John Sampson to speak at Huntington University’s Foundation Dinner

John Sampson, Huntington University Foundation Annual DinnerHUNTINGTON, Ind. John Sampson, president and CEO of Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, will be the keynote speaker at the Huntington University Foundation Annual Dinner on Sept. 27.

The dinner will be held at 6 p.m. in the upper level of the Habecker Dining Commons with a reception at 5:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend, but reservations are required.

Through the talk "Huntington and the Global YOU," Sampson will make the case for a strong presence and engagement by Huntington University in the community and the region. He will invite the participants to consider their roles and relevance to consumers around the world.

The Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership aims to build general business investment in the region. Before coming to the Partnership, Sampson worked as the vice president for external affairs for American Electric Power. A graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering.

Also at the dinner, the Foundation will present its 2012 Distinguished Service Award. The Huntington University Foundation established this award in 2002 to recognize individuals or organizations that embody the principles associated with the mission of Huntington University. Recipients give substance and credence to the university's beliefs, serve as effective role models for students and receive recognition for the tremendous contribution they make to the Huntington County community. The recipient will be announced at the dinner.

Since 1938, the Huntington University Foundation has assisted Huntington County residents who attend Huntington University through the annual Huntington County Grant and endowed scholarships.

To register for the dinner, contact Barb Baker at 260-359-4069 or The cost is $25 per person, or tables of eight may be reserved for $160. The registration deadline is Sept. 21. Payment should be sent to the Huntington University Foundation, 2303 College Ave., Huntington, IN 46750.