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Intuit software president is one of three keynoters at UI business conference April 24

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The president of the personal finance software company Intuit Inc. will be one of three keynote speakers at the 1998 Leadership Symposium, presented by the University of Iowa Master of Business Administration (MBA) Association Friday, April 24 at the UI.

William V. Campbell, president and chief executive officer of the software company that makes "Quicken" and "TurboTax," will speak at 8 a.m. Friday, April 24 in Buchanan Auditorium (Room W10) in the Pappajohn Business Administration Building.

Other speakers at the half-day conference, "Gaining the Leadership Edge," will be:

-- Edward M. Moldt, former director of the entrepreneurial program at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business and a pivotal figure in the creation of the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center at the UI. He will speak at 9 a.m.

-- John A. Burroughs, a UI graduate who served in several ambassadorships and diplomatic posts during a long career in the U.S. State Department. He will speak at 10:30 a.m.

The symposium begins with registration at 7 a.m. and concludes with closing remarks at 11:30 a.m.

The sessions are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

The symposium is sponsored by the UI College of Business Administration and the School of Management with support from Firstar Bank and National Computer Systems.

Michele Wellman, an MBA student and organizer of the conference, says the day's sessions provide unique opportunities for business students.

"There is much more to education than simply sitting in a classroom," Wellman says. "The symposium is a chance for students to become active in our own educational development, and it provides an outstanding opportunity for us to get some insights from some truly dynamic leaders."

Before leading Intuit, Campbell founded, developed and sold Claris Corp. and led GO Corp. in its development of a pen-based operating system that was acquired by AT&T in 1993. He has also served as an executive vice president at Apple Computer and as vice president at the New York advertising agency J. Walter Thompson.

Moldt served as the first director of the Pappajohn Entrepreneurial Center when it was created in 1994. He currently oversees a portfolio of companies that include country clubs, dental laboratories, automobile leasing and others. He founded the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Indiana University School of Business before joining the faculty at Wharton.

Burroughs graduated from the UI in 1959 with a bachelor's degree in political science. He served in the U.S. State Department until 1966 when he transferred to the Department of the Navy. He returned to the State Department in 1977 and served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi, the Consul General in South Africa, U.S. Ambassador to Uganda, and Special Coordinator for Sudan before his retirement from government service in 1994.

For more information, contact Michele Wellman, chair of the 1998 Leadership Symposium, the UI School of Management, 108 Pappajohn Business Administration Building, Suite C140, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1000; phone: (319) 335-0987; fax: (319) 335-3604; email: