Eaton Vice President James Even Announced as Spring Global Management Center Speaker

POSTED: Wednesday, March 21, 2018 10:21 AM

KENT, OH – The Kent State University College of Business Administration announces James Even, Vice President, Finance and Assistant Controller for Eaton Corporation, as the Spring 2018 Global Management Speaker Series presenter. 

Even will present “Global Management: A Personal and Corporate Perspective” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 4 at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public and a reception will be held following the presentation. 

Even is a Certified Public Accountant and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Bowling Green State University. Prior to his current position at Eaton, he held other positions including of Director of International Tax and Director of Accounting. Even is a member of the College of Business Administration’s National Advisory Board. He is also a board member of the Cleveland Zoological Society. 

Eaton Corporation is a global power management company dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies and services that are reliable, efficient and safe. Eaton had sales of $20 billion in 2017 to customers in more than 175 countries. 

The Global Management Center (GMC) at Kent State University advances international business education opportunities and global research through industry partnerships and provides an international stage for students, faculty and the public to learn as well as engage in best global business practices. 

Each semester, the GMC Speaker Series brings a business leader to Kent to present and discuss recent developments in the global economy that are of importance to the academic and business communities. 

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Kent State College of Business Administration

Kent State University’s College of Business Administration is among the fewer than 1% of business schools worldwide to obtain dual AACSB accreditation in both business and accounting. The College enrolls more than 4,000 students and boasts 10 undergraduate majors, 13 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program; master's degrees in accounting, business administration (MBA and EMBA), business analytics, and economics; as well as a Ph.D.  program with concentrations in accounting, finance, information systems, management and marketing.

The Kent State College of Business Administration ranks among the top 100 public business undergraduate programs in the 2018 U.S. News and World Report and 45th in 2016 by Bloomberg Businessweek based on an employer survey of how well schools prepared students for jobs. The College is ranked as one of the nation’s Best Business Schools by Princeton Review, and Tier One for both MBA and Executive MBA programs in North America by CEO Magazine. The College is committed to sustainability as an advanced Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) signatory and is recognized by the Sales Education Foundation as a top university for professional sales education.