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Graziadio School Presents Jelly Belly President Robert Simpson
The 2007-08 Dean's Executive Leadership Series at the Graziadio School of Business and Management continues Tuesday, Apr. 1, with Robert Simpson, president and COO of Jelly Belly Candy Company. The evening begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m., followed by the lecture presentation at 6:30 p.m. at the Silicon Valley Center at Techmart in Santa Clara, Calif.
Robert M. Simpson, Jr. oversees the Jelly Belly Candy Company, a family-owned company manufacturing Jelly Belly® jelly beans made famous by President Ronald Reagan. Today the company features more than 100 gourmet confections that are marketed and sold to more than 35 countries worldwide. Simpson is responsible for the company's executive and operational functions in national and international markets and oversees retail operations at company-owned stores as well. He joined Jelly Belly after a 30-year career with Raley's, Inc., a Northern California-based supermarket chain.
The high-profile Dean's Executive Leadership Series introduces students and alumni to leading business innovators working in the field today. Following the presentations, all lectures are made available to podcast. Click here to listen to past lectures and subscribe to the series.
For more information about the upcoming lecture, please call (310) 568-5639 or visit the Dean's Executive Leadership Series Web site.