Huntsman Post

Partners In Business to Host Second Annual Principle-Centered Leadership Conference

A.C. Green

Stephen M.R. Covey

By Rob Goates

An author who wrote a best-selling book about the importance of trust and how an ethical approach leads to better performance in business and life is slated to be the keynote speaker at the Second Annual Principle-Centered Leadership Conference at Utah State University.

Stephen M.R. Covey is a speaker and consultant who is The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal bestselling author of “The Speed of Trust.” He will be a featured keynote speaker at the Partners In Business Conference, slated for March 29 and 30. Partners In Business is a management and educational organization which is part of the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business at USU.

The conference, which starts at 8:30 a.m. in the Ellen Eccles Conference Center at Utah State University, will also feature A.C. Green, Jr., who  earned the nickname “Iron Man” for playing 1,192 consecutive games with the Los Angeles Lakers, Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks, and Miami Heat. He is a three-time NBA champion and was chosen as an NBA All Star in 1990.

“We are also excited to have A.C. join us at this year’s seminar speaking on ‘The Importance of Entrepreneurship and Values,’” Brad Gessell, the conference coordinator, said. “If anyone knows what it means to have a strong work ethic and to be a powerful leader, he does.”

Other keynote speakers at the conference include David Checketts, chairman and CEO of Legends Hospitality and former president of the Utah Jazz; Ian MacMillan, academic director at the The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Amy Snyder, management consultant, Stanford MBA, and author of “Hell on Wheels;” Stefani Kimche, partner at “b2 and company;” and Jane A. Herron, chief encouraging officer for Training Without The Travel. The conference will also include presentations by Mike Glauser, the executive director of entrepreneurial programs, and Jim Davis, the head of the Department of Management at the Jon M. Huntsman School of Business.

The event is open to the public, and the cost to attend the conference is $550. More information about the conference may be found here.