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Business executive Scott Bergs to discuss 'Luck in Business = Preparation & Pragmatism' in Morgan Thomas lecture April 18

Executive Scott Bergs discusses luck in business in free 11 a.m. lecture.

2012-04-19
Minnesota State University, Mankato Media Relations Office News Release [4-6-12]

The College of Business at Minnesota State University, Mankato presents Scott Bergs for the next installment of the Morgan Thomas Executive Lecture Series on Wednesday, April 18.

Bergs’ presentation, “Luck in Business = Preparation & Pragmatism,” will take place at 11 a.m. in the Centennial Student Union’s Ostrander Auditorium. The event is free and open to the general public, faculty, staff and students.

Scott Bergs, an executive leader, lawyer, comedian, and entrepreneur, will share how to transform ideas into profitable businesses and what financing options are available to capitalize on those ideas. He will also share how building a culture of integrity in an organization is a key component to transforming ideas into successful businesses.

A College of Business alumnus, Scott Bergs is currently one of five Principals in the investment and management firm Key City Ventures located in Mankato, Minn. He has provided executive management to several companies, primarily in the communications industry, including serving as chief operating officer for Midwest Wireless, interim chief executive officer and COO for Revol Wireless, and senior vice president, customer solutions for Alltel Wireless, among others. He is also an attorney and has practiced with the law firm of Leonard, Street and Deinard in its Intellectual Property and Information Technology Department.

The Morgan Thomas Executive Lecture was established in 1982 in honor of former Dean of the College of Business, Dr. Morgan Thomas. Dr. Thomas served as Dean of the College of Business from 1960 to 1982. The lecture is open to students, faculty, staff and the general public. The purpose of the event is for business professionals to share information about their careers, professions, lessons learned, trends, etc.

Those who want more information may contact Minnesota State Mankato Director of Development Leah Pockrandt at (507) 389-2578.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 15,649 students, is part of the Minnesota State Colleges & Universities system, which comprises 32 state institutions.

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