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Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture Series

Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture Series 2017-07-27T10:04:30+00:00

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Peter Dunn
November 1, 2017 – 8:00 p.m.
Sun Room, Memorial Union

Peter Dunn is a personal finance expert known as Pete the Planner® with a USA TODAY financial advice column and The Million Dollar Plan Podcast. He is the founder of Advanced Planning Solutions, a financial education firm, and author of ten books including 60 Days to Change: A Daily How-To Guide With Actionable Tips for Improving Your Financial Life. He regularly appears on CNN Headline News, Fox News, Fox Business as well as numerous nationally syndicated radio programs, and is considered one of the top four most influential financial broadcasters in the nation.


It’s the Economy
Adam Davidson
February 22, 2017 – 8:00 p.m.
Great Hall, Memorial Union

Adam Davidson, co-founder and host of NPR’s “Planet Money” team, recently joined The New Yorker as a contributing writer for business, technology and economics. He previously wrote the “It’s the Economy” column for The New York Times Magazine, helping readers make sense of the frustrating and murky waters of economics and finance. Davidson’s talent for offering substantive economic reporting that is funny, engaging, and accessible to the non-expert has been recognized with many top awards, including a Peabody. Before joining Planet Money, he was the international business and economics correspondent for NPR and, prior to that, the Middle East correspondent for PRI’s Marketplace.


Catch Me If You Can
Frank Abagnale
September 21, 2015
Great Hall, Memorial Union

Frank Abagnale, a former con artist whose crimes inspired the memoir and movie Catch Me If You Can, is one of the world’s most respected authorities on forgery, embezzlement, and secure documents. Following his five-year prison term, he was released after agreeing to help the FBI as an expert on fraud, going from a successful con artist to one of the world’s top authorities on fraud prevention, and discussing the latest safeguards to protect organizations from fraud, identity theft and other cybercrimes. His security programs are used by more than 14,000 institutions worldwide.


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Jacob Goldstein and David Kestenbaum
October 23, 2014 at 8:00 p.m.
Great Hall, Memorial Union

David Kestenbaum and Jacob Goldstein are correspondents with NPR’s Planet Money team. Their stories, which are heard by millions of listeners on Morning Edition, All Things Considered and This American Life, explain the economy with humor and insight. The Planet Money team understands the economy by diving in — and brings audiences along for the ride. They made T-shirts, and followed them from a Mississippi cotton field to a factory in Bangladesh and back to the U.S. again. They bought one of the toxic assets that nearly destroyed our economy — and met the homeowners inside it. In addition to his work at NPR, Jacob Goldstein has written for The New York Times Magazine and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. He has degrees from Columbia and Stanford. David Kestenbaum has been a correspondent at NPR for 15 years and holds a PhD in physics from Harvard and was a Fulbright scholar.

The Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture will enter its fifth year in fall 2014.

The Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture Series serves as a springboard for conversation of relevant business topics and to attract, educate, and serve members of the Iowa State University and Ames community.

Past Greater Iowa Credit Union Lectures: