TU School of Business to Host 2nd Annual Business Summit


Photo: Jeff Oravits

Featuring Keynote Speaker Jeff Oravits, President & CEO MetoKote Corporation, Lima, Ohio

TIFFIN UNIVERSITY, TIFFIN, OH— Tiffin University’ School of Business (coordinated by The Business Club), will host its 2nd annual Summit to Success. The Summit, which will take place in Tiffin University’s Osceola Theatre (located inside of the Gillmor Student Center) will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 2:00 p.m. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. Full schedule below.

The keynote speaker, Jeff Oravitz, will present at 12 Noon, during lunch, in the Osceola Theatre, and will conclude at 1:45 p.m. Oravitz is President and Chief Executive Officer of MetoKote Corporation, based in Lima, Ohio. He joined MetoKote in 2005, when he was named Vice President, North American In-Plant Businesses. He also has served at MetoKote in the capacity of Vice President, North American Operations and as Global Vice President, Business Development. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors.

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Jeff earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry and an MBA, both with honors, from the University of Pittsburgh.

Summit to Success Event Schedule:

8:30 to 9:00 a.m.       Registration, Osceola Theatre

9:00 to 10:00 a.m.     Welcome/Executive Panel, Osceola Theatre
                                    Maria Hemminger, Partner & Owner, MJ Recruiters
                                    Glenda Lehman Ervin, VP of Marketing, Lehman’s
Andrew Felter, President & CEO, Webster Industries
Dr. Jeff Taylor, Assistant Professor, Purchase College

10:15 to 11:00 a.m.  BREAKOUT SESSION #1
                                    Main Classroom Building Room 11
                                    Dr. Francis Dove Edwin, Sierra Leone Olympian
To Present: Beyond the Olympic Rings: Real Experiences in Global Business
                                    Main Classroom Building Room 12
                                    Shirley Smith & Albert Tegal, PNC Bank
To Present: How to be Successful in the Accounting & Finance World
Main Classroom Building Room 13
Don Smith, RS Hanline & Company
To Present: Human Resources Today
11:15 to 12:00 p.m.  BREAKOUT SESSION #2
                                    Main Classroom Building Room 11
                                    Dr. Jeff Taylor, Purchase College
To Present: Bon Voyage, The Art of Making Your First Real Job a Global Experience
Main Classroom Building Room 12
Glenda Lehman Ervin, Lehman’s
To Present: Back to Basics: Event Planning and Time Management
Main Classroom Building Room 13
Maria Hemminger, MJ Recruiters
To Present: The Interview Checklist: How to Prepare for an Interview
12:00 to 1:45 p.m.    Lunch & Keynote Speaker
                                    Osceola Theatre
                                    Jeff Oravitz, President & CEO, MetoKote
1:45 to 2:00 p.m.       Closing & Door Prizes
                                    Osceola Theatre

For individuals wishing to take part in Tiffin University’s Summit to Success, the cost is $25, which includes lunch. Cost of Tiffin University and Heidelberg University students is $15. For reservations or additional information, call Lori Distel at 419.448.3590 or email distella@tiffin.edu.