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WPSA email update

Not Receiving WPSA Email Messages?

If you are not currently receiving WPSA email messages, it is probably because (1) WPSA does not have your email address; (2) WPSA has an outdated address; or (3) your address will not accept messages sent via Constant Contact.  

Please send your current address (preferably a personal vs business address) to Jan Heath, WPSA Executive Director, at jdheathwpsa@gmail.com

WPSA has several events planned for the next several months–don’t miss out on the information disseminated on a regular basis!

Grad Spotlight – November 2018

Grad Spotlight – November 2018

Tracey Lloyd ’03

Tracey Lloyd ’03 is an experienced retail executive and specializes in turnarounds and optimizing shareholder’s value. She was featured on the cover of Fortune Magazine in 2010 and is a Bronze Star recipient.

Present:
JCPenney – District Manager responsible for all Georgia stores.
Board member: National Black Arts Festival & Urban League of Greater Atlanta

Previous:
Bloomingdale’s – Operating Vice President
Walmart – Senior Director, District Manager

About Tracey:
She is a laser-focused, high-performing, and organized executive with two-decades of career making contributions as a leader in high tempo environments that fuel profit, team performance, and drive enduring change. She has lead organizations with more than 4,000 employees and who generated more than half a billion dollars in revenue. Inclusive, articulate, and effective communications skills in French and English. Proponent of life-long education— graduated from West Point in 2003.

How to get in touch: https://www.linkedin.com/in/traceycolemanlloyd

Each month, WPSA will highlight an Atlanta area graduate and WPSA​ member doing something professionally noteworthy in a business context. Please nominate a Grad you feel has accomplished or is accomplishing something worth sharing.

Nominations are voted upon by the WPSA Board monthly. Nominations can be sent to President Samir Patel ’08 at

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Shop Amazon Smile & Support WPSA Charity Contributions

Support WPSA Charity Contributions
via Online Shopping
with Amazon Smile

What is Amazon Smile?
AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) offers all of the same items, prices, and benefits of its sister website, Amazon.com, but with one distinct difference.

When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation contributes 0.5 percent of eligible purchases to the charity of your choice. Especially for frequent Amazon users, this additional perk is a great way to give back to charities effortlessly.

All users have to do is to visit smile.amazon.com (amazon.com and Amazon mobile app purchases do not apply) to earn 0.5 percent of their eligible purchase for their favorite nonprofit or cause.

There is no cost to charities or customers, and 100 percent of the donation generated from eligible purchases goes to the consumer’s charity of choice.

Don’t forget! The next time you get ready to purchase something from Amazon, be sure to use our WPCEA link:
https://smile.amazon.com/ch/81-0595535

WPCEA = West Point Charitable Enterprises of Atlanta Inc

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Grad Spotlight for October 2018

Grad Spotlight – October 2018

Garrett Cathcart ’04

Notable Accomplishments and Achievements:

– Highly sought after executive non-profit leader and board member serving America’s veterans.

– Regional Director of Team Red, White and Blue
Team Red, White, and Blue (Team RWB) enriches the lives of America’s veterans by connecting them to their communities through physical and social activities. Authentic community is built through genuine and empathetic relationships–while deliberately infusing leadership development.

Veterans are indispensable leaders and when they continue to lead after transition they make their communities better–and as a result our Nation better.

Garrett Cathcart ’04, as regional director is responsible for strategy, leadership development, growth, and management of programming in 41 U.S. cities.

– Board member at VetLanta and Bunker Labs – Atlanta

– Emory MBA, 2018

How to get in touch: garrett.cathcart@bunkerlabs.org

Each month, WPSA will highlight an Atlanta area graduate and WPSA​ member doing something professionally noteworthy in a business context. Please nominate a Grad you feel has accomplished or is accomplishing something worth sharing.

Nominations are voted upon by the WPSA Board monthly. Nominations can be sent to President Samir Patel ’08 at samir.t.patel@outlook.com

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Grad Spotlight for September 2018

Ulrich Brechbuhl ’86
About Ulrich:
Ulrich Brechbuhl currently serves as the State Department Counselor. In this capacity, he provides strategic guidance to the Secretary on foreign policy, undertakes efforts to enhance U.S. diplomacy and public outreach, and conducts special diplomatic assignments as directed by the Secretary.
Prior to joining the Department, Mr. Brechbuhl was president of Appenzeller Point, LLC, a family investing and consulting business. He also served as the executive chairman of Avadyne Health and on the board of five other healthcare and financial services businesses.
Mr. Brechbuhl graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1986 and served as a cavalry officer with the Second Armored Cavalry Regiment patrolling the Iron Curtain before its fall. He also served with the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry in the U.S. Army’s First Calvary Division during the Persian Gulf War.
After leaving active duty, Mr. Brechbuhl graduated from Harvard Business School, receiving his Master of Business Administration in 1994. Since then he worked with Bain and Company, Inc., and has served as the CFO and CEO of multiple companies, both private equity owned and publicly traded.
Born in Switzerland, Mr. Brechbuhl grew up in Garden City, New York, and speaks French, German, and Swiss-German.
Ulrich is a past President of WPSA and is an ardent supporter of Atlanta area West Point grads.
Ulrich’s business experience is extensive. Please see this attachment on his accomplishments here.
(Please keep in mind that Ulrich’s time is quite scarce these days with his new position).
Each month, WPSA will highlight an Atlanta area graduate and WPSA​ member doing something professionally noteworthy in a business context. Please nominate a Grad you feel has accomplished or is accomplishing something worth sharing.
Nominations are voted upon by the WPSA Board monthly. Nominations can be sent to President Samir Patel ’08 at 
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