ERIE – The Manufacturer & Business Association (MBA), in conjunction with the MBA Business Magazine, will hold its annual Women in Leadership IMPACT Luncheon from noon to 1 p.m. (registration at 11:45 a.m.) Thursday, March 23, at the Manufacturer & Business Association Conference Center, 2171 West 38th Street. The event is sold out. All media are invited to attend.
Attendees will hear from keynote speaker Kathleen Getz, Ph.D., 13th president of Mercyhurst University in Erie. In her address, Getz will share her journey and experiences as a woman leader and the goals for her new role.
Prior to joining Mercyhurst in 2021, Getz was the dean at the Sellinger School of Business and Management at Loyola University Maryland, dean at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University Chicago, and senior associate dean for Academic Affairs at the Kogod School of Business at American University
Getz has been a speaker for the Department of State International Visitors Program, the Washington Board of Trade, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB), the Baltimore Better Business Bureau, Baltimore County Catholic Business Network, the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO), the Chicago Tribune’s Trib U, the Hank Center for Catholic Intellectual Heritage, American University Beirut, Fundació Dom Cabral (Belo Horizonte, Brazil), Kiwanis Club of Erie, and many other organizations.
Getz also former associate editor for the journal Business & Society and past president of the International Association for Business and Society. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including recognition as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women, Fellow of the International Association for Business and Society, and Aspen Institute Fellow.
A Pennsylvania native, Getz earned her doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh, master of business administration from Gannon University and bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University.
The 2023 Women in Leadership IMPACT event is presented by the MBA, MBA Business Magazine, Mercyhurst University. Sponsors include Northwest Bank; Humes Chrysler Jeep Dodge & RAM; Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield and, Potratz Floral Shop & Greenhouses, Inc.
Cost is $35 for MBA Members, $50 for Nonmembers and includes lunch. For more information or to be added to the waiting list, visit mbausa.org