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Kirk Warner

Degree earned: Professional Evening MBA
Graduation: 2015
Current title/organization: Partner/Smith Anderson LLP
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Why did you choose the NC State Jenkins MBA program for your graduate education?

I wanted to provide business and biosciences strength to my client legal services abilities while deepening my experience and leadership base.

How did your experience in the program contribute to your professional achievements and successes?

It filled a business and management gap in my legal and professional practice

What did you enjoy most about your time in the Jenkins MBA program?

Relationships and networks of like minded thinkers and achievers.

What are a few of the most impactful classes/lessons you learned during your time at NC State?

Innovation in leadership and understanding second and third order effects of decisions

What are your lasting impressions of the Jenkins MBA program?

Strong curriculum, engaged professors, and driven students.

What advice would you give for prospective and current students who are interested in your industry/profession?

Engage heartily, learn meaningfully, and drive it like you stole it.

What advice do you have for prospective Jenkins MBA students?

Do it.  Take the leap.  Act.

Could you give a brief explanation of your current line of work, and what has led you to it?

Senior Litigator, Partner, and Trial Lawyer for large legal firm focused in products liability, biosciences, and commercial business litigation.

What are your goals and plans for the future?

Continue to march to the top of the profession and our community.