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Jobs, Education and the Economy: The Elmhurst College Governmental Forum

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On January 30, days after President Barack Obama begins his second term, four of the region’s foremost corporate leaders discussed the economic landscape and how our workforce can succeed in it, during the Sixth Annual Elmhurst College Governmental Forum.

The topic of this year’s Forum was "Jobs, Education and the Economy." Moderating the event was John Engler, a former three-term governor of Michigan and, as president of the Business Roundtable, leader of the foremost CEO association in the country. The key presenters at the Forum were Caterpillar Inc. chairman and CEO Douglas R. Oberhelman, Johnson Publishing CEO Desiree Rogers; and TMX Group CEO Thomas A. Kloet, who also serves on the Elmhurst College Board of Trustees.

Part One

Part Two

Recorded Thursday, January 30, 2013 at Elmhurst College.


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