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ODU College of Business and Public Administration Announces 2009-10 Landmark Executive-in-Residence Speakers Schedule

The Old Dominion University College of Business and Public Administration's 2009-10 Landmark Executive-in-Residence speaker series will feature four ODU alumni.

The series is free and open to university students, faculty and staff, and to the public as space permits.

The speakers are as follows:

Sept. 17 - Kevin Burke, is the managing partner of Trinity Capital, an investment banking firm. Prior to founding Trinity Capital, he was executive vice president of Franchise Mortgage Acceptance Company, responsible for capital markets and administration. He was instrumental in developing and broadening the $15 billion franchise loan securitization market. Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. and the presentation will be from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in 1005 Constant Hall.

Nov. 5 - Renée Warren, is co-president of Noelle-Elaine Media, Inc., a New York City-based event management, media relations and video production firm. She has led numerous successful public relations and event planning accounts and created award-winning video productions. She is co-author of the book, "You Buy the Peanut Butter, I'll Get the Bread: The Absolutely True Adventures of Best Friends in Business". Lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. and the presentation will be from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in 1005 Constant Hall.

Jan. 28 - R. Meyera Oberndorf, is the former mayor of Virginia Beach. Elected to the city council in 1976, she was the first woman ever elected to public office in Virginia Beach. During her tenure as mayor, Oberndorf served on the executive committee of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. She also served as vice chairwoman of the National League of Cities International Task Force. Newsweek magazine selected Oberndorf as of the nation's most dynamic mayors. The presentation will be from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in 1005 Constant Hall.

March 30 - Walter Ewell, is the founder of "FranchiseRepublic" a Hampton Roads-based company providing franchise development services, including packaging, financing, regulatory guidance and long-term marketing and operational oversight. He is a certified franchise executive with 30 years experience as a corporate and franchise development specialist, helping build five of the top 50 worldwide franchise companies. The program will be from 12:30-1:20 p.m. in 1005 Constant Hall.

The Landmark Executive-in-Residence speaker series is designed to enrich students' entrepreneurial spirit, their awareness of the success that can be built on their academic experience, and their understanding of the importance of leading with integrity.

The series is dedicated to bringing accomplished business leaders, authors and internationally known speakers to campus to share their history and vision, giving students the opportunity to learn firsthand the strategies and experiences that forge great ethical global leaders.

Established in 2001, the series is funded by an endowment from a group of former Landmark Communications executives in honor of Frank Batten Sr., Landmark's founder and the first rector of the ODU Board of Visitors.

This article was posted on: September 11, 2009

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