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Indiana Wesleyan University Fort Wayne Education and Conference Center

8211 West Jefferson Boulevard

Fort Wayne, IN 46804

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The first Friday of every month, we will host a leadership forum on the campus of Indiana Wesleyan University in Fort Wayne to promote leadership growth within emerging and seasoned leadership. These meeting will feature leaders from different backgrounds and expertise and will cover topics from how to grow your business, conflict resolution, women in leadership, innovative ideas, entrepreneurship, and more.

These meetings provide an opportunity to grow your own personal leadership style and network with other area leaders. Make sure you register to reserve your seat each month. You do not want to miss these great events.

Wayne Robison will be our featured speaker this month. Here is some background on Wayne:

Senior executive with over 30 years experience leading organizations to excellence. Focused on strategic planning, top-line growth, and operational efficiency; have a proven track record of successfully growing revenues, controlling costs, and delivering significant profit improvements. A confident, energetic and action oriented individual who enjoys making things happen and leading people through difficult situations.

Broad Experience Experience in several different industries, for public, private, and private-equity backed companies, including Government Contracting, Professional Services and Consulting, Consumer Package Goods, Capital Equipment Manufacturing, High Tech Equipment Manufacturing, and Transportation/Distribution.

Rapid Growth Delivered 750% growth in three years for professional services company. Delivered consistent “double-digit” growth through new products, acquisitions, and new marketing programs in multiple manufacturing companies. Successfully launched several new products in the US, Canada, and Europe. Reconfigured marketing and promotional programs to deliver significant revenue growth. Reorganized product offerings to focus on high growth and higher margin items.

Acquisitions Successful negotiation, execution and integration of several acquisitions in multiple countries, including the completion of 10 acquisitions in an 18 month period, and the acquisition of our largest competitor (a $200 million manufacturer) in one industry. Extensive experience successfully integrating acquisitions and achieving cost synergies.

Banking/Finance Negotiated $230 million senior credit facility and several multi-million dollar sale/leaseback transactions. Achieved ratings increases by meeting with national rating agencies (Moodys and S&P) in a highly-leveraged environment. Managed $160 million public subordinated debenture issue.


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What can I bring into the event?

Bring a pen and notebook to take notes. Also bring an open mind to learn new ideas!

How can I contact the organizers with any questions?

You can reach us at the following:

Jim Johnson-jjohnson@trfcu.org

Jere Johnson-jere.johnson@indwes.edu

Jan Diaz-jan.diaz@indwes.edu

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