Kennedy HortonClass of 2009

Managing Director and General Manager of GNC EU in Dublin, Ireland

I came to Ole Miss for Croft and the Chinese Flagship Program and never once doubted that decision. First and foremost, Croft was a lot of fun. I have always been curious about the diversity in our world and it was fantastic to be around other students with the same curiosity. Croft also helped me learn how to interpret world events and economic trends, which has proven useful in the business world. In my Croft classes, I was taught to use theoretical models we studied to frame whatever political/economic/social trend was in question, and then to fill out that understanding with strong research. As a result of this training, I feel prepared and confident to approach business problems with little guidance—I have the tools to find out what is really going on, and confidence (the kind that comes from practice) to trust those findings.

B.A. in International Studies, 2009East Asia and Global Economics and Business
Second Major in Chinese
MBA, the University of Mississippi, 2011
Career History
Sr. Financial Analyst, Business Plan Lead for FedEx Corporation in Memphis, TN
Financial Advisor, International Finance for FedEx Corporation in Memphis, TN
Senior Manager, International Business Development for GNC in Pittsburgh, PA
General Manager of GNC China for GNC in Shanghai, China
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