Online registration is closed. If there is space available, you may be able to register by email or phone using the contact information in the "Note" section below.

Spartan Executive Insights/Dallas

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Event Details

The MSU Alumni Association and DFW Spartans invite you to attend a dynamic discussion, featuring five Spartan executives from the Great State of Texas, on driving innovation within organizations large and small. This event is ideal for those interested in getting into the minds of executives with experience leading teams responsible for creating, supporting, and assessing new product, process, and talent initiatives.

• What does it take to get your idea in front of a decision maker?
• Who should you be collaborating with inside your organization?
• How do you build the right pitch for your idea?
• What factors influence the decision of which ideas executives will ultimately support?
• Where do innovative ideas even come from?

Guests will enjoy an open dialogue between our featured Spartans on the above topics and then transition into a live mentoring experience with our features and other successful alumni from the DFW area. Space is limited. RSVP soon and share the information with other Spartans you feel may benefit from this unique networking and professional development opportunity.

The draft agenda for the evening is:

6:00 p.m.  Reception

6:30 p.m. Program begins as the Spartan executives are interviewed and conduct an open dialogue

7:15 p.m.  Live mentoring experience with the Spartan executives and other Spartan alumni

8:00 p.m.  Summary of live mentoring experience/table conversations

8:15 p.m.  Update from the DFW Spartans alumni club plus hear from MSU students as they briefly discuss their MSU experience

8:30 p.m.  Individual networking


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    Date & Time

    Thursday, November 1, 2018 | 6:00–9:00 p.m.

  2. [icon: map] Venue & Address

    event1013 | 1013 East 15th Street | Plano, TX 75074

  3. [icon: money] Price

    $25 per person | Includes heavy appetizers and a complimentary drink ticket. Cash bar available.

  4. [icon: star] Special Guest(s)

    Dianna Dryer, featured speaker
    President, GSFSGroup

    Gary LaMonte, featured speaker
    Vice President, Human Resources and Security – Space and Airborne Systems, Raytheon Company

    Dennis McLaughlin, featured speaker
    Retired, Senior Vice President Development, Kosmos Energy

    Anne Marie Schiller, featured speaker
    Global Chief of Client Operations, RAPP

    Dan Walsh, featured speaker
    Retired, Senior Vice President and Managing Director – Energy Business Solutions, AT&T

  5. [icon: info] Note

    Please RSVP by Thursday, October 25.

    To send regrets, click here.

    For more information or to request accommodation for persons with disabilities, contact Kevin Wyatt at events@msu.edu or
    (517) 432-9459.