Melinda Burke

Norton School Advisory Board Former Director, Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing

Melinda Burke

Norton School Advisory Board Former Director, Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing

Prior to my career with the University of Arizona I spent many years in the retailing industry in a variety of positions with several retailers. I was fortunate to experience several executive development programs and then work in  a specialty department store as a group manager, buyer and general store manager.

Regardless of the position, I had a passion for the retailing industry and was challenged every day to be a better analyst, innovator, communicator and leader.  I discovered early in my career that building a strong team was essential to my success. The training and development of my personnel became my priority.

I brought with me to the Lundgren Center for Retailing my passion for the retailing industry and my dedication to building the ‘soft skills’ necessary for success. I believe that success in the reailing industry requires the strong critical thinking skills developed in the classroom balanced by real-world experience. 
Now retired, I enjoy the beautiful Tucson desert and surrounding mountains and never miss an opportunity to get out and explore the landscape.
 

Areas of Expertise
  • University/industry partnerships
  • Experiential learning
  • Service learning
  • Leadership development
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Melinda Burke