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2018 Business Speakers Series Luncheon featuring Maria Wynne

On Thursday, April 19, Maria Wynne, chief executive officer of Leadership Greater Chicago (LGC), will present the keynote address at the Indiana University Northwest School of Business and Economics (SOBE) 2018 Business Speakers Series Luncheon at Avalon Manor, 3550 East U.S. Route 30 in Merrillville. Doors open at 11 a.m. and lunch is served promptly at 11:30 a.m.

Wynne’s address, entitled “Leadership: Future Forecast,” will focus on what leaders need to do in order to be successful in tomorrow’s business environment. Since we can expect the environment to remain uncertain and volatile, Wynne suggests that collaboration across sectors will become the new norm. She will offer ideas to help answer the questions: How can leaders create nimble, collaborative organizations? What will help them effectively navigate growing complexity? What will be the impact of this new leadership model on business, as well as society?

Wynne has distinguished herself as an executive with broad leadership experience in the corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors. As a sales vice president for Xerox and a sales general manager for Microsoft, she has led national sales and marketing organizations for both U.S. leading brands. Prior to joining LGC in June of 2014, Wynne served as chief executive officer for Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana from 2008 to 2013.

Making connections

Wynne describes Leadership Greater Chicago as “the region’s premier convener, connector, and mobilizer of bold leaders to effect transformative civic impact across Greater Chicago.” Through its Signature Fellows Program, LGC has developed nearly 1,100 individuals through its intensive 10-month program, which provides the foundation for a lifelong commitment to civic engagement.

The annual event serves as a fundraiser to benefit the School of Business and Economics, accredited by the prestigious Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB). It also serves to connect business students and faculty with members of the business community.

Individual tickets and sponsorship packages with table purchase opportunities are available. To learn more and register, visit iun.edu/business-speaker-series or contact Jeanie Tucker at jematuck@iun.edu. Walk-ins will not be accepted.


Thursday April 19, 2018 11:00 AM
Thursday April 19, 2018 02:00 PM
Avalon Manor, 3550 East U.S. Route 30, Merrillville
Jeanie Tucker
Individual tickets and sponsorship packages with table purchase opportunities available.
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