Leaders, Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Directors Program

LEED is an annual program presented by the Central State University College of Business to promote a networking environment for the students. Leaders, Executives, Entrepreneurs, and Directors convey their practical and substantive knowledge with the schools most prized assets, our students.

The 2017 LEED focus is on leadership, technology, and precision.

Through leadership training we will instill in our students a quest to make leading a priority and not an option.  We want them to gain practical experience in planning, teamwork, making decision, and business operations.  This approach is all inclusive and enables the students to hear the successes of others that they can emulate.

The attempt to augment this experience with technology is needed as a result of the fierce global competition.  The introduction to virtualization is not new to many.  However many of us have never looked to understand the rules that govern the dissemination of information.  The LEED program will address this exposure this year with a review of some the legislation that is paramount to successfully creating, keeping, and disseminating information.

Finally, the effectiveness of the organization is a reflection of its ability to create and deliver with precision.  The program will establish what effective execution is and provide an interactive experience with the students so that they will acquire a new found skill of delivering according to the organizational objectives

Precision, Leadership, and Technology are subjects integrated into the program, however we wish to train leaders that are more flexible, inquisitive, and innovative to take on the daily activities of a successful business.

2017 LEED Program Speakers

Dr. Iris Ann Cooper
“JustAskIris!” ( 614-750-1870

Iris Ann Cooper’s career includes leadership positions in financial services, economic development, community service, communication, government, entrepreneurship, and education.

She is the owner of “JustAskIris!” an entrepreneurial coaching firm. Iris founded Glory Foods, Inc., a multi-million dollar food marketing company. Iris is recognized nationally as a business strategy and branding expert, having coached many startups to sustainability. Her newest venture is Finish Your Gloryfied Business Plan Now!, a workshop to foster entrepreneurial success. Iris is the former Director of the Ohio Division of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, where Iris led the state from 29th worst place for small businesses in 2007 to the ninth best in the nation, and 1st in the Midwest in four years.

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Troy Mooyoung
Executive Director
Complex Manager

Troy joined Morgan Stanley in 1994 as an intern in the Chicago Madison office. Shortly thereafter he completed the firm’s Financial Advisor Training Program and received the National Sales Director Award in 1995. In 2004 he accepted the position of Branch Sales Manager in the Chicago Madison office. Two years later Troy was promoted to the District Sales Manager position for Illinois and Wisconsin. In December 2009 Troy was asked to manage the LaSalle Street office of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney. In this role he worked with over 40 financial advisors who were responsible for $4 billion in client assets and generated revenues in excess of $30 million. Troy was recognized by On Wall Street Magazine in 2010 / 2011 & 2012 as a Branch Manager Awards Honoree.

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Brenda D. Spencer
President & CEO
Spencer 4Higher Media, LLC

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Brenda started working in the media at the age of 15 selling the Call & Post newspaper in her neighborhood under the leadership and guidance of Publishing legend, the late Amos H. Lynch, Sr. She received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Communications from Ohio University. In 1986, she started her career at NBC Affiliate WCMH-TV Channel 4 in Columbus. Brenda was recruited by Junior Achievement of Central Ohio as the “first” African American Community Relations Director where she was instrumental in the creation and production of the teacher and volunteer recognition program, The Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame, The JA newsletter and college intern program.

Brenda found her niche in Sales as an Account Executive for Sunrise Broadcasting in 1993, generating over half a million dollars in the first year. Brenda continued helping businesses advertise and market their products and services for over 25 years at Scantland Broadcasting, Lynch Communications, Blue Chip Broadcasting, Radio One Columbus, UTS News Magazine and Who’s Who Publishing generating Millions of Dollars in Revenue.

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