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Barney School of Business to Host CT FBLA Fall Leadership Conference on Nov. 7

November 03, 2020
FBLA Fall Leadership Conference 2020: Aspire
FBLA Fall Leadership Conference 2020: Aspire
Keynote Speaker: Mark Boxer '83, the University of Hartford’s EVP & COO
Keynote Speaker: Mark Boxer '83, the University of Hartford’s EVP & COO

High school students throughout Connecticut will get together virtually on Saturday, Nov. 7, for Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) Fall Conference 2020, hosted by the University of Hartford’s Barney School of Business.

Future Business Leaders of America is a nonprofit educational association with a quarter million students preparing for careers in business and business-related fields. This year, the conference theme is Aspire. CT FBLA members and their advisors from nearly 70 chapters are expected to participate in workshops and events related to career planning, college life expectations, and remote learning.

The conference begins with a welcome and introduction session by FBLA state officers at 9 a.m. A panel discussion featuring Steve Mulready, dean of the Barney School of Business; Celia Lofink, undergraduate program director of the Barney School; and two current Barney School students will start at 9:30 a.m.

We are excited to have Mark Boxer, the University of Hartford’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, as a keynote speaker at the conference at 10:15 a.m.

Mark Boxer ‘83 was named executive vice president and chief operating officer in June 2020 following his retirement from Cigna, where he served as global chief information officer for nine years. He was responsible for driving Cigna’s worldwide technology strategy and overseeing the health company’s technology operations, digital capabilities, analytics, and ventures.

Full Schedule of the Conference

FBLA Virtual Fall Conference
Saturday, November 7—9 a.m. to noon
Zoom Webinar

 

Live session from Auerbach 235 & 238 (Barney School of Business) also recorded through Zoom:

9–9:30 a.m.—Introduction by FBLA State officers

9:30–10:15 a.m.—Dean Mulready, Celia Lofink, and two students Barney School of Business students

10:15–11 a.m.—Keynote Speaker: Mark Boxer ‘83, executive vice president and chief operating officer, University of Hartford

11–11:30 a.m.—Closing by FBLA State Officers

Recorded Sessions: 10-20 mins.

  1. Admission and Financial Aid
  2. Career Services
  3. Current students from Barney Leadership Council give advice to FBLA Members:
    • College expectations
    • Remote learning
    • Time management

For more information about the conference, contact Liz Hodge at ELHODGE@hartford.edu.

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