Adams to serve as Louisiana Tech fall commencement speaker
Jamie Adams, a March, 2004 graduate of Louisiana Tech University’s College of Business and currently Chief Revenue Officer at Scorpion, a privately owned digital marketing company with more than 5,000 clients, will serve as the keynote speaker for Tech’s fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17, in the Thomas Assembly Center (TAC) on the Tech campus.
Those family and friends who are unable to attend commencement can watch the event via Facebook Live at facebook.com/LATech.
The University’s Young Alumnus in 2014, Adams earned his degree in computer information systems (CIS) and began his professional career with Deloitte & Touche as an Enterprise Risk Consultant. In 2007 he joined ReachLocal, a digital marketing startup headquartered in both Los Angeles and Shreveport. Adams has spent the past 12 years delivering marketing technology and consulting services to businesses across a number of industries, including automotive, healthcare, legal, franchise, retail, and home services.
He is most passionate about leading teams of sales and business development professionals in their quest to become the best in their respective marketplaces. Scorpion, his current employer, was recently voted the No.1 Marketing Company for Franchise Businesses in America by Entrepreneur magazine; Scorpion is also the back-to-back champion of Google’s Customer Service Champion Award.
A supporter of both the Louisiana Tech Athletic Club (LTAC) and the College of Business, Jamie as a Tech student went back and forth between science and business for a while. “It was obvious that technology was disrupting industries and business models,” he said. “…Ultimately I loved technology and I loved studying business. I believed CIS would give me the best opportunity to have a successful career in both.”
Adams is kept busy by technological advances and by his entrepreneurial spirit, but he still makes time for Tech, as his willingness to “come home” for graduation illustrates.
“Jamie was one of those students who you knew loved being at Tech,” said Tech management and information systems professor Tony Inman, one of Adams’ mentors. “Apparently, he still loves it as much as ever.”
In his spare time, Jamie enjoys attending concerts, watching tennis and football, reading, and thinking about how he can make a positive impact in people’s lives. A native of Coushatta, he currently lives in Dallas.