Episode 460: Passionate Entrepreneurs
Featured Guest Dr Renu Khator is chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of UH. She has received impressive accolades, but says she still has “fire in her belly.” It’s all about the passion, isn’t it? In our vignettes, Leisa chats with Elizabeth Killinger, NRG Texas Retail and Reliant; Karen visits with PKF’s Annabella Green, SPHR; Robin interviews Troy Pike, Parker School Uniforms; and Laura Max interviews Janine Iannarelli of Par Avion Ltd.
Russ and Leisa host the show for and about entrepreneurs that is built for business. Includes: our Quote of the Week—scary inspiration from American author Pearl S. Buck; This Week in Business History includes historical game-changers Sir Francis Drake, Coke, heart surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley and Ronald Wayne; and the Jargon Challenge Round—trendy technospeak you should know.
Russ interviews an extraordinary woman: chancellor of the University of Houston System and president of UH, Dr. Renu Khator. Six years into her administration, she boasts a totally transformed campus and culture, affordability for her students, tremendous diversity and the list continues. She has received impressive accolades, but says she still has “fire in her belly.” It’s all about the passion, isn’t it?
Today’s guest loves the art of the deal. Laura Max interviews Janine Iannarelli, founder and president of Par Avion Ltd, an aircraft marketing firm.
How best to handle a multi-tiered and growing brand? Robin Tooms discusses the uniform business with Troy Pike, CEO, Parker School Uniforms.
Today’s energy companies—and their leaders—must also be innovators. Leisa Holland-Nelson chats with Elizabeth Killinger, president, NRG Texas Retail and Reliant.
Houston’s economy is hot! How do firms recruit and differentiate in a competitive market? Annabella Green, SPHR, explains how PKF Texas does it.