The 2017 Schools of Business and Computing and Informatics Speaker Series at Ivy Tech
Community College Southwest culminates April 19 with Guest Speaker Bo Drake, workforce alignment executive at Ivy Tech Southwest presenting the keynote address, “Leading by Example.” It is free and open to the public and will take place at 6 p.m. in Room 344 at Ivy Tech, 3501 N. First Avenue. The event, which features three different events, is sponsored by Banterra Bank.
Drake came to Southwest Indiana in 2013 to serve as executive director of Corporate College, (now Workforce Alignment) for Ivy Tech. Charged with serving employers throughout the region, he and his team have brought about significant growth. He has helped the college secure more than $2 million in grants and donations and has begun several programs to serve the workforce development needs in the community.
Previously, Drake was employed by Nationwide Insurance in Columbus, Ohio, where he served as a consultant in Mergers and Acquisitions. At Nationwide, he was responsible for training, coaching, and consulting with agency owners and sales managers in multiple states. He consulted on projects totaling more than $50 million and performed extensive financial analysis and forecasting. Drake also worked with the Ohio State Bar Association Insurance Agency in Columbus, Ohio, as the director of Insurance, serving the insurance needs of lawyers throughout the state.
He is a board member for the Southwest Indiana Chamber of Commerce, and serves as chair of the Education Committee. He has served as a volunteer for Junior Achievement and as a committee member for cMOE’s fundraiser, Ignite It!
Drake is an Ivy Tech alumnus with an Associate of Arts degree in business administration. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in speech communication from Northern Kentucky University and a Master’s in human services from Liberty University.
A public reception is planned prior to this presentation at 5 p.m. in the foyer area of Vectren Auditorium, on the first floor of Ivy Tech.