The MSU JJCBE’s David Orser Executive Speakers Forum is named for David B. Orser, a 1966 MSU graduate who started funding the program in 1988 in order to inspire MSU business students to pursue careers as innovative, responsible, and ethical business leaders.

These events are FREE and open to the public!

Upcoming Orser Executive Speakers Forum:


Past Speakers:

Arthur Peterson                            

David Oreck

Joseph Wells

Gerald Searfoss

John Goodrich

J. Luther King

Sam McDonald

James Alderson

Martin White

Paul Stewart

Christopher Disher

Dana Lasher

Jonathan Howlett

Mary Perry

Delmar Jones

Lyle Knight

Investment Panel (4 speakers)

Andrew Field

Alan Rypinski

Ian B. Davidson

Jeff Sundheim

Stu Bohart

Richard Broome

Richard "Bob" Chickering

M.H. Elovitz

Ashley Jablow

Kristy Young

Marty McVey

Gerald Grinstein

Tim Solso

Lachlan Perks

Nicole Jones

Rich Barton






 David Orser

David Orser
FALL 2018


Wednesday, October 17

Public Presentation: 5:30-7:00 pm
Location: Jabs Hall 111

MSU Calendar:

About the Presentation

"Globalization is here: A discussion on international business and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act"

David Orser will share his experiences with international business, globalization, and the oil industry. He will talk about the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and how it impacts businesses around the world.

About the Orser Speaker:

A 1966 business graduate and recipient of an honorary doctorate in 1989, David B. Orser is a former president of Occidental Oil International and an independent businessman working with oil claims in the Middle East. He has over 25 years of experience working in the oil industry and another 10 years as a consultant for companies including GE and even Muhammad Ali. David has traveled the world and lived in Libya and London. He returned to Montana after retiring.

Born in Pryor, Montana, David Orser went to school at MSU. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Commerce and obtained his CPA certificate before graduation. David then earned an M.A. in international relations from the University of Southern California.

Orser has served on the Museum of the Rockies National Board of Directors, as a Montana Ambassador, chaired the Board of Trustees at Rocky Mountain College, co-chaired the Capital Campaign for a New Art Center at the Yellowstone Art Museum, was recognized as one of MSU’s Centennial 100 Alumni and received the JC Penney Golden Rule Award.

Along with his wife Ossie, he was inducted into the Rocky Mountain College Alumni Hall of Fame and received the MSU Excellence in Philanthropy award. In 2004, he received the Blue Gold Award at MSU and the MSU College of Business recognized him with the Alumni Achievement Award.

Orser believed that his education at the MSU Business College was further enhanced by information and connections he made when his professors would invite guest speakers to the classroom.


For more information about the forum, contact Anna Reardon at 406-994-6195 or