Fall 2010 In the Executive's Chair Series Begins Sept. 7


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

Over a dozen regional CEOs and Executives to address CSUSM Business Students  

In the Executive's Chair, a popular course at California State University San Marcos in the College of Business Administration, kicks off the fall semester with over a dozen senior executive-level guests visiting campus to share their personal experiences of running a business or organization.

Inspired by the Bravo television series, Inside the Actor's Studio, the class is part of the Center for Leadership Innovation and Management Building (CLIMB). Rajnandini "Raj" Pillai Ph.D. and David Bennett serve as the hosts.  The intention is to help students learn from the best by bringing in top business leaders to talk about their careers, their companies, and the critical business decisions they commonly face.

The class meets from 10:00 to 11:50 a.m. most Tuesdays through December in Markstein Hall, Room 125. The discussions are open to members of the campus and business community at no charge, space permitting. 

The fall 2010 In the Executive's Chair schedule is as follows:

Sept. 7: Michael Harth, CEO of Sunset Parking

Sept. 14: Emily Hersh, CEO of Interknowlogy

Sept. 21: Kathleen Davis, Ph.D., CEO of Sports Marketing Research Institute (SMRI) and Global Interface Group Consulting

Sept. 28: Holly Green, CEO of The Human Factor

Oct. 5: Elliot Balbert, CEO of Natrol (Retired)

Oct. 12: Tony Smith, co-founder and managing director of Leadership Research Institute

Oct. 26: Larry Anderson, CEO of Tri City Medical Center

Nov. 2: Brent Wiest, CEO of Rudi Wiest Selections

Nov. 9: Les Cross, CEO and president of DJ Orthopedics

Nov. 16: Andy Laats and Chad  Di Neena, co-founders of Nixon, Inc.

Nov. 23: Patrick Kuhse, international speaker, trainer, and consultant on business ethics

Nov. 30: David Grooms, CEO of Torrey Pines Technologies

Dec. 7: Phil Blair, CEO of Manpower

Directions and Parking

CSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit http://www.csusm.edu/guide. Parking is available in campus lots with fees ranging from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay.

About California State University San Marcos

California State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is 15 miles east of the ocean; just 30 miles north of downtown San Diego.