Kent, OH - March 21, 2017

Dennis CuneoDennis Cuneo, president of DC Strategic Advisors, LLC and former senior vice president of Toyota Motor North America, will present "Disruption in the Auto Industry: Fasten Your Seat Belts, We're in for a Bumpy Ride" at the College of Business Administration's Global Management Speaker Series on Wednesday, April 5.

The event will take place at 7 p.m. at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center. Register now.

"The auto industry, a major economic engine in northeast Ohio, is undergoing its biggest change since Henry Ford developed the Model T," Cuneo said. "This disruption is caused by new technology such as self-driving cars, new entrants from Silicon Valley and societal demands. The presentation will further explain how this disruption - while a threat to some - creates new opportunities for today."

Cuneo received an MBA in 1973 from Kent State University's College of Business Administration. He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Gannon University and a Juris Doctor degree from the Loyola University School of Law, where he graduated fourth in his class. He serves as CEO and President of DC Strategic Advisors, LLC, which provides site selection services and strategic counsel to corporations, trade associations and organizations on a broad range of issues. Prior to starting DC Strategic Advisors, LLC, Cuneo was senior vice president of Toyota Manufacturing North America, where he played a key role in the expansion of Toyota's automotive manufacturing operations in North America.

During his presentation, Cuneo will discuss his experience as a former senior executive with Toyota, an advisor to several Silicon Valley high-tech firms and as a board member of two Fortune 500 companies and will offer advice on how to take advantage of the opportunities caused by this disruption.

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

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POSTED: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 9:35am