Leadership Summit to Include Home Depot Cofounder, Cato Institute CEO

(L-R) Bernie Marcus, Co-Founder of Home Depot and John Allison, CEO of The CATO Institute and former Chairman and CEO of BB&T
(L-R) Bernie Marcus, Co-Founder of Home Depot and John Allison, CEO of The CATO Institute and former Chairman and CEO of BB&T

(L-R) Bernie Marcus, Co-Founder of Home Depot and John Allison, CEO of The CATO Institute and former Chairman and CEO of BB&T

Job Creators Network (JCN) and Northwood University (NU) are pleased to announce the Free-Enterprise Leadership Summit to be held at Northwood University Florida on Friday, November 7, 2014 from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm.  The event is free of charge. For more information and to confirm your reservation please contact: Kierstin Koppel at 786-271-9738.

The summit will feature Bernie Marcus, Co-Founder of The Home Depot and Founder of Job Creators Network and John Allison, CEO of The CATO Institute and former Chairman and CEO of BB&T.

Following several other notable panelists, Allison will share his thoughts relating to “Limited Government: The Recipe for Economic Growth” at the University’s Turner Education Center from 11:45am – 12:30pm.

Following a luncheon, Marcus will then deliver “The Future of Free-Enterprise & the American Dream” at the University’s Countess de Hoernle Student Life Center from 12:30 – 1:30pm.

JCN and NU are pleased to create a partnership designed to share resources and to provide students with valuable networking opportunities and information relating to employment. NU students benefit from JCN, as the Network imparts important lessons for job seekers of all ages by sharing the voices of those who create employment opportunities.

According to Northwood University President Tom Duncan, NU students and supporters will gain valuable knowledge and connections from the partnership with JCN. “We are excited to host The Free-Enterprise Leadership Summit in partnership with JCN,” said Dr. Duncan.  “Free markets and free peoples are foundational beliefs for our University, and welcoming the Job Creators Network to our campus demonstrates our continuing commitment to promoting the ideas and values necessary to job creation,” he added.

“The best defense against bad public policy is a well-informed public and we are excited to take part in the Free-Enterprise Leadership Summit to help spread this belief,” Job Creators Network President Alfredo Ortiz said. “We are thrilled to partner with NU to educate students on how these policies can affect them and how they can protect themselves against them,” he added.


About Northwood University

Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at a full-service, residential campus located in mid-Michigan. Adult Degree Programs are available in multiple states and online. The DeVos Graduate School offers accelerated, evening and weekend programming in Michigan and Texas. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in China (Changchun and Wuxi), Malaysia and Sri Lanka.

  • CrystalClaire

    Can somebody send this article to Obama & the Democrats? They still don’t
    get it.