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Emerging Leaders Program to have Executive Alumnus speak

October 02, 2014

The Emerging Leaders Program welcomes guest speaker and UDM alumnus John Kyees '74 on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The event is open to all students and will focus on the topic of team leadership in the workplace.

John KyeesAn undergraduate presentation will take place from 12:45-1:45 p.m. in the Commerce & Finance Building on UDM’s McNichols Campus, Room 209. Graduate students are also invited to meet in Room 209 for a presentation from 4-5 p.m. Snacks and beverages will be provided.

During this time, Kyees, who holds an MBA from the College of Business Administration, will discuss his career and experiences relative to the Emerging Leaders Program, which he feels are crucial for students to recognize. Kyees has years of experience with a number of veteran and developing companies.

He served as an independent director at Hot Topic, Inc. and Teavana Holdings, Inc., as well as lead independent director at Vera Bradley Designs, Inc. He is also on the board of directors at Vera Bradley Designs, Inc., Teavana Holdings, Inc., Destination XL Group, Inc., Rackwise, Inc. and Homeworks, Inc. (Ohio).

He was previously employed as chief financial & investor relations officer by Urban Outfitters, Inc., chief financial & administrative officer by Bebe Stores, Inc., chief financial officer by SkinMarket, Inc., chief financial officer by HC Holdings LLC, chief financial officer by Express, Inc., and chief financial officer by Hot Topic, Inc.

RSVP is not required. For more information, contact the Emerging Leaders Program at 313-993-2003.
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