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CEO Agenda Addresses the Myriad of Challenges CEOs Face

April 25, 2008

Leading off Drexel University's Blue and Gold Days weekend in May, LeBow College of Business unveiled the findings of the CEO Agenda  research study. This groundbreaking study addresses the myriad of internal and external challenges facing today's CEOs, which are among the most complex that executives have had to face as technology, globalization, governance and many other issues place unforeseen pressures on how CEOs will successfully establish and execute their plans for growth.

The CEO Agenda researchers are distinguished LeBow College faculty members V.K. Narayanan, Ph.D., Stubbs Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship and Associate Dean for Research; Bert Rosenbloom, Ph.D., Rauth Chair Professor of Marketing Management; Jeffrey Greenhaus, Ph.D., William A. Mackie Professor of Management; and Rolph Anderson, Ph.D., Royal H. Gibson Senior Chair Professor of Marketing.

At this event, Dean George P. Tsetsekos and the Center for Research Excellence, along with LeBow College alumni and faculty, presented the study’s findings. The evening also featured a panel discussion with CEOs from some of the region's top companies offering candid comments and insightful opinions on the rapidly changing nature of business. The panelists were: Renee Amoore, president and CEO, The Amoore Group; Nicholas DeBenedictis ‘68, ‘69, Hon. ‘87, chairman and CEO, Aqua America; Dominic Frederico, president and CEO, Assured Guaranty, Ltd.; Raj L. Gupta ‘72, chairman, president and CEO, Rohm and Haas; and Jeffrey Orleans ‘70, chairman and CEO, Orleans Homebuilders.

The CEO Agenda is a study that reveals invaluable insight into the challenges that confront CEOs today and serves as a blueprint for the business education framework," said Dean Tsetsekos. "The results of the study illustrate new approaches to thought on issues such as technology, leadership and globalization."

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