Tim Clegg Announced as Keynote Speaker for Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series

Kent, Ohio - Oct. 4, 2016

Tim Clegg, featured speakerTim Clegg, founder and chief executive officer of Clegg Industries Inc. and Americhip Inc., will be the keynote speaker at the Michael D. Solomon Entrepreneurship Speaker Series on November 9. His presentation, titled "So You Want to Be an Entrepreneur?" will be presented by the Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship's Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation (CEBI).

Clegg is a native of Northeast Ohio and obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Management from Albion College. He developed his love for entrepreneurship while serving as the Vice President of Franchise Development for Smith & Associates, the largest independent U.S. distributor of integrated circuits.

In 1987, after a few years in the semiconductor industry, Clegg started his first business, Clegg Industries, and moved from Houston, Texas to Los Angeles in 1989. From a one-person company, CLEGG Industries grew into a 150-person organization with offices around the world.

In 2001, Tim and his brothers, Kevin, John and Jim, started Americhip Inc., with the hopes of integrating the best in paper and packing engineering with microelectronics. With a strong business model and talented designers and engineers, Americhip has grown into one of the nation's leading developers and producers of multisensory, digital and mobile marketing display products and technologies.

Clegg spends most of his time sharing the Americhip vision with leading Fortune 500 brands across key vertical industries, including automotive, pharmaceutical, retail and advertising agencies. He has previously lectured about the future of sensory branding at Loyola Marymount University.

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Kent State University's Ambassador Crawford College of Business and Entrepreneurship is fully accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB) and one of the largest colleges of business in Ohio. The College has more than 4,300 students representing 50 countries with over 85 full-time faculty from 16 countries.

The college grants undergraduate through graduate degrees, and is one of only three public business colleges in Ohio with a comprehensive Ph.D. program. The MBA program is offered in an accelerated format. The Executive MBA program offers two tracks: one targeting corporate professionals and the other healthcare executives. The M.S. in Accounting and M.A. in Economics are specialized master's degrees for those seeking advanced study in these disciplines. The College also offers a Master of Science in degree in Business Analytics (MSBA) for those with business analytics expertise that spans all industries and organizations. The college boasts 10 undergraduate majors, 12 minors and a Professional Sales Certificate program.

The college is listed as a Best Business School by Princeton Review, ranked as a Best Business College by U.S. News and World Report, one of only 23 accounting programs worldwide to be endorsed by the IMA (Institute of Management Accountants), ranked Top-Tier for Executive Education in North America by CEO Magazine and ranked fourth by the SEF (Sales Education Foundation) in Ohio for Professional Sales Education.

The college boasts an onsite Career Services Center and International Programs Office dedicated to business students, and operates the Global Management Center, the Center for Information Systems and the Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Innovation all propelling scholarly research, establishing innovative industry partnerships and providing outreach to Northeast Ohio and beyond.

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