Marshall Larsen, the retired chairman, president, and chief executive officer of Goodrich Corporation, will be the keynote speaker at Saint Leo University’s 7th Annual International Business Conference. He will speak at 9:30 a.m., Thursday, March 10, in the Greenfelder-Denlinger Boardrooms of the Student Community Center and will discuss the skills, qualities, and characteristics necessary to succeed in the global economy.
The conference is organized by the Donald R. Tapia School of Business at Saint Leo University. This year’s theme is “Achieving Success in the Global Economy,” and the primary programming is geared for students.
Many program topics will be covered during the day-long conference, including concurrent sessions in the morning and afternoon, a luncheon, and three panel discussions. There will also be a “Capture the Flag” competition for cybersecurity, doctoral student presentations, and a student poster presentation competition. Capture the Flag winners will be announced at lunch.
The program session topics and presenters are:
• Women in Leadership – moderated by Dr. Dene Williamson, assistant professor of Sport Business, Saint Leo University. Panelists: Camille Renshaw, senior director and New York City lead broker, Stan Johnson Company; Pamela Hobbs, vice president, Human Resources, American Red Cross; and Shirah Levine, managing director, Institutional Equity Sales.
• Doctoral Student Presentations: Key’s to Workforce Success in the Global Economy. Presenters: Ning Santiago, Douglas Barnes, and Derrien Bonney.
• Study Abroad and SERVE Trips – faculty leaders will present past and future trips.
• Mock Interviews – moderated by Passard Dean, associate professor of Accounting and Daniel Tschopp, associate professor of Accounting, Saint Leo University. Interviewers: Aaron Crall, manager – CliftonLarsonAllen; Joyce Suarez, controller – CareSunc; Paula O’Neil, comptroller of Pasco County. Student Interviewees: Carl Dunne and Valentin Lenz, Accounting and Finance; Alexandra Blaha, Communications & Multimedia; and Kyra Porlides, Marketing.
The panel discussion topics include:
• Major Debate: Best Degree for International Business Opportunities – moderated by Joe Connors, assistant professor of Economics and Webster Baker, assistant professor of Management, Saint Leo University. Faculty representatives from each business discipline will present their best case for their major followed by an informal debate.
• Contemporary Issues Related to Information Security – moderated by Sreekanth Malladi, associate professor of Computer Science and Ronda Mariani, associate professor of Management, Saint Leo University. Panelists: Lawrence Wolfenden, FBI special agent; Andy Zolper, chief information security officer, Raymond James Financial; David Overton, director of Information Security, Saint Leo University; and Steve Carroll, chief information officer, Saint Leo University.
• The Affordable Care Act and International Healthcare Tourism: A Look at Recent Changes in Healthcare – moderated by Joe Connors, assistant professor of Economics, Saint Leo University. Panelists: Massimo Manzi, executive director of Healthcare Tourism in Costa Rica; John Robst, economics professor, University of South Florida; Katie Sharon, economics professor, Florida State University; Jennifer McVan, director of media relations, Florida Hospital West Florida Region; and Stephen Butler, M.D., a board certified general surgeon
For more information, or if you require special accommodations, please contact Dr. Dan Tschopp, chair of the IBC committee, at (352) 588-8238 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Saint Leo University is located at 33701 State Road 52 in the east Pasco County town of Saint Leo, four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285). Parking is readily available in the campus garage.