Mar 6, 2007    #026
Contact: Nick Barron

Bernard Milano featured as Bloch Executive Leadership Speaker

J. Milano, president of the KPMG Foundation, will present “What Business Needs from Higher Education” as part of the Bloch Leadership Speaker Series.

The presentation is at 4:30 p.m. on March 8, in the Linda Hall Library auditorium, 5109 Cherry Street, in Kansas City, Mo. The event and parking is free, but seating is limited. RSVP through Jill Stempleman at 816-235-2370 or

             In addition to being president of KPMG, Milano is also a trustee of the KPMG Disaster Relief Fund. He graduated from Temple University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting, and started his career with KPMG in the audit practice of the Philadelphia office. In 1975, he transferred to KPMG’s executive office. Prior to his current roles as president of the KPMG Foundation and the KPMG Disaster Relief Fund, he held positions of increasing responsibility including National Partner in Charge of University Relations and National Partner in Charge of Human Resources. 

            Milano also served on President George Bush’s Board of Advisers on Historically Black Colleges and Universities, on the Board of Directors for Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE) and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center.

“Mr. Milano’s topic is very timely and appropriate for Kansas City, especially in light of the recent report ‘Time to Get It Right: A Strategy for Higher Education in Kansas City,’ which set forth a series of challenges in higher education for the city,” O. Homer Erekson, dean of the Bloch School, said.

The Bloch School of Business and Public Administration at UMKC is Kansas City’s only institution fully-accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The Bloch School is home to nationally renowned faculty and research centers as well as cutting-edge curricula in entrepreneurship, financial services, leadership, accounting, urban affairs and non-profit management.  The Bloch School offers degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, EMBA, and PhD levels.  The Bloch Executive Leadership Speaker Series is one way in which Bloch strives to identify thought leaders who work at the leading edge of business and civic life and connect them with Kansas City.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC), one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students.  UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban affairs.

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This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).


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