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The College of Business Administration
Kicks Off the 2014 Business Forum Speaker Series

SDSU's College of Business Administration and the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center will kick off its 2014 Business Forum Speaker Series on Tuesday, January 28, 2014 at Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine.

Sponsored by Duane Morris LLP and moderated by former San Diego mayor and current president and CEO of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, Jerry Sanders, the event will feature a panel of four San Diego business leaders as they discuss the challenges and opportunities their industries will face in 2014.

The distinguished panelists include George Hadjis, founder and CEO of Oggi's Pizza and Brewing; David Marino, executive vice president of Hughes Marino; Susan Salka, CEO, president and director of AMN Healthcare; and Brian Wells, founder and CFO of Crestone Group Baking Companies.

They will discuss how their organizations will confront and adapt to the economic landscape for the coming year and share information about their hiring strategies, capital investment plans, marketing and financial tactics.

Registration and event details are below:

Economic Outlook: A San Diego Business Perspective
Tuesday January 28, 2014
Hyatt Regency at Aventine
Hosted parking will be provided
3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. – registration, hors d'oeuvres and networking
4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. - panel discussion
5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – audience Q&A

Register for the 2014 Business Forum Speaker Series
Cost is $35 before January 10, $45 until January 28, $55 at the door

"This is an excellent opportunity to bring San Diego State University to the San Diego community," said Dr. Gangaram Singh, who serves as the interim dean of the college. "We are very grateful to Duane Morris LLP for its financial support and stewardship of this SDSU - community partnership."

"Duane Morris – an international law firm with a strong San Diego presence – is excited to present this seminar series," said Duane Morris partner, Stuart Sorenson "We have been working with the Lavin Center for some 10 years and are proud of our relationship with the university. We see this as an opportunity to bring all that the university has to offer to the San Diego business community."

This panel session is the first of the SDSU College of Business Administration's and The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center's Business Forum Speaker Series for 2014. Future events are planned for each quarter to offer business executives insight on how to advance their businesses and optimize networking and strategy opportunities with other industry leaders.