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HAYS, Kan. — Billy Imada, founder, chair and chief collaboration officer of IW Group Inc., will be the featured presenter of Fort Hays State University’s Entrepreneur Direct speaker series from 10:30 to 11:20 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 3, in Eagle Communications Hall of the Robbins Center on the Fort Hays State University campus.

This free presentation is open to the campus and public.

IW Group is a full-service communications firm specializing in the growing multicultural markets in the United States. With more than 20 years of experience in marketing, public relations, advertising and training, Imada and his company represent some of the top global and domestic brands including American Airlines, Bank of the West, Coca-Cola, Farmers Insurance, Godiva, Kaiser Permanente, McDonald’s, MetLife, Verizon Wireless, Walmart Stores, Walt Disney Imagineering, Warner Bros. Pictures and many others.

Before founding IW Group, Imada served as a human resources manager for a major national subleasing company and worked as an employment recruiter for a small start-up placement agency. He is an active speaker and trainer, developing training programs for companies such as Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc., Bank of America, Fidelity Investments, Macy’s, Merrill Lynch, Nike and many others.

Entrepreneur Direct is an FHSU speaker series featuring successful entrepreneurs sharing stories and advice with students, faculty and the public in an informal setting. A panel asks questions about entrepreneurship and encourages interaction with the audience.

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