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“CEO Conversations” 2008 fall series guest speakers announced

9/3/2008 —
CEO Conversations will feature three prominent guest speakers this fall at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. The upcoming series lineup includes: Edward W. Stack, CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, on Sept. 18; Luke Ravenstahl, mayor of the City of Pittsburgh, on Oct. 14; and Laura Deklewa, owner and president of Allegheny Construction Group, on Nov. 13. All series events are at noon at the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the campus’ Community Center.

CEO Conversations is a special reoccurring series designed to bring the business community onto campus to give students the opportunity to hear from and talk with key individuals in the local, regional and national business world about business, entrepreneurship, and leadership. The free series is open to the public.

CEO Conversations, an initiative of Penn State Fayette Chancellor Dr. Emmanuel Osagie, debuted in fall 2007 with local businessman, philanthropist, and former Fayette County Commissioner Joseph A. Hardy III as the guest speaker. Guest speakers featured in the 2008 spring series included Tom Corbett, Pennsylvania Attorney General, and Nancy Vernon, Fayette County District Attorney; Stephen G. Sheetz, chairman of Sheetz Inc.; and James V. O’Donnell, CEO of American Eagle Outfitters.

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