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Dr. LaVaughn Henry Speaks at 2012 Business Forum for Young Professionals at UC


Williamsburg, Ky. – On Wednesday, April 18th, the University of the Cumberlands (UC) Hutton School of Business (HSB) hosted their 5th annual Business Forum for Young Professionals.

The business forum is designed to prepare young professionals as they enter the business workforce. Industry professionals share their professional experiences and discuss ways in which businesses can thrive, not just survive, in any financial climate. The theme for 2012 was “Opportunities for Success in the Second Decade of the 21st Century.”

One of this year’s guest speakers was Dr. LaVaughn Henry, Vice President and Senior Regional Officer for the Cincinnati Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. His talk focused on the topic of Federal Reserve Strategy for Economic Growth.

Dr. Henry is responsible for building and maintaining a strong presence and reputation for the Federal Reserve through the central and south Ohio, and eastern Kentucky region. Dr. Henry has experience in both the private and public sectors, having worked with Ford Motor Company and PricewaterhouseCoopers, as well as Fannie Mae and the Budget Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Dr. Henry is committed to developing his community and his profession.

Dr. Henry serves on the Board of Directors of United Way of Greater Cincinnati and on the Board of regents of Kentucky State University, as well as being a member of the National Association for Business Economics. He holds both a doctorate and master’s degree in economics from Harvard University, and a bachelor’s degree from Rockhurst University. Dr. Henry is both a published author and much sought after speaker.

The forum is the brainchild of J. Hunt Perkins, who makes the program possible. Perkins, a geologist, is president of J. Hunt Perkins and Associates, Inc.; a Lexington, KY firm established in 1983 that specializes in oil and gas exploration services, gas well drilling and field exploration services. A current member of Cumberlands Board of Trustees, his strong association with the university extends back to when his mother served more than ten years as the bursar for Cumberland College.

Located in Williamsburg, Ky., University of the Cumberlands is an institution of regional distinction, which currently offers four undergraduate degrees in more than 40 major fields of study; nine pre-professional programs; seven graduate degrees, including a doctorate and six master’s degrees; certifications in education; and online programs.