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.
"The Economics of School Consolidation"
Spring 2013 Center for Great Plains Symposium
Speakers: Eric Thompson, Director, Bureau of Business Research, UNL; Bree Dority, UNK Economics
Discussant: Allan Jenkins; UNK Economics
Moderator: Timothy J. Burkink, UNK Dean of Business and Technology
Dr. Yaron Brook - President of the Ayn Rand Center for Individual Rights
Jim Harris - International Best Selling Author and Management Consultant
Michael Simmons - Co Founder of Extreme Entrepreneurship Education, LLC
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
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"
Andy Litinsky - President of Trump Productions
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:
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: