19th Annual “Chat with the Executive Day” composed of business all-star lineup

19th Annual “Chat with the Executive Day” composed of business all-star lineup

The 19th Annual “Chat with the Executive Day” is scheduled to take place on Friday, November 7, 2008 in the Royce Brown Business building on the campus of Southern Nazarene University.  Sessions will be held at 8:00 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am, with all sessions open to the public.

“No finer opportunity exists for our students and members of the community to borrow from the pool of life experiences than this “Chat Day” occurrence,” stated assistant Professor of Accounting, Cindy Powell.  “This group of executives has a fabulous mix of successes.”


The annual event provides the opportunity for business executives from around the country to share their experiences with current students and the SNU community. Bridging the gap between academia and the “real world” is the mission of “Chat with the Executive Day.”  All of the following guests, who will take part in each of the three sessions, are distinguished alumni of the business program of Southern Nazarene University:

     Daniel Davis, Chief Financial Officer, HCA Rapides Health Care System, Alexandria, LA.

     Raymond Stroud, President/CEO, Credit Union of Dodge City, KS.

     Bobby Gruenewald, Life Church Pastor, Innovation Leader, Edmond, OK.

     Eddie Armes, Entrepreneur/Owner Trucking Company, Atlanta, GA.

     Jonathan Meek, Strategic Financial Manager, Showalter Development Co.,
     Houston, TX.

     Danny Thomason, Executive Sales Representative, Merck Pharmaceutical,
     Oklahoma City, OK.


“This outstanding group of executives will bring a wealth of real world experience for our students’ and community members’ educational growth,” said Dr. Tom Herskowitz, Chair of the SNU School of Business.  


Senior Marnie MacNair stated, “I have benefited greatly from the past ‘Chat with the Executive Days.’ I am really looking forward to the great lineup this year.”

For more information about the “Chat with the Executives Day” event contact Prof. Cindy Powell at 405.491.6677 or email cpowell@snu.edu; or contact the SNU School of Business office at 405.491.6359 or email Sandie Goddard at sgoddard@snu.edu.