Chat with the Executive Day 2010

BETHANY, Okla. (November 8, 2010) - The Twenty-First Annual “Chat with the Executive Day” will be held at the School of Business of Southern Nazarene University on Friday, November 12, 2010. Chat with the Executive will be held in the Royce Brown Business. The event provides the opportunity for business executives from around the country to share their experiences with current students. Bridging the gap between academia and the “real world” is the mission of “Chat Day”. All of the guests are distinguished alumni of the business program of Southern Nazarene University.

According to Dr. Tom Herskowitz, Chair of the School of Business, “This outstanding group of executives will bring a wealth of real world experience for our student’s educational growth.” Sessions will be held at 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. All sessions are open to the public.

The speaker lineup this year includes the following:

Avilla Williams, President, Integris Health-Edmond, Edmond, OK.

L. Don Maulsby, Senior Vice President, World Trade, Mentor Graphics, Dallas, TX.

Annette O’Cain, USA Finance and Budget Director, Compassion International, Colorado Springs, CO.

Rick Rains, Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Oklahoma City, OK.

Shawn Null, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending, First National Bank of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, OK.

Brent LaVigne, Director of Annual Fund, Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, OK.

Senior Juan Bonilla stated, “I have benefited greatly from the past ‘Chat with the Executive Days.’ I am really looking forward to the great lineup this year.” Prof. Cindy Powell, Professor of Finance, commented, “No finer opportunity exists for our students to borrow from the pool of life experiences than this Chat Day occurrence. This group of executives have a fabulous mix of successes.”

Southern Nazarene University's mission is to transform lives through higher education in Christ-centered community. As a Christian community of scholars, we model the hospitality of grace, the pursuit of truth and the practice of discipleship, all within the Wesleyan-holiness tradition, as we prepare graduates who THINK with clarity, ACT with integrity and SERVE with purpose.