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An Evening with Paul Schmitz

Tuesday, February 19, 2013, from 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Strand Union Building, Procrastinator Theater

Paul Schmitz, CEO of Public Allies, will speak about building leadership from the community up. Public Allies has advanced leadership of over 4,000 young adults to strengthen communities, nonprofits, and civic participation across the country.

Schmitz founded Public Allies in 1993, and was appointed CEO in 2000. He blogs on leadership for the Washington Post and serves on various development and advocacy committees.

Schmitz graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with a degree in political science and received the University's "Graduate of the Last Decade" alumni award. He was selected as a Next Generation Leadership Fellow by the Rockefeller Foundation, was recognized by the Nonprofit Times as one of the 50 most powerful and influential nonprofit leaders in the country, and is a recipient of Fast Company magazine's Social Capitalist Award for innovation.

Following Schmitz's lecture, On Wednesday, February 20, Hopa Mountain will host an hour-long and conversation with Paul Schmitz at 8:30 a.m. in the Bozeman Public Library's main meeting room to discuss the work of community leadership, the role of nonprofits and national initiatives that are coming from the White House Council on Community Solutions.

Join the MSU Leadership Institute in welcoming this influential leader to Montana State University.

This event is sponsored by ASMSU, MSU Leadership Institute, Hopa Mountain, and MSU Parent and Family Association

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