BUSINESS WEEK 2013 | THE ENTREPRENEUR

Business Week has long been a highlight for the UT Arlington College of Business, a full week set aside each year to connect our students with significant issues and opportunities in the marketplace.

UT Arlington’s Business Week 2013, scheduled March 18-22, 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 at the College of Business. Students not enrolled in these classes may also attend those with scheduled speakers during Business Week.

For Business Week 2013, the UT Arlington College of Business will showcase the Entrepreneur. The week-long event will gather executives who are founders, owners, investors and, above all, risk-takers in business.

Entrepreneurship is an increasingly important topic of focus at the College of Business. Certainly, the foundational business competencies we teach–accounting, management, marketing, and finance, to name a few–are critical for entrepreneurs.

More and more, our faculty are creating specialized educational experiences focusing on the unique challenges of starting a business. For example, Dr. Susanna Khavul’s popular entrepreneurship classes encourage students to apply their business skills more creatively. “Many students want to own businesses, but others aren’t so sure,” says the assistant professor of strategic management, entrepreneurship, and innovation. “Students work on feasibility studies for new ventures. But this is not desk research or a flight of the imagination. They seek out potential customers, understand their needs, and figure out how to serve them. Students love it because the aim is to build a robust, more vibrant business that can stand up to scrutiny beyond the campus.”

To learn more about this year’s speakers, download the Business Week 2013 Guide.

The 2013 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.
 

MONDAY, MARCH 18

Learn more about our Executive Speakers in the Business Week 2013 Guide
 
6:00 p.m.         Craig E. Happel
Deputy to Vice President Business Ventures
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics

Location: UTA Fort Worth Center
MANA 5312 (Quick)
 
7:00 p.m.         DAVID ROBERTS    ***CANCELLED***
President
The Clear Fork Group
Location: Business Building Room 245E
INSY 5347 (Raja) & MANA 5336 (Lavelle)
 
7:00 p.m.         GARY WALKER
President
Skywalker Property Partners

Location: Business Building Room 245W
ECON 3302 (Liggett)

 

TUESDAY, MARCH 19

Learn more about our Executive Speakers in the Business Week 2013 Guide
 
8:30 a.m.         JIM YOUNG
Executive Coach and Consultant
The Margate Group

Location: Business Building Room 251
BCOM 3360 (Hopkins)
 
9:30 a.m.         JEREMY BRANDT
Founder & CEO - Fast Home Offer, 1-800-CashOffer, & WeBuyHouses.com
Founder & President - Entrepreneurs’ Organization, Fort Worth

Location: Business Building Room 153
FINA 3313 (Isbell)
 
9:30 a.m.         GREG GARDNER
Managing Partner
The Grease Monkey Burger Shop and Social Club

Location: Business Building Room 243
MARK 3321 (Syrdal)
 
11:00 a.m.         DOUG RENFRO
President
Renfro Foods

Location: Business Building Room 142
ECON 2306 (Wehr)
 
12:30 p.m.         LARRY D. KEMP
Vice President, Operations
Kemp & Sons General Services, Inc.

Location: Business Building Room 245E
MARK 3321 (Briggs)
 
12:30 p.m.         TIM MATHEUS
Corporate Officer
Profile Equities, LLC.

Location: Business Building Room 245W
FINA 3313 (Adams)
 
2:00 p.m.         DOUG RENFRO
President
Renfro Foods

Location: Business Building Room 142
ECON 2306 (Wehr)
 
7:00 p.m.         KIM BOOKER
President
Sadler Training

Location: Business Building Room 147
BCOM 5375 (Lacefield) & BLAW 4310 (Miller)
 
7:00 p.m.         RON FAZIO
President
Integrated Forensic Laboratories, Inc.

Location: Business Building Room 151
MANA 5336 (McGee, J)
 
7:00 p.m.         JEFF HOLLER
Owner and Founder
The Capital Chart Room, LTD.

Location: Business Building Room 142
FINA 4315 (Altomare) & FINA 5351 (Sabherwal)

 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20

Learn more about our Executive Speakers in the Business Week 2013 Guide
 
3:00 p.m.         RALPH B. SHELTON II
Owner and President
Shelton Enterprises Inc.

