INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS SHOWCASE
Wednesday | February 21
Caterpillar Auditorium | SFHB 357
5:30 - 6:30 pm
KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Michelle Kurtz
Contract Manufacturing Coordinator
Bayer Crop Science
Michelle Kurtz is the North American Contract Manufacturing Site Planner for Bayer Crop Science. Bayer AG is a global leader in the Life Sciences with core competencies in health care and agriculture.
Headquartered in Leverkusen, Germany, it is composed of 241 companies operating in 79 countries throughout the world. The Crop Science division, the second largest segment of Bayer AG, provides products and support for agriculture around the world, with a focus on innovation and sustainability.
Kurtz graduated from Illinois State University in 2008 with a double major in International Business and Organizational Leadership. While here at ISU, she was an ADM Scholar in International Business and a State Farm Leadership Fellow. She also holds a Masters in Project Management from the Keller Graduate School of Management. Michelle’s international perspective began earlier in life because she lived in South Africa before moving to the United States when she was 10.
After Illinois State
, Kurtz began working at a customs firm as an import specialist. After establishing her customs expertise, she built her skills through increasing levels of complexity and responsibility. In her current position, she works to align Operations and Demand Planning to provide an uninterrupted flow of imported materials to meet production schedules by managing both transportation and customs compliance.
Business Casual or Casual Attire is recommended.
No registration is needed to attend this event.