BUSINESS: L.L.Bean’s President And CEO Discussed The Challenges Facing Today’s Businesses At Husson University’s Distinguished Speaker Series

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Bangor, ME, November 22, 2021 –(– The second installment of Husson University’s Distinguished Speaker Series featured L.L.Bean President and CEO Stephen Smith. His presentation took place on Thursday, November 18, 2021 from 12: 30 p.m. – 1: 30 p.m. at Husson’s Richard E. Dyke Center for Family Business.

“Steve’s work experience has included everything from positions at one of the nation’s premier advertising agencies to holding senior leadership positions at the number one ranked company in the Fortune 500,” said Dr. Lynne Coy-Ogan, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Husson. We were grateful for his willingness to share his knowledge and experience with our students. Hearing directly from a chief executive officer who has led organizations to success enriched the education of our College of Business students.”

The purpose of Husson University’s new Distinguished Speaker Series is to educate students, alumni and community members on the challenges facing businesses and related professions. This series also aims to inspire the future leaders of our country. Launched in September of 2021, in conjunction with the opening of Husson’s new College of Business building, this series includes dynamic speakers from a variety of disciplines ranging from banking, manufacturing, government and security, to management, marketing and more.

” As the site of Maine’s largest College of Business (and the only one in the country), Husson University is the perfect venue for a speaker series featuring many of America’s top professionals,” Marie Hansen, JD., PhD., SHRM-SCP dean of Husson’s College of Business. “This event not only helps our students but also gives the public the opportunity to hear from the leaders of our local, state, and national economy. Students and other audience members heard about the history of L.L.Bean and Steve Smith’s personal journey into leadership along with lessons he learned along the way.”

Every event in the Distinguished Speaker Series is free and open to the public. Due to concerns about COVID-19, seating was limited.

For more than 120 years, Husson University has shown its adaptability and strength in delivering educational programs that prepare future leaders to handle the challenges of tomorrow through innovative undergraduate and graduate degrees. Husson University is a leader in higher education. It has been known for its commitment to affordable online, classroom and experiential learning. Find out more at

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