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Speaker Series

Baldwin Free Enterprise Lecture Series

The presentations listed here are made possible by the J.A. Baldwin Free Enterprise Lecture Series Fund. This is an endowed gift given to the University Foundation to promote the benefits of the free enterprise system among students at the University of Nebraska at Kearney and the public. Its intention is to provide an exchange of ideas through seminars, forums, and special appearances of outstanding spokespersons from the world of business, industry and finance.

Next Speaker:
TBA

Past Presentations by....

Dr. Yaron Brook - President of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights

  • Fall 2011 Agenda for the Morality of Capitalism Symposium Offered through the College of Business & Technology podcast

Jim Harris - International Best Selling Author and Management Consultant

  • Spring 2011 Flyer
  • View Video Clips from this lecture here.

Michael Simmons - Co Founder of Extreme Entrepreneurship Education, LLC

  • Author of The Student Success Manifesto: How to Create a Life of Passion, Purpose, and Prosperity
  • Fall 2010 Flyer

Rebecca Kousky - Founder/Executive Director of NEST

Grant Stanley - CEO/Founder of Contemporary Analysis in Omaha, NE

Andrew B. Busch - Global FX Market Strategist BMO Capital Markets

  • Spring 2009

John Perry - Owner/CEO of BioGreen

Ben Casnocha - CEO of Comcate, Inc. and Author of "My Start-Up Life"

Jerry Newman - Author of "My Secret Life on the McJob"

  • Fall 2007

Andy Litinsky - President of Trump Productions

  • Spring 2007

Ron Landstrom Executive in Residence Program

The Ron Landstrom Executive in Residence Program brings successful business executives to the University of Nebraska Kearney campus to talk with students in the College of Business & Technology regarding "best business practices" as well as their personal career paths and lessons learned. Typically, the executive engages students in several classes, makes a campus presentation on their area of expertise, and participates in a session with the CBT Student Advisory Board and faculty, as well as participating in a networking opportunity with the Business Advisory Board. This program was created as a result of a generous financial gift to the University of Nebraska Foundation by Jerry Taylor, KSC/UNK alumnus and former Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for Applied Materials, and his wife, Jeanne. Taylor chose to name the program after one of his favorite business professors, Ron Landstrom, because of his profound respect and gratitude toward the man who helped and inspired him as an undergraduate.

Past Executives in Residence:

2014-2014  Richard Salmen, Sr VP and Manager, Financial Planning Services at BOK Financial in Overland Park, KS

2013-2014 JoAn Scott, Director of Governing Body Relations for Nike North America

2012-2013 Kirk Stinson, CEO of Stanley Security Division of Stanley Black and Decker

2009-2010 Bill Bauhard, Sr. VP & CFO of Omnium Worldwide, Inc.

2008-2009 Larry Hall, CPS Investments, LLC, Denver

2006-2007 Ron Williams, President and CEO of Gary-Williams Energy Corporation

Nebraska State Agency Director Series

Directors and Commissioners from various governmental agencies within the state of Nebraska have been invited and matched with several CBT classes to discuss topics of interest to the class as well as employment opportunities within their respective departments. These Directors and Commissioners have also agreed to take a lead role in a Kearney Community Forum - town hall style. 

So far we have hosted: