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Carole Bennett is Assistant Director of Business Operations in the Supply Chain and Logistics Institute (SCL), a unit within the Stewart School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Tech.
Ms. Bennett is Director of the Logistics Education And Pathways (LEAP) program, a work-force development initiative for opportunity youth and veterans. Her current responsibilities in the SCL-IRC (Interdisciplinary Research Center) include development and marketing management of the executive education programs, industry-event operational management, and membership-management for SCL's industry-outreach programs: Supply Chain and Logistics Innovation Network, Supply Chain Executive Forum, and the Georgia Tech Supply Chain Network group. As Director of the LEAP program, she serves on the task force for the Department of Juvenile Justice Re-Entry program.
Ms. Bennett's areas of specialty include marketing and project management. She began her career at Georgia Tech in 1988 in the Department of Continuing Education as the Director of Marketing. For 12 years she was responsible for the management of the marketing, graphic design, and web staffs. While in Continuing Education she marketed many diverse programs including computing, logistics, management, physics, and defense-related professional development courses. In 2000, Ms. Bennett came to work in the ISyE department.
Ms. Bennett is a graduate of Georgia State University where she earned a B.A. in Communication (cum laude) in 1988 and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) in 2008. Ms. Bennett is a member of the following associations: Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Direct Marketing Association of Atlanta, and The Association of Strategic Marketing.