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NJBIA President & CEO Michele Siekerka will be the keynote speaker at a thought-provoking symposium on business issues hosted by the Silberman College of Business at Fairleigh Dickinson University on May 24.

The Silberman Symposium brings senior leaders from the business community together in an environment that addresses topical business issues and provides a networking opportunity over cocktails. Attendees will hear from business experts speaking about new age leadership, post-COVID work life, economic and market forecasts, and the state of the State of New Jersey.

The free event takes place from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 in Hennessy Hall at FDU’s Florham Campus and will be followed by happy hour and networking. Seating is limited, however, and pre-registration is required before May 15.

In addition to the keynote that will be given by Siekerka, other speakers include:

  • Stephen Weiss, managing director of the private investment firm Cedar Pine LLC, will present the economic forecast and markets update. Weiss has more than 25 years’ experience on Wall Street in senior positions at the industry’s most prestigious asset management and investment banking firms. He has also written two well-received investment books and is a CNBC market commentator.
  • Micheline Nader, a best-selling author, healthcare entrepreneur, motivational speaker, and philanthropist dedicated to empowering people through conscious awareness and transformational leadership. Nader is the founder and former CEO of Blue Dolphin Healthcare Group and is currently the president of Jesra Foundation, her family nonprofit dedicated to creating breakthroughs in health and education.
  • Scott Behson, Ph.D., is a professor of management and Silberman Global Faculty Fellow at Fairleigh Dickinson University, and a leading expert in work-life, wellness, and flexible workplaces. An accomplished speaker, best-selling author, and consultant, Behson has worked with leading companies on workplace flexibility and building supportive work cultures. He was a featured speaker at the United Nations’ International Day of the Family and the White House Summit for Working Families.

For information on tickets or sponsorship opportunities, go to FDU’s website here. Additional questions can be directed to Mary M. Sakin, executive director of Alumni and External Relations, at