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M&M Mars and Department of Business Partnership

M&M Mars has partnered with the Elizabethtown College Department of Business to create an Executive Lecture Series geared toward bringing in senior level executives from various industries to talk about their businesses and engage students in discussions about programs that are offered to customers. Students are exposed to an assortment of executives that specialize in certain disciplines. This program is another example of Elizabethtown College’s Department of Business commitment to experiential learning. This collaboration provides a strong foundation for our students to apply key core business principles learned in our learning community. The M&M Mars partnership represents an example of how business and education can create bridges that accelerate the learning process for students. We want students to be able to interact with executives as well as demonstrate that they are capable of presenting views that represent the impact of how society benefits from firms, while at the same time government is placing constraints upon people and firms to create a level playing field in the market. Through the M&M Mars Executive Lecture series, students obtain a real world perspective of business. This relationship will further enhance the transformative educational learning experience our students will receive while at Elizabethtown College.

M&M Mars Executive Lecture Series


Video Archive

Date Presenter(s) Topic (click to view video, if available)
4/16/14 John B. Jung, Jr.
Senior Managing Director, Marketing & Integration, BB&T Capital Markets
Competing in Today's Global Economy
4/11/14 Thomas J. McGonigle
Attorney At Law, Murphy & McGonigle, A Professional Corporation
Anatomy of a Law Firm
3/21/14 Jan Bergen
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Lancaster General Hospital
Healthcare at a Crossroads
2/28/14 Dr. Thomas Winpenny
Professor of History, Elizabethtown College
The Anatomy of A Murder: How Does A Firm with Sales of 2.4 Billion Vaporize in 2012? (no video available)
1/31/14 Thomas J. Waters
Vice President,Treasury and Investor Relations, Armstrong World Industries, Inc.
Armstrong: A multi-national corporation and the pros and cons of a career in corporate finance
1/24/14 Chip Cargas
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cargas Systems
Shared Success
11/22/13 Mark C. Fitzgerald
CCIM, CPM, President and Chief Operating Officer, High Real Estate Group, LLC
Project Leadership: The Art of Leading Projects to Implement Change
11/15/13 John Bowser

Drew Salamone
Digital Media and Entertainment Executive TARGET MEDIA

Kristie Guyers
Director of Digital Marketing and Strategies TARGET MEDIA
Traditional Media and the Constantly Evolving World of Digital Media
11/8/13 Walt Legenstein
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Certified Carpet
When It's Certified, You're Satisfied! (no video available)
10/25/13 Chris Flohr
CEO, Pulse Direct
Marketing, Networking and Visibility in your Community (Personally and Professionally)
10/18/13 Melissa Siwiec
Executive Director Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Lancaster County

Luann Smith
Program Coordinator Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Lancaster County
How to be a Mentor
10/11/13 Albert A. Koch
Managing Director, AlixPartners
Delivering a Sustainable Turnaround
9/27/13 Thomas Baldrige
President, Lancaster Chamber of Commerce
The Lancaster County Economy
9/20/13 John Diggins
Partner, Platinum Equity
Using education strategically can prepare you for a rewarding lifetime journey in business (no video available)
9/13/13 Quintin Frey
President, Turkey Hill Dairy
Cool, Curious and Crazy - New Fundamentals for Business
4/26/13 Carl Freeman
Director, Mars Chocolate North America
Mars Chocolate North America (no video available)
4/12/13 Gregory E. Marco, MBA
Surety Bond Account Executive, McConkey Insurance & Benefits
Surety Bonds: An Obscure but Important Cog in the World of Finance
4/5/13 Chuck Tullis
V.P. of Corporate Brands, Utz Quality Foods, Inc.
The Basics of Branding
3/22/13 William P. Dunn, Jr.
President and Chief Operating Officer, Auntie Anne's, Inc.

Michael Mercado
Director of Company Store Operation, Auntie Anne's, Inc.
What It Takes to Be the Boss at the Pretzel Epicenter of the World
3/13/13 Richard W. Dennis
President, Die-Tech, York Haven, PA
Velocity Manufacturing-One Factor in the Reshoring Trend
3/1/13 Gene Barr
President and CEO, Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry
Why Free Enterprise Works
2/22/13 Senator Mike Brubaker
Pennsylvania's 36th District, Harrisburg, PA
Learning more about Senator Brubaker and his role as Chair of the Senate Finance Committee
2/13/13 Oliver Feakins
Chief Executive Officer, WebTalent Marketing, Lancaster, PA
Search and Social: The Future of Internet Marketing
2/1/13 Justin Allen, M.S., J.D.
Partner, Riverside Law, West Conshohocken, PA 
An Overview of Intellectual Property including Patents, Trademarks, Copyrights and Trade Secrets
1/25/13 Amy Sahm
Vice President and Manager, International Group, Fulton Financial Corporation
Navigating Financial Transactions in International Trade
11/30/12 Jamie Rowley
Chief Administrative Officer

Jim Adams
Chief Executive Officer, Wenger Feeds
The Cultural and Core Values of Employees from Wenger Feeds and The Agriculture Industry from a Global, Pennsylvania and Wenger Feeds Perspective
11/9/12 Dolores Reidenbach, M.A., RN,
President, Jewel David Ministries, Inc.
Business Incubation for New Entrepreneurs
11/2/12 Brian D. Wassell
CPA and Partner at Trout, Ebersole & Groff, LLP
The Secrets to a Successful Business Career
10/26/12 Miriam Soto
Community First Fund, Lancaster, PA
History of Community First Fund; Real LIfe Obstacles and How to Overcome Challenges (no video available)
10/5/12 Dr. Thomas Winpenny
Professor of History, Elizabethtown College
From Huey Long to Joe the Plumber: Class Conflict in American Presidential Races
9/28/12 Ramon Escudero
Executive Director, Elizabethtown Chamber of Commerce
Making Resources Available for Small Business Startups
9/14/12 Dave Groff
President and CEO,

Reece O'Neill
Pay Per Click Analyst

Mike Donghia
Search Engine Optimization Analyst

Charlie Garber
VP, Marketing & Development
The Future of Marketing - Social Media, Pay Per Click, and Search Engine Optimization (no video available)
9/7/12 Robert Enck
Susquehanna Bank, Elizabethtown
Small Business Lending, Credit Policies and Procedures
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