“Living Outside The Box” Speakers Series Is Sponsored By The City-County Observer
Steve Hammer the Chairman of the “Living Outside The Box” speaker series announced that this event will be held on Wednesday, August 2st in the private banquet room at Biaggi restaurant starting at noon and is booked to capacity.
Mr. Hammer also stated that “this lunch started out as an invitation-only event. But it got out of control when we started to receive many requests from interested people that wanted to attend this worthy community function”. “We originally planned to invite 40 guests `to this event but it quickly multiplies to 60 plus guests. Even more amazing is we now have a waiting list of people who want to attend the next “Living Outside The Box” speakers series event scheduled for September 2019″.
Steve Hammer announced that Kevin R. Koch, President & CEO, Koch Enterprises, Inc.will be our guest speaker for the August 21st event.
Kevin Koch is President and Chief Executive Officer of Koch Enterprises, Inc. (KEI) located in Evansville, Indiana. Koch Enterprises is a holding company that operates seven distinct businesses and employs approximately 2,800 team members. Prior to being named president, he served in various capacities within the Koch Enterprises’ family of companies beginning in 1999. These roles included president and Chief Executive Officer of Brake Supply Company and several management positions at Gibbs Die Casting Corporation based in Henderson, Kentucky.
Before joining Koch Enterprises, he gained experience at Electronic Data Systems, Ford Motor Company and Westinghouse (now Siemens) in engineering, purchasing, and marketing.
Kevin currently serves on for-profit company boards including Koch Enterprises and its subsidiaries and Jasper Engines and Transmissions.
Kevin has served on many community boards including the Catholic Foundation and Tri-State World Trade Network. Kevin is the past chair of the United Way campaign of SW Indiana. He currently serves on boards of the EDC of SW Indiana, Koch Foundation, Koch Family Children’s Museum of Evansville, Evansville Regional Business Committee, Marshall Goldsmith 100 Coaches, St. Benedicts Cathedral School and University of Evansville Board of Trustees. He is currently a member of YPO Bluegrass.
Kevin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an MBA from Indiana University.
Kevin married to Margaret Koch and they have two wonderful and busy daughters who are 11 and 9 years old. They both attend St. Bens Catholic school.
Event Chairman Steve Hammer stated “that our monthly speaker series will focus on homegrown businesses successes and challenges. Mr. Hammer says; “Living Outside The Box” speakers series will feature unique and insightful stories of success and perseverance from prominent business leaders that tend to fly under the public radar.”
City-County Observer Publisher, Ron Cosby also added; “We understand that there are a lot of successful entrepreneurs who, because of economic, technological, or political challenges, have experienced a negative impact on their businesses.” “We are going to actively search for local business people who went through economic adversity due to bureaucratic restrictions, governmental intervention, or increased competition, but had the good business sense to “Living Outside The Box” to allow their products or services to continue to thrive. We also hope that this will turn out to be a great resource for locally owned and developing businesses.”
For additional information concerning our next ‘Living Outside The Box” speaker event please contract Steve Hammer by calling him at 812-589-3802.
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