BUSINESS WEEK 2012

Transformation |
Developments that Change Communities and Campuses
March 26-30

Business Week 2012, scheduled March 26-30, will feature leaders, innovators and professionals from a wide spectrum of enterprises and industries. For students, Business Week is an opportunity to meld theory with application. Executive speakers will present during regularly scheduled undergraduate and graduate classes. Students not enrolled in these classes may attend those with scheduled speakers during Business Week.

Business Week Schedule of Speakers

For 2012, many Business Week speakers will present on economic developments that enhance communities. UT Arlington’s own College Park District, one of the University’s most significant ventures ever, will be a prominent example in this week-long interactive discussion.

College Park Center     The $160 million College Park District spans more than 20 acres and includes a broad range of amenities, with the University’s College Park Center as its focal point. Also included in this massive mixed-use development are The Green at College Park, an urban oasis and green space for the University community, as well as a residence hall, student apartments, retail stores and restaurants, a new University welcome center, and an 1800-car parking garage.

UT Arlington broke ground in fall 2010 on College Park, a residential and retail development that underscores the strong ties between the University and its downtown neighbors. The $80 million project features a residence hall wrapped around an 1,800-vehicle parking garage with street-level retail and office suites south of UTA Boulevard, between Pecan and Center streets. It also includes a campus welcome center, a satellite campus police station, and 81 apartment units. Expected to open in summer 2012, the development will provide housing for about 600 students.


 

THE BUSINESS WEEK EXECUTIVE DINNER | MARCH 28

A highlight of Business Week 2012 will be the Executive Dinner on Wednesday, March 28. The event’s keynote speaker will be Larry O’Donnell, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Rockwater Energy Solutions, a provider of innovative services to the oil and gas industry. Previously, Mr. O’Donnell served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Waste Management, Inc., the leading waste, recycling, renewable energy, and environmental services firm in North America. In 2010, he was featured on the CBS Television Network show “Undercover Boss,” which follows high-ranking corporate officers as they try to work undetected as lower-level employees.
 
The Executive Dinner will be held on the floor of College Park Center.
    Larry O'Donnell                   Larry O'Donnell

 

The 2012 Business Week Guest Speakers Schedule

Check back regularly for updates and additional guest speakers.
Times and locations are subject to change.

 
Guest speakers will present during regular undergraduate and graduate classes. Unless otherwise indicated in the schedule, students not enrolled in these classes may attend the guest speaker presentations, but space is limited.
 

Wednesday, March 21

12:00 p.m.       Jay Miller
Senior Vice President, Customer Relations & Sales
Texas Rangers
Topic: Texas Rangers Marketing
Location: Business Building Rm 609
American Marketing Association, UTA Student Chapter
Limited seating available.

 

Thursday, March 22

9:30 a.m.         J.T. Fisher
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Austin Industries
Topic: Leaders as Communicators
Location: Business Building Rm 251
LSHP 4311. (Nielson)
This presentation is closed to students not enrolled in this course.

 

Monday, March 26

6:00 p.m.         Brian Happel (’83)
Fort Worth Market President
BBVA Compass
Topic: Evolving Leadership
Location: Fort Worth Center
MANA 5312 (Quick)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
7:00 p.m.         Trey Yelverton
City Manager
City of Arlington
Topic: Impact of College Park Center
Location: Business Building Rm 245W
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 

Tuesday, March 27

9:30 a.m.         Brad Alberts    CANCELLED
Executive Vice President for Corporate Development, Dallas Stars; and
Former Executive Vice President for Legends Sales & Marketing
Topic: The Business of Naming Rights for College Park
Location: Business Building Rm 253
BCOM 3360 (Lacefield)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
9:30 a.m.         Frank N. Bullock, Executive Vice President & Market Leader &
Jack Burgher, Associate
SRS Real Estate Partners
Topic: Retail Development at College Park District
Location: Life Sciences Building Rm 100
FINA 3315 (Isbell)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
9:30 a.m.         General (ret.) Terrance Dake
Topic: Journey to Leadership
Location: Business Building Rm 251
LSHP 4311. (Nielson)
This presentation is closed to students not enrolled in this course.
 
9:30 a.m.         Pete Walsh
Information Technology Executive, Former CIO of the Dallas Cowboys
Topic: The Technical Side of Sports Venues
Location Business Building Rm 147
ECON 2305 (Himarios)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
11:00 a.m.       Gregg Elkin
Associate Athletic Director for Communications/Marketing/Promotions
The University of Texas at Arlington
Topic: College Park Center and UTA Athletics
Location: Business Building Rm 253
BCOM 3360 (Lacefield)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
11:00 a.m.       Pete Walsh
Information Technology Executive, Former CIO of the Dallas Cowboys
Topic: The Technical Side of Sports Venues
Location Business Building Rm 147
ECON 2305 (Himarios)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
12:30 p.m.       Ken Devero & Tony Rutigliano
Downtown Arlington Management Corporation
Topic: How the College Park District will Transform Downtown Arlington
Location: Business Building Rm 245E
MARK 3321 (Briggs)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
5:30 p.m.         Robert Strong
Market President
Mutual of Omaha
Topic: Ethical Practice in Financial Services
Location: Business Building Rm 256
FINA 3317 (Moore)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
7:00 p.m.         Jeff Williams
President
Graham Associates, Inc.
Topic: Master-planning College Park District and the Center Street Redevelopment
Location: Business Building Rm 256

