RiseSmart Announces Winner of Chicago GSB Executive Education Sweepstakes

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Marketing executive Telisa Yancy wins free executive course at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business.

Telisa Yancy, a marketing executive who has held senior-level positions at Burger King Corp. and Ford Motor Co., is the winner of the RiseSmart Executive Education Sweepstakes.

We couldn't have asked for a more deserving or gracious recipient. We hope that her experience with Chicago GSB will prove to be an indispensable asset as she moves forward in her career.

RiseSmart, the online job search service that prescreens $100K job opportunities for time-starved professionals, today announced that marketing executive Telisa Yancy is the winner of the RiseSmart Executive Education Sweepstakes. Yancy will attend an executive education course at the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, with all program fees paid by RiseSmart.

Yancy, formerly vice president of global media and multicultural marketing for Burger King Corporation, entered the sweepstakes while visiting the RiseSmart Web site. The executive, who splits time between Detroit and Atlanta, said continuing education is vital for professionals who wish to remain competitive in today's senior-level job market.

"Just like a doctor keeps current on the latest medical innovations, it is an executive's responsibility to keep their skills fresh," said Yancy, who has also held management positions at Ford Motor Company. "I am grateful to RiseSmart for this opportunity to gain a new set of skills and become a better leader."

Yancy will have fees paid - up to $7,250 - for an executive seminar or program offered at Chicago GSB. The self-employed innovation and marketing consultant plans to attend the executive program "Leadership as Performance Art," to be held in October 2008.

Through the lens of theater, "Leadership as Performance Art" engages participants with perspectives and skills necessary to become more authentic actors in connecting to diverse audiences, and more powerful directors in bringing forth the talents of others within an organization.

"We are very pleased to award Telisa this opportunity to attend an executive program at one of the world's leading educational institutions," said Sanjay Sathe, president and CEO of RiseSmart. "We couldn't have asked for a more deserving or gracious recipient. We hope that her experience with Chicago GSB will prove to be an indispensable asset as she moves forward in her career."

About RiseSmart:
RiseSmart offers services for $100K+ jobseekers, corporations, and recruiters. For $100K+ jobseekers, RiseSmart Concierge is a human-powered job search service that prescreens online search results for time-starved managers and executives. For corporations going through job reductions, Transition Concierge offers proactive outplacement assistance. For staffing companies and corporate recruiters, Recruiter Concierge provides high-touch candidate sourcing and screening services.

For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.RiseSmart.com.

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