Corporate Governance - Biography
Linda K. Ferrell, Ph.D. joined Mannatech as a Class III Director in April 2015. She is part of a strong team responsible for helping lead and manage the strategic direction of the company, overseeing Mannatech’s current initiatives and making decisions on the shareholders’ behalf.
Dr. Ferrell is completing nine years at the University of New Mexico as a Professor of Marketing, Creative Enterprise Scholar and co-director of a $2.5 million grant from the Daniels Fund for business ethics education. She will be joining the Jack C. Massey College of Business at Belmont University this fall as a University Distinguished Chair of Business Ethics. Currently she serves as the President of the Academy of Marketing Science; is on the Direct Selling Education Foundation Board and Executive Committee and holds the Doris Christopher endowed board seat. She is also on the Cutco/Vector College Advisory Board. She serves on the Board of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy Center for the Public Trust and has been mutually instrumental in creating ethical leadership certification through the NASBA Center for the Public Trust impacting students across the country.
She has published refereed articles concerning marketing ethics, ethics training methods and effectiveness, strategic philanthropy, corporate social responsibility and sustainability. She is co-author of Introduction to Business, 10th edition, McGraw Hill (2016), Business Ethics: Ethical Decision Making and Cases, 10th edition, Cengage Publishing (2015); Business and Society, 4th edition, Chicago Business Press (2016) and Principles of Management, 3rd edition, Academic Media Solutions (2015).
Dr. Ferrell received her B.S. in Retailing-Fashion Merchandising and her M.B.A. from Illinois State University. She also received her Ph.D. in Business Administration, management concentration, from the University of Memphis. Prior to completing her doctorate, she worked in advertising for McDonald’s advertising agency in Philadelphia and Pizza Hut’s advertising agencies in Indianapolis and Houston.