2013-14 Speaker Schedule

All presentations of the “Your Wealth” Lecture Series are free and open to the public. 


Affordable and Sustainable Energy Solutions

Tuesday, January 21

5 p.m., Reynolds Recital Hall

Presented by John Hofmeister, Founder and CEO, Citizens for Affordable Energy, former President Shell Oil Company, Author of Why We Hate The Oil Companies: Straight talk from an energy insider.

A pragmatic, non-partisan view on affordable energy solutions, environmental protection, energy alternatives, efficiency, infrastructure, public policy, competitiveness, social cohesion, and quality of life. While some proffer false new promises of green energy independence, or flatly deny the existence of a problem, Hofmeister offers an insider’s view of what’s behind the energy companies’ posturing.

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Enterprise Facilitation:  A New Approach to Business Development

Tuesday, March 11

7 p.m., Mead Auditorium

Presented by Jason Schneider, Enterprise Facilitator

Passion, teamwork and optimism are the key ingredients to starting a successful business. Accelerate UP helps new and existing businesses grow to their potential through Enterprise Facilitation. Learn more about achieving your goals and growing your business.

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The Walking Debt:  Don't Become a Financial Zombie...

Tuesday, April 8

4 p.m., Mead Auditorium

Presented by Rich Tegge, President and Founder of Wealth Strategy Group, and Tawni Ferrarini, Economist and Sam M. Cohodas Professor

Northern Michigan University students who graduated in 2011, on average, had accumulated $29,000 in student loans, according to the Institute for College Access and Success. What is college debt? How does it differ from other types of debt? Is it strategic to take on debt while in college? These questions and others will be asked and answered in the context of how NMU students can build wealth and help others prosper.