Romer Anchors HSU Business School Summit Oct. 7

Former White House economics advisor Christina Romer headlines the day-long Business Summit being hosted by Humboldt State University’s School of Business on Monday, Oct. 7. The summit also features a student panel on active learning and a company executive discussion of regional business strategies.

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Former White House economics advisor Christina Romer

Romer, co-architect of the Obama administration’s recovery from the 2008 recession, will analyze post-crisis monetary policy at 3:30 p.m. in HSU’s Van Duzer Theatre. She will deliver the university’s Centennial Chung Watson Lecture, titled “Monetary Policy in the Post-Crisis World: Lessons Learned and Possible Strategies for the Future.”

The Business Summit will start at 9 a.m. in the Great Hall of the College Creek Apartments with the student panel titled, “Beyond the Classroom: New Models for Active Learning,” moderated by Assistant Professor of Marketing David Sleeth-Keppler. The panel will address roles for business students as consulting interns, market researchers and other learning models.

The senior executives’ panel at 10:30 a.m., also in the Great Hall, will discuss “Strategies for Regional Business” and promoting Humboldt County area economic growth. HSU Business School Chair Hari Singh will moderate the discussion with George Schimidbauer, CEO, Schimdbauer Lumber Company; Ken Bates, Manager, Cloudburst Fishing Company; Lane DeVries, President and CEO, Sun Valley Group; Kurt Kramer, founder of Kramer Investment Corp. and Dee Sanders, General Manager, Trinity River Lumber Company, Weaverville.

The executive panel will followed by a noon luncheon and Romer’s presentation at 3:30 p.m. in Van Duzer. The summit is free and open to the public and will conclude with a reception and refreshments at 5:30 p.m. in the Kate Buchanan Room at University Center. RSVP is requested by Sept. 30 at business@humboldt.edu.