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April 22 “CEO Conversations” to feature Marjorie Rendell

Marjorie Rendell
4/14/2009 —
Judge and First Lady of Pennsylvania Marjorie Rendell is the next “CEO Conversations” featured speaker at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus on Wednesday, April 22. The public is invited to this free event, which begins at noon in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the campus’ Community Center.

Rendell became the 43rd First Lady of Pennsylvania when her husband, Governor Edward Rendell, was sworn in as governor of Pennsylvania in January of 2003. She is a cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and received her Juris Doctor degree from the Villanova University School of Law in 1973.

Over the course of her 20-year career as a practicing attorney, Rendell specialized in bankruptcy law and commercial litigation. She was inducted as a judge of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania in 1994 and was awarded the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Sandra Day O’Connor Award in 2004.

As first lady, Judge Rendell has focused on imparting civic responsibility to children through civic learning. She also promotes Pennsylvania’s rich history and partners with the Pennsylvania Commission for Women on its initiatives.

CEO Conversations is 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. CEO Conversations, an initiative of Penn State Fayette Chancellor 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 at CEO Conversations include: Attorney General Tom Corbett and Fayette County District Attorney Nancy Vernon; Stephen Sheetz, chairman of Sheetz Inc.; James O’Donnell, CEO of American Eagle Outfitters; Edward Stack, CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods; Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl; Laura Deklewa, owner and president of Allegheny Construction Group; and Ken Sawyer, CEO of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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