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A SUCCESSFUL 'EXECUTIVE SPEAKERS' SEMESTER

March 22, 2001

ALBUQUERQUE – The Anderson Schools of Management is opening its classroom doors to the public four times in April for its Executive Speakers Series.

Across the disciplines that make up business education at The Schools, faculty will be opening their classroom guest lectures to the community for a no-cost learning experience. “The Executive Speakers Series is an important way for us to share the resources of The Anderson Schools with business leaders in the community interested in staying in touch with the latest issues,” said Howard L. Smith, Dean.

The last month in the Executive Series is sure to close the semester with excitement. On Monday, April 2 from 4-6:30 p.m. special guest lecturer Gary Tonjes, President of Albuquerque Economic Development for the last seven years, will be speaking on local economic development activities. Tonjes will be a guest in the first-time class offering of Professor Suleiman Kassicieh, a semester-long exploration of economic development issues in the state. The class will be in the Graduate School of Management Building, room 232.

On Tuesday, April 10 from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m., CJ Chavez of Katmar, Inc. will be speaking to The Anderson Schools’ seminar on negotiations. Chavez, one of last years “Up & Comers” Award recipients, will focus his efforts on ethics in negotiations. “Last time he was here, CJ was so dynamic that I am excited to have him back again,” said instructor Judy Moore, who is teaching the course. The class will be in the Graduate School of Management Building, room 230.

On Monday, April 16 from 4:00-6:30 p.m. special guest lecturer Jim Novak will be speaking on “Start Up Activities.” Novak, an EMBA graduate, is founder of SenSolve, a manufacturer and designer of sensors used in robotics. Novak will be another guest in Professor Kassicieh’s course on economic development issues in the state. The class will be in the Graduate School of Management Building, room 232.

On Wednesday, April 25 from 11:00 to 12:15 p.m., Father Oliver Williams will be speaking to The Anderson Schools’ seminar on ethics. Father Williams, an expert on economic and political issues in South Africa and an associate professor of management at Notre Dame, will focus his lecture on how ethics of virtue might inform the conduct of managers. Professor Virginia Gerde, who is the instructor of the course, will open her classroom to Father Williams and to the public at The Anderson Schools of Management in room 1065.

For more information on these programs and the Executive Speakers Series, call 277-6264.

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The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is dedicated to excellence in professional management education. At the Anderson School, faculty, staff, and students are committed to shaping the intellect and character of the next generation of business leaders, advancing the knowledge and practice of management, promoting economic development, and building a vibrant intellectual community that serves the highest and best interests of all our stakeholders.

The School was founded in 1947 and now offers more than a dozen concentrations at the BBA and MBA levels and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business in the top 20% of business schools in the nation. The School is funded by the State of New Mexico and further support is generated by The Anderson School of Management Foundation. For more information, the public can visit www.mgt.unm.edu, email info@mgt.unm.edu, or call (505) 277-6471.

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