Next Summit Enterprises Founder and President Todd VanNest to offer MBA Speaker Series address

Mount Mercy University will welcome Todd VanNest, Ph.D., founder and president of Next Summit Enterprises in Chicago, as the keynote speaker for the annual MBA Speaker Series. The event will be held Tuesday, April 9, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. in Flaherty Community Room in Basile Hall. This event is free and open to the public; seating may be limited.

VanNest's presentation, "The LAST word on Change: Courageously Facing the Four Key Choices Successful Change Leaders Make," will examine the key choices a change leader must make in order to succeed. Each attendee at the event will have the opportunity to complete his or her own mini-assessment on the Leading Indicators of Change Management Success.

For almost 25 years, VanNest has worked with top leaders from market-leading companies and has since founded Summit Enterprises – the only company to hold the U.S. copyright for a metric based on leading indicators of change success. He has recently joined with OSF Healthcare, Inc. to start its Ministry Leadership Formation Program.

VanNest, originally from Marion, Iowa, received his bachelor's degree in psychology, philosophy and religion from Coe College, and his doctoral degree in industrial-organizational psychology from the University of Missouri, St. Louis. He currently resides in Chicago with his wife of 30 years, Diane.

For more information on the MBA Speaker Series, contact Director of MBA Graduate Program and Assistant Professor Deb Oliver, Ph.D., at doliver@mtmercy.edu or 319-363-1323 ext. 1237.

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