Friday, April 13, 2012

Wake Forest MA Team Wins Yum! Brands Challenge

Yum! Brands announced that the Wake Forest University School of Business has won the TAKING PEOPLE WITH YOU Case Study Challenge to fight global hunger. Yum! Brands made a $250,000 donation to the United Nations World Food Programme on behalf of Wake Forest.
The competition is an extension of Yum! Brands’ World Hunger Relief global efforts and was conducted among student teams from five leading MBA programs across the country. The goal was to leverage the principles in Yum! Brands Chairman and CEO David Novak’s new book, TAKING PEOPLE WITH YOU: The Only Way to Make BIG Things Happen, to provide solutions that address global hunger.
Wake Forest prevailed from a field of MBA teams that included the University of Michigan, Northwestern University, UCLA and the University of Southern California. Executives from Yum! Brands and its divisions, including Kentucky Fried Chicken, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell and Yum! Restaurants, provided mentoring and support.
The Wake Forest team was comprised of Larry Gordon, Nick Miller, Eric Plummer, Gabriela Scarritt and Anthony Tuttle.

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