Smith School Business Summit

Panel Provides Tips on Being a “Business Athlete”

The Center for Leadership, Innovation, and Change (CLIC), in partnership with Smith School Associate Dean Joyce Russell, co-sponsored a panel, “Business Athletes” for the Smith School Business Summit in Baltimore on Friday, November 13, 2015. Dean Russell led the panel discussion featuring Cathy Reese, UMD Women’s Lacrosse Head Coach, Carolyn Covey Morris, founder and CEO of QMobius, and Donna Meachum Blackman, Senior VP of Finance for BET Networks. The panelists drew parallels between the traits of exemplar sports athletes and those needed by business leaders and their teams for success in the business world.

Smith School Business Summit Addresses Innovation

On March 28, 2014, at the North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in Bethesda, Md., students, faculty and business professionals met for the third annual Smith School Business Summit. This year’s theme looked at innovation as an essential building block for the prosperity and survival of corporations. With more than 600 registered attendants, it was the largest Summit yet.

Smith School Business Summit

The Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, College Park, presents the Third Annual Smith School Business Summit

Topic: “Innovation: An Essential Building Block for Organizational Prosperity and Survival

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014

Time: 2 – 7 p.m.

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
5701 Marinelli Rd. 
Bethesda, Md. 20852

March 28, 2014 - 6:00pm to 11:00pm

Smith Business Summit Draws Students, Industry Experts Deep into the Issues

Just before launching their real estate panel discussion, the moderator and panelists abruptly abandoned the stage and instructed the audience to encircle and join them on the main floor. An intimate, spirited discussion ensued as both experts and inquisitive MBAs delved into the state of Washington, D.C.’s commercial real estate industry and its broader implications.

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