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            MEDIA CONTACT: Jessica Aptman

FAU’s College of Business Hosts ‘Spring 2011 Executive Forum Lecture Series

         BOCA RATON, FL (January 12, 2011)
- Florida Atlantic University’s College of Business will host its 2011 Executive Forum Lecture Series on Thursdays beginning January 20, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in room 101 in the Office Depot Grand Lecture Hall within the College, 777 Glades Road, Boca Raton.  

           In its 20th year, the Executive Forum provides FAU students exposure to the wealth of knowledge and experience of entrepreneurs and executives from a wide variety of businesses and industries. Each week, the speakers will provide a brief overview of their individual businesses, as well as other professional experiences, followed by a discussion of key issues facing their industries, businesses or the business climate in general. The Executive Forum also is designed to help students focus their career development interests by enabling them to peer inside a vast array of businesses and industries.

The following is the schedule for the lecture series: 

  • Fred Meltzer, president of Hoffman’s Chocolate – January 20

  • Leon Cooperman, chairman of Omega Advisors, Inc. – January 27

  • John Maloney, Jr., president of Bluegreen Corporation – February 3

  • Larry Feldman, chief executive officer of Subway Development Corporation of Washington, February 10

  • Michael Gordon, co-founder of Pizza Fusion – February 17

  • Jeff Sharfstein, chief executive officer of The Strive Group – February 24

  • Mark Chudacoff, president of Midwest Truck and Auto Parts – March 3

  • Herman Lebersfeld, chairman of Capitol Lighting – March 17

  • Brad Mautner, president of MFRI, Inc. – March 24

  • Roy G. Krause, chairman of Spherion Corporation – March 31

  • Paul Vanderberg, president of Winroc Corporation – April 7

  • Ralph De La Vega, president and chief executive officer of AT&T Mobility – April 15*

  • Edgar Otto, chairman of National Healing Corporation – April 21

The Executive Forum Series is free and open to the public. RSVP online at beginning the Monday prior to each lecture.

For more information, contact Jessica Aptman at 561-297-2980 or

* This class will take place on Friday, April 15 at 1:45 p.m.


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