The Purdue University North Central MBA Leadership Team will host a Lunch With a Leader program on March 7, from noon to 1 p.m. in the PNC – Porter County Graduate Building at 600 Vale Park Road in Valparaiso. The event is open to the public.
The panel discussion will center on “Leadership, Management and Employment.” The panel will include executive leaders from companies throughout Northwest Indiana:
Gus Olympidis, founder and CEO of Family Express Corporation
Christopher Kraynak, plant manager, Alcoa-Howmet in La Porte
Jon Schlemmer, chief operating officer, Regal-Beloit, which recently acquired the Valparaiso Emerson facility
Brian Tylisz, vice president OEM and Oil-Free Business, Sullair
Greg Fox, principal and president of Kramer Leonard
MBA Leadership Executive Team will ask three questions to be answered by each panel member:
How do you recommend an MBA graduate builds their leadership skills?
How do you recommend that an MBA graduate gets noticed by the executive team as a rising star in the corporation?
What suggestions can you give to a MBA graduate on being an effective manager?
The floor will be opened for MBA students and graduates to ask questions.
The Purdue North Central MBA Lunch with a Leader program was created to enhance the MBA students’ educational experience. The PNC MBA program meets Saturdays from 8 a.m. to noon with a one-hour lunch break and then resumes from 1 to 5 p.m. The students decided that this hour lunch break could be utilized to benefit them in non-classroom manners. The MBA Leadership Team, made up of MBA students Marie Foster, Susan Lewis and Katie Eaton, coordinate the Lunch with a Leader which take place three times a year.
The previous Lunch with a Leader panel was centered on getting involved in the community and was hosted by Heather Ennis, Bert Cook, Barb Young and Jonathan Hildebrand.
To register for the program contact firstname.lastname@example.org.