2021 SAUPO-Zoom Agenda - all times EST

9:00am-9:15am: Opening & Introduction

  • Dr. May Gao, SAUPO Chair, Professor of Communication & Asian Studies, KSU
  • Mr. Nagendra Roy, Senior Director-IT, Aptude
  • Dr. Yusun Chang, SAUPO Assistant Vice Chair, Asso. Prof. of Electrical & Computer Engineering

sponsored by KSU Office of VP for Research


9:15am-10:15am: Panel #1 - Pandemic, Communication and Organizations 

Moderator: Dr. May Gao, SAUPO Chair, Professor of Communication & Asian Studies, KSU  

  • Dr. Pamela Whitten, President, Kennesaw State University
  • Ms. Sophia Marshall, VP of Organizational Communication, WellStar Health System
  • Dr. Eric Eisenberg, Dean & Professor of Communication, University of South Florida
  • Ms. Wendy Lu, SAUPO advisor, Partner, International Tax Services, Aprio
  • Mr. Robert Striar, President, M Style Marketing

sponsored by KSU Norman J. Radow College of Humanities and Social Sciences & WellStar College of Health and Human Services


10:15am-10:30am: Music Break

sponsored by the State of Georgia & Aprio


10:30am-11:30am: Panel #2 - Global Supply Chains, Business & Partnerships

Moderator: Dr. Ian Ferguson, Dean, Southern Poly College of Engineering & Engineering Tech., KSU

  • Mr. David Kirk, President & CEO, Murata Electronics
  • Ms. Jessica Cork, SAUPO advisor, VP, Public Relations, YKK Corporation of America
  • Mr. Dan Forsman, President & CEO, Berkshire Hathaway HS Georgia Properties
  • Ms. Marcy Sperry, Trademark/IP Attorney, Vivid IP
  • Ms. Candy Nip, Director, Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, NYC

sponsored by KSU Coles College of Business & Southern Polytechnic College of Engineering and Engineering Technology


11:30am-11:45am: Closing

  • Dr. Jag Sheth, SAUPO Advisor, Charles H. Kellstadt Professor of Marketing, Emory University
  • Dr. Sheb True, SVP Division of Global Affairs and Dean of Graduate College, KSU

sponsored by KSU Division of Global Affairs, Lucy Lu & Associates

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