Tag Archives: Webster University

Jan 14, 2012

Thank You For The Shoutout Dean Akande

Benjamin Akande, dean of Webster University’s Walker School of Business and Technology, appeared on 104.9 KMJM‘s Sunday morning show. Near the beginning of this podcast (part 3 of his appearance), he gives me a nice shoutout.

I don’t know what else to say, except thank you Dean Akande! I’m humbled and really appreciate your friendship. Let’s keep trying to do great things for our employers Falk Harrison and Webster University, and for the entire St. Louis area.

Link to KMJM’s page with the podcast

Dec 3, 2010

Rizzo Tees Talking Social Media At Webster University School Of Business – Video

Webster University

It was an honor to be invited to the George Herbert Walker School Of Business And Technology for the latest installment of their Walker Speaker Series. I participated in a panel discussion on “Bettering Your Business Using Social Media.”

I was joined on stage by fellow panelists Kathleen Manning of Monsanto, Amber Talbot of Scottrade, and Dave Collett of Weber Shandwick. Dr. Benjamin Akande, dean of the Business School, moderated our discussion. He started us off with some questions of his own, and then we took audience questions. Dr. Akande deftly moved us from one topic to the next, and I think the panel especially enjoyed engaging with the audience.

Thanks to Dr. Akande for moderating, Charla Lord for helping us out behind the scenes, and Patrick Powers for inviting me in the first place, and being an all around cool guy.

I did especially enjoy the Webster University blog post linked to above (and pictured above) that includes an autofeed of their latest tweet. That tweet was a retweet of my #FollowFriday tweet for Dr. Akande.  The irony is thick and heavy, no?

Thanks again to Webster University. Let’s do it again sometime!

A Flickr gallery of the event is here, a direct link to the recorded Ustream video is here, or watch below:

Bonus material:

Kanna Taylor’s blogpost on the event

Patrick Powers’ recap of the event

If the Ustream video feed above ever goes down, here’s the hour-long panel discussion on YouTube.

Benjamin Akande and Chris Reimer

Dr. Benjamin Akande and Chris Reimer