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D.C. Executives Share Strategies for Navigating Tough Economy


  • Roy Dunbar, CEO, Network Solutions (a firm that helps small businesses start and market themselves on the Web)
  • Sandeep Sahai, president, Headstrong (a global financial services consulting firm)             
    Bob Segert, president and CEO, GXS (a global provider of business-to-business e-    commerce solutions)         
  • Dave Shea, chairman and CEO, Bowne (a firm that provides shareholder and marketing communications services worldwide)
  • D.P. Venkatesh, president, D.C. chapter of The Innovative Ecosystem (TiE-DC: Washington’s largest organization of entrepreneurs)
  • Robert Sicina, executive in residence, AU’s Kogod School of Business (moderator)

WHAT:      Managing in Troubled Times panel discussion

WHEN:      Begins at 6:45 p.m. Thursday, September 24

WHERE:     Abramson Family Recital Hall, American University’s Katzen Arts Center
             4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20016

Top executives in the Washington, D.C., area will share strategies for managing their companies through the worst economy since the Great Depression during an interactive discussion beginning at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday, September 24, in the Abramson Family Recital Hall of American University’s Katzen Arts Center.

The event, “Managing in Troubled Times,” is cohosted by American University’s Kogod School of Business and the Washington, D.C., chapter of The Innovative Ecosystem (TiE-DC).  It is one of the numerous events American University hosts for students to capitalize on the unrivaled opportunities of Washington, D.C.

The evening kicks off with CEOs from a variety of Washington, D.C., organizations (see list above) exploring best practices for handling the economic challenges of the past year. Topics will be as diverse as the impact of the global economic crisis on risk management, supply chain management, and CEO compensation. Robert Sicina, an executive in residence at AU’s Kogod School of Business, will be moderator.

American University’s Kogod School of Business is the oldest business school in Washington, D.C., and is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

American University is a leader in global education, enrolling a diverse student body from throughout the United States and nearly 140 countries. Located in Washington, D.C., the university provides opportunities for academic excellence, public service, and internships in the nation’s capital and around the world.