Join The Speaker's Bureau

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

Opportunities include the following major events:

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

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

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

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

Larry McDonald
Larry McDonald
, former Lehman Brothers vice president

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

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

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

Aggie Haslup
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
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 Dr. David E. Chatfield, Director of Graduate and Executive Programs in Business, email or call 419-372-2473.

Departments within the Schmidthorst 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 the dean’s office, or call 419-372-3411.

Alumni and friends of the Schmidthorst 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 the dean’s office, or call 419-372-3411.

Updated: 02/01/2024 02:53PM