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University hosts Nuveen Asset Management exec

March 12, 2015
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University produces Our Father's Business event
Bob Doll. Courtesy Cornerstone University

A university is bringing an economist and executive to campus next week to share his experience and perspective as a Christian businessperson.

Cornerstone University, a non-denominational Christian school in Grand Rapids, is featuring Bob Doll — senior portfolio manager and chief equity strategist at Nuveen Asset Management — as the next speaker in its Our Father’s Business series on March 16 at 10 a.m. at the school's Gainey Conference Center.

The free event is open to students and faculty and part of the Business division’s chapel series.

Bob Doll

Doll will discuss his experience as a business professional from a faith-based perspective.

Brad Stamm, chair of the Business division and professor of economics at Cornerstone, said Doll and the executives in the four-part series are “not only professionals in their field, but also are Christians.”

“He is the chief equity strategist of one of the largest firms in the world,” Stamm said. “We want our students to see a model of a person who is effective in what they do and also lives a life of integrity and high moral standards.”

Doll previously served as president and chief investment officer of Merrill Lynch Investment Managers.

He is a certified public accountant and a designated Chartered Financial Analyst.

He earned a bachelor’s degree from Lehigh University and an M.B.A. from University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.

The series

Stamm said the objective of the Business division's Our Father's Business series is to "inspire the students, to encourage them — in this world of tugging and pulling."

He added that he believes the series “really sets Cornerstone apart as a business program, by focusing not just on expertise, not just on success, but also on someone whose faith drives their decision making.” 

The series is also designed to give students a chance to network.

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