University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business Launches 2013 “Intersections” Speaking Series with Top Local Executives Executives from the Minnesota Vikings, Sun Country Airlines and UnitedHealth Group will join academic leaders from St. Thomas for free speaking event that examines emerging business ideas and practices Business Wire MINNEAPOLIS -- December 20, 2012 The University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business announced today that its “Intersections” speaking series is returning for a second year. Top executives representing the Minnesota Vikings, Sun Country Airlines and UnitedHealth Group will take the stage with leading academics to discuss important and emerging business issues and related best practices. The events will feature strategic insights on a range of topics including sports and brand management, business strategy and health care policy and reform. Each hour-long event, which is free to the general public, will be held at Opus College’s Schulze Hall auditorium, 1000 LaSalle Avenue in downtown Minneapolis. Nearby parking is available. “After a successful season last year, we’re excited to bring back ‘Intersections.’ We’re fortunate to live in the Twin Cities, where so many corporations are fostering innovation and leadership in their fields,” said Christopher Puto, dean and Opus Distinguished Chair for the Opus College of Business. “By linking top practitioners and academia, we can make a difference and build upon our local knowledge economy.” To kick off the series, Professor John Sailors will team up with Steve LaCroix, vice president of sales and marketing and CMO for the Minnesota Vikings. In a conversational format, they’ll share their thoughts on “Intersections in Brand Management” on Wednesday, January 23. The formal program, which includes time for a Q&A, will take place from 6 – 7 p.m. and a networking reception will begin at 5p.m. Individuals who wish to attend the January 23 event or subsequent events must register at: www.stthomas.edu/business/intersections2013. The schedule is as follows: Date Organizational UST Thought Topic Leader Leader January 23, Steve LaCroix, John Sailors, Intersections 2013 Chief Marketing Associate in Brand Officer Professor Marketing Management Minnesota Vikings March 6, Stan Gadek, Carmina Cavazos, Intersections 2013 President and CEO Assistant in Business Professor Marketing Strategy Sun Country Airlines May 1, 2013 Simon Stevens, Dave Durenburger, Intersections President – Global Senior Health in Health Care Health Policy Fellow Policy UnitedHealth Group NIHP About the University of St. Thomas Opus College With a vision to educate highly principled global business leaders, the University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business is the only private university in Minnesota accredited by the AACSB. It offers undergraduate concentrations in 13 fields and master’s degrees in seven programs, including day and evening MBA programs. The school enrolls another 4,300 participants annually in executive-education classes. Note to Media: Reporters wishing to attend the event and/or arrange an on-site or pre-event interview may contact Samantha Mehrotra at email@example.com or (651) 789-1275. Contact: For University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business: Samantha Mehrotra, 651-789-1275 firstname.lastname@example.org
University of St. Thomas Opus College of Business Launches 2013 “Intersections” Speaking Series with Top Local Executives
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