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Professor For A Day, Tom Ellis

Richard T. Doermer School of Business (DSB) hosted Tom Ellis, as Professor for a Day, on March 20. Tom is the President of The Ellis Company, a private capital company located in Fort Wayne. Tom has been involved in the acquisition, development, and strategic support of over 30 businesses and real estate projects. His current portfolio consists of 5 businesses with consolidated revenues in excess of $60 million.

Ellis met with DSB faculty and students at a luncheon for faculty and students in the Rhinehart Building. Following lunch, Ellis visited two classes, met with DSB Dean Otto Chang, and visited an evening class.

The Professor for a Day program is designed to introduce faculty and students to contemporary business issues faced by northeast Indiana business firms. Professors for a Day are invited to speak to upper level undergraduate and MBA students in policy and strategy courses. That person opens the session with a topic that is contemporary and relevant to his or her organization, explains the situation and its impact on the organization's business model, shares the company's approach to resolution, and invites student input and questions.

Professor for a Day, Tom Ellis