Shepherd to host a summit on improving the state’s economy
Shepherd University is hosting a summit on Saturday, March 18, 2017, that will explore how to improve the state’s economy. “Reinventing West Virginia: Respecting the Heritage and Realizing the Future” will address ways different sectors can work together on how jobs, education, technology, energy and tourism impact the economy.
“This summit has been designed to gather the brightest minds in the state here at Shepherd to help to determine what we can do to improve the future outlook of the state and its residents,” said Dr. Chip Zimmer, M.B.A. coordinator and chair and creator of this event.
The summit will feature five one-hour forums directed by facilitators aided by Shepherd M.B.A. students. Forum topics will include:
Education and Technology-facilitated by Dr. Mary J.C. Hendrix, president of Shepherd University
Energy-facilitated by Fred T. White, senior director, public sector, ABS Consulting of Arlington, Virginia
Tourism-facilitated by Richard A. Pill, Martinsburg attorney
Marketing and Branding-facilitated by James B. Lees, Charleston attorney
Culminating Forum-facilitated by Dr. E. Gordon DeMeritt, associate professor of business at Shepherd
Attendance to the summit is open to the public, but limited to 400 people. Registration will open in January. For more information, visit www.shepherd.edu/mba-summit.