Alumnus Holz featured speaker for Writers@Work series

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Karl Holz portrait

Alumnus Karl Holz

The Writers@Work program will bring alumnus Karl Holz to campus in early May for its series, “The Art of Storytelling: New Perspectives, Innovative Thinking and Creative Solutions.”

Mr. Holz, a member of the Class of 1973, is former President, Disney Cruise Line and New Vacation Operations, and a Senior Advisor for McKinsey and Company. Holz also serves as a member of the Fredonia College Foundation Board of Directors and in 2005 received the Fredonia Alumni Association’s Outstanding Achievement Award. Holz’s special expertise includes building organizational culture, customer experience (CX), operations, strategic planning, international business and start-up ventures.

Event highlights, free and open to the campus and community, include:

Wednesday, May 1
10-10:50 a.m. – “Leadership Management and Project Success” in Williams Center Room S204ABC
1-1:50 p.m. – The Lost Art of Writing in Fenton Hall Room 163
3-4 p.m. – Meet Karl Holz: Success After Graduation (ROI) in Williams Center Room 204ABC

Thursday, May 2
9:30-10:50 a.m. – “Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Factors in Today’s Business Environment,” Thompson Hall Room W101
Noon-2:30 p.m. – “Disney Fans & More: 1-1 Career Prep” (call to schedule at 716-673-3327), Career Development Office, 2nd Floor, Gregory Hall
3:30-4:50 p.m. – “Are You Ready? Networking 101” in the Williams Center Horizon Room

Residency sponsors include the Carnahan Jackson Fund for the Humanities of the Fredonia College Foundation, the Career Development Office, the Faculty Student Association and Fredonia Alumni Association.

Residency partners include Applied Professional Studies: Sport Management program, School of Business, Department of English, Honors Program and the Keeper of the Dream Scholars.

Series partners include the Office of Alumni Affairs, School of Business, Career Development Office, Department of English, Center for Innovation and Economic Development, Honors Program and Undergraduate Admissions.


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