontraditional areas including interpersonal and communication skills, ethics, personal health and appearance, business and social etiquette, foreign language and cultural skills. The highlight of the program is a series of internships and international experiences during senior year.

Since the program was initiated, Wall Fellows have had internships at major companies in New York, Atlanta, London, Barcelona, Mainz (Germany), Brussels, and Santiago, as well as other metropolitan cities. Many graduates of the program have earned leadership positions throughout the United States and abroad.