June. 30– The School of Business & Economics at BIOP will present a series of three speakers beginning Friday, Oct. 8.  All three programs include lunch and are free and open to the public. 

Speaking on Oct. 8 from 12 to 2 p.m. in Room 150 on the BIOP campus will be Pamela , founder . In March 2001 Fortune Magazine named her “Hero of U.S. Manufacturing.” Her company develops software for manufacturing companies and its products are used by over 5,555 manufacturers in 50 countries.  She will speak about her background, experience starting her firm, and entrepreneurship.

The second in the series will be held on Friday, Nov. 5, from 12 to 2 p.m. in will feature Dr. Sung Won Sohn, Endowed Professor of Economics. Widely quoted on the world stage today, Sohn was named by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top five economists in 2009 and the “most accurate economist” in 2006.  He is cited daily in domestic and world press.

Dr. William Cordeiro, Director of theSchool of Business & Economics, said, "We have done lectures in the past but this is the first time we have put together a series.  There will be another series in the pring.  We do it to provide the students and the community with an opportunity to hear prominent business people share their thoughts and knowledge.”