Popular Business Course Brings Executives to CSUSM
On Tuesday, February 1, the College of Business Administration (CoBA) at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) will kick-off its signature business course "In the Executive's Chair" with GEICO Vice President Margie Rogers. The popular course invites a dozen senior executive-level guests to campus each semester to share insight, strategies, and challenges of managing a business.Inspired by the Bravo television series, Inside the Actor's Studio, the class is part of the Center for Leadership Innovation and Management Building (CLIMB). CoBA professors Rajnandini "Raj" Pillai Ph.D. and David Bennett serve as the hosts. The intention of the course is to help students learn from the best by bringing in top business leaders to talk about their careers, their companies, and the critical business decisions they commonly face.The class meets from 10:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. on Tuesdays in Markstein Hall, room 125. The discussions are open to members of the campus and business community at no charge, space permitting. "In the Executive's Chair" Spring 2011 Schedule Feb. 1: Margie Rogers, Vice President of GEICO Feb. 8: Greg Koch, Co-founder and CEO of Stone Brewing Co. Feb. 15: Terry Bruggeman, Executive Chairman of Bio Tork, LLC Feb. 22: George Hage, CEO of HiTron USA; Founder and CEO of RevoBiolabs Inc. March 1: Jung-Ho Pak, Artistic Director and Conductor of Orchestra Nova March 8: Jeff Campbell, retired CEO of Burger King March 29: Gerry Krippner, CEO of HK Plastics Engineering, Inc. April 5: Garry Ridge, CEO of WD-40 April 12: Nancy Widmann, Senior Executive Coach April 19: Elliott Balbert, retired CEO of Natron April 26: Michael Covert, CEO of Palomar Pomerado Hospital May 3: Mark King, CEO of TaylorMadeDirections and ParkingCSUSM is located at 333 S. Twin Oaks Valley Road in San Marcos. For more information or directions to the campus, visit http://www.csusm.edu/guide. Parking is available in campus lots with fees ranging from $3 to $9 depending upon length of stay.About California State University San MarcosCalifornia State University San Marcos combines the ambiance of a mid-sized, personal, modern campus with the unequaled value of the California State University. Since its founding in 1989, the campus has distinguished itself. Students benefit from the latest facilities and equipment, a superb faculty that enjoys teaching, and a rigorous academic program that prepares students for a successful life in and out of the workplace. A recent survey reported that our annual spending in the region was $161 million, generating a total impact of $307 million on the regional economy. 85 percent of CSUSM's alumni stay in the region. CSU San Marcos is located on a 304-acre hillside overlooking the city of San Marcos. It is fifteen miles east of the ocean; just thirty miles north of downtown San Diego.