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September 25, 2003
Susan Beasy Latto. Director of Public Relations 218 726-8830
Kjell Knudsen, Dean, Labovitz School of Business and Economics 218 726-7288
Elaine Hansen, Director of Development, Labovitz School of Business and Economics 218 726-6793


UMD Labovitz School of Business and Economics to Hold
"Professor for a Day" Event
October 1
Joel Labovitz to Speak at 8 A.M.


University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Labovitz School of Business and Economics (LSBE) will hold its annual "Professor for a Day" event on Wednesday, October 1.

"Professor for a Day" is a yearly event hosted by the School which is dedicated to providing business and economics students opportunities to meet with LSBE alumni and talk with them about career choices and opportunities.

The day will begin at 8 a.m. in the UMD Weber Music Hall with a presentation by Joel Labovitz, former CEO of the Maurices clothing chain, and LSBE alumnus and benefactor. Chancellor Kathryn A. Martin will welcome everyone and introduce Mr Labovitz.

Seventeen UMD LSBE alumni will be guest speakers in business and economics classes through-out the day.

In addition two panel discussions will be held:
11 a.m. "Marketing Yourself for Today's Workforce" SBE 140
2 p.m. "Marketing Trends and Ethics" Library 409

The public is cordially invited to the 8 a.m. presentation by Mr. Labovitz. Admission is free.

PROFESSOR FOR A DAY - 2003
LIST OF PARTICIPANTS WITH CURRENT POSITION

RICHARD AHMANN III - PRESIDENT
RJA COMPANIES
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
'74 PSYCHOLOGY
'74 MANAGEMENT
DONNY (DONALD) BARNES - OWNER
PARADIGM RESIDENTIAL SERVICES, INC.
PRINCETON, MN
'92 COMMUNICATIONS
'99 MANAGEMENT
CHARLES CHAIRS - AGENT
AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE
DULUTH, MN
'75 MANAGEMENT
LORI COLLARD - DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES
MINNESOTA POWER
DULUTH, MN
'78 ECONOMICS
JIM DENNEY - PARTNER
RSM MC GLADREY
DULUTH, MN
'80 ACCOUNTING
TROY DUNCAN - SENIOR MANAGER
GRANT THORNTON & CO.
ST. PAUL, MN
'92 ACCOUNTING
TODD FEDORA - VICE PRESIDENT COMMERICIAL BANKING
M & I BANK
DULUTH, MN
'87 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
LESLIE HANNA - CONTROLLER
PLAZA HOLDING CO.
DULUTH, MN
'93 ACCOUNTING
CHRISTOPHER LANE - SALES
ASTAZENECA PHARMACEUTICALS
DULUTH, MN
'88 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
STEPHEN LAURING - DIRECTOR OF MARKETING
GENERAL MILLS
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
'83 ECONOMICS
CHIRS MAHAI - CEO
AVEUS
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
'83 MBA
DAVID MCMILLAN - SR. VICE PRESIDENT
ALLETE
DULUTH, MN
'83 ECONOMICS AND HISTORY
'87 LAW
NORMAN MEARS - PRESIDENT
RAVE SPORTS
ST. PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS, MN
'70 BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
AMIR PERMEH - SALES REPRESENTATIVE
HERSHEY FOODS
DULUTH, MN
'01 MARKETING
JEFFREY SCISSONS - RESEARCH ANALYST
NORTHERN ASSET MANAGEMENT
DULUTH, MN
'00 FINANCE
JENNIFER SMITH - STAFF AUDITOR
EIKILL & SCHILLING
DULUTH, MN
'99 ACCOUNTING
CHRIS STEELE - RETIRED SR. VICE PRESIDENT
'80 ACCOUNTING
BEST BUY
MINNEAPOLIS, MN



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