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              954-762-5275, mgunther

FAU’s Broward Seaside Burrow Alumni Host MIT Enterprise Forum CEO Panel


          FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (May 26, 2010) – The Broward Seaside Burrow chapter of the FAU National Alumni Association recently hosted “Which Way Up - Growth in a Changed Economy?,” a CEO panel program of the MIT Enterprise Forum of South Florida, at FAU’s Fort Lauderdale campus.

The discussion focused on questions about the future of business, including growth after an economic reset, use of strategic planning, and hiring into growth and global marketplace considerations.

“We were honored to host this dynamic panel discussion and welcome local business leaders to FAU,” said Nancy Tanner, chair of the Broward Seaside Burrow. “We look forward to future events with the South Florida MIT Enterprise Forum.”

  Panelists included FAU alumni Mark Blackburn, Ph.D., president and CEO of T-VEC Technologies, and Douglas Eagon, president and CEO of Stiles, Inc. They were joined by Dr. Lawrence Schimmel, chairman of the board of Professional Bank, and Bruce Turkel, an advertising and branding expert and author of “Building Brand Value.” The panel was moderated by Kurt Wurthmann, Ph.D., a member of the faculty of FAU’s College of Business.

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