Izabela M. VanDeest, CPA, is the program manager for supply chain management in Graduate and Executive Education in the Haslam College of Business at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She oversees recruitment, onboarding and operations for the Executive MBA for Global Supply Chain (EMBA-GSC) program. In addition, VanDeest manages operations for non-degree programs offered by the Global Supply Chain Institute, including SCM Leadership Academy and SCM Finance Academy.
A two-time Haslam alumna, VanDeest joined Graduate and Executive Education in 2019. Before moving to her current role, she was a non-tenure track faculty in the accounting and information management department, teaching undergraduate financial accounting courses. She helped manage recruitment and operations for the master of accountancy program and oversaw relationship management for the internship and full-time job program initiatives.
VanDeest remains active in the accounting community through the Tennessee Society of CPAs (TSCPA). She has been involved with the society since 2008 and has been on the Knoxville chapter board since 2014. She works closely with the TSCPA board to ensure members receive high-quality, continuing professional education seminars through the development, implementation, monitoring and assessing the impact of these programs.