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The Executive Management Series is scheduled biannually in the spring and fall to address a variety of pressing issues of importance to the community’s business leaders. Some of the topics addressed since the series’ premier in 1999 have included recruitment and retention challenges, e-commerce issues, marketing trends and leadership in difficult times. The events also introduce participants to Penn State resources. This enables them to further address problems their organizations may be experiencing related to the topics of discussion in the series.

If there is a topic you are interested in learning about that would serve your business needs, please email us at wbce@outreach.psu.edu. Your input is very valuable to us and your ideas are welcome.

Spring 2015 Series Announced

Join Dr. Charles H. Davis, Chancellor, Penn State Wilkes-Barre, for the Penn State Wilkes-Barre’s Executive Management Series: NEPA's Major Federal Facilities: Economic Engines for our Region Serving Our Region Economically Serving Our Veterans Hiring Our Veterans in the Workplace.

Tobyhanna Army Depot and the Wilkes-Barre VA Medical Center are two large Federal Government facilities which are also two of the region’s major economic engines. At the Forum, you will hear about what’s new at these two facilities and their economic impact on NEPA. Our keynotes will provide facility statistics and information on the range of services offered to support members of our Armed Forces, the community, and local businesses. A question and answer period will immediately follow the session.

Keynote Speakers

Colonel Gerhard P.R. Schroter is the 30th commander of Tobyhanna Army Depot, the Defense Department’s largest facility for the repair, overhaul, and integration of Command, Control, Communications, Computer, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance systems. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the infantry after completion of the Reserve Officer Training Corps and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and German from Virginia Tech. Colonel Schroter also holds a Master of Arts degree in national security policy and strategic studies from the Navel War College and a Certificate in international security policy. Tobyhanna Army Depot employs approximately 5,000 personnel.

Dr. Michael Adelman was appointed Medical Center Director at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre on June 1, 2014. As Director at Wilkes-Barre, Dr. Adelman is responsible for medical care to veterans in northeastern Pennsylvania and Tioga County in New York. Prior to his appointment in Wilkes-Barre, Dr. Adelman served as Medical Center Director at the Erie VA Medical Center. Dr. Adelman received his M.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine in 1981 and is board certified in internal medicine. Before beginning his career in the VA, he served as a commissioned officer in the United States Public Health Service, with service at the Sapulpa IHS Clinic in Oklahoma and the Mount Edgecumbe Service Unit in Sitka, Alaska.

Date: Wednesday, April 29th, 2015
Location: The Best Western Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre
Time: 7:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Breakfast will be served. RSVP by Wednesday, April 22nd to Karen Gallia 570-675-9253 or wbce@outreach.psu.edu. Cost of this event is $15 per person.