Purdue News

January 18, 2006

Krannert School invites public to business speakers series

Richard A. Cosier

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Corporate and business leaders will be visiting and sharing their insights with students at Purdue University's Krannert School of Management weekly during spring semester. Among the speakers are a serial entrepreneur, several business founders and CEOs, and the female president of Indiana Sports Corp.

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:

• Jan. 20 – John Zeglis, AT&T Wireless Services chairman and CEO (retired), "Leadership Lessons from the Eye of the Hurricane."

• Jan. 27 – David Rocchio, Rocchio-Kiley Insurance (Westfield, Ind.) president and owner, "So You Think You're an Entrepreneur."

• Feb. 3 – Dave Lucas, Live 360 (Indianapolis) founder and president, "Don't be Afraid to Make the U-turn."

• Feb 10 – Migual Patterson, Citigroup (New York) credit analyst, "Managing Your Career." Patterson received his bachelor's and MBA degrees from the Krannert School.

• Feb. 17 – Dan Weinfurter, Capital H Group (Chicago) CEO, "Lessons from a Serial Entrepreneur: Getting People Practices Right."

• Feb. 24 – Julie Roehm, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge – The Chrysler Group (Auburn Hills, Mich.) marketing communications director, "Marketing at the Crossroads."

• March 3 – Robert Feller, GMAC Commercial Holdings Group (Horsham, Pa.) CEO, "Life Lessons from 20 Years in the Corporate World." Feller received his bachelor's degree from the Krannert School and his MBA from Harvard.

• March 10 –Gail Farnsley, Cummins Inc. (Columbus, Ind.) vice president and chief information officer, "Information Technology: Why Information Comes First." Farnsley received her MBA from the Krannert School.

• March 24 – Robert Cornilles, Game Face Inc. (Tualatin, Ore.) president and CEO, "Everything I Need to Know about Business I Learned from Dating."

• March 31 – Roderick Glass, Allure Digital Media Inc. (Atlanta) co-founder and president, "The Good, the Bad and the Totally Unexpected." Glass received his bachelor's and master's degrees from Purdue's College of Technology and his MBA from DePaul University.

• April 7 – Linda Clement-Holmes, Procter & Gamble (Cincinnati) manager ISD, infrastructure services and governances, global business services, "Networking for Career Success."

• April 14 – Susan Williams, Indiana Sports Corp. (Indianapolis) president, "It's Not Just about Sports."

• April 21 – John Kite, Kite Realty Group Trust (Indianapolis) CEO and president, "Going Public: The Ups and Downs."

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. Speaker biographies and company information are available online.


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