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FAU’s College of Business Hosts Fall 2013 Executive Forum Lecture Series

BOCA RATON, Fla. (October 1, 2013)  - Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business will host its Fall 2013 Executive Forum Lecture Series, sponsored by Bank of America, on Thursdays through Dec. 5, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., in room 101 in the Office Depot Grand Lecture Hall, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.  

In its 22nd year, the Executive Forum series provides FAU students, alumni and the business community exposure to the wealth of knowledge and experience of entrepreneurs and executives from a wide variety of businesses and industries.  Each week, the speakers will provide a brief overview of their individual businesses, as well as other professional experiences, followed by a discussion of key issues facing their industries, businesses or the business climate in general. The Executive Forum also is designed to help students focus their career development interests by enabling them to peer inside a vast array of businesses and industries.

The following is the schedule for the lecture series: 

·  David Bastian, director of operational quality control for JM Family

Enterprises, Inc. – Oct. 3

·  Neal Asbury, president and chief executive officer of The Legacy

Companies – Oct. 10

·  Chris Mazzella, former inspector general of Miami-Dade County –

Oct. 17

·  Tim O’Loughlin, president of Pace Americas, Inc. – Oct. 24

·  Michael Solomon, best-selling author and consultant – Oct. 31

·  Sharon Hayes, registered nurse and chief executive officer of Edward

White Hospital – Nov. 7

·  Arnold Cohen, certified public accountant and consultant for

RADCO Consulting, LLC – Nov. 14

·  Scott H. Adams, chairman of the board of Integrity Tracking, LLC – 

Nov. 21

·  George Stamas, president of DanceSport Academy, Inc. –  Dec. 5


The Executive Forum Series is free and open to the public. RSVP online at beginning the Monday prior to each lecture.

For more information, contact Maggie Kelly at 561-297-0927 or


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship. For more information, visit

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