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Harbor Commissioner to Deliver Keynote at Business Expo

Dr. Mike Walter to address 'Meet the Industries' event

February 24, 2011

Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Dr. Mike Walter will deliver the keynote address at the 39th annual "Meet the Industries Expo" – a large-scale business professional recruitment event on March 4, 2011, at the Grand Event Center in Long Beach.

Dr. Walter will draw upon his distinguished careers in public service, business and academia when he speaks to the gathering of business leaders and highly motivated students. In prior years, this event organized by the California State University, Long Beach, College of Business Administration has drawn approximately 30 companies and more than 300 students and recent graduates in business fields and related disciplines.

"It is a privilege to address the business leaders and students at the Meet the Industries Expo," said Dr. Walter. "The students and the employers both have a lot to offer and, as they meet, you can easily imagine the future business growth and opportunities that will be generated as they begin to work together."

Dr. Walter has served since 2005 on the Harbor Commission, which is responsible for setting policy and long-range planning for the Port of Long Beach, one of the world's premier seaports and a major gateway for international trade. The Port, which is the Harbor Department of the City of Long Beach, is a public agency.

In addition, Dr. Walter is Executive Assistant to the President and Distinguished Professor of Economics and Business Administration at CSULB. In May 2010, the Senior Class named Dr. Walter one of its "Most Inspirational Professors," in recognition of his dedication to higher education and the well-being of his students.

Dr. Walter has had a distinguished career in business, holding senior executive positions with Levi Strauss, DuPont and Rockwell International. As Senior Vice President for Levi Strauss & Co., he managed businesses in 22 countries.

Cal State Long Beach's iconic sports complex is named the Mike and Arline Walter Pyramid.

For more information on the Meet the Industries Expo 2011, visit http://www.csulb.edu/org/college/absoc/ and click on "MIE" or e-mail to csulbabsoc@gmail.com.

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