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Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc. president/CEO William McMullen to speak March 17

3/2/2010 —
The spring 2010 CEO Conversations series at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus continues March 17 with guest speaker William C. McMullen, president and CEO of Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc., an employee-owned consulting and technical services firm headquartered in Reston, Va.  The hour-long program begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the Community Center. The series is free and open to the public.

McMullen joined Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc. in 1994, and was promoted to vice president in 1997, followed by a promotion to senior vice president in 1999. He was appointed as chief operating officer in 2002, and since 2008 has served as president and CEO. While based in Reston, Whitney, Bradley & Brown Inc. has several offices around the country, including in Alabama, California, Maryland, Ohio and other cities in Virginia.

Originally from Barnesboro, Pa., McMullen holds a bachelor of science degree from Juanita College, earned a master’s degree in national security affairs from the Naval War College, and completed a master’s degree in management at Salve Regina University.

During a 27-year career in the U.S. Marine Corps, McMullen held a number of operational and staff positions. His tours included ground combat operations in Vietnam, air combat operations in Desert Storm, and contingency operations in Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi, Africa. He retired in 1994 with the rank of colonel.

An initiative of Penn State Fayette Chancellor Emmanuel I. Osagie, CEO Conversations is designed to give students the opportunity to hear from and talk with key individuals in the local, regional and national business communities about business, entrepreneurship and leadership. CEO Conversations debuted in fall 2007 with local businessman, philanthropist, and former Fayette County Commissioner Joseph A. Hardy III as the guest speaker. Guest speakers have also included Attorney General Tom Corbett and Fayette County District Attorney Nancy Vernon; Sheetz Inc. Chairman Stephen Sheetz; American Eagle Outfitters CEO James O’Donnell; Dick’s Sporting Goods CEO Edward Stack; Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl; Allegheny Construction Group Owner and President Laura Deklewa; Pittsburgh Penguins CEO Ken Sawyer; the First Lady of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Marjorie Rendell; Chairman Emeritus of Burt Hill John Kosar; Chairman of Westinghouse Electric Company Steve Tritch; CEO of Philips Health Care Don Spence; and President and CEO of Mine Safety Appliances Company William Lambert.
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