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Undergraduate Business Group Holds Forum

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October 3, 2006

EVANSTON, Ill. -- The Northwestern Undergraduate Business Council will hold its annual Northwestern Leadership Forum Oct. 7 and Oct. 8 at the McCormick Tribune Center on Northwestern's Evanston campus.

The forum features keynote speakers David Devonshire, chief financial officer of Motorola; Deborah DeHaas, vice-chairman and regional managing partner at Deloitte & Touche; and Harry Kraemer, former chief executive officer of Baxter International, executive partner of Madison Dearborn Partners.

The main themes of the forum are “New Definitions of Corporate Leadership” and “Merging Leadership Interests Between the Private Sector and Public Sector.” Leaders from both the corporate and the non-profit sector will discuss issues of social responsibility and public service.

Panel topics include “Leadership in the Global Arena,” “Managing Technological Innovations,” “Social Responsibility of Business Leaders” and Opportunities in Global Financial Markets.”

Panelists and guest speakers include Michael Sands, COO of Orbitz; Bill Farrow, CIO of Chicago Board of Trade; Evan Eschmeyer, Former NBA Player; Beverly Benz-Treuille, President and Chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters International; and David Nelson, COO of National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship.

The conference will address the challenges and opportunities of a changing business world by bridging the efforts of the Kellogg School of Management faculty and Northwestern's undergraduate business groups.

The Northwestern Undergraduate Business Council is a coordinating group that works with all the business-related student groups on campus. For more information about the organization contact the group's chair Haimu Sun at <h-sun3@northwestern.edu>.

For more information about the forum visit <http://groups.northwestern.edu/nubc>.

Topics: Campus Life