WMU News

Kellogg chairman and CEO to kick off speaker series

Sept. 16, 1997

KALAMAZOO -- Arnold G. Langbo, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of the Kellogg Co. in Battle Creek, will kick off this year's Haworth College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series at Western Michigan University.

He will speak at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, in Schneider Hall. His topic will be "Changing Global Markets: Opportunities and Responsibilities in the 21st Century."

Business and community leaders from Southwest Michigan as well as WMU faculty and staff will be attending the event, which is by invitation only.

Langbo joined the Kellogg Co. in 1956 and has served in numerous positions both at corporate headquarters in Battle Creek and in his native Canada. He was named president of Kellogg International in 1986. He became president, chief operating officer and director of the Kellogg Co. in 1990. He has been in his present position since 1992.

Langbo serves on the boards of several major corporations. He is chairman of the Albion College Board of Trustees and is on the advisory board of the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University. He also serves on the board of directors of the Grocery Manufacturers of America and the International Youth Foundation, and is a member of the policy committee of the Business Roundtable.

The Distinguished Speaker Series is intended to bring business, education and government leaders to campus to discuss a variety of topics of interest to the University and Southwest Michigan. It is coordinated by Dr. Christopher M. Korth, chairman of the Department of Finance and Commercial Law.

Also scheduled to speak this academic year is Ann McLaughlin, chairman of the Aspen Institute. Her lecture is slated for Thursday, Feb. 19.

Media representatives interested in attending should reserve a spot by calling Ruth A. Stevens in the Office of Marketing, Public Relations and Communications, 616 387-8411.

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