Ivy Tech Speaker Series Kicks Off Feb. 7

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“Assembling Your Personal Brand,” a panel discussion by officials at Banterra Bank, will kick off the 2018 School of Business Speaker Series at Ivy Tech Community College on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at 6 p.m. in Vectren Auditorium.  It is free and open to the public. This annual series is sponsored by Banterra Bank.

The discussion is designed to help students and others in the public prepare for interviews and job searches. Discussing resumes, cover letters, references, interviewing, career research and social networking will be a panel of Banterra Bank officials including Kyle Dodd, assistant senior community banking officer, Chad Wingert, Geoff Gentil, Kevin Canterbury, commercial loan officers and Tina Spears, treasury management specialist.

The second event in the School of Business Speaker Series will be April 18 with Susan Hardwick, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Vectren Corporation, presenting the keynote address, “Choices.”  In contrast to common goal setting thinking, Hardwick will reflect on the day-to-day personal and corporate experiences and decisions that led her to her current position and programs at Vectren.

This presentation is also free and open to the public and will take place in Vectren Auditorium at Ivy Tech at 6 p.m. on April 18  A public reception is planned prior to this presentation at 5:30 p.m. in the foyer of the auditorium.

Hardwick was named executive vice president and chief financial officer of Vectren Corporation in 2016. Prior to her current role, Hardwick served as senior vice president, CFO and vice president, controller and assistant treasurer of Vectren. She has extensive public accounting experience and has spent the majority of her career involved in the regulated utility industry.

Hardwick holds a B.S. degree in accounting from Indiana University and is a certified public accountant.

She has held numerous leadership roles in the American Gas Association and the Edison Electric Institute.  She is active in the community serving on several boards and has been honored with numerous awards including: 2009 Athena Award; the 2011 Maverick Award by the Midwest Energy Association; the 2016 Sara B. Davies Award by Leadership Evansville; and was named one of 158 Women to Watch by the Diversity Journal in 2016. Hardwick also received the Torchbearer Lifetime Achievement Award from the Indiana Commission on Women in 2016 and was honored as Indiana Business Journal CFO of the Year in 2016.

 

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