Thursday, February 23, 2023
3:30 – 5 p.m.
Truman State University
Violette Hall 1000
The School of Business is hosting its inaugural Tru-Biz Forum. The Tru-Biz Forum invites business leaders in a variety of fields to share their expertise and insights. The upcoming forum focuses on international business-related topics with renowned international business experts.
All students, faculty and staff, and community members are welcome for inspiration and learning with renowned speakers.
Networking will follow the forum.
Amanda Smith (’23)
International Business and Spanish Major
Robert Madigan Jr. (’02)
Senior Director, Supply Chain Contracting
Boeing Defense and Space
During his 18 years at The Boeing Company, Bob has held multiple leadership positions within Supplier Management and Supply Chain organizations. He was Director of Supply Chain for the T7A RedHawk program, where he led a dedicated supply chain team to implement a supply chain architecture and stand-up supply for the T7A RedHawk jet trainer during initial development phase for the US Air Force. He also served as Director of Supply Chain for BDS Commodities Services and Supplier Diversity (CS&SD), where he led the development of commodity strategies and execution for “Build to Print” programs in Strategic Strike and Mobility. Based in St. Louis, Bob has also held multiple domestic and international leadership positions within Boeing’s Global Services & Support businesses including the U.S. Air Force, Saudi Arabia, Korea and Singapore F-15 sustainment programs, and F/A-18 Spares and Support programs.
Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading provider of commercial airplanes, defense, space and security systems, and global services. Building on a legacy of aerospace leadership, Boeing continues to lead in technology and innovation, deliver for its customers, and invest in its people and future growth.
Prior to Boeing, Bob began his career as Retail Associate Buyer for Famous Barr Department Stores in St. Louis. He earned an MBA from St. Louis University.
At Truman, Bob earned a degree in Business Administration in 2002 and was a member of Pi Kappa Phi.
Nidec Americas Holding Corporation
Nidec is a Japanese global company with about 300 subsidiaries across the world. Before Nidec, Ryan was Director of Federal Tax at Merck, a German global pharmaceutical company, Senior Director of Tax Compliance and Reporting at Express Script, and Tax Manager at Deloitte.
Ryan is a native of Kirksville. At Truman, he was a member of Alpha Kappa Lambda and the Bulldog baseball team. He established the Ryan Murphy Accounting Scholarship and is a past member of the Accounting Advisory Board.
Dr. William Newburry (’87)
Ryder Eminent Scholar of Global Business
Florida International University
Bill earned his Ph.D. in 2000 from New York University, with co-majors in international business and management. Prior to his academic career, Bill worked six years in the F-15 Contracts and Pricing Department at McDonnell Douglas Corporation.
At Truman, Bill earned a degree in Business Administration in 1987 and was a member of Delta Sigma Pi, Student Activities Board, Band, Blue Key, and the Pershing Society. He also served as Delta Sigma Pi President (1986-1987) and was selected as National Collegian of the Year (1987).