Believers in Business Conference 2014

Believers in Business Conference 2014

The Believers in Business Conference, in its ninth year, seeks to gather more than 275 MBA students from across the country on February 14-15, 2014 to network, fellowship, and learn from relevant leaders on discerning vocational calling and living out Christian faith in the marketplace. Through dynamic teaching, interactive discussions, and engaging dialogue, the conference will discuss business challenges – whether particular to an industry or more generally as part of life in the marketplace – and how to respond with a faith-based approach. 

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Speakers

Bob Doll
Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager, Nuveen Asset Management, LLC
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Bob Doll is Chief Equity Strategist and Senior Portfolio Manager at Nuveen Asset Management. He is a highly-respected authority on the equities markets among investors, advisors and the media. As the author of widely-followed weekly commentaries and annual market predictions, Bob provides ongoing, timely market perspectives. Prior to joining Nuveen Asset Management, Bob held similar roles at other large asset management firms, including serving as Chief Equity Strategist at Blackrock, President and Chief Investment Officer of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Chief Investment Officer of OppenheimerFunds, Inc. He has 33 years of portfolio management experience, received a B.S. in Accounting and a B.A. in Economics from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. His position, reputation and outspoken faith open doors for him to witness to colleagues and speak to Christian MBA students about the integration of faith and work.
Marc Belton
Executive VP, Global Strategy, Growth and Marketing Innovation, General Mills
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As executive vice president, Global Strategy, Growth and Marketing Innovation, Marc Belton provides vision and leadership of several important areas for General Mills. They include overall responsibility for the company’s Global Strategy; analysis, development and pursuit of future growth opportunities, including acquisitions; and leadership of the General Mills global marketing functions, including Gcom, Consumer Insights, Centralized Customer Marketing, and the company’s strategic health and wellness initiatives.
Peter Greer
CEO, HOPE International
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Peter Greer is a Christian advocate for the poor, an author, and the president of HOPE International (HOPE), a global faith-based microfinance organization based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, serving entrepreneurs throughout Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Eastern Europe. Greer and his wife, Laurel, have two boys and a girl and live in Landisville, Pennsylvania.
Rev. David H. Kim
Executive Director, Pastor, Redeemer's Center for Faith & Work
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David oversees all the ministries of the Center for Faith & Work as Executive Director and is the Pastor of Faith and Work of Redeemer. Prior to this role, David served as the Director of the Gotham Fellowship, developing and teaching its intensive curriculum while providing spiritual direction. Prior to joining CFW in 2007, David was a Chaplain at Princeton University, where he also served as the Founder and Executive Director of Manna Christian Fellowship for over 12 years. Although David has lived in New York since 2010, he grew up in the Philadelphia area. He received his B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania, his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary, and his Th.M. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Currently, he is pursuing his D.Min. at Fuller Theological Seminary in the area of faith and culture. David has a passion for making the gospel real to life, especially in the context of work. He’s written a devotional book that connects the narrative of Scripture to our lives today: Glimpses of a Greater Glory: A Devotional through the Storyline of the Bible. He’s also the author of 20 and Something: Have the Time of Your Life (and Figure it All Out Too). David lives with his wife, Jane, near Bryant Park.
Rev. Mark Washington
National Coordinator for MBA Ministry, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
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Mark Washington supports over a dozen MBA staff and multiple national and international projects, including the Believers in Business Conference as Advisor. Additionally, he has served as campus staff for nine years at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago. Formerly, he was an Associate Dean at North Park Theological Seminary. He is ordained in The Evangelical Covenant Church. At North Park, Mark earned a special dual degree: MA in Theological Studies and MBA. Prior to graduate studies, Mark was a counselor to severely emotionally disturbed teenage gang boys. During graduate school, he founded a microenterprise organization in Gary, IN before he knew that the term “microenterprise” existed. He enjoys travel, cultures, ping pong, and board games (and doesn’t mind losing Settlers of Catan to his children).