Business Leader Talk Series

  • Andrew White talks to a room

    Wednesday, December 15 - Andrew White - President, Comptus
    Andrew White talked about "Owning a Business and Turnaround".

  • Ann Glover talks to a room

    Monday, December 6 - Ann Glover - Retired Chief Corporate Marketing Officer
    Ann Glover presented on "Public Relations and Marketing Communications in a Digital World".

  • Charles Clark speaks

    Monday, November 15 - Charles Clark - Executive Director, Castle in the Clouds
    Chuck Clark spoke about "Innovation and Running a Not-for-Profit Organization with a Long Legacy".

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    Wednesday, November 3 - Rudolph Glocker - Founder, Burgeon Outdoor
    Rudolph Glocker talked about "Mission Driven Entrepreneurship".

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Current Semester Upcoming Talks

Hosted by Plymouth State's Graduate Business program, the Business Leaders Talks will continue through the spring semester with guest speakers covering a wide array of topics. Guest speakers will cover a wide array of topics related to business, entrepreneurship, marketing, accounting and other areas. This is a fantastic professional development opportunity for our business students, and anyone interested in learning more. Each talk will conclude with a brief networking session and light refreshments.

The Business Leader Talk Series is supported by the PSU Advancement Office, Graduate Admissions, and MCCS.

Spring 2024 Talks

Jim Diefenbach ('89) – Senior Vice President of Global Sales, ODAIA

Date: Monday, February 19 Topic: “Success in Tech Startup”    

Stephen Mason (MEd) – Chief Officer, State of New Hampshire Human Resources

Date: Monday, March 4 Topic: “Exploring a Career in the Public Sector”

Rebecca Woods ('04, MHA) – Senior Vice President of Client Services, Divurgent

Date: Tuesday, March 26  Topic: “Finding Your Superpower in Entrepreneurship”

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Fall 2023 

Kevin Sarkis Jr (MBA '08) – Principal Consultant, Visionary Solutions Consulting

Date: Wednesday, October 4 Topic: “Closing the Consumer Gap for Clean Energy Supply”

Kortney Nedeau (MBA '08) – Founder & Principal Consultant, The Maine Resource LLC
Date: Monday, November 6 Topic: “International Sales and Exploring Non-Traditional Work in Post-Pandemic Era”
Aimee Claiborne (DA, MBA) – Chief Human Resources Officer, Dartmouth Health

Date: Monday, December 4 Topic: “Exploring a Career in Healthcare”

Spring 2023
Kevin Bell – Vice President of Marketing, Loon Mountain Resort

Date: Monday, February 6, 2023 Topic: “Don’t Get Over Your Skis – Being Thoughtful, Creative, and Accountable”

Andrew White – President, Comptus

Date: Thursday, February 2, 2023 Topic: “Entrepreneurship, Owning a Business and Turnaround”

Amanda Grappone Osmer – Owner and 4th Generation Steward of Grappone Automotive

Date: Monday, April 17, 2023 Topic: “Entrepreneurship, Driving Change and Growing a Business”

Spring 2022
Christopher Bunnell – CEO, UnitGPS

Date: Thursday, February 3, 2022 | Topic: “The Bootstrapped Start-up: Survival Skills for Business Warriors.”

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Amy K. Bassett – ’90, District Director of US Small Business Administration

Date: Thursday, February 17, 2022 | Topic: “The Small Business Profile of New Hampshire.”

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Amanda Grappone Osmer – Owner and 4th Generation Steward of Grappone Automotive

Date: Thursday, February 24, 2022 | Topic: “Entrepreneurship, Driving Change and Growing a Business.”

Photos from the Event