Tru-Biz Forum Kicks Off with International Focus


The School of Business began its new Tru-Biz Forum with a panel experienced in international business-related topics.

More than 100 students filled Violette Hall 1000 Feb. 23 to hear from Robert Madigan, Jr., Ryan Murphy and Dr. William Newburry, each of whom spoke on an aspect of international business. Amanda Smith, an international business major, served as the moderator for the event.

Madigan, 2002 alumnus, is the senior director supply chain for Boeing Defense and Space. Murphy is a Kirksville native and CFO at Nidec Americas Holding Corporation. Newburry, a 1987 graduate of the University, is the Ryder Eminent Scholar of Global Business at Florida International University.

Tru-Biz Forum events are an opportunity for all students, faculty, staff and local business people to learn and draw inspiration from renowned speakers. The School of Business plans to continue the series in the coming academic year, focusing on different fields of business such as marketing, supply chain management and finance.