CEO Forum to examine the fight for corporate talent


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News release from the University of Saint Francis:

CEO Forum to Examine the Fight for Corporate Talent
The University of Saint Francis is presenting recruiting expert Mike Magsig along with a panel of business and community leaders to discuss how the battle for talent is affecting Northeast Indiana.

(September 15, 2015) — The University of Saint Francis Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership will present the 22nd Annual CEO Forum on Wednesday, Oct. 14, from 5:30-8 p.m. This event, titled “Future of Business: The New War for Talent,” will be held at the USF Robert Goldstine Performing Arts Center, 431 W. Berry Street.


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Mike Magsig, global sector leader, insurance, at Korn Ferry, the world’s largest executive search firm, will provide valuable insights about gaining and keeping talent in today’s business world. With decades of service in the insurance industry including time as president and CEO of The Cologne Life Reinsurance Company and as an executive with Lincoln National Insurance Company in Fort Wayne, Mr. Magsig has deep experience recruiting senior officers. Much of his work is centered on C-suite executives and succession planning, and on leveraging exceptional talent in new ventures.

After Mr. Magsig’s presentation, a panel of corporate and organizational leaders will continue the conversation about how the battle for talent affects our region. The panel will include:

  • Charles Cammack, Jr., chief operations officer for Fort Wayne Community Schools
  • Larry Dahl, president of Ash Brokerage
  • Eric Doden, CEO of Greater Fort Wayne Inc. and principal of Domo Ventures
  • Jeff McDonald, senior vice president of human resources at Sweetwater
  • Jennifer Winkeljohn, vice president of the finance division of Robert Half Finance & Accounting

Schedule of Events:

  • 5:30 p.m. – Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres (cash bar available)
  • 6:30 p.m. – Welcome & CEO Keynote
  • 7:10 p.m. – CEO Panel Discussion
  • 8 p.m. – Adjourn

The CEO Forum allows businesspeople to interact and hear CEOs, entrepreneurs, business owners and executive managers explain how they expanded their organizations. In addition, the Forum provides USF students with the opportunity to gain valuable and meaningful insights into how top managers think and act.

Tickets are $30 each, $150 for a group of 6 and $25 for USF Alumni. To register to attend, go to

For more information about the USF CEO Forum, contact Liz Unger at 260-399-7700, ext. 8310 or


About the University of Saint Francis
The University of Saint Francis is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Approximately 2,300 students from a broad geographic region currently attend USF for its academic excellence.


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