Pepperdine's Graziadio School Names Anthony Aaronson as Director of PRESIDENTIAL MBA Program

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MBA for C-Level Executives Adds New Role

Working alongside students, faculty, program committees, class advisors, and program administrators, Tony's leadership advances our commitment to delivering a one-of-a-kind, transformative MBA degree.

Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management has appointed Anthony Aaronson to the new position of director of the PRESIDENTIAL and Key Executive MBA program (http://bschool.pepperdine.edu/programs/executive/programspke/), the school's signature MBA degree program for business owners and C-Level senior executives. Reporting directly to Dr. Ron D. Ford, Associate Dean of Executive Programs, he will be responsible for recruiting high-caliber student candidates, managing program operations and ensuring the quality of the experience, and implementing the program's strategic positioning and marketing strategy.

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"Tony Aaronson brings invaluable experience to the Graziadio School both as an accomplished business owner and graduate of the PRESIDENTIAL MBA program," said Associate Dean Ron Ford. "Working alongside students, faculty, program committees, class advisors, and program administrators, Tony's leadership advances our commitment to delivering a one-of-a-kind, transformative MBA degree."

Aaronson joins Pepperdine University with more than 40 years of experience in strategic business development, international merchandising, and client relations within the textile industry. Most recently, as founder of Aaronson Textiles, he served as an agent for better imported fabrics sold to the contemporary women's wear market. He has held senior executive positions with Fortune Fashions, Forrest Fabrics, EMDAY, and Lorber Industries. He has served as a partner and owner in a number of textile ventures with broad global interests.

From 1990-2000, Aaronson served as a director and vice president of the Textile Association of Los Angeles From 1986-2007, he also served as a director of Aberdeen's First Australia Fund (IAF), an equity fund specializing in Australian stocks, and Aberdeen's Asia Pacific Fund (FAX), a bond fund specializing in the Australian and Asia Pacific region.

Aaronson earned a PRESIDENTIAL MBA from Pepperdine University in 1989 and holds a bachelor of arts degree from Clark University.

The Graziadio School's PRESIDENTIAL MBA and Key Executive program transforms senior leaders into legacy-makers. The degree enables graduates to translate a lifetime of experience and knowledge into personal and professional capital that delivers lasting meaningful benefit for themselves, for their organizations and for their most trusted relationships.

About the Graziadio School of Business and Management
Founded on the core values of integrity, stewardship, courage, and compassion, Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management (http://bschool.pepperdine.edu) has been developing values-centered leaders and advancing responsible business practice since 1969. Our portfolio of fully accredited MBA, Master of Science, and bachelor's completion business programs provide personalized attention in an intimate setting, emphasis on applied and relevant business practices, and the convenience of five campus locations throughout Southern California. With an alumni network of more than 32,000 business professionals, the Graziadio School delivers superior quality of experience, depth of knowledge and flexibility for professionals continuing their education as full-time students, fully-employed degree recipients and senior executives.

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