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Business Executive to Meet with UW MBA Students Friday

November 8, 2018
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Kurt James

Kurt James, president of East Balt Japan and Korea Corp., will speak with University of Wyoming Master of Business Administration (MBA) students Friday, Nov. 9, in the College of Business.

James will share his extensive knowledge of global supply chain management with UW students as part of the MBA Executive Speaker Series. James oversees the distribution of East Balt’s baked goods to McDonald’s and other restaurant chains in Asian markets.

Before joining East Balt, James held upper management positions with McDonald’s Corp. and Nestle. In his former role as senior vice president of McDonald’s in Tokyo, he was accountable for all supply chain functions, including procurement, distribution, logistics and quality assurance. While serving as vice president of Nestle, he was the global lead for the McDonald’s account.

During the presentation, UW MBA candidates will learn from James’ cross-cultural team management experience and skills in leadership, communication, new product development and delivery, negotiations and risk management.

The MBA Program’s Executive Speaker Series allows UW MBA students the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions and receive real-world learning experiences from a group of diverse industry leaders, including CEOs, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, financial service representatives and sports industry executives.

For more information, call Tanner Parmely, UW MBA Program coordinator, at (307) 766-2449 or email

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