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|Microsoft Exec to Give Monmouth College Lecture
|Microsoft executive Steven Skinner, a former Monmouth resident, will deliver the Wendell Whiteman Memorial Lecture on Oct. 16 at 11 a.m. in Monmouth College's Dahl Chapel and Auditorium.
Free and open to the public, the lecture annually brings a noted business executive or scholar to the college campus. The title of Skinner's talk is "Ten Keys to a Successful Career in Business."
The general manager for worldwide industry strategy and solutions for Microsoft Corp. in its Sales, Marketing and Services Group, Skinner is a strategic thinker, known for his world-class skills in multi-channel retail strategy, shareholder value analysis and global supply chain management. He has an extensive background in corporate strategy, general management, planning, international business development and information technology. Skinner is responsible Microsfot's global industry strategy development, its worldwide professional services industry and solution development.
Skinner previously served as a vice president in merchandising and customer relationship management at Home Depot, as a retail strategy partner at Accenture and as a principal with IBM Global Services. Skinner also served in the military, achieving the rank of commander in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
A 1980 graduate of Monmouth High School, he earned his bachelor's degree in economics from the United States Naval Academy and an MBA with concentrations in strategy, business economics and marketing from the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business.
Skinner has been featured at numerous conferences, including the National Retail Federation, Retail Executive Summit and the American Manufacturer's Hardlines Association. He currently serves on the board of directors for a not-for-profit organization in Atlanta and is a member of 100 Black Men of Atlanta. He and his wife, Lisa, live in Atlanta and have four children: Steven II, Andrew, Joseph, and Sarah.
The Whiteman Lecture is named in memory of Wendell F. Whiteman, a Monmouth College alumnus and long-time executive of Security Savings Bank in Monmouth.
(Steven Skinner. Story and photo submitted by Monmouth College.)
|10 05 08 by Newsroom
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