Martin A. White, CEO and President of MDU Resource Group will be giving a guest lecture as part of the MSU College of Business David Orser Executive Speakers Forum.

As a native of Butte and an MSU graduate, White was awarded the "Best Executive Award" at the American Business Awards in New York. Hailed as "the business world's own Oscars" by the New York Post, The American Business Awards are the first national all-encompassing awards honoring great performance in the workplace.

In 2004, MDU Resources Group was selected by Forbes Magazine as the "best managed company in the utilities industries" in the nation.

White will be presenting his guest lecture Thursday, April 14th from 4:10-5:00 pm in room 339 of Leon Johnson. The lecture is open to the public.

For more information, please contact Dave Foster at 994.6188 or

About The David Orser Executive Speakers Forum:

The David Orser Executive Speakers Forum continues a vision to bring to the campus of the College of Business at Montana State University accomplished and inspiring professionals who can contribute to a continuing goal of striving for excellence in undergraduate business education. The concept is centered on scheduling outstanding individuals to come to campus for one or more days and present one large open forum lecture and participate as much a possible in regular course sessions where the expertise and experience of the invited guest can contribute in specific subject areas. Speakers in this series are designated Orser Executive Scholars and have proven to be an extremely effective tool in providing students with important professional context.

This Distinguished Lecture Series is sponsored by David B. Orser, a 1966 MSU graduate and is a continuing part of a program begun in 1988 to bring to the College of Business leaders to inspire business students, so that they might enthusiastically pursue careers as innovative, responsible and ethical business leaders.