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Guadalupe Rodriguez to present AU’s Burton D. Morgan Lecture on Feb. 26

Published on Feb. 09, 2024
College of Business and Economics

ASHLAND, Ohio – Guadalupe Rodriguez, the Chief Investment Officer at Talipot Holding, will be the speaker at Ashland University’s 2024 Burton D. Morgan Lecture and Lunch on Monday, Feb. 26. The program is free and open to AU students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as the Ashland community, with advanced registration. It will begin at noon (doors open at 11:30 a.m.) in the John C. Myers Convocation Center (820 Claremont Ave.).

Rodriguez will present “The Power of the Rising Generation.” As the CIO of Talipot, an international investor in alternative assets across venture capital, real estate and private equity, Rodriguez brings expertise and leadership to the intersection of business, finance and strategic decision making. She is responsible for determining the investment strategies, deal sourcing, investment management and asset management of the family office in San Diego, Calif.

In addition to her duties at Talipot, which also has offices in Culiacán, Mexico, and Mexico City, Rodriguez serves as a strategic advisor to governments, companies and high net worth individuals. She sits on various private and non-profit boards and is active in public policy circles.

Rodriguez’s career began in public service in Washington, D.C., where she established a regulatory compliance consulting firm. Then, as a partner in the firm she co-founded, she worked with highly-esteemed companies like Berkshire Hathaway and Bain Capital, honing her skills as a successful investor, developing strategies and establishing new benchmarks for the industry.

To register for the event, please RSVP here by Wednesday, Feb. 14, or contact Tom Sudow, director of the Burton D. Morgan