Lessons from Two of the Nation's Largest Disasters, from Someone Who Was Involved in Both

Scott Hamilton

Thursday, 10 Apr 2008 at 4:00 pm – Stark Auditorium, 1148 Gerdin Business Building

Scott Hamilton, a 1982 management graduate of the College of Business at Iowa State University, was Vice President of Investor Relations at WorldCom when it spiraled into bankruptcy amid the country's largest accounting scandal and was a public information officer for the State of Mississippi during Hurricane Katrina. His background includes communications and marketing leadership positions in corporate, government and agency environments. He is currently a partner in a public affairs consultancy in Jackson, Mississippi. In addition to his degree from Iowa State, Hamilton holds an MBA in International Business from George Washington University. Part of the Iowa State 150th Anniversary Alumni Lecture Series.

Cosponsored By:
  • Bacon Center for Ethics
  • Caterpillar Foundation
  • College of Business
  • Ralph and Jean Eucher
  • Committee on Lectures (funded by Student Government)

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