Two internationally recognized executives will share tips and tactics for building high-performing business teams in a free, public presentation at the University of Nevada, Reno. David Kamenetzky, vice president for corporate affairs and strategic initiatives for the global manufacturer Mars, Incorporated, along with Howard Guttman, founder and principal of Guttman Development Strategies, a New Jersey-based management consulting firm, will visit Nevada at 3 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 21. The program, “Building a High-Performance Team for Brand Management and Corporate Affairs,” will take place in the Joe Crowley Student Union Theatre on the third floor.
“The University believes in engaging the campus and business communities,” Reynolds School Dean Al Stavitsky said. “Partnering with internationally recognized leaders like David and Howard exposes students and local leaders to innovative thinking and best practices as a way to advance Nevada business.”
Kamenetzky is part of the leadership team at Mars, with responsibility for all aspects of worldwide corporate brand and reputation management of products such as M&M’s, Uncle Ben’s Rice, Wrigley, Pedigree pet products and more. He also manages external and internal communications, issues and crisis management, government affairs and corporate social responsibility; as well as the company’s strategy development and deployment. He previously worked on the staff of U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel, the current Secretary of Defense, and for Goldman Sachs in London and Frankfurt.
Guttman specializes in executive coaching and in building high-performance teams. His clients include Coca Cola; Johnson & Johnson; Mars, Inc.; Novartis; Pfizer and Walmart. He is the author of three books on organizational and executive development: When Goliaths Clash: Managing Executive Conflict to Build a More Dynamic Organization; Great Business Teams: Cracking the Code for Standout Performance; andCoach Yourself to Win: 7 Steps to Breakthrough Performance on the Job and in Your Life.