January 17, 2018

The best in business to share insight at Purdue during Krannert Executive Forum

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. —Executives, entrepreneurs and other business and management experts will exchange ideas and offer insight this spring during the Krannert School of Management Executive Forum.

The forum, which is free and open to the public, takes place every semester at Purdue University and features speakers in a variety of industries. Events begin at 11:30 a.m. in Krannert Auditorium, located in Room 140 of the Krannert Building, 403 W. State St., every week on Friday beginning Jan. 22 and running through April 20.

The forum also serves as a one-hour class open to all Purdue University students seeking practical business and management expertise not found in other courses.

Speakers include:

Jan. 19 – Roland Parrish, president, CEO and owner, Parrish McDonald’s Restaurant (Dallas, Texas).

Jan. 26 – Marc Swanson, CFO and treasurer, Seaworld Entertainment Inc. (Orlando, Florida).

Feb. 2 – Vicky Bailey, chairman, board of directors, United States Energy Association (Washington, D.C.).

Feb. 9 – Monica Lockard, human resources director, City of Indianapolis and Marion County (Indianapolis, Indiana).

Feb. 16 – Dave Tiley, senior operating partner, Riverside Company (Cleveland, Ohio).

Feb. 23 – Tom Sanger, director of supply chain transformation, Intel Corp. (Sacramento, California).

March 2 – Rob Besecker, author, Everest Strong (Tinley Park, Illinois).

March 9 – Susan Jischke, compensation program manager, Global Business Services (West Lafayette, Indiana).

March 23 – Ram Palaniappan, president, Earnin (Palo Alto, California).

March 30 – Penny Sekerak, vice president, Nico Corp. (Indianapolis, Indiana).

April 6 – OJ Saunders, COO, Conet Bahamas (Freeport, Grand Bahama).

April 13 – Bob Bernard, president and chief executive officer, Learfield Licensing Partners (Indianapolis, Indiana).

April 20 – Jordan Williams, advisor, strategic sourcing national brands, Cardinal Health (Waukegan, Illiinois). 

Writer: Joseph Paul, 765-494-9541, paul102@purdue.edu  

Source: Tim Newton, 765-496-7271, tnetwon@purdue.edu 

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