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Home Depot On Campus For Lundgren Leadership Speaker Series

March 22, 2012 - Home Depot’s Gordon Erickson on UA Campus for the inaugural Lundgren Leadership Speaker Series.  The Terry J. Lundgren Center for Retailing hosted Home Depot executives Gordon Erickson, SVP of Merchandising and Linda Givens, Senior Director HR, Merchandising for a for a full day of student professional development events in the classroom, and at the TJL Center culminating in a campus- wide open dialog with ‘Gordy’ about his leadership style and personal philosophy for accountability and self-direction in one’s career.

Gordy spoke to Dr. Sabrina Helms’ Consumer Behavior Class, spent time coaching the UA SIFE team and students had a chance to learn about Gordy’s own career path and his extreme passion for the retail business and people.

The Lundgren Center Leadership Series is an ‘Expert in Residence’ speakers series connecting students to high level retail industry functional experts,  but within the context of leadership and the essential role it plays in managing profitable business outcomes  and successful working relationships.

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