Purdue News

August 30, 2005

Krannert School invites public to business speakers series

Richard Cosier

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 a Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia vice president, a Houston energy trader and a Wall Street Journal editor and senior writer.

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. 2 – Larry Ingraham, Ingraham & Associates Inc. (Carmel, Ind.) president, "SIA and Japanese Investment in Indiana – the Rest of the Story."

Sept. 9 – Robert Kuehl, financial consultant (Valparaiso, Ind.), "Sarbanes-Oxley, Before and After."

Sept. 16 – Sally Preston, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia (New York) senior vice president and publisher, "A Better Guide to Living with Style."

Sept. 23 – Zillah Matare Fluker, ADVO Inc. (Windsor, Conn.) director of diversity and talent acquisition, "The Talent in You: Self Packaging for Corporate America and Beyond."

Sept. 30 – Ron Alsop, The Wall Street Journal (Summit, N.J.) news editor and senior writer, "Restoring Corporate America's Reputation."

Oct. 7 – John Larson, Buick, Pontiac-GMC (Detroit) general manager, "Leadership and Management During Adversity."

Oct. 14 – John Branigan, William Morris Agency Contemporary Music Department (Beverly Hills, Calif.) senior vice president, "It's a Long Way from Boilertown!"

Oct. 21 –Bo Peabody, Village Ventures (Williamstown, Mass.) co-founder and general managing partner, "How Soon We Forget."

Oct. 28 – Donica Tina Livingston, Eli Lilly and Co. (Indianapolis) information analyst, "Empowering a Diverse Workforce."

Nov. 4 – Susan Rowe, Carat Integrated Media (Chicago) executive vice president, "Creativity and Innovation in a Metrics-Driven World."

Nov. 11 – Steven Can, Credit Suisse First Boston (New York) Alternative Capital Division managing director, "A Look at Private Equity/Common Sense Tips."

Nov. 18 – Donald Perkins, Jewel Companies Inc. (Winnetka, Ill.) former chairman, "350 Years as a Corporate Director."

Dec. 2 – Bill Coorsh, Coorsh Consulting (Houston, Texas) energy trading executive, "Managing Risk."

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

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

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

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


Note to Journalists: Because the primary purpose of the lectures is educational, no photography 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@purdue.edu.


Related Web site:
Krannert Executive Forum speaker biographies


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