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Bentley University Presents Tufts Health Plan Speaker Series, December 1

November 23, 2010

The Women's Leadership Institute at Bentley University, with the support of Tufts Health Plan, presents the second annual Tufts Health Plan speaker series. The program features prominent female business leaders addressing relevant issues that affect women and business today.  Christina Lampe- Önnerud, founder and CEO of Boston-Power, will be the keynote speaker on Wednesday, December 1 from 3:30 p.m. - 5:00p.m. in the Executive Dining Room in the La Cava Center at Bentley University.  A question and answer session will follow the presentation.

Drawing on insights and experience from her career in the battery industry, Lampe-Önnerud will lead attendees in a conversation about sustainability, the importance of the alternative energy sector to national and local economies, and the role of entrepreneurship in the development of alternative energy.

Lampe-Önnerud is a well known authority in the battery industry and an innovator in the arena of sustainability. She has pioneered the use of lithium-ion and other materials to deliver more powerful, longer lasting, safer, cost-effective and environmentally sustainable batteries for applications ranging from laptops and electric vehicles to utility energy storage.  Prior to founding Boston-Power, Lampe-Önnerud was one of the youngest partners ever appointed at Arthur D. Little/TIAX, where she ran the company's globally-renowned battery labs, defined strategies for the world's top chemical and battery organizations, and directed high-profile market evaluations. Earlier in her career, she served as a director and senior scientist at Bell Communications Research. With close to 30 patents awarded in energy storage power solutions, Lampe-Önnerud has earned considerable recognition, including recently being elected a lifetime member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, IVA.

For more information on the Tufts Health Plan Speaker Series or the Bentley University Women's Leadership Institute, please visit http://www.bentley.edu/wli or contact (781) 891-2789.

TUFTS HEALTH PLAN is a Massachusetts-based health plan nationally recognized for its commitment to providing innovative, high-quality health care coverage. The plan supports its members and employers with an array of physician- and clinician-led medical management programs. These programs use evidence-based medicine to design coverage that supports proven approaches to providing care and improving quality. Tufts Health Plan's HMO and POS are ranked second in the nation and its Medicare Advantage program has been ranked among the top 10 in the nation, by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and U.S. News & World Report.

BENTLEY UNIVERSITY is one of the nation’s leading business schools, dedicated to preparing a new kind of business leader – one with the deep technical skills, broad global perspective, and high ethical standards required to make a difference in an ever-changing world. Our rich, diverse arts and sciences program, combined with an advanced business curriculum, prepares informed professionals who make an impact in their chosen fields. Located on a classic New England campus minutes from Boston, Bentley is a dynamic community of leaders, scholars and creative thinkers. The Graduate School emphasizes the impact of technology on business practice, in offerings that include MBA and Master of Science programs, PhD programs in accountancy and in business, and customized executive education programs. The university enrolls approximately 4,100 full-time undergraduate, 140 adult part-time undergraduate, 1,430 graduate, and 43 doctoral students. Bentley is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges; AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business; and the European Quality Improvement System, which benchmarks quality in management and business education. For more information, please visit www.bentley.edu

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