On October 7, 2010, I visited Southern Illinois University Edwardsville on Thursday to speak as part of the Sixth Annual Power Breakfast series, sponsored by the SIUE School of Business  The goal of the Power Breakfast series is to re-connect prominent SIUE alumni from around the country with their alma mater.

I had the opportunity to speak candidly to an audience of 95 people—including students, faculty and alumni from the School—about my experience at the University and my international work experience.  I also emphasized the importance of communicating and cultivating people skills in addition to gaining knowledge of the increasing global marketplace as factors in becoming successful in a career.