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Episode 460: Passionate Entrepreneurs

Episode 460 originally broadcast on March 29, 2014

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.

School of Business 3/29/2014

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Dr. Renu Khator - University of Houston

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?

The Light Files - Janine Iannarelli

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.

Brandonomics from Savage - Troy Pike

How best to handle a multi-tiered and growing brand? Robin Tooms discusses the uniform business with Troy Pike, CEO, Parker School Uniforms.

Women Mean Business - Elizabeth Killinger

Today’s energy companies—and their leaders—must also be innovators. Leisa Holland-Nelson chats with Elizabeth Killinger, president, NRG Texas Retail and Reliant.

PKF Texas: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook® - Annabella Green

Houston’s economy is hot! How do firms recruit and differentiate in a competitive market? Annabella Green, SPHR, explains how PKF Texas does it.

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