MBA Students Learn Executive Skills at Fall Leadership Luncheon Series

Andrew “Drew” Morrisroe ’96, M ’99, president and CEO of CTN Solutions and member of the Philadelphia University Board of Trustees, spoke to one-year MBA students this semester as part of the fall Leadership Lessons Lecture Series, advising students to keep current in business news, get involved and network so as to increase experiences and gain future opportunities for success.

Structured to provide students with real-world learning experiences from successful business leaders in the Philadelphia region, the Leadership Luncheon Series brings executives to campus each semester from a variety of industries.

Michael K. Pearson, president of Union Packaging, advising students to seek out leadership opportunities while in school and throughout during their careers was the first speaker this semester. He also discussed the need for professionals to strike a balance in developing both soft and hard skills.

Describing himself as a social entrepreneur, Pearson credited a variety of factors to his success, including the business skills he learned from his parents, who own and operate their own businesses, as well discipline and a spirit of teamwork he developed as a football player and as a member of the United States Army, where he served in the Gulf War.

Cynthia Wollman, vice president of business development and sustainability lead at CRW Graphics, spoke to students Oct. 14. Brian Zwaan, president and COO of Penn Liberty Bank, will speak on Oct. 21; and Thomas Kehoe, president of Yards Brewing Company, will speak on Nov. 4.

Lee Tabas, executive-in-residence for the School of Business Administration, has coordinated this dynamic speaker series for the past seven years.

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