<P>43 cox.smu.edugo to ALUMNI PROFILES OUTSTANDING YOUNG ALUMNI Melissa Reiff (SMU 77) President and Chief Operating Officer The Container Store Melissa Reiff grew up in Independence, Missouri, and wanted to experience a big city with big opportunities. She chose SMU in Dallas. Shortly after graduating in 1977, she launched an illustrious career that included leadership roles with Success Unlimited Magazine, Dallas-based La Papillion and Crabtree & Evelyn. In 1995, Reiff joined The Container Store as vice president of sales and marketing. Her efforts resulted in her promotion to executive vice president of stores and marketing in 2003, which gave her responsibility for guiding and directing store management, store development, store communication, sales management, training, recruiting and all aspects of sales and marketing. Three years later, Reiff was named president of the company that had become the nations leading retailer of storage and organization products. She added COO responsibilities in 2013. Reiff is a member of the Cox Executive Board, stays active on the Cox Associate Board and works closely with the Cox Business Leadership Center. Q Bradley Wilson (MBA 01) Chief Marketing Of?cer Travelocity, North America Brad Wilson has helped build, launch and grow some of the most recognizable consumer brands on the web today. As chief marketing of?cer for Travelocity, North America, he is responsible for brand strategy, customer life cycle management and marketing communications throughout North America. Before joining Travelocity, Wilson served on the leadership teams at Nutrisystem, Blockbuster Online and Match.com. His marketing skills have positively impacted customer acquisition and revenue generation at each of these corporations. While in the MBA program, Wilson was part of the ?rst class to participate in the Cox Global Leadership Program. He visited Brazil, Chile and Mexico at a time when globalization truly began to take shape. He was also active in rugby and traveled to the MBA Rugby World Championship at Duke University. Wilson received his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin. Todd Abbott (MBA 03) President Pioneer Natural Resources Alaska Inc. Although Todd Abbott now makes his home in Alaska, he started out as an Aggie, graduating from Texas A&M in 1996. He took a position as an engineering consultant just after graduation and eventually started exploring career options. Abbott pursued the Full-Time MBA at SMU Cox through the generosity of the Susie V. and Edgar W. Armentrout Memorial Scholarship and completed the program in 2003. Abbott has been with Pioneer Natural Resources for 10 years, moving up the ranks first as a senior analyst in acquisitions and divestitures, then worldwide operations, then vice president of corporate finance. He has held his current position as president of Pioneer Natural Resources Alaska for two years. While at Cox, Abbott and his wife, Jenny, built the foundation for long-lasting friendships with fellow classmates and their spouses. Abbott also forged a strong relationship with several of his professors including Jim Smith, Susan Riffe and Dave Mauer, to whom he gives credit for encouraging his career interest in accounting and finance. 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