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Discover, Aspire, Inspire Theme for Executive Symposium

Discover, Aspire, Inspire Theme for Executive Symposium

Business leaders from across the country will be on hand at the third annual Creighton University College of Business Executive Business Symposium Friday, Nov. 17, 2006, in Creighton’s Skutt Student Center. This unique day, organized for Creighton students by Creighton students in the Anna Tyler Waite Leadership Program, combines business leaders with motivated college students to create a dynamic environment aimed at networking, knowledge, and innovation.

This year’s theme, “Discover, Aspire, Inspire” is in essence the foundation for the Executive Business Symposium. On this day, students close their books to discover the world of business through interaction with value-driven professionals who have succeeded in business. They find that their aspirations to be strong leaders come directly from role models in the community and that listening to leaders of today’s world brings with it inspiration for them, the leaders of tomorrow.

The day’s events include both a keynote and motivational speaker. This year, Dan Morrissey, president of the Omaha Sports Commission, is the Motivational speaker and Jerry Jurgensen, CEO of Nationwide Insurance, is the keynote speaker. The day also includes panel sessions held throughout the morning. These sessions cover a variety of topics, allowing students to address relevant issues that will better prepare them for the changing business environment.

A new feature to this year’s Symposium is an Executive Perspective Panel. Four Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from successful companies, including Ron Gartlan of Godfather’s Inc., Jerry Jurgensen of Nationwide Insurance, Wayne Sensor of Alegent Health, and Jim Young of Union Pacific Railroad, will participate in a discussion that will give students insight into the world of business through the eyes of successful business leaders. Some topics they will address include managing family and business lives, how their definitions of success have changed over the years and their personal value-based leadership practices. For a complete schedule:

This day is a unique opportunity for both students and business leaders alike to share the ins and outs of leadership, business and life. Through this forum, the Executive Business Symposium showcases Creighton University’s College of Business to top local, regional, and national organizations as a leader in academic excellence and student involvement. For more information, contact Chris Wegman at (402)280-3379 or

Posted: 11/6/06

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