CSUSM Announces Spring 2010 "In the Executive's Chair" Series


Media Contact: Margaret Lutz | mlutz@csusm.edu

"In the Executive's Chair," a popular course at California State University San Marcos in the College of Business Administration, kicks off the year with a dozen senior executive-level guests visiting campus to share tips, tricks, strategies and challenges 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 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. most Thursdays through April in Markstein Hall, Room 125. The discussions are open to members of the campus and business community at no charge, space permitting. 

The spring 2010 In the Executive's Chair schedule is as follows:
Jan. 28
Jeff Moorad - Vice Chairman & CEO - San Diego Padres

Feb. 4
Jeff Campbell - CEO (former) - Burger King

Feb. 11
Judi Sheppard Missett - Founder & CEO - Jazzercize
Feb. 18
Kathleen Davis, Ph.D. - CEO - Sports Marketing Research Institute (SMRI)

Feb. 25
Ted Waitt - Founder - Gateway

March 4
Jung-Ho Pak - Artistic Director & Conductor - Orchestra Nova

March 18
George Koch - Co-founder & CEO - Stone Brewing Co.

April 8
Irwin M. Jacobs, Ph.D. -Founder and Chairman of the Board (former) - Qualcomm

April 15
George Hage - CEO - HiTron USA; Founder & CEO, RevoBiolabs Inc.

April 22
Bill Strauss - CEO - Provide Commerce Inc.

April 29
Mark King - CEO - TaylorMade Inc.

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 fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.