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Kyla Latrice, DM(c), MBA, BA

(Kyla Latrice Tennin) Ms. Tennin has executive education experience at Harvard and Stanford, has been an entrepreneur for nearly two decades, and has successfully launched numerous global corporations since 1998, with 26 locations, in 24 countries, on 6 continents. Likewise, Ms. Tennin is currently a University of Phoenix School of Advanced Studies student. She has her BA in Women's Studies with minor certifications in Biology (Pre-Medicine Studies; including studies at Howard and Clark Atlanta Universities as an exchange studies program creator and participator) and Conflict Resolution Studies from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, her MBA from The University of Phoenix in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and non-profit management studies and doctoral credits from Capella University in Minneapolis, Minnesota with concentration on Boards, Boards and CEO's, and Board Governance. And she continues her education and scholarship at institutions and conferences around the world. Furthermore, Ms. Tennin has over 20 years of experience within her industry and 14.8 years of experience leading her own firm as President and Global CEO, working with Fortune 500, 100 and 1000 companies as the firms global corporate clients, such as: Procter & Gamble, Macy's, L’Oréal International, and foreign governments. Additionally, she has a high interest in consumer product development, natural/green/organic products, and particularly cosmeceuticals. Prior to launching her own main enterprise (a global conglomerate), Ms. Tennin worked in operations and finance at SunTrust Banks, Inc. and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. with affiliate global relationships with Wells Fargo Financial, Wells Fargo Auto Finance, Wells Fargo Card Services, Wells Fargo Business Banking, Wells Fargo Investments, Wells Fargo Education, and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. As an exemplar, she assisted with the launch of Wells Fargo Bank locations in fourteen southern states (M&A)). Conclusively, with proven experience and national awards, Ms. Tennin currently participates in and assists with creating leadership conferences, workshops, entrepreneur and career symposium panels, mentoring and coaching at the University of Phoenix to teach current students and alumni about starting a business (whether for-profit or non-profit), writing a business plan, investor pitches, venture capital, foreign entities, various business proposals, and grant writing. Ms. Tennin has also served on several Boards of Directors and is a member of nine investment firms, reviewing business plans, project financials, and pitches for start-up enterprises weekly. She currently writes business, management, leadership, and entrepreneurship curriculum on a project and consulting basis for Western Governor's University via the corporation Ms. Kyla Latrice, Inc. Ms. Tennin's leadership and entrepreneurship focuses are global and specific, and she also possesses cross-functional experience and expertise in operations and strategy with global leadership. She has written 14 books and participated in a peer-reviewed published empirical research Fulbright Scholarship Tanzania Africa project available here:

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Primary College or School: 
School of Advanced Studies