March 2017 Editor's Note: This post was originally published in June 2016 and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.
In the spring of 2002, Skip Jones and Dick Verrone, Cameron School of Business Executives in Residence and instructors, realized that CSB students were in need of professional council to better facilitate the transition from academia to the world of work. Having recently retired from long time business careers, Mr. Jones and Mr. Verrone recognized that Wilmington had a wealth of excellent professional resources in their own back yard. Many of their colleagues were newly retired business executives in the area and expressed an interest in giving back and staying connected. To capitalize this interest, the Cameron Executive Network (CEN) was formed. At first, the program was quite small. With only a few mentors involved, student participation was limited. However, over the last 14 years the network has grown in size to nearly 250 experienced business executives, both active and retired, and these executives mentor approximately 400 Cameron Business School Students.