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MSU hosts annual Women's Circle of Excellence conference May 8

April 22, 2014

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BOZEMAN–The Montana State University Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship will host the seventh annual Women’s Circle of Excellence conference from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 8, at the Riverside Country Club in Bozeman.

The conference helps develop women’s professional and personal successes and includes a keynote address by Tamra Chandler, founding partner and CEO of PeopleFirm, who will speak at 3:45 p.m. Chandler will offer advice on developing a professional identity, enhancing leadership power and building a strong network.

Other conference sessions include: “Putting Your Best Foot Forward,” with Jessi Smith, associate professor from the Department of Psychology; “Harnessing the Power of Technology,” with Maclaren Latta, vice president of consumer insights at Bozeman based MercuryCSC; and a panel titled “Learning from Experience: Success Stories,” featuring Chelsea Hecht, Maria Holden, Peggy Jennings, Jackie Sather and Kate Wiggins.

Conference registration is $55 and includes educational sessions, event materials, a networking reception, hors d’oeuvres and silent auction. Proceeds from the silent auction help fund a scholarship.

Certified public accountants may earn five continuing professional education credits.

Anderson ZurMuehlen and TowHaul provide major sponsorship for the conference, with additional support from American Bank. P4 Marketing Group and provided printing support.

For additional conference information and to register, visit or contact Phyllis Johnson at (406)994-6195,

Contact: Audrey Capp, (406) 994-7026 or