Ms. Pennington graduated with her B.A from Kennesaw State University in 2001 and completed her Masters in Business, December 2016 from Kennesaw State University. She was accepted into the Doctorate program at KSU in 2017. After studying in Cuba April 2015, Ms. Pennington wrote a white paper on How US Companies Should Approach Marketing in Cuba Post Embargo. She was awarded a Global Engagement Certification for her work. Over the last decade she has published numerous articles, been invited to speak and lecture for different groups and clubs, and continues to be recognized for her well-rounded professional career. It is her keen understanding of multiple disciplines that establishes her expertise in the industry. A large part of her innovative thinking stems from her past of launching her own business. Back in 2000, she had an opportunity of a life time to compete against Duke, Yale and Harvard in the New Ventures World Competition at the University of Nebraska. Her blueprint business plan was launched from the competition where Day Three Media, Inc. became a reality. The real life experiences gained from launching, owning and operating a successful media company, to taking a company from brick and mortar to virtual, and then 16 years later to the sale of the business, taught Ms. Pennington not only text book applications but real life decisions that each leader must face in the global marketplace.