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Marquette CIRCLES - Los Angeles Roundtable Event

Wed, 16 May, 2012 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel
7000 Hollywood Boulevard
Los Angeles

$15 per person
Includes attendee directory, venue parking, hors d’oeuvres and cash bar



4:30 p.m.
PRE-EVENT EXPERT PANEL: The Future of Entertainment in the Digital Age
(Panelist information listed below)

6:00 p.m.
(Roundtable options listed below)

7:00 p.m.
Meet with Marquette alumni, parents and friends connected to your
business sector.

Panel and Roundtable Speakers
Pre-event Expert Panel
The Future of Entertainment in the Digital Age
Willie Davis
, Honorary Degree ’84, President and CEO, All Pro Broadcasting, Inc., Pro Football Hall of Fame member and Former Green Bay Packer (1960-1969)
Terri Schiek, Bus Ad ’83, Senior Vice President of Publishing, Americas, THQ
Frederic Soulie, Vice President of Distribution, Saban Brands

Moderated by Ben Tracy, Comm ’98, Grad ’04, Marquette University Trustee, National Correspondent, CBS News

Roundtable Topics and Leaders
Beyond Networking: Strategies for a Diverse, Successful and Collaborative Team
Dr. Kathryn Atchison
, Dent ’78, Vice Provost for New Collaborative Initiatives, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. William Welburn, Associate Provost for Diversity and Inclusion, Marquette University

Case Study in Entrepreneurism: Making a Prior Irritant a Future Business
Barry Cosgrove
, Jour ’79, Chairman and CEO, Blackmore Escrow

The Power of Storytelling: Transitioning Through Life’s Chapters
Maureen Donley
, MFTI, Sp ’77, Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern and Former Producer and Studio Executive for Feature Animation at Disney

Social Media Trends in Law, Business and the Workplace:  Tips to Protect Yourself or Your Company
Thomas Lenz
, Arts ’85, Partner, Atkinson, Andelson, Loya, Ruud & Romo

How Pop Culture Helps Us Understand Our World
Dr. James South
, Associate Professor/Chair of Philosophy, Marquette University and Co-editor of Mad Men and Philosophy: Nothing is as it Seems

Trends in Technology: The Bridge Between Precision and Passion
William Van Vleet
, III, Eng ’80, CEO and President, The Company Builders
Dr. Bob Bishop, OPUS Dean, College of Engineering, Marquette University

Marketing Yourself and Selling Your Project in Today’s Hollywood
Nicholas D’Agosto, Comm ’02, Actor
Matthew Jaeger, Comm ’03, Actor

Stephen Pouliot, Jour ’67, Writer/Producer, Cabrillo Place, Inc.
Dialogue moderated by: Stephen Hudson-Mairet, Chair of Digital Media and Performing Arts, Marquette University

Post-event Reception
Please join us for a post-event reception around diversity and inclusion
Dr. William Welburn, associate provost for diversity and inclusion at Marquette, will provide updates about  initiatives at Marquette and plans for the future. We would like to hear your thoughts and insights to enhance our work with the university community.


To ensure your contact information is included in the CIRCLES directory, please register by Monday, May 7. For questions or special needs, call Emily Carroll at

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