Dean's Advisory Council: Jesse J. Tyson

Jesse Tyson is the President and CEO of the National Black MBA Association, the largest association of MBA graduates in the United States.  Prior to his appointment at the NBMBAA, Jesse Tyson held a 35 year long career at Exxon Mobil where he retired as the Global Aviation Director and held the position of President, Exxon Mobil Inter-America. Based in Brussels, Belgium, he worked across multiple industry groups developing strategic customer segmentation solutions, operations and shareholder return requirements. He directed a $10 billion business with clients in over 50 countries and 500 locations that delivered over 40% in returns for Exxon Mobil and delivered $30 million per year in operating efficiencies.

He is a member of the Lane College Board of Trustees; a Executive Leadership Council member; lifetime member of Alphi Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc; member of the Orange Bowl Committee; served on the Board of Trustees for Florida A&M University; and served on the Dean’s Advisory Council of Florida International University.

Mr. Tyson holds a Master's Degree in Business Administration in Marketing from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor degree in business and economics from Lane College. Later in his career, he attended the Brookings Institution - a renowned nonprofit public policy organization and the International Institute for Management Development Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland.

At The Ohio State University, Jesse is a member of member of the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Max M. Fisher College of Business - where he received the Ohio State University Fisher College of Business Global Diversity Award and the Pacesetter Award.  Jesse established the Dr. Frank Hale Endowment at the Ohio State University in honor of his mentor. Mr Tyson has received additional awards from Ronald McDonald House Charities, the NAACP, 100 Black Men of America, Jack & Jill Foundation, the UNCF and the National Association for Equal Opportunity in Higher Education.