Location: Business Building Room 245E
FINA 3313 (Aroul)
 
4:00 p.m.         NAFEES ALAM
Vice President
DRG Concepts

Location: Business Building Room 251
MARK 3324 (Yang)
 
5:30 p.m.         GRANT ELLIOTT HARRELL
Chief Executive Officer
Greenfield

Location: Business Building Room 241
MANA 4322 (Long)
 
5:30 p.m.         CATHY J. WEEKS
District Manager
Farmers Insurance Group

Location: Business Building Room 152
MANA 3319 (Pandey)
 
7:00 p.m.         GRANT ELLIOTT HARRELL
Chief Executive Officer
Greenfield

Location: Business Building Room 152
MANA 4322 (Long)
 
7:00 p.m.         ROBERT S. JOHNSON II
President
The Pinnacle Corporation

Location: Business Building Room 245W
INSY 3304 and 5335 (Wang) & INSY 4325 (Nerur)
 
7:00 p.m.         THE EXECUTIVE DINNER WITH KEYNOTE SPEAKER JOHN C. GOFF
Location: E.H. Hereford University Center Bluebonnet Ballroom
This is a ticketed event.

 

THURSDAY, MARCH 21

Learn more about our Executive Speakers in the Business Week 2013 Guide
 
9:30 a.m.         BONNIE M. HARVEY & MICHAEL C. HOULIHAN
Barefoot Wine Founders and authors of The Barefoot Spirit

Location: Business Building Room 245
BCOM 3360 (Hopkins), ECON 2305 (Himarios) & ECON 2306 (Moshashari)
 
9:30 a.m.         ASHLEY MURPHREE
C.E.O. and Founder
Carpe Diem Private Preschool

Location: Business Building Room 142
MANA 2302 (George), FINA 3315 (Gormus) & MANA 3318 (Wilensky)
 
9:30 a.m.         JAMES SELLERS
Founder and President
Sellmark Corporation

Location: Business Building Room 149
MANA 4322 (Nordtvedt)
 
11:00 a.m.         MARK DOYLE
Software Architect, Collabroscape LLC
President, Scruddle, Inc.

Location: Business Building Room 141
INSY 3303 (Sears)
 
11:00 a.m.         JAMES SELLERS
Founder and President
Sellmark Corporation

Location: Business Building Room 149
MANA 4322 (Nordtvedt)
 
11:00 a.m.         ALBERT “LEE” THURBURN
President
NetOffer, Inc.

Location: Business Building Room 243
MANA 3325 (Crisp)
 
2:00 p.m.         NANCY SCHAEFER, RN, BSN, CCM
Executive Vice President
MIKE DELITTA, PH.D., PA-C
President & CEO
Axiom Medical Consulting, LLC.

Location: Business Building Room 245E
ECON 3306 (Price) & MANA 3318 (Yuan)
 
3:30 p.m.         ERIC BROWN
President
Plus Factor, LLC.

Location: Business Building Room 252
FINA 4324 (Sabherwal)
 
3:30 p.m.         JERRY W. THOMAS
President and C.E.O.
Decision Analyst

Location: Business Building Room 251
MARK 3324 (Freling)
 
5:30 p.m.         GREG BARRON
C.E.O.
The Barron Companies

Location: Business Building Room 147
BCOM 3360 (Lacefield) & FINA 3313 (Diltz)
 
5:30 p.m.         JERRY W. THOMAS
President and C.E.O.
Decision Analyst

Location: Business Building Room 139
MARK 4322 (Janakiram)
 
6:00 p.m.         JAMES L. GANDY
President
Frisco Economic Development Corporation
MAHER MASO
Mayor
City of Frisco

Location: NTEC at Frisco
MANA 5339 (Khavul)
Limited seating for faculty and students not enrolled in this course.
 
7:00 p.m.         BONNIE M. HARVEY & MICHAEL C. HOULIHAN
Barefoot Wine Founders and authors of The Barefoot Spirit

Location: Business Building Room 245

 

FRIDAY, MARCH 22

Learn more about our Executive Speakers in the Business Week 2013 Guide
 
9:00 a.m.         SCOTT EVANS
Founder, President and C.E.O.
Chipotle Business Group, Inc.

Location: Business Building Room 147
BLAW 3311 (Miller)
 
10:00 a.m.         SCOTT EVANS
Founder, President and C.E.O.
Chipotle Business Group, Inc.

Location: Business Building Room 147
BLAW 3312 (Miller)