December 2008 - Alumni Spotlight - Scott Tankersley

This alumni spotlight was originally shown in the December 2008 IEM Newsletter.

December’s featured IEM alumnus is Scott Tankersley, Director – Technical Recruiting with Savela Solutions. Scott was brought in to grow Savela’s IT business. Today he is accountable for the overall results of the IT & Engineering division as a whole. Scott has developed relationships with top-level executives within Birmingham and surrounding areas for both small and Fortune 500 companies. Prior to joining Savela, Scott was a Senior Analyst and Customer Relationship Manager for Bellsouth Telecommunications.

Scott received a BS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from UAB back in spring of 1998. From there he decided to enter UAB’s MBA program, but quickly realized that he wanted a degree focused on technology. After speaking with Dr. Callahan and others he decided to enroll in the IEM program in the fall of 2002. Scott graduated of the IEM program in May 2004 and hasn’t looked back since.

Prior to entering the IEM program, Scott felt that he had “tunnel vision”; all he could see was his role in the company. After the program, Scott was able to expand his view and horizons. He was able to network and learned to use his skills to build a new career. While in the program, Scott’s favorite class was Dr. Tanik’s object oriented analysis and design. He quickly indentified with Dr. Tanik because he enjoys being on the bleeding edge of technology. After graduation Scott had the privilege of co-teaching Technical Project Management for the fall 2005 semester.

Scott is an avid cyclist and competes regularly in events in Birmingham and surrounding areas. He utilizes his passion for cycling in order to raise money for the Alabama Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. In addition Scott volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and is an Assistant Cub Scout Den Leader.

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