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TCSPP Alumna Dr. Manika Turnbull, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois Chief of Staff Named to Diversity MBA Magazine’s Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executives & Emerging Leaders
CHICAGO, IL – (September 13, 2013) – Diversity MBA Magazine—an online publication that supports business diversity by advancing understanding, validating best practices and rewarding leadership—announced Manika Turnbull, Ph.D., an alumna of The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois (BCBSIL) Chief of Staff, as one of the Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders of 2013.
Dr. Turnbull serves as adjunct faculty for the Business Psychology department at TCSPP’s Chicago Campus, where she also earned a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership and a M.A. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She has worked for BCBSIL for over seven years. Prior to her current position, Dr. Turnbull served as BCBSIL’s Strategic Human Resources Business Partner and as Operations Manager in the Service Delivery Operations (SDO) division. In her role as Chief of Staff, Dr. Turnbull is responsible for directing overall planning, administration, assisting with the budget and reporting functions for the Illinois Division. Dr. Turnbull earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia, where she also played Division I Women's Basketball.
Diversity MBA Magazine featured their honorees in their summer 2013 issue and will be hosting an Awards Gala to celebrate them. Diversity MBA works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs and non-profit agencies to compile a highly selective list from all industries.
“Our Top 100 under 50 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders is recognized highly for their outstanding leadership within their companies and communities. We are pleased and humbled to celebrate these seasoned executives and their achievements. We value the importance of recognizing such leaders who appreciate aligning higher education and leadership,” says Pam McElvane, CEO & Publisher of Diversity MBA Magazine.
About The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Founded in 1979, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology (TCSPP) is a nonprofit, private graduate school devoted exclusively to psychology and related behavioral and health sciences. It serves more than 4,500 students across campuses in Chicago; Los Angeles and branches in Irvine and Westwood; and Washington D.C., as well as online programs. The institution is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and its Clinical Psychology doctoral program in Chicago is accredited by the American Psychological Association. A member of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology, TCSPP is recognized for its distinguished service and outstanding contributions to cultural diversity and advocacy. The community service initiatives on the Chicago Campus have also earned recognition on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for six consecutive years, and the Los Angeles Campus gained its first award this year. With more than 17 graduate degree programs, thousands of hours of real-world training, and a wealth of international opportunities, TCSPP is a leader in professional psychology education. To learn more, visit www.thechicagoschool.edu.