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Ohio University College of Business hosts Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership Conference

Ohio University’s College of Business will host the Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership Conference this weekend, April 26-28, at the Ping Center.

The conference is being held to celebrate and formally launch the Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership. The center was made possible by a donation from Cardinal Health, honoring Bob Walter, the founder and former CEO of Cardinal Health.

The conference will also inaugurate the first cohorts of the new OHIO Online MBA program.

“This conference is to ignite the study of strategic leadership at Ohio University and begin our journey for delivering cutting edge education, learning research, and network building,” said Tim Reynolds, executive director of the Robert D. Walter Center for Strategic Leadership.

The conference will provide an exciting learning experience for students, faculty, university leadership and alumni that will center on creating compelling strategy and extraordinary value, inspiring followership and always doing business the right way. The conference will also deliver learning modules for the College of Business’ new online MBA students, serving as their inaugural residency experience.

The conference will kick off with the “Strategic Leadership Knows No Boundaries” speaker panel at 3 p.m. on Friday. Led by Dr. Duane Ireland, a globally recognized scholar in the field of strategic leadership, the panel will consist of strategic leaders from the public, private and non-profit sectors, including Tracy Plouck, director of the Ohio Department of Mental Health; Dr. Joseph Cerami, director of the Public Service Leadership Program at Texas A&M; and Greg Moran senior vice president and CIO of Infrastructure and Operations at Nationwide Mutual Insurance.