The East Tennessee State University student Entrepreneurs’ Club will welcome Louis Gump and Dr. W. Andrew Clark as its speakers onMonday, Sept. 12, at 5 p.m. in room 322 of Sam Wilson Hall.
Gump will speak about the role of leadership and innovation in entrepreneurial ventures, while Clark will discuss the process of innovating new products to meet identified needs that can be solved through nutrition.
Gump is a local business man, who was president and chairman of Smith-Higgins, a wholesale pharmaceutical distribution firm until retiring in 1988 to start Impact Management, a company working primarily with owners and managers of closely-held companies.
Active in civic affairs, Gump founded the ETSU Roan Scholars Leadership Program and serves on the program’s steering committee. In addition, he is a member of the ETSU Foundation and has been inducted into the ETSU College of Business and Technology Hall of Fame.
Clark is associate dean of research and clinical practice for the College of Clinical and Rehabilitative Health Sciences. He had an 18-year career with Eastman Chemical Company, where he was active in research, technical service, sales and marketing, as well as business administration. The co-inventor of AquADEK, a vitamin supplement for patients with cystic fibrosis, he joined ETSU as an associate professor in Entrepreneurship in the College of Business and Technology before transitioning to his current position.
The public is invited to this free program. Directions to Sam Wilson Hall can be found by visiting www.etsu.edu/maps/. For additional information, contact Mitzi Brookshear at firstname.lastname@example.org or 423-439-7444. For disability accommodations, call the ETSU Office of Disability Services at 423-439-8346.