Tuesday, August 9, 2011

FAMU to Host its Inaugural Executive Leadership Summit

Florida A&M University (FAMU) will host its inaugural President’s Executive Leadership Summit on Thursday, July 21 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Alfred Lawson Jr. Multipurpose Center and Teaching Gymnasium. The theme for the summit is “Facing Extraordinary Challenges: Collaborating to Produce Extraordinary Outcomes.”

More than 100 business executives from Tallahassee and the region have agreed to attend.

The purpose of the President’s Executive Leadership Summit is to bring regional and local executives and business persons together to dialogue with FAMU leadership regarding current trends and key issues that are impacting business and educational institutions alike.

The agenda for the Summit includes university presentations from Dean Shawnta Friday-Stroud, School of Business and Industry; Dean Rodner Wright, School of Architecture; and Delores Dean, director of the Career Center. Devoe Moore, owner of the Tallahassee Antique Car Museum, will serve as chair of the Summit. Other participants on the program include Sue Dick, president of Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce; Alfred “Al” Lawson Jr., president of Al Lawson & Associates, Inc.; Steve Ghazvini, president of Premier Commercial Development; and Lawrence Saunders, senior vice president and diversified commercial manager for SunTrust Bank. David Blanding, tech fellow, Subsystems Technology for Boeing Corporation, will make a corporation presentation.

FAMU will host its next summit on August 25, 2011 on health care. For more information, contact the Office of University Relations at (850) 599-3860.

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