DATE:  September 27, 2005
CONTACT: Dr. Janet Tillinger, College of Business, (361) 825-2385; or Melissa Goonan, Public Affairs Office, (361) 825-2337

College of Business to Host Seminar Titled “Site Selection and the Corporate Bottom Line – Where Will the Jobs Be?”

The College of Business (COB) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and the Industrial Asset Management Council (IAMC), will host a student learning session titled, “Site Selection and the Corporate Bottom Line – Where Will the Jobs Be?” on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 1 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. The session is free and the pubic is invited to attend.

The session will provide an opportunity for graduate and undergraduate students to learn from corporate real estate, economic development and service professionals. The students will have an opportunity to partake in an interactive session of questions and answers with a six-person panel that will consist of members from IAMC.

College of Business Dean Moustafa Abdelsamad said, “the College of Business is delighted to host this event, which will benefit students and community members alike. The panelists are a veritable Who’s Who of Corporate Real Estate.  We trust their exposure to Corpus Christi and Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi will leave an indelibly positive impression on them, fostering ongoing relationships between the region and their respective companies.”

Presenters for the learning session include: Charles P. McSwain, IAMC Chair and Corporate Real Estate Executive for CSX; Rick Little, Director of Real Estate for Weyerhaeuser Company; David D. Miracle, Director of the Cedar Hill Economic Development Corp.; Roland C. Mower, President and CEO of the Corpus Christi Regional Economic Development Corp.; Robert F. Duncan Jr., IAMC Director and Senior Vice President for CB Richard Ellis; and Ron Starner, IAMC Executive Director and Director of Publications Conway Data, Inc.

IAMC, is a leading association of industrial asset management and corporate real estate executives, which includes suppliers and service providers, and economic developers. Members of IAMC include the senior real estate directors of Fortune 1000 companies such as Campbell’s Soup, Hallmark Cards, Pfizer, Merck and Anheuser-Busch.

The IAMC’s fall professional forum will be held in Corpus Christi on October 8-12 and is expected to draw 400 corporate real estate executives and industrial asset managers to the region. As the forum draws to a close, members of the IAMC Governance Board will participate in the College of Business student learning session.