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President and CEOTademy Inc.“After 20 years in the military, I wanted to start a second career. This second career needed to be challenging and exciting, and incorporate skills and experiences I accumulated in the military.
“The instructors at Cedar Valley understood my needs. My advisor reviewed my military training and skills records, and assisted me in selecting a degree program that complemented my previous career. One professor in particular, Dr. Diane Minger, played a significant role in my success as a student and as an entrepreneur. She recognized my potential, advised and counseled me on my degree plan, encouraged me to continue my education past DCCCD, and gave me an opportunity to become an adjunct faculty member at Cedar Valley College. I owe her and DCCCD a lot.
“The instruction and counseling I received at Cedar Valley enabled me to receive my Associate in Applied Sciences degree and a bachelor’s degree, and helped me to become a successful entrepreneur, managing my own consulting company.
“I would recommend DCCCD to anyone who is looking to start a career, or looking to improve or enhance certain skills. See what DCCCD has to offer, and give them a chance to assist you in the same way they assisted me.”
As the president and CEO of Tademy Inc., a marketing consulting company in DeSoto, Dennis Tademy oversees all aspects of his company: finding new clients; ensuring that clients’ needs are met or exceeded; and performing the leadership, control, organization, planning and staffing of the company. Clients include the Lancaster Economic Development Corp., Lancaster Chamber of Commerce and local retailers and contractors. After earning an Associate in Applied Sciences degree in Marketing from Cedar Valley College, he graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in management from Northwood University. He also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Cedar Valley College.