CEO Speaker Series - Fall 2018

October 3, 2018 - 5:30 PM to 8:15 PM
UNC Charlotte Center City

Entrepreneurial Decisions Series / CEO Speaker Series / October 3

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Join the Belk College of Business to hear from Manuel L. Zapata, P.E., President of ZAPATA Group and alumnus of UNC Charlotte. 

October 3, 2018 UNC Charlotte Center City   

Presentation and Q&A 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Networking Reception 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Students and guests are welcome to stay for an additional Q&A with students in the course after the reception, ending around 8:15 p.m.

Mr. Zapata has proven expertise in the field of engineering management with more than 30 years of successful experience applying his engineering and managerial skills. Under his leadership, the firm has earned a reputation for providing innovative solutions to engineering challenges. He has assembled a successful group of professionals dedicated to providing the highest quality infrastructure, environmental, and facilities engineering solutions. The firm’s clients include the Department of Defense, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Energy, General Dynamics, Bank of America, Duke Energy, Rea Contractors and many other regional and national companies. ZAPATA Group has established a national and international presence with offices in North Carolina, South Carolina, Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, Hawaii, and Chile, and conducts projects worldwide.

Mr. Zapata studied civil engineering in his native Chile and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and his MBA from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He has been an Adjunct Professor of Business at Queens University and at UNC Charlotte, teaching at the graduate and undergraduate schools. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in North Carolina, South Carolina, Florida, Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, New York, and Georgia.

NOTE: Seating and parking are limited. RSVP by September 28. 

Free parking is limited and spaces are not guaranteed. Students and guests are encouraged to carpool, walk or take Charlotte's LYNX Blue Line light rail service - 9th St stop. Light Rail arrives just outside the Center City building. Students have a CATS all-access pass for unlimited rides on the CATS LYNX light rail.

This event is also part of the Belk College Entrepreneurial Decisions Public Speaker Series.