Texas A&M University-Kingsville

College of Business Administration to host Third Annual Community Breakfast

Memorial Student Union Building ballrooms - 04/04/13 - 04/04/13

Contact: Julie Navejar
julie.navejar@tamuk.edu or 361-593-2590

The Texas A&M University-Kingsville College of Business Administration will host their Third Annual Community Breakfast at 7 a.m. Thursday, April 4, in the ballrooms of the Memorial Student Union Building. The event is co-hosted by the Kleberg County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Kingsville Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by IBC Bank.

This event is geared toward providing an additional dimension to fiscal awareness and responsibility to students, and residents of Kingsville and the surrounding communities. Tickets are $10 per person or $80 for a table of eight.

This year’s presenter is Cynthia Cooper, chief executive officer of The Cooper Group LLC. She will be talk about How Bright Lines Can Fade to Shades of Gray: Navigating Everyday Problems and Ethical Dilemmas. Cooper is an internationally recognized speaker on ethics, leadership, overcoming adversity, the current economic crisis and recent scandals.

For more information about the community breakfast or to purchase tickets, call 361-593-4856 or visit the college website at www.tamuk.edu/cba and click on the community breakfast link.

About Cynthia Cooper

Cooper was one of Time magazine’s Persons of the Year, only one of seven women to receive that distinction, including Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, Elizabeth II and Corazon Aquino.

She and her team unraveled the fraud at WorldCom, which to date is one of the largest corporate frauds in history.

She also was featured as one of 25 influential working mothers in Working Mother magazine. Cooper was the first woman to be inducted into the AICPA Hall of Fame and received the Maria and Sidney E. Rolfe Award for contributions to educating the public about economics, business and finance.

Cooper has been featured in national magazines like The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, CFO Magazine and Business Week. She also has appeared on television shows like FoxBusiness’ America’s Nightly Scoreboard, PBS’s Tavis Smiley, NBC’s The Today Show, ABC’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos, CSPAN’s BookTV, CNBC’s The Big Idea with Donnie Deutsch and Squawk Box.

Her presentation style has been described as riveting and inspiring. She speaks for and consults with organizations all over the world, including Dell, Bell South, PepsiCo, Wal-Mart the Washington D.C. Trial Lawyer’s Association, the F.B.I., the United States Department of Labor, the United Nations and firms like Deloitte and PricewaterhouseCoopers.

Cooper served as vice president for MCI, where she and her team helped the company move forward and emerge from bankruptcy. Prior to working for MCI, she worked in Atlanta for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Deloitte and Touche.

She earned her master’s degree from the University of Alabama and she currently serves on the advisory boards for Louisiana State University and Mississippi State University.


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