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Speaker Series

Entrepreneur's Perspective Series
The Entrepreneur’s Perspective Speakers Series highlights speakers who provide insights on entrepreneurship and the connection between education and entrepreneurial outcomes.

2018:
Andrew Newman, author and entrepreneur. Today Newman balances the worlds of entrepreneur and teacher, creating a healthy, mission-aligned business that serves the world on a personal, local, and global scale. He is the founder of the Conscious Bedtime Story Club and is the author of numerous childrens’ books including The Boy Who Searched for SilenceThe Hug Who Got Stuck, and The Elephant Who Tried To Tiptoe.

His presentation is titled, Why the last 20 minutes of the day matter. A discussion on life philosophy and conscious business practices."

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David Goodman

Alumni-in-Residence
The primary purpose of the Alumni-in-Residence program is to provide opportunities for students to gain insights into the business world and into the thoughts and lives of successful Romain College of Business graduates. This is a great opportunity during the spring semester when a graduate is invited to talk with students and faculty.

2015:
Mr. David Goodman, CEO of Advanced Green Technologies, interacted with students and faculty in several sessions. The framework of his conversation was how will students maximize opportunities that lie before them in business and society?


Innovative Speaker Series
Through its Innovative Speaker Series, the Romain College of Business strives to present a speaker who has displayed leadership and innovation in the world of business. It is an event for the University and the tri-state communities.

2019:

The University of Southern Indiana will present “Leadership: Taking Charge,” a moderated discussion with General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019, at the new USI Arena. Previous speakers include T. Boone Pickens, legendary entrepreneur and philanthropist in 2013, Dr. Ben Bernanke, former chairman of the Federal Reserve in 2015, and Dr. Oscar Salazar, founding chief technology officer of Uber in 2017. (USI news release).


Kevin Hammett

Executive-in-Residence
The primary purpose of the Executive-in-Residence program is to provide opportunities for students to gain insights into the business world and into the thoughts and lives of business executives. This is a great opportunity during the fall semester when an executive is invited to talk with students and faculty.

2017:
Kevin Hammett, president and chief executive officer of Regency Properties, serves as the 2017 Executive in Residence. His presentation is titled, "The Adaptation of Retail to E-Commerce: A Real Estate Practitioner’s Perspective" (USI news release) and (post-release).

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