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Grow or Die: A survival Guide to Professional and Personal Developmentby Kirk Stinson, Ron Landstrom Executive in Residence - September 20, 2012
Kirk Stinson graduated from the University of Nebraska at Kearney in 1991 with a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing. Stinson grew up in a retail family who owned and operated a local hardware store in Superior, Nebraska. Considering his family business background, it made sense that Stinson's first job out of college was a sales position with Black and Decker in the Kansas City region. Stinson was moved to the DEWALT/BLACK and DECKER Corporate Headquarters in Baltimore, MD to assume the Vice President of Sales and Marketing role. Recently, Stinson has been promoted within the company to assume the CEO role for the Stanley Security Division based in Indianapolis, IN. Stinson's brother, Mark, is also a Business Administration graduate from UNK and currently serves as the President of Exmark Manufacturing, Inc located in Beatrice, Nebraska.
The Ron Landstrom Executive in Residence program was created through the generosity of Jerry and Jeanne Taylor. Jerry Taylor is a KSC/UNK alumnus and former Senior Vice President and CFO for Applied Materials. Taylor chose to name the program after one of his favorite professor, Ron Landstrom, because of his profound respect and gratitude for the man who helped and inspired him as an undergraduate.
Ayn Rand's Free Market Revolution: Atlas Shrugged & The Morality of CapitalismBy Dr. Yaron Brook (Part of the Morality of Capitalism Symposium - November 1 & 2, 2011)
Dr. Yaron Brook is President of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights. He is a columnist at Forbes.com, and his articles have been featured in major publications such as the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Investor’s Business Daily. Dr. Brook is often interviewed on radio and is a frequent guest on a variety of national TV programs. He is co-author of Neoconservatism: An Obituary for an Idea and a contributor to Winning the Unwinnable War: America’s Self-Crippled Response to Islamic Totalitarianism. Dr. Brook is an internationally recognized speaker on individual rights, the causes of the financial crisis, the morality of capitalism, and U.S. foreign policy. Dr. Brook was born and raised in Israel. He served as a first sergeant in Israeli military intelligence and earned a BSc in civil engineering from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. In 1987 he moved to the United States, where he received his MBA and Ph.D. in finance from the University of Texas at Austin; he became an American citizen in 2003. For seven years he was an award-winning finance professor at Santa Clara University, and in 1998 he cofounded a financial advisory firm, BH Equity Research, of which he is presently managing director and chairman.
Identifying your Leadership Abilities...and Capabilities
by Distinguished Alum Robert L. Nielsen - April 22, 2010
Walking into your place as future business leaders of tomorrow requires taking steps today to identify individual strengths towards being an effective leader. This was part of the presentation by Distinguished UNK Alum Robert L. Nielsen, sponsored by the UNK Phi Beta Lambda student organization. His message to those present emphasized the need for strength based leadership and identifying individual strengths with excerpts from his experiences in the automotive, manufacturing, entertainment, and publishing industries.
Robert L. Nielsen, a 1963 UNK graduate with a degree in Business Education, was a managing partner of the Gallup Organization for twenty years and served as Gallup’s Healthcare Program leader. Through his global leadership in this position, he has been recognized for his expertise regarding employee engagement and its linkages to productivity, profitability, and patient and physician loyalty and employee retention.
Embracing the Forces of Change by Molly Murphy - March 9, 2010
(Part of the Female Business Executives Distinguished Speaker Series)
There are major changes facing today's leaders and businesses across the world. This discussion will explore the impacts of global market dynamics, transformation to a sustainable culture and the power of social networking/media. Great opportunities await the individuals who can differentiate themselves, their products and firm in this environment.
Presented by: Molly Murphy, EATON Corp.
As the OEM Sales Director, Mrs. Murphy has led OEM Sales in the United States for the last 4 years. In April she will be moving to Shanghai, China as the Vice-President of Sales Operations for Asia Pacific. She has over 14 years of experience with Eaton working in HR, and E-Business Venture and Channel before her current roles. Prior to her time with Eaton Mrs. Murphy worked for Marquette University as the Director for Family Businesses and as a Business School Professor focused on strategic planning and entrepreneurship.
Being an Agent of Change, Even at a Young Age - by Rebecca Kousky - April 6, 2010
(Part of the J.A. Baldwin Free Enterprise Lecture Series)
Is being young an asset or liability to being an entrepreneur? Does it bring fresh-thinking and creative ideas? Or is it an obstacle, when more experience and greater knowledge would be more beneficial? Rebecca shared her experience in starting an international non-profit and how she has incorporated a unique microfinance model into that business. While in Kearney, Rebecca also was a guest on NTV’s The Good Life program, was the guest presenter at the American Democracy Project’s Times Talk in the Fireside Lounge and a guest speaker in the graduate level Marketing Management Seminar class for Dr. Srivatsa Seshadri. More information about Rebecca and Nest can be found on her website, http://www.buildanest.com
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