Ilitch School presents "What’s next? The post-pandemic future of business" speaker series

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Beginning in January 2021, the Mike Ilitch School of Business will host a monthly, virtual speaker series. While the specific topics discussed during each session will be determined by the moderator and his/her featured guest, the general theme of the winter series is “What’s next? The post-pandemic future of business.” The primary audience is current Wayne State University students, although the series will be open to the broader community.

All Wayne State University students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends are invited to attend this free event, which will include an insightful discussion between our moderator and featured guest, followed by a Q&A session with the audience.

The series is presented by the Ilitch School’s Graduate Programs Office and emceed by Assistant Dean Kiantee Rupert-Jones.

Winter 2021 Speakers:

TUESDAY, JANUARY 26, 5-6 P.M.
Beyond leadership: Building a more sustainable tomorrow

Matt Elliott, Michigan market president and region executive, Bank of America
Moderated by Tiffany Douglas, senior vice president and market executive, Bank of America

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 5-6 P.M.
An insider's guide to careers in private equity and operations management
Travis Kelly (M.B.A. ’01), president and CEO, Isola
Moderated by Manoj Kulchania, associate professor of finance, Mike Ilitch School of Business

TUESDAY, MARCH 23, 5-6 P.M.
What’s next? The post-pandemic future of entrepreneurship

Camille Walker-Banks (B.S. ’95, M.U.P. ’08), executive director-Michigan, NPower
Moderated by Matthew Roling, executive director, WSU Office of Business Innovation

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 5-6 P.M.
A conversation with Matt Simoncini

Matt Simoncini (B.S. ’85), retired president and CEO, Lear Corp.
Moderated by Samantha Jablonski, secretary, Ilitch School Graduate Business Student Association

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