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FAU’s College of Business Hosts ‘Spring 2010 Executive Forum Lecture Series’

BOCA RATON, FL (February 2, 2010) – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business will host its 2010 Executive Forum Lecture Series on Thursdays through April 22  from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in room 101 in  the Office Depot Grand Lecture Hall within the College, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton campus.  
            In its 19 th year, the Executive Forum provides FAU students 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 Fogarty, CFO of Plastic Engineering Associations Licensing, Inc. – February 4

  • Edgar Otto, founder and chairman of the board of National Healing Corporation – February11

  • Fred Meltzer, president of Hoffman Chocolates – February 18

  • Menderes Akdag, CEO of PetMed Express– February 25

  • Stanley Tulin, vice chairman emeritus and former CFO of AXA Equitable – March 4

  • Louise Parent, executive vice president and general counsel of American Express – March 18

  • Marvin Miller, president of Major Construction Company – March 25

  • Dan Hodgeman, president of fxDevices – April 1

  • Laurie Silvers, president of Hollywood Media Corporation – April 8

  • Don Perlyn, executive vice president of Nathans Famous, Inc. – April 15

  • Larry Feldman, CEO of Subway Development Corp. of Washington – April 22

            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 Kimberly Gramm at 561-297-3628 or


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Florida Atlantic University opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University serves more than 28,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. Building on its rich tradition as a teaching university, with a world-class faculty, FAU hosts 10 colleges:  College of Architecture, Urban & Public Affairs, Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Biomedical Science, the College of Business, the College of  Education, the College of  Engineering & Computer Science, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Graduate College, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. For more information, visit .

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