BALTIMORE—Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management hosted the inaugural Frank J. DeFrancis Lecture presented by M&T Bank on Monday, Oct. 7, 2013 at its Evergreen campus in North Baltimore. The event featured M&T Bank Chairman and CEO Robert G. Wilmers and was free and open to the public. Further coverage of the lecture from the Baltimore Business Journal can be read online.
Wilmers has led M&T Bank since 1983, when the company’s assets totaled $2 billion. Today, M&T Bank’s assets exceed $81 billion. Wilmers received the 2005 American Banker Lifetime Achievement Award and was named Banker of the Year by American Banker in 2011. He serves on the board of directors of the Business Council of New York State Inc. Wilmers graduated from Harvard College and attended Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration.
The DeFrancis Lecture brings to the Loyola campus business leaders who demonstrate entrepreneurial spirit and interest the academic, business and civic communities. As part of the event, Loyola named Paul Tallon, associate professor of information systems and operations management, as DeFrancis Faculty Scholar. The lecture and scholar are named in memory of Frank J. DeFrancis, former member of Loyola’s board of trustees.
Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management provides business education rooted in Jesuit traditions emphasizing strong ethical leadership, commitment to social responsibility and a global perspective. With more than 100 faculty members and 2,000 students, the Sellinger School offers undergraduate studies and graduate part-time, weekend,and full-time MBA, finance,and certificate programs on campuses in Baltimore, Columbia,and Timonium, MD (www.loyola.edu/sellinger)
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