posted February 02, 2017
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown welcomes noted digital media expert and author Glen Gilmore as keynote speaker for a Globally Impactful Speakers and Talks (GIST) event at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, February 22, 2017.
The GIST series “You Too Can Change the World,” is presented by the Division of Business and Enterprise.
The event begins with a reception at 5:45 p.m. followed by the speaker series is at 7 p.m.
The reception is in honor of Ron Vickroy, a retired Business professor. Mr. “V” had a distinguished, 27-year career at Pitt-Johnstown. Prior to joining the Pitt-Johnstown faculty, Mr. Vickroy was director of marketing and sales for Crown America Corp.’s hotel division and served as chairman of Conemaugh Health System until resigning in 2000.
Pitt-Johnstown President Jem Spectar will deliver opening remarks.
Richard A. Bross, class of ’73, is the guest speaker at 7 p.m. He is a former Vice President and President of Hormel Foods International Corp. Mr. Bross also contributes his talent and time as a member of the Pitt-Johnstown Board of Advisors.
Mr. Gilmore will follow as the keynote address.
He is a Forbes Top 20 “Social Media Influencer,” a founding member at the Rutgers University School of Business Social Media Marketing Executive Programs, author of the book Social Media Law for Business, was named a “man of action” by TIME magazine, and is recognized as a leading influencer by the publication Digital Marketing and the Internet of Things.
Mr. Gilmore is an attorney and was awarded a Doctor of Laws, Honoris Causa, by his alma mater, Widener University Commonwealth Law School at Harrisburg.
An international consultant and influencer, he has been called a “futurist” by IBM.
The University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is marking its 90th anniversary well as the 50th year of the campus in its Richland Township location. Pitt-Johnstown was founded in 1927 and is the first and largest regional campus of the University of Pittsburgh. Pitt-Johnstown is recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best in the Northeast” college, by G.I. Jobs as a “Military Friendly School,” and by Pennsylvania Business Central as a "Top 100 Organization.” The distinctive combination of Pitt-Johnstown’s people, programs, and place results in exceptional performance in preparing students for career and professional success. Pitt-Johnstown is the regional leader, educating for success in the Real World.