Entrepreneurship Speaker Series at Penn State Berks

The 2013 Fall Entrepreneurship Speaker Series Panel Discussion will be held on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013, from 1 to 2:15 p.m. in room 121 of the Gaige Technology and Business Innovation Building. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Three entrepreneurs from area companies will share their experiences with our campus community. The panelists include June Houck, owner/President of June Houck Agency, Inc.; Kathy Lovelace, Owner of Lovelace Interior Designs and Space Planning; and Gregory J. Shemanski, President of Custom Processing Services, Inc.

In addition to acting as President of June Houck Agency, Houck has worked for State Farm Insurance Companies for the past 25 years. She earned a B.S. in Business Management from Penn State and an M.B.A. from Villanova University. She is a Chartered Life Underwriter, Chartered Financial Consultant, Chartered Advisor for Senior Living by The American College.

As owner of Lovelace Interior Designs and Space Planning, Kathy Lovelace specializes in interior design for homes and offices. Previously, she ran a company called Avant Corp., which designed packaging and manufactured hotel amenities. She also owned a company called Product Concepts, which designed and manufactured a line of hair and body care products, as well as scented gift items.

Gregg Shemanski is President of Custom Processing Services, a manufacturer that provides contract or toll processing services of technical and food-grade materials to a variety of industries. Micronized products include chemicals, minerals, waxes, and fillers, as well as food goods and pharmaceutical excipients. Shemanski graduated from Lehigh University, where he earned a B.S. in Business Management with a minor in Industrial Engineering.

Each semester, the Engineering Entrepreneurship program, whose mission is to provide an interdisciplinary minor that fosters entrepreneurial creativity and leadership throughout Penn State Berks and its service area, hosts a speaker series, featuring panel discussions and invited guests.

For more information, contact Dr. Jui-Chi Huang, Assistant Professor of Economics and Co-Chair of the Entrepreneurship Speaker Series, at [email protected].