Recently in April 2012, Elizabeth Savage, EMBA 2011, became the Director of Human Services and Rent Stabilization at the City of West Hollywood. She leads a department that includes four divisions: Rent Stabilization and Housing, Social Services, Special Events and Recreation. Elizabeth says that this advancement is, in part, another result of the lessons learned in the Drucker EMBA program. She says that she has used the leadership theory and practice in graduate school in her daily work as a senior executive.
In 2011, before graduating from the Drucker Executive Management Program, Elizabeth Savage was promoted to Rent Stabilization Manager for the City of West Hollywood. Elizabeth has been with the city since 1995 starting in the Finance Department and moving to the Rent Stabilization and Housing Department in 2006 as a Project Development Administrator. Before joining the city, she held management level positions at Ernst and Young, AIDS Healthcare Foundation, and the Alcoholism Center for Women.
Elizabeth credits her education at the Drucker School for giving her the added credential she needed for this advancement. When deciding on a graduate school, she selected Drucker because she wanted a program with a management emphasis –that would strengthen the quality of her strategic thinking. Elizabeth said, “the knowledge I acquired in the classroom from both the professors and my colleagues immediately connected me with ways to be more effective as a leader.”