HCI - Franklin University Event Showcases President of Midwest Electric on Delivering Results through Cultural Change

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The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and Franklin University, a Columbus-based educator known for its focus on providing educational opportunities and choices for working adults, announced today that RJ Nicolosi, President of Midwest Electric, will speak at the fourth program in a series of B-School Network and Learn events for the central Ohio business community.

Professionals who attend the Franklin event will take away an understanding of how RJ Nicolosi stimulated growth through a diligent focus on talent. Attendees will learn how a leader can get the job done through effective human capital management focus

The Human Capital Institute (HCI), a global professional association and educator in talent management strategies, and Franklin University, a Columbus-based educator known for its focus on providing educational opportunities and choices for working adults, announced today that RJ Nicolosi, President of Midwest Electric, will speak at the fourth program in a series of B-School Network and Learn events for the central Ohio business community.

The networking breakfast event will be held on Wednesday, October 25, 2006, from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM ET, on the Franklin University Columbus campus in the Richard M. Ross Auditorium, 301 E. Rich Street.

Nicolosi's presentation, "Cultural Change: Accelerate Growth and Drive Results," will share the insights, experience, and innovative strategies he used to transform an old-industry company into an innovative competitor by focusing on talent management and leadership.

Nicolosi was the catalyst that drove the evolution of Midwest Electric from a leadership paradigm born of the Industrial Economy, to one focused on human capital competing successfully in today's Knowledge Economy. Since Nicolosi took the helm, Midwest Electric has experienced significant growth. The 2006 Inc. 500 list shows Midwest Electric as the fastest growing central Ohio company.

"Professionals who attend the Franklin event will take away an understanding of how RJ Nicolosi stimulated growth through a diligent focus on talent. Attendees will learn how a leader can get the job done through effective human capital management focus," said HCI's President & Executive Director Allan Schweyer.

RJ Nicolosi serves as President of Midwest Electric, overseeing sales, finance, and quality assurance. A graduate of the University of Notre Dame with majors in international relations and philosophy, Nicolosi's areas of expertise are strategic planning; sales and marketing process improvement; financial planning and accounting; IT strategies; organizational review; and business process improvement.

Nicolosi's extensive experience includes work in numerous industries. Before joining Midwest Electric, he was with Arthur Andersen, where he led a regional consulting team. An active member of trade organizations, Nicolosi serves as Secretary of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)/National Contractors Association (NECA), 4th District Health Fund, and is a trustee for the IBEW/NECA Local Union 575 Pension Fund. In addition, he sits on the board of American Line Builders.

Nicolosi also currently serves on the Executive Board for Junior Achievement of Central Ohio and is Chairman of the Hesburgh Lecture Series for the Notre Dame Alumni Club of Columbus.

There is no charge for the Franklin event, and it is open to the public. Interested professionals should call 866-538-1909 to register. For a list of Human Capital Leadership events at prestigious universities throughout the U.S. and Canada, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

ABOUT FRANKLIN UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1902, Franklin University is central Ohio's leading and most experienced educator of adult students. Annually, more than 9,600 students attend Franklin University, pursuing degrees in 15 undergraduate majors and three master's degree programs. Classes are offered on-site at Franklin's three central Ohio campuses, and online through Franklin's Virtu@l Campus™. Franklin has long been recognized for its commitment to quality programs and strong customer service. For more information, please visit: http://www.franklin.edu.

ABOUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL INSTITUTE

The Human Capital Institute is a think tank, educator, and global professional association dedicated to the advancement of talent management practices with individuals and organizations. HCI serves as a catalyst for innovative thinking in integrated talent strategy, acquisition, development, engagement, management, and measurement. Through research and collaboration, HCI programs collect original, creative ideas from a field of the brightest thought leaders in talent management. Those ideas are then transformed into measurable, real-world strategies that help its members attract and retain high-performing people, build a diverse, inclusive workplace, and leverage individual and team performance throughout the enterprise. HCI members represent a broad coalition of educators, talent managers and executives. For more information, please visit: http://www.humancapitalinstitute.org

PRESS CONTACTS

Franklin University

Sherry Mercurio

614-341-3071

Human Capital Institute

Andrea Miller

866-538-1909

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