Wharton Executive Education Program to Feature Former Indianapolis Mayor Stephen Goldsmith

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Pioneer in revitalizing urban neighborhoods will address Wharton Fellows Master Class June 26-28, 2005, in Washington, D.C.

Wharton Executive Education today announced that Stephen Goldsmith, two-term mayor of Indianapolis and a pioneer in revitalizing urban neighborhoods, will address senior executives at a Wharton Fellows “Master Class” later this month. The Wharton Executive Education program will be held June 26-28, 2005, at the Ritz Carlton in the Georgetown neighborhood of Washington, D.C.

Goldsmith attracted national attention with his innovative models for delivering city services and revitalizing city neighborhoods through partnerships with community organizations. These innovations, in America’s 12th largest city, became models for cities across the United States. His initiatives to improve child support led to an increase of $900,000 in support payments during his two terms as mayor. Goldsmith also served as Special Advisor to President Bush on faith-based and not-for profit initiatives and chief domestic policy advisor to the Bush campaign.

Goldsmith currently is Daniel Paul Professor of Government at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government where he directs the Innovations in American Government Program. Goldsmith’s new book with William D. Eggers, “Governing by Network: The New Shape of the Public Sector,” offers perspectives on the collaboration needed to achieve public goals such as homeland security.

According to Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, the book “answers one of the most important public policy questions of our time: how public officials can achieve results and ensure accountability to citizens in an age in which government relies more and more on partners to do the public's business. This comes at a time when the pressure on government to deliver better service for less money has become intense.”

The Wharton Fellows Master Class in Washington will also feature presentations by U.S. Senator Rick Santorum, the Republican Party’s third-ranking leader in the Senate, former Congressional Budget Office director Alice Rivlin, former White House senior advisor Amitai Etzioni, Deputy Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Jim Loy and former IRS Commissioner Charles Rossotti, among a diverse set of distinguished presenters.

For more information, see an earlier press release, Wharton Executive Education Program to Examine “Working with Government” from Sarbanes-Oxley to Homeland Security.The http://executiveeducation.wharton.upenn.edu/course.cfm?program=FEB [Wharton Fellows

program is a unique post-graduate executive education program. This lifelong learning network of faculty and executives from diverse industries around the world examines key emerging issues in the business environment and organizational transformation. Throughout the year, Fellows gather for short “Master Classes” in different parts of the world, centered on living cases with senior executives of top companies. Recent programs have examined growth strategies with senior leaders of Starbucks, Costco and Microsoft in Seattle; the entertainment industry with executives from Fox and Mandalay Entertainment; Japanese and Chinese business with senior executives of Toyota, Canon and Shanghai Bank in Tokyo and Shanghai; and Indian markets and outsourcing with leaders of Infosys, Tata Motors and Hindustan Lever.

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is recognized around the world for its academic strengths across every major discipline and at every level of business education. Founded in 1881 as the first collegiate business school in the nation, Wharton has approximately 4,600 undergraduate, MBA, Executive MBA, and doctoral students, more than 8,000 participants in its executive education programs annually, and an alumni network of more than 80,000 worldwide.

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