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Graziadio School Dean's Executive Leadership Series Presented Dennis Tito
The Graziadio School of Business and Management hosted Dennis Tito, CEO of Wilshire Associates Incorporated, on Mar. 13 at the Drescher Graduate Campus, as the third speaker of the 2006-2007 Dean's Executive Leadership Series.
Dennis Tito is credited with helping to develop the field of quantitative analytics which uses mathematical tools to analyze market risks. He developed the Wilshire Total Market Index (Wilshire 5000), the broadest stock market index that Federal Reserve officials cite as a barometer of the U.S. economy. Today he applies science to the art of money management as CEO of Wilshire Associates Incorporated, a leading provider of investment management, consulting, and technology. Founded in 1972, Wilshire manages $10 billion in assets and provides analytical tools to some 350 institutions. On April 28, 2001, Tito made history by becoming the first individual to pay to travel in space.
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The Dean’s Executive Leadership Series was created in Spring 2004 to help support the Graziadio School's mission to provide business knowledge that is applied and relevant.
The Series, held each fall and spring, brings leading business practitioners and thinkers to one of Pepperdine University’s Southern California campuses to discuss real-world challenges and opportunities facing the business community today.
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