Columbia, SC --- November 1, 2017 --- Dr. Tyrone Adam Burroughs is the Founder, President, and CEO of First Choice will be the keynote speaker at the 30th Anniversary of the Benedict College Business Week. The event will be held Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at the historic Antisdel Chapel on the campus of Benedict College.

Dr. Tyrone Adam Burroughs is the Founder, President, and CEO of First Choice, a global consumer products management firm founded in 1986. Its vision is to create a new kind of sales and marketing solutions and strategic approach for the multicultural and personal care industry.

bc_alumni_burroughs_tyrone_adam_20170421He has been instrumental in assisting some of the world's largest product manufacturers and retailers to succeed in developing profitable sales, marketing and merchandising strategies coupled with unparalleled programs to connect with their target market. His business is the driving force behind transforming the multicultural personal care category which represents over $1.7 trillion dollars in buying power.

Burroughs is a member of the Board of Directors of First Alliance Bank, Chairman of The Burroughs Foundation, Regional One Health Hospital Board of Directors, the Memphis NAACP Board of Directors, Global Beauty Alliance Board, Vision 2020 Retail Strategy Committee and Chairman of the Trustee Board for the historic Metropolitan Baptist Church.

Burroughs holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Benedict College. He earned graduate course work at the University of South Carolina and on May 13, 2017, Benedict College conferred the Doctor of Business (D.B.) Degree upon him. Dr. Burroughs currently resides in Memphis, TN.

30th Anniversary Business Week Schedule of Events

Monday, November 6th
Enter the Tiger's Cage
Top seniors compete for title of Best Senior Project
Time: 12pm - 1pm
Swinton Center, Ballroom C

Tuesday, November 7th
Business Week in the Chapel
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Tyrone Adam Burroughs
Time: 11am - 12pm
Antisdel Chapel

Wednesday, November 8th
Moore Meets Burroughs
Presenter: Dr. Alice Leri , Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the
University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of Business
Time: 11am – 12pm
Multi-Purpose Room – Business Development Center

Thursday, November 9th
Aflac at Burroughs
Presenter: Ms. HaQuasha Terry, Senior College Recruiter
Time: 11am – 12pm
Multi-Purpose Room, Business Development Center

Friday, November 10th
The Best of BC Entrepreneurs
Student entrepreneurs promote their businesses.
Time: 1pm – 3pm
Swinton Center, Ballroom C

For additional information about Business Week events, please call (803) 705-4694

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