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Darryl Vernon Poole, Bentley Trustee Emeritus and Graduate Faculty Member at Fogelman College of Business & Economics, University of Memphis, Speaks at Bentley University 26th Annual Celebration for Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

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Darryl Vernon Poole, Bentley Trustee Emeritus and Graduate Faculty Member at Fogelman College of Business & Economics, University of Memphis, Speaks at Bentley University 26th Annual Celebration for Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

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Bentley University’s 26th annual Celebration for Reverend Martin Luther King Jr., will feature 21-year Bentley University Trustee Emeritus, Darryl Vernon Poole ‘68, as the keynote speaker on Tuesday, January 24, 2012, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m., in the Executive Dining Room in the LaCava Center. A Bentley graduate and certified internal auditor, Poole received a Master’s in Management Sciences from The Alfred P. Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Poole is currently a member of the graduate faculty, and instructor of Executive MBA Programs for the School of Accountancy at The Fogelman College of Business & Economics, University of Memphis. His teaching concentrations include corporate governance and ethics, business and global society, strategic planning, and executive leadership.

As a practitioner with three decades of executive financial and CFO experience for private and public corporations, Poole is also the founder and chief strategist of The Cambridge Institute for Applied Research (CIfAR). In this concurrent role, Poole serves as a private executive advisor for global change patterns, governance and critical decision and change management. He focuses on counsel to senior executives and confidential advisory to individuals, private sector organizations, privately held corporations, specific government agencies, and academic institutions. For more than 10 years, he served as senior editor and publisher of CIfAR’s internationally distributed private publication, Institute Commentaries on World Change.

He was also visiting associate professor of management at the School of Business & Public Administration at The University of the District of Columbia, and currently serves as senior advisor, Office of the President, at Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland.

In addition to being a trustee emeritus at Bentley, Poole is an honorary international trustee for the Sugawara Institute, Sendai, Japan, and has served on the board of several other institutions. He is cited in a number of industry publications and references, and was recognized by the (now) U.S. National Institute for Standards and Technology for work during the 1970s in the determination of criteria for computer systems security.

Space is limited for this event and admission is by reservation only. Please register by January 20 by contacting Jean Leccese by phone 781.891.3475 or email at jleccese@bentley.edu.  The event is sponsored by the President's Office, Multicultural Center, and the Office of Alumni, Parents and Friends.

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