“Tuck provides leadership opportunities I didn’t think I’d find in an academic setting.”
The joke goes like this: ‘There are three rules to successful leadership. Rule No. 1: surround yourself with a great team…and I can’t remember the other two.’ It’s pretty easy to accomplish Rule No. 1 at Tuck because the people are amazing. Tuck has a unique take on leadership and a unique, resource-intensive method of teaching it. In my second year, I chaired the school’s Business & Society Conference—15 events, a dozen corporate sponsors, 500 attendees, 75 volunteers—and I couldn’t have done it without my classmates. I was a leadership instructor in the Marine Corps, and after that experience I was unsure if I’d ever again be surrounded by a group of people who believe in leadership development so strongly. Tuck provides leadership opportunities I didn’t think I’d find in an academic setting. I am a much more well-rounded leader because of my time here.
College of William & Mary, AB, 1998
U.S. Marine Corps, captain, assault amphibian platoon commander, worldwide, 1998-2004; Needham & Company, New York, N.Y., vice president of equity sales, 2004-06
Issues in Health Care, Negotiations; CK
Business & Society Conference; Armed Forces Alumni Association
The entirety of my Tuck experience was experiential learning for me.
Eight years of international service in the U.S. Marine Corps
Suffolk Ventures, LLC
John Vogel, an adjunct professor at Tuck, was instrumental in broadening my view of the intersection between business and society; my brother and mentor Clay Adams D’93, T’99, CEO of Simon Pearce
Patriot Urgent Care, LLC d/b/a Doctors Express, president and managing director, Waltham, Mass.; Suffolk Construction Company, vice president of operations, national director of business development; Suffolk Ventures, senior project manager
A profound understanding that the concept of contributing to the greater good can live in harmony with a successful business.