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SDSU College of Business and Lavin Entrepreneurship Center Kick Off 2014 Speaker Series

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The College of Business Administration at San Diego State University (SDSU)  and the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center announced today that the first in a series of four educational speaking events scheduled for 2014 kicked off on January 28 with a panel session titled "Economic Outlook: A San Diego Business Perspective."

The panel consisted of four local business leaders: George Hadjis, founder and CEO of Oggi's Pizza and Brewing Company; David Marino, executive vice president of Hughes Marino; Susan Salka, CEO, president and director of AMN Healthcare Systems Inc.; and Jerry Sanders, president and CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. The session was moderated by Stuart Sorenson of one of the speaker series sponsors, Duane Morris, LLP.

"San Diego State University, the College of Business Administration and the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center are committed to a deep level of community engagement," said Dr. Gangaram Singh, interim dean of the College of Business Administration. "We are delighted to collaborate with Duane Morris LLP, Moss Adams LLP and City National Bank to bring this series to our community."

The college and the center have planned future events focused on topics relevant to the local business community which will be presented to the public on a quarterly basis.

About the College of Business Administration
With nearly 5,000 students, SDSU's College of Business Administration is one of the largest business schools in the U.S. For over 50 years, the College has produced some of the most successful and influential business leaders in the world. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu/business.

About SDSU
San Diego State University is a major public research institution offering bachelor's degrees in 89 areas, master's degrees in 78 areas and doctorates in 21 areas. The university provides transformative experiences, both inside and outside of the classroom, for its 34,000 students. Students participate in research, international experiences, sustainability and entrepreneurship initiatives, and a broad range of student life and leadership opportunities. The university's rich campus life features opportunities for students to participate in, and engage with, the creative and performing arts, a Division I athletics program and the vibrant cultural life of the San Diego region. For more information, visit www.sdsu.edu.

About the Lavin Entrepreneurship Center
The Lavin Entrepreneurship Center at San Diego State University serves students, entrepreneurs and business leaders through its entrepreneurial curriculum, workshops, internships, resources and events. The mission of the center is to inspire entrepreneurship across the campus and enable students to develop the entrepreneurial competencies necessary to compete in the global economy visit http://lavincenter.sdsu.edu/.

Contact: The Lavin Entrepreneurial Center
SDSU College of Business Administration
(619) 594-2781

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