Join the Speaker's Bureau

Alumni have many opportunities for speaking at the College. Share your insight and business savvy with our students. Help them add to their educational experience with valuable information and insight from real-world business professionals.

Alumni speaking opportunities include the following types of events:

  • Keynote presentations at events hosted by our Centers and Institutes including the Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship
  • Executive Lecture Series presentations held once per semester for students and faculty at the University
  • Executive Briefings held each Friday afternoon during fall and spring semesters for MBA students
  • Classroom guest lectures
  • Presentations to student organizations

Here are some of our speakers from this past academic year….

Dr. Michael Fry, Associate Professor, University of Cincinnati

Jeff Korzenik, Chief Investment Strategist, Fifth Third Bank

Brent Leslie, Chief Financial Officer, Cleveland-Cuyahoga Port Authority

Nathan Paul, "Project Runway" Cast Member, Entrepreneur; BGSU Alumnus (’02)

Bruce Misamore, former Chief Financial Officer and member of management board, YUKOS Oil Company in Moscow; BGSU Alumnus (’72) (’73)

Jenn Spears, Supervisor, IT Services, Marathon Petroleum

Melissa Depinet, Manager of Raw Material Planning & Reporting, Cooper Tire & Rubber Company

Jay Simler, Supply Chain Manager, NSS Enterprises Inc.; BGSU Alumnus (’86) (’94)

Liz Mitchell-Mysinger, Global Procurement Manager, Owens-Illinois; BGSU Alumnae (’06)

Sandra Williams, Chief Compliance Officer, American Electric Power (AEP)

Steve Zirkel, General Manager, Global Thermoplastics Business, Owens Corning; BGSU Alumnus (’84)

Brent Meyer, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, BGSU Alumnus (’06)

Tim Augustine, Entrepreneur, Author, Motivational Speaker, Atwell LLC

Jim Weber, Co-founder, Weber-O’Brien Ltd.; BGSU Alumnus (‘75)

Michael Koralewski, Vice President, Global Quality, First Solar, Inc., BGSU Alumnus (’02)

Mark Klein, President and CEO, Rurbanc Financial Corporation, Rurbanc Data Services, Inc.; President, State Bank and Trust Company

Dave Hammerle, Principal Vice President and Corporate Manager of Procurement and Contracts, Bechtel; BGSU Alumnus (’82)

Kelly Schramm, Leadership Development Program, Supply Chain, Eaton; BGSU Alumnae (‘10)

Jamie Hoke, Operatonal Supply Management Specialist, John Deere, BGSU Alumnae (‘10)

Todd Warnimont, Sourcing Specialist Composite Solutions Business, Owens Corning; BGSU Alumnus (’09)

Doug Stevens, Leadership Development Program, Swagelok

Bill Mertz, Subcontract Manager, CACI International Inc., BGSU Alumnus ( ‘06)

Mike Ameling, Subcontracts Administrator, CACI International Inc., BGSU Alumnus (‘11 )

Jonathan Gilberg, Subcontracts Administrator, CACI International

Wendy Davis, Director, Diebold; BGSU Alumnae (’00)

Dan Maret, Division Sourcing and Procurement Manager, Parker Hannifin

John Bernard, Brand Marketing Coordinator, Abercrombie & Fitch; BGSU Alumnus (’10)

Jonathan Clipson, Compliance Analyst, Grange Insurance; BGSU Alumnus (’04)

Jaclyn Clifford, Sales Manager, Verizon Wireless; BGSU Alumnae (’10)

Krystina Bove, Assistant Financial Advisor, Stratos Wealth Partners; BGSU Alumnae (’09)

Anthony Carson, Trauma and Extremities Sales Rep, Stryker Orthopaedis; BGSU Alumnus (’08)

Jonathan Kebert, Recruiter, Crown Equipment; BGSU Alumnus (’08)

Teresa Herada, Target

Stefanie Tisone, Assistant Product Manager,American Greetings; BGSU Alumnae (’05)

Dennis Hange, Marketing and Social Media Professional; BGSU Alumnus (’08)

Aaron Kent, Business Development Manager, LaFontaine Imports, BGSU Alumnus (’09)

Carlito Mojica Jr., Business Development Director, LaFontaine Imports

Jason Fox, Sales Manager, LaFontaine Imports

Jenna Martin, Business to Business Specialist, LaFontaine Imports

Todd Tramba, Vice President, Business Development & Marketing, TCC Technology Solutions; BGSU Alumnus (’76)

Sean Arbeznik, TCC Technology Solutions

Michael Brackman, Jr., Owner, Spirit Splash; BGSU Alumnus (’07)

Stephanie Bondi, Vice President, Global Technical Recruiters; BGSU Alumnae (’98)

Matt Maurer, Trade Marketing Manager, Reynolds Consumer Products; BGSU Alumnus (’06)

Kari Swindon, Director, Multi-Country Projects, TNS; BGSU Alumnae (’02)

Katie LaMere, Research Manager, Central Region, TNS; BGSU Alumnae (’04)

Maddy Rutter, Manager, Qualitative Innovation, TNS; BGSU Alumnae (’08)

Teddy Piepko, Distribution Sales Manager, TPC Wire and Cable; BGSU Alumnus (’06)

Clayton Davis, Vice President, Continental Realty/Cushman & Wakefield Alliance; BGSU Alumnus (’06)

Amy Shore, Senior Vice President, Nationwide Insurance, BGSU Alumnae (’86)

Betty Montgomery, Attorney, Mac Murray, Petersen & Shuster LLP; Founder, Montgomery Consulting Group; Ohio’s first woman Attorney General and State Auditor; BGSU Alumnae (’70)

Maryrose Sylvester, President and CEO of GE Lighting, BGSU Alumnae (’87)

Sharon Speyer, Regional President Northwest Ohio Region, Huntington

Shelley Brazeau Temple, regional vice president, Nationwide; BGSU Alumnae (’92)

Ashwin Patil, Director, Business Analytics & Information Management, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Mike Hoskins, Chief Technology Officer, Actian Corp.; BGSU Alumnus (’77)

Joe Gottron, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Pharmaceutical Segment, Cardinal Health; BGSU Alumnus (’85)

Erik Qualman, International Best-Selling Author, Social Media Expert

Kim Garretson, Co-founder and Innovation Ventures Partner, Ovative/Group

Meredith Soleau, Human Resources Director, Ed Schmidt Auto, Inc.

Mike Osswald, Vice President, Experience Innovation, Hanson

Shannon Paul, Vice President and Social Media Strategist, Fifth Third Bank

Karen Strauss, chief marketing, strategic planning and communications officer from ProMedica; BGSU Alumnae (’77)

Skyler Rogers, Co-founder NiceShirt.org; BGSU Alumnus (’12)

Dan Slifko, President and Director, Rocket Ventures


Become part of the Speaker’s Bureau. Please send your resume, the type of event of interest to you, and a summary of your presentation topic(s) to Dean Ray Braun, rwbraun@bgsu.edu.