Purdue News

January 18, 2005

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 spring semester. Among the speakers are a Fox News Channel anchor, Guidant Corp.'s board chairman and the former chief financial officer of a venture capital firm.

Richard 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:

• Jan. 21 – Purdue President Martin C. Jischke, "Strategic Planning in Your Business and in Your Life."

• Jan. 28 – Chris Kearney, Deloitte clients and senior market manager, "Career Challenges: The Importance of Respect and Resilience."

• Feb. 4 – Elaine Hodgson, Incredible Technologies Inc. (Arlington Heights, Ill.) president, CEO and co-founder, "Find Your Best Destiny."

• Feb. 11 – Julian Phillips, Fox News Channel anchor, "How to Discover Your Destiny – Not Just a Job."

• Feb. 18 – Tim Marshall, Arbor Bancorp and Bank of Ann Arbor president and CEO, "Interview Tips and a Grab-Bag of Hiring Tools."

• Feb. 25 – Dan Henkle, Gap Inc. (San Francisco) vice president of global compliance, "Corporate Social Responsibility."

• March 4 – Charles Johnston, president and CEO Smith Barney/Citicorp (New York) global private client group, "Working Successfully in a Large Organization."

• March 11 – James Cornelius, Guidant Corp. chairman of the board, "Innovation and Technology –Lifeblood of the Healthcare Industry."

• March 25 – Mike Bosway, City Securities Corp. (Indianapolis) president and CEO, "Enacting Change while Maintaining Culture."

• April 1 – Hamilton Brown, Procter & Gamble marketing brand manager, "Seven Tips from Executive Management on the Most Common Mistakes in Presentations."

• April 8 – JoAnne Griffith, MTV Networks-Viacom (New York) vice president of human resources, "Leadership Development in Creative Cultures: What Works – What Does Not."

• April 15 – Scott Tucker, co-president Maple Farms (Milford, Ind.), "Maple Leaf Farms: Modern Agriculture's Answers to Activist Movements."

• April 22 – Jean Beblo, former Blue Chip Venture Co. (Cincinnati) CFO, "Facilitating Structure in an Entrepreneurial Environment."

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@purdue.edu.

Related Web site:
Krannert Executive Forum and speaker biographies


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