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Join The Speaker's Bureau

The College of Business offers many opportunties for alumni and friends of the University to share their experiences with our students by speaking at events. 

Opportunities include the following major events:

Sebo Series in Entrepreneurship

World-class innovators come to campus each year during Entrepreneurship Week to share their insights and expertise on becoming a successful entrepreneur. This event has become the premier entrepreneurial event in the region and includes featured speakers and a keynote presentation.

Women in Leadership

Influential women present their perspectives on important leadership topics. Each year this “sold-out” event brings together business professionals from across the Midwest as well as students, faculty, and staff to learn from successful women. This event includes featured speakers and a keynote presentation.

Entrepreneurship Week

This first week of April is packed with exciting events focused on inspiring the entrepreneurial spirit. Focused on students, entrepreneurs share their experiences of starting up businesses through a kickoff breakfast and several days of lunch and learns.

Global Entrepreneurship Week

The College of Business participates in the international celebration of Global Entrepreneurship Week by featuring innovation in agribusiness and logistics, one of the largest and strongest industries in the region. This event focuses on hot topics in the industry and includes panels of experts during various sessions throughout the day.

Business Analytics Symposium

Data analysis has become essential for businesses to use in making effective business decisions.  Each year the Center for Business Analytics hosts a symposium with a keynote presentation that discusses how businesses can take advantage of statistics to remain competitive in today’s high tech world.

Here are more chances to speak to our students:

This special series is held twice annually and features current or former CEOs of notable companies who bring their executive corporate expertise to present current business topics to students, faculty, staff, and the business community. 

Examples of previous speakers and their company affiliations at the time of their presentation include the following:


Bruce Misamore (’72) (’73)
former CFO of Russia’s largest oil company -YUKOS


Michael Thaman,
chairman of the board; president and CEO - Owens Corning


Bill Ingram
(’72) president and CEO - White Castle Systems, Inc.


Robert Clasen
(’66) (’69), former chairman and CEO - STARZ, LLC


Larry McDonald
, former Lehman Brothers vice president


“Jimmy John” Liautaud
– founder and CEO - Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches

If you are interested in being a speaker at this Executive Series, please contact the dean’s office, cbadean@bgsu.edu  or call 419-372-3411.

This series of monthly presentations to MBA students includes top level executives from important companies. These presentations are typically held one Friday per month from 4 - 5 p.m.  Previous speakers include:


David Hainline
(’83) president of CSI- Capitol Services, Inc. - one of Washington, D.C.’s most notable event planning companies


Michael Laming (’74) (’83)
senior vice president – Genworth Financial Inc., - a Fortune 500 company


Stephanie Imhoff (’82)
CFO, The Longaberger Company, known worldwide for its exquisite baskets


Aggie Haslup
(’74) (’76), vice president, Worldwide Marketing, Quest Software - leader in developing and managing custom roadside towing and third party administrator services and auto insurance claims software


James Bailey (’67),
former COO of U.S. Trust Corporation and retired executive vice president of Citicorp/Citibank Credit Cards

If you are interested in being a speaker, please contact Tom Daniels, Assistant Director of Executive and Graduate Studies in Business, tdanie@bgsu.edu or call 419-372-8823.

 

Departments within the College of Business also attract notable professionals to speak to students and faculty.

Finance Speaker Series is hosted by the Department of Finance

Economic Colloquia presents research by outstanding professors and is hosted by the Department of Economics

St. Johns Series is hosted by the Department of Applied Statistics and Operations Research

Marketing Alumni Days is a two-day event bringing back graduates from the Department of Marketing who present in marketing classes

Supply Chain Management Institute Dinner Meeting occurs twice per year and is hosted through the Department of Management’s and features speakers in the supply chain management profession

If you are interested in participating in one of these department programs, please contact Amy West, CBA Communications Manager at amywest@bgsu.edu.

Alumni and friends of the College of Business are invited to present their business expertise to current students through presentations to classrooms and student organizations, which are among the best in the U.S. and globally.

If you are interested in presenting to a class or a student organization, please contact Amy West, CBA Communications Manager at amywest@bgsu.edu