HU’s Visiting Executive Seminar to explore America’s economic future

James O'Donnell edited
Jim O'Donnell
Troy Irick 2011
Troy Irick
Sherilyn Emberton
Dr. Sherilyn Emberton

HUNTINGTON, Ind. Huntington University's Visiting Executive Seminar brings together business leaders and HU business students to discuss important issues in today's business world. On Oct. 25, the seminar will examine "America's Economic Future." The seminar will take place from 8:30 a.m. to noon in the Habecker Dining Commons on campus with no cost for lunch or breakfast. Lunch will be offered at noon.

The seminar is led by Jim O'Donnell, Executive-in-Residence, emeritus standing, President Sherilyn Emberton and Troy Irick, assistant professor of business.

The seminar will review two contrasting articles. The first is by Doug Short, a retired college professor who not only manages money but publishes widely on economics and finance. His Sept. 2 piece explains that America's economic greatness is cresting and beginning a long, slow decline largely because of demographics specifically, the growing ratio of retirees to working people, O'Donnell explains. In the second piece by Chris Puplava, a West Coast portfolio manager he argues against Short's theory by citing different demographics, along with the fact that stocks, not bonds, are now attracting investor interest.

Attendees are invited to stay for a fellowship time over lunch following the program. Attendance is free and open to the public, but reservations are required by Oct. 18. RSVP to Linda Schmitz at 260-359-4042 or