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Business executives to share insight with UWF students through Executive Mentor Program panel discussion

The University of West Florida (UWF) will host its College of Business Executive Mentor Program panel discussion, titled, “What Employers are Looking for in New Hires” on Oct. 18 from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the College of Business Education Center, Room 101.

The panel will include: Niels Andersen, president and CEO of KAMedData, KontactIntelligence and VeritasHealthCare; Bill Wein, president of IMS ExpertServices; and Dr. Sharon A. Heise, associate director of the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition.

Andersen brings nearly 25 years of experience in health care management, physician recruitment, medical staff development planning, medical group development and expansion, practice acquisitions, strategic business development, and healthcare marketing and finance. In addition to his role as CEO of KAMedData, he is a contributor to several publications including Recruiting Physicians Today, Unique Opportunities and various healthcare industry newsletters. He is also a faculty member at the American Academy of Medical Management, where he teaches in the subject of physician recruitment and retention.

Wein has more than 25 years of experience with building organizations providing human capital solutions. He has been the driving force in the development of the legal industry’s leading expert witness search firm, and as a result of its success, IMS ExpertServices has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies for each of the past five years and was recognized in the National Law Journal as Best Expert Witness Provider for 2012.

As a member of IHMC’s senior leadership team, Heise oversees all aspects of IHMC research initiatives. She previously served 20 years in the United States Air Force, where she was the Director of Mathematics and Information Sciences Directorate at the Air Force Office of Scientific Research.

The panel discussion is free and open to all Executive Mentor Program participants, UWF students and the public.

The Executive Mentor Program, which launched in Fall 2012, matches College of Business students with influential community business leaders who share their personal and professional experiences, knowledge and skills.

The one-on-one mentor relationship allows for individual attention to the student mentee’s career aspirations, professional development and networking needs. The access to local business leaders provides students with an inside track for full-time, post-graduate employment.

For additional information about the program, visit