Alumna to serve as managing director of Charlotte Center

Marjorie Benbow

WFU alumna Marjorie Benbow has accepted the role of managing director of Wake Forest’s Charlotte Center. Benbow, who earned a joint MBA/JD degree in 1999 from Wake Forest, had been serving as the executive director of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center of Greater Charlotte for the past six years. Before that, she worked as a managing consultant with Scott Madden & Associates and remains active as a licensed patent attorney.

As managing director, Benbow will be responsible for the administration of the evening and Saturday MBA programs offered at the center. She will lead a team of admissions, student services and career management staff, and work with colleagues on the development of non-degree educational offerings.

“We are thrilled to have Marjorie Benbow in this leadership position. She brings diverse career experience, deep knowledge of Wake Forest, and a long standing commitment to the Charlotte community,” said Melenie Lankau, senior associate dean of graduate programs and diversity for the Schools of Business.

In addition to her business and law degrees from Wake Forest, Benbow has a Master of Science in Public Health and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

Benbow is actively involved in the Charlotte nonprofit community. In 2009, she was named one of Charlotte’s 50 Most Influential Women; and in 2010, she was named one of Charlotte’s 20 Most Dynamic Women.