Home Campus Directory | A-Z Index

Glen Meakem continues “CEO Conversations” series at Penn State Fayette

Glen Meakem
Chairman and CEO of FreeMarkets, Inc., Glen Meakem
10/3/2011 —

Radio host and founder, chairman and CEO of FreeMarkets, Inc., Glen Meakem, will continue the fall 2011 “CEO Conversations” series on Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus. This free event begins at noon in the campus’ Maggie Hardy Magerko Auditorium in the Community Center.

Since its inception in 1995, FreeMarkets has experienced exponential growth. The company, which works with businesses to improve purchasing functions, went public in 1999 and was sold in 2004. Meakem’s entrepreneurial spirit continued in 2005 when he co-founded Meakem Becker Venture Capital, a leading early-stage venture capital firm based in Pittsburgh.

In 2008, Meakem became a member of the broadcasting community as host of a conservative radio talk show “Glen Meakem on the Weekend.” The show is broadcast over the airwaves in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Meakem, who holds eight United States patents for electronic commerce inventions, was named one of forty technology pioneers by the 2003 World Economic Forum. His other accolades include the Anti-Defamation League’s National American Heritage Award, Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Western Pennsylvania, and an honorary Ph.D. in business administration from Robert Morris University. Meakem graduated cum laude from Harvard, and earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

The program will feature a presentation by Mr. Meakem about his background and experiences as an entrepreneur followed by a conversation with a panel of students and questions from the general audience. The program will end with refreshments and a “meet and greet” during which students will have an opportunity to interact with Mr. Meakem.

Email this story to a friend Facebook Twitter