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Sapphire Program to Host Leadership Symposium

Students involved in the Smeal Sapphire Leadership Program will bring together prominent industry professionals on Friday, November 2 to discuss effective leadership and ethics during the Sapphire Leadership Symposium. The event is open to all undergraduate students at Penn State.
October 30, 2012

Students involved in the Smeal Sapphire Leadership Program will bring together prominent industry professionals on Friday, November 2 to discuss effective leadership and ethics during the Sapphire Leadership Symposium. The event is open to all undergraduate students at Penn State.

Anthony Buzzelli ’71, former vice chairman and regional managing partner for the Pacific Southwest region of Deloitte, will lead a case study on ethics during the event. Keynote addresses will be given by Lou Grabowsky, Chief Operating Officer at Grant Thorton, LLP and Tim Keenan, founder and CEO of High Performance Technologies Inc. (HPTi).

Also included in the list of speakers are Smeal faculty members Robert Novack, Associate Professor of Supply Chain and Information Systems, and Kenneth Pasch, Instructor in Accounting and Management, who will present workshops on the balance between leading and following and applying personal skills and attributes to leadership style.

“The Sapphire Leadership Symposium is an opportunity for students from all domains of study to collaborate and expand their working knowledge of leadership,” said Alexander Drost, president of the Sapphire Executive Board and a senior majoring in Finance and Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management.

The all-day event will be held at the Nittany Lion Inn on Penn State’s University Park campus. Registration for the event is $10 and will begin at 8:45 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

For complete symposium details and to register, visit https://php.smeal.psu.edu/sapphire/symposium/index.php.

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