Pitching your business isn’t easy, but it can be simple. Dr. Alvin Williams is our Lunch and Learn speaker for this week as we examine how to position your business, establish value for the client, and deliver a pitch that will create a successful relationship!
Dr. Alvin Williams received his bachelor’s degree in marketing from USM in 1974, and his masters in marketing from the University of Alabama the following year. He completed his doctorate at the University of Arkansas in 1980.
Since 1980, Williams has served the University of Southern Mississippi’s College of Business as a faculty member, department chair and, since 2007, interim dean. Prior to his work at USM, Williams was an instructor in marketing and management at the University of Arkansas and an instructor in marketing at Alabama A&M University.
In addition to his teaching and administrative duties, Williams has devoted time to professional organizations and prestigious journals, including serving as editor of the Journal of Supply Chain Management from 2003-07. He has also served as associate editor and a peer reviewer for other academic journals. He led the Society for Marketing Advances as president from 2001-02 and has written and presented dozens of academic papers to conferences across the country. He also has conducted more than 300 presentations and seminars for business organizations on such topics as supply management, sales management and marketing strategy.