 

Wednesday, March 28

10:00 a.m.       Jim Lewis
Vice President for Development
The University of Texas at Arlington
Topic: The Role of Philanthropy at Universities
Location: University Center Rm 186
ECON 2305 (Liggett)
 
5:30 p.m.         Darrell Noga
Partner
Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo
Topic: Ethics Issues-Case Situations
Location: Business Building, Rm 241
MANA 4322 (Long)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
7:00 p.m.         The Executive Dinner with Keynote Speaker Larry O’Donnell, III
Location: College Park Center
This is a ticketed event.
 
7:00 p.m.         Kelly Roberts
President and C.E.O.
Ricochet Fuel Distributors
Location: Business Building, Rm 149
ACCT 5302 (McGee)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
7:00 p.m.         Darrell Noga
Partner
Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo
Topic: Ethics Issues-Case Situations
Location: Business Building, Rm 241
MANA 4322 (Long)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
8:30 p.m.         Darrell Noga
Partner
Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo
Topic: Ethics Issues-Case Situations
Location: Business Building, Rm 241
MANA 4322 (Long)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 

Thursday, March 29

9:30 a.m.         Sharon Carey
Director of Special Events Facilities
The University of Texas at Arlington
Topic: Inside College Park Center
Location: Business Building Rm 139
MANA 4322 (Nordtvedt)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
9:30 a.m.         Chuck Carroll
Vice President – Development
American Campus Communities
Topic: New Developments in Student Housing at UTA
Location: University Hall, Rm 116
MARK 3321 (Mani)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
9:30 a.m.         John Hall
Vice President for Administration and Campus Operations
The University of Texas at Arlington
Topic: Planning, Financing, and Constructing the College Park District
Location: Science Hall, Rm 332
FINA 3313 (Adams)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
9:30 a.m.         Larry O’Donnell, III
Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Rockwater Energy Solutions
Topic: Engaging Leadership
Location: Business Building Rm 251
LSHP 4311. (Nielson)
This presentation is closed to students not enrolled in this course.
 
11:00 a.m.       Sharon Carey
Director of Special Events Facilities
The University of Texas at Arlington
Topic: Inside College Park Center
Location: Business Building Rm 239
MARK 4322 (Mani)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
11:00 a.m.       H. Ralph Hawkins, FAIA, FACHA, LEED AP
Chairman & CEO
HKS, Inc.
Topic: Designing UT Arlington’s College Park Center
Location: ARCH 204
ECON 2305 (Wunder)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
11:00 a.m.       Monte Thurmond
Vice President
Hunt Construction Group
Topic: Building College Park Center
Location: Business Building Rm 243
OPMA 3306 (Weltman)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
12:30 p.m.       John Hall
Vice President for Administration and Campus Operations
The University of Texas at Arlington
Topic: Planning, Financing, and Constructing the College Park District
Location: Business Building, Rm 245W
FINA 3313 (Adams)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
12:30 p.m.       Chuck Nixon, AIA
Principal
Jacobs Engineering Group
Topic: Designing College Park District
Location: Business Building Rm 149
MANA 3320 (Pandey)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
2:00 p.m.         Chuck Nixon, AIA
Principal
Jacobs Engineering Group
Topic: Designing College Park District
Location: Business Building Rm 149
MANA 3320 (Pandey)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
7:00 p.m.         John Hall
Vice President for Administration and Campus Operations
The University of Texas at Arlington
Topic: Planning, Financing, and Constructing the College Park District
Location: Business Building, Rm 149
ACCT 5302 (Wilson)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
7:00 p.m.         Larry Kemp
Vice President of Operations
Kemp & Sons General Services
Location: Business Building Rm 256
MARK 5311. (Briggs)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
7:00 p.m.         Bonnie Crow
Business Intelligence Project Manager
Lockheed Martin Missiles & Fire Control
Location: Business Building Rm 138
INSY 5337. (Mahapatra)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.

 

Friday, March 30


 

Tuesday, April 10

12:30 p.m.       Joe Penshorn
President
Inspiration Point Foods
Topic: Business Ethics as Part of the Organizational Strategy
Location: Business Building, Rm 153
MANA 4322. (McFadyen)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
2:00 p.m.         Joe Penshorn
President
Inspiration Point Foods
Topic: Business Ethics as Part of the Organizational Strategy
Location: Business Building, Rm 251
MANA 4322. (McFadyen)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.