Jim O’Donnell to give yearly outlook on the economy at HC Foundation breakfast

Huntington, Ind.—Executive-in-residence Jim O'Donnell will share his thoughts on the stock market and provide his outlook on the economy for the new year at the January 10, 2001, breakfast of the Huntington College Foundation. Before joining the Huntington College faculty, Prof. O'Donnell had a highly successful career in the investment industry.

The public is cordially invited to attend. Breakfast will be served at 7:45 a.m. in the Habecker Dining Commons. The program will conclude by 9:00 a.m. The cost of the breakfast is $6 per person. First-time guests are not charged. For more information about the Huntington College Foundation’s breakfast series, please call Jim Elliott at (260) 359-4066 or visit www.huntington.edu/foundation

Jim O'Donnell serves as associate professor of business and executive-in-residence at Huntington College. He brings to HC's business department the savvy earned as an executive at some of the nation’s largest investment companies. From 1981 to 1985, he served as vice president and national sales manager for the Dreyfus Service Corporation, where he was charged with developing and managing a national sales force. During his final year with Dreyfus, he sold $1.5 billion in new investments. From 1985 to 1989, O’Donnell led the sales and marketing division of the Portfolio Group, Inc., a subsidiary of Chemical Bank. During his tenure, assets under the firm’s management grew from $800 million to $2.5 billion. O’Donnell then moved on to Fidelity Investments, first as the senior vice president for Personal Advisory Services, then as executive vice president and founding director of the High Net Worth Group, a segment marketing arm serving the needs of wealthy individuals. In 1992, he joined the Boston firm of Scudder, Stevens and Clark, again serving the investment needs of high net-worth individuals.

A man of deep convictions and great thoughtfulness, O’Donnell’s opinions on ethics and finance have appeared in Barron's, The Wall Street Journal, Fortune, America, and many other publications.

O'Donnell is very active in the regional business community. He has served as a member of the board of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce. He directed the publication of Welcome to Huntington County, a quadrennial guidebook to the local community. He currently serves as a member of the Huntington Parks Board. He is also a member of the curriculum committee of Canterbury School in Fort Wayne, and is a member of the Huntington College Investment Committee and the Pension Committee of the Church of the United Brethren in Christ.

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