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Business Students Organize Inaugural Leadership Conference

Henderson, Tenn. - Apr 21, 2015

Freed-Hardeman University College of Business will present its inaugural leadership conference for business students Thursday, April 23, in Brown-Kopel Business Center on the FHU campus. Four distinguished alumni will return to campus to offer a day devoted to real-world applications to lead students “From the Classroom to the Boardroom.” All sessions will be conducted in Ayers Auditorium.

The first session will begin at 9:00am with Frank McMeen, president of West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation, speaking. His topic will be “What’s the Point?  Finding Spiritual and Social Identity in Your Work.” 

The keynote presentation, immediately following a special chapel hosted by the College of Business, will address the question, “How Do I Get There?  Fulfilling Your Dreams.”  Seth Chandler, CEO of international advertising and public relations firm DCA/DCPR will lead the keynote alongside his daughter Madison Chandler.  Madison Chandler co-founded Purple Door Coffee in Denver, Colorado.  Purple Door, a coffee house that hires and trains young adults transitioning out of homelessness, has recently been featured in news outlets such as The Huffington Post and USA Today.

The final presentation of the day will be at 1:00pm. Betsy Hesselrode, an attorney from Franklin, Tennessee, will answer the question: “When Will I Use This?  Applying Your College Experience.” She has a private estate planning practice with C. Moon Law and is an insurance defense attorney for Farmers Insurance.

The event has been planned by College of Business Dean Mark Steiner and a new strategic marketing team comprised of business majors. Students from Lane College and University of Memphis at Lambuth will join Freed-Hardeman students for the event.