August 29, 2016

Top business leaders visit Purdue for Krannert Executive Forum

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Leading business executives and entrepreneurs will visit Purdue during the next four months for the Krannert School of Management Executive Forum. The forum will allow leaders to share their experiences and inspiration with those in attendance.

Forum sessions are set for 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Fridays, beginning Sept. 2 in Krannert Auditorium. The talks are open to the public, as space permits, and free of charge.

Speakers include:

Sept. 2: Candice Lange, director, Jane Brock-Wilson Women in Management Center at Purdue (West Lafayette, Indiana).

Sept. 9: Brad Surak, chief operating officer, GE Digital (San Ramon, California).

Sept. 16: Jim Powers, chief executive officer, Crowe Horwath (Indianapolis).

Sept. 23: Chris Thomas, founder, 100% Hoops (Indianapolis).

Sept. 30: Rho Cauley Bruner, integrated product team lead, Northrup Grumman (San Diego).

Oct. 7: Dr. Richard Roski, chief of neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic Florida (Weston, Florida).

Oct. 14: Marge Magner, partner, Brysam Global Partners (New York).

Oct. 21: Francisco Ruis, senior manager, Electronic Arts (Vancouver, British Columbia).

Oct. 28: Kelly Kramer, executive vice president and chief financial officer, Cisco (San Jose, California).

Nov. 4: Donna Oklak, co-founder, Greater Indianapolis Impact 100 (Indianapolis).

Nov. 11: Ben Novy, vice president of human resource operations, Vail Resorts (Broomfield, Colorado).

Nov. 18: Byron Young, global director of planning, Mad Engine (San Diego).

Dec. 2: Grant Giese, president, Green Goose Homes (West Lafayette, Indiana).

More information on individual speakers can be found here.

Writer: Kelsey Schnieders, 574-933-4413,

Sources: Lou Underwood, 765-494-0901, 

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