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:
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.
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.
This third 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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com or call 419-372-8823.
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 Amy West, CBA Communications Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Amy West, CBA Communications Manager at email@example.com