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Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and MSU AD Mark Hollis Kick-off Fall Economic Club Series

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Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and MSU AD Mark Hollis Kick-off Fall Economic Club Series

(Lansing, MI) – Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and Michigan State University Athletic Director Mark Hollis will kick off the fall Economic Club series by taking the podium with details as follows:

September Economic Club Luncheon

Keynote Speakers: Jim Delany and Mark Hollis

Thursday, September 12, 2013

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Kellogg Hotel & Conference Center

Celebrating 25 years as Big Ten Commissioner, Delany has led the Big Ten through significant periods of change and growth that have helped the conference maintain its preeminent position as one of the nation’s leaders in providing quality athletic and academic experiences for young student-athletes.

Delany is an expert of his trade. He has guided the conference through an expansion to 14 teams with the addition of Penn State in 1991, Nebraska in 2011, and Maryland and Rutgers in 2012. The Big Ten now administers more than $136 million in athletic scholarship aid to nearly 10,000 student-athletes, which is more than any other conference. Under Delany’s guidance, the Big Ten Conference has been a national leader in student-athlete welfare, gender equity and innovation.

Hollis is a visionary of marketing college sports. In 2002, Hollis was awarded the National Marketer of the Year Award as selected by the National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA). He was the architect behind the "Cold War,” an outdoor hockey match-up between rivals Michigan State University and University of Michigan, among many other successful projects. He also developed the popular event the Carrier Classic, where President Obama attended the inaugural game in 2011.

The Economic Club Luncheon with Jim Delany and Mark Hollis is sponsored by Foster, Swift, Collins and Smith P.C. Tickets for the luncheon are $40/individual or $300/table of eight. Registration can be completed at or by contacting Jennifer Wagemann at jwagemann@lansingchamber.or or 517-853-6456.

MEDIA AVAILABILITY: Delany and Hollis will be available for media interviews AFTER the Economic Club presentation from 1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. if you will be attending the luncheon and have an interest in speaking with Delany or Hollis, please confirm with Ross Woodstock and John Lewandowski, Associate Athletic Director – Communications, at 517-355-2271 or

The mission of the Lansing Regional Chamber of Commerce (LRCC) is to be the preeminent business advocacy organization in the Greater Lansing region by collaborating for economic growth, creating new opportunities for our members and upholding pro-business ideals through the advancement of sound public policy. More information about LRCC and its programs and services can be found on any of its social media platforms, including, Facebook, Twitter (@Lansing Chamber), Linked In and You Tube.


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