Lessons of Leadership
Tuesday, February 5
8:30 AM - 2:00 PM
St. Francis Center, Briar Cliff University
Go beyond leadership theory and hear real-world wisdom and advice from speakers who have emerged as leaders in today's business environment.
Sponsored by Briar Cliff University's Department of Business Administration, "Lessons of Leadership" is a unique opportunity for any high school or college student interested in the world of business and leadership.
For more information, please contact our Admissions team or event organizer Laura Kauzlarich, assistant professor of business administration, at (712) 279-5464 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lessons of Leadership 2019 Presenters
Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority
Debi Durham is a longtime economic development professional and currently serves as the Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and head of the Iowa Finance Authority. Durham was appointed to the position by Iowa Governor Terry Branstad in 2011 and has turned the economic development agency into a successful public-private partnership.
Stuart Lee ('91)
President, Innovative Business Consultants
Stuart Lee graduated from Briar Cliff in 1991 with a degree in Business Administration. He was a leading insurance producer for several companies before founding and running his own agency, Innovative Business Consultants, in 2005. Under Stuart’s leadership, Innovative Business Consultants quickly became one of the largest locally owned agencies and is recognized as a leader in innovation, offering programs designed to help companies reduce overall insurance costs by reducing claims.
Kalynn Sortino ('15)
Business and Entrepreneur Support Coordinator, Downtown Partners
Kalynn Sortino is the Business and Entrepreneur Support Coordinator at Downtown Partners where she works hard to attract and retain businesses to build a forever growing and successful Downtown Sioux City. Besides working hard to attract businesses to our downtown, she also works with those existing to bring community engagement and excitement into downtown.
Learn more about this year's Lessons of Leadership speakers here.