Purdue News

August 27, 2004

Krannert School invites public to business speakers series

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A baker's dozen of corporate and media leaders will present their ideas to Purdue's Krannert School of Management students during fall semester. Among the speakers are an ESPN executive, a prominent Washington, D.C., lobbyist and Indianapolis businessman Mickey Maurer.

Richard A. Cosier

Business leaders have been coming to campus since 1973 as part of Krannert's Executive Forum. The series is presented in conjunction with a class coordinated by Richard A. Cosier, Krannert School dean and Leeds Professor of Management.

"We bring a range of business leaders in to talk to our students," Cosier said. "They also meet with small groups of both graduate and undergraduate students, as well as faculty members. The Krannert Executive Forum provides an excellent meeting ground for academe and business."

The forum meets from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. each Friday in Jerry S. Rawls Hall, Room 1086, and is free and open to the public as seating permits.


Dates, speakers and titles of talks are:

Sept. 3 – Mary Vaca, (from Lafayette, Ind.) IT consultant, "Finding Your Passion: Overcoming the Fear of Changing Your Career."

Sept. 10 – Randy Clark, DHL Express (Plantation, Fla.) executive director of sales, "Sales and Sales Leadership in Today's World."

Sept. 17 – Thomas Murphy, ESPN International Inc. (Bristol, Conn.) vice president of international finance and planning, "Spanning the Globe: Growing ESPN's Business Outside of the U.S."

Sept. 24 – Andre Hughes, Accenture (Chicago) partner, "Creating Success – Access."

Oct. 1 – James Bremner, Bremner & Wiley Corp. (Indianapolis) president and CEO, "Three Keys to Real World Success."

Oct. 8 – Michael "Mickey" Maurer, National Bank of Indianapolis chairman of the board, "The National Bank of Indianapolis, a Love Story."

Oct. 15 – Kristen D.W. Morris, Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Washington, D.C.) vice president of government relations and public affairs, "Navigating Politics, D.C. Style."

Oct. 22 – James Mitchell Jr., vice president, private equity, General Electric Capital-GE Asset Management (Stamford, Conn.), "Lessons on Leadership … What to Expect after Purdue."

Oct. 29 – Gary Uebelhoer, Environmental Consulting & Technology Inc. (Tampa, Fla.) vice president and principal engineer, "Managing Technical Professionals: Management Science or Herding Cats?"

Nov. 5 – John Randolph Glass III, Delphi Delco (Kokomo, Ind.) director of supplier quality, development and launch, "Develop Career and Professional Goals."

Nov. 12 – James Apple, real estate developer (Orinda, Calif.), "How a C Student with an Attitude Can Make a Lot of Money in Small Business."

Nov. 19 – Tim Foley, entrepreneur (Tavares, Fla.),"If You Don't Get Over It, You Are Not Going to Like the View!"

Dec. 3 – Lori Satterfield, Indiana Fever (Indianapolis) director of business and community partnerships, TBA.

Writer: J. M. Lillich, (765) 494-2077, mlillich@purdue.edu

Sources: Richard A. Cosier, (765) 494-4366, rcosier@mgmt.purdue.edu

Tim Newton, (765), 496-7271, tnewton@mgmt.purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu


Related Web site:
Krannert Executive Forum and speaker biographies


NOTE TO JOURNALISTS: Because the primary purpose of the lectures is educational, no photographs or videotaping is permitted during the presentations. Journalists wishing to cover individual presentations can arrange to interview and photograph lecturers by contacting Tim Newton, Krannert School director of external relations and communications, at (765) 496-7271, tnewton@mgmt.purdue.edu. Videos of selected lectures will be available via the Internet.


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