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  • 22 Complete IPFW’s Annual Applied Leadership Series
For Immediate Release
March 26, 2014

22 Complete IPFW’s Annual Applied Leadership Series

Key Info

  • 22 Northeast Indiana business managers representing 12 companies and organizations completed the 3-day Applied Leadership Series hosted by IPFW
  • Area managers to developed leadership skills through discussions and interactive exercises facilitated by regional business experts
  • Topics ranged from strategic leadership, sales and marketing, and human resources to business financial strategies
  • Series is hosted annually by the IPFW Division of Continuing Studies and its Entrepreneurship and Corporate Training department
  • The next series is scheduled for March 2015

FORT WAYNE, Ind.—Twenty-two business managers representing 12 companies and organizations from northeast Indiana have completed the third annual Applied Leadership Series of Indiana University–Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). The event, which met March 19–21, provided an opportunity for area managers to develop their leadership skills through discussions and interactive exercises facilitated by regional business experts on topics ranging from strategic leadership, sales and marketing, and human resources to business financial strategies.

The keynote speaker was Keith E. Busse, co-founder and chairman of Steel Dynamics, Inc., who shared his entrepreneurial experiences and leadership philosophies with the group.

Those completing the 2014 IPFW Applied Leadership Series, listed alphabetically by the name of their company or organization, are:

  • John Dach, Adam Hahn, and Pat Stone, BAE Systems
  • Brian Fry, Ben Michael, and Scott Shoppell, Fort Wayne Metals
  • John Bailey and Jay Butters, H.C. Starck
  • Joe Alvey, Robin Cooper, and Kevin Klingenberger, Medical Protective Company
  • Carla Kimberlin, OMCO Midwest
  • Kurt Cantwell, Valerie Reinking, and Angela Snyder, Riverside Manufacturing
  • Jack Hammer, Three Rivers Festival
  • Eric Edwards, Tower International
  • Ken Schannen, Water Furnace International
  • Rick Rogers and William Toliver, Wayne Metals
  • Mark Klingenberger, Wilbert Funeral Services
  • Darren Herschberger

The Applied Leadership Series is sponsored by the IPFW Division of Continuing Studies in partnership with the Center for Leadership Development within the Division of Organizational Leadership in the College of Engineering, Technology and Computer Science; the Richard T. Doermer School of Business; and the IPFW Alumni Association. More information can be found through the series’ website.

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