BusinessWeek Group President Bill Kupper to speak at KSU’s Coles College of Business

Kennesaw‚ Ga. (Feb. 1‚ 2007) – The head of one of the nation’s most prominent business news…

Georgia (Feb 1, 2007) — BusinessWeek Group President Bill Kupper to speak at KSU’s Coles College of Business

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Kennesaw‚ Ga. (Feb. 1‚ 2007) – The head of one of the nation’s most prominent business news organizations will speak at the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University this month. BusinessWeek Group President Bill Kupper will discuss his magazine and its evolving role in today’s new media world.

The address is part of the Tetley Distinguished Leader Lecture Series. Kupper’s speech is set for Monday‚ Feb. 12th at 5:00 p.m. in the University Rooms of the KSU Student Center.

Kupper has worked aggressively to position BusinessWeek for the fast changing new media landscape. He will share his experiences‚ and share the magazine’s perspectives on job prospects for business majors over the next four years.

Kupper joined BusinessWeek in 1995 as head of U.S. advertising sales and was soon promoted to head of global advertising sales. In 2000‚ he was appointed president of the BusinessWeek group. His accomplishments include the selection and successful transition of the editorial leadership team under Stephen J. Adler‚ editor−in−chief‚ and the formation of a respected and successful business team.

Before joining McGraw−Hill‚ he was publisher of Health Magazine‚ part of Time‚ Inc.'s Publishing Venture Group. During his 24−year career at Time‚ Inc.‚ he held a number of senior sales management positions‚ including advertising sales manager for Sports Illustrated‚ advertising director for Life Magazine and international advertising director for Time magazine. Kupper holds a B.A. in business administration from Upsala College. He served in the U.S. Army's 1st Air Cavalry in Vietnam‚ where he received the Bronze Star and Air Medal.

The Tetley Distinguished Leader Lecture Series brings top business leaders to campus to interact with students and faculty members. The lecture is open to the public‚ but visitors are advised to arrive early‚ as space is limited. For more information‚ call the dean’s office at 770−423−6425.


About BusinessWeek
BusinessWeek is a leading global business media organization‚ providing unparalleled insight and analysis to a worldwide audience of business leaders. Founded in 1929 and published by The McGraw−Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP)‚ BusinessWeek magazine is the market leader‚ with more than 4.7 million readers each week in 140 countries. Local language editions include Chinese‚ Russian‚ and Bahasa Indonesian. Launched in 1994‚ BusinessWeek Online is the preeminent provider of daily‚ essential business news‚ information‚ and services to business decision−makers. Reaching 80% of the nation's households‚ BusinessWeek Weekend delivers important business‚ consumer and financial news to television viewers every week.

About Kennesaw State University
A member of the 35−unit University System of Georgia‚ Kennesaw State University is a comprehensive‚ residential institution with a growing student population approaching 20‚000 from 132 countries. The third−largest university in Georgia‚ Kennesaw State offers more than 60 graduate and undergraduate degrees‚ including a new doctorate in education.



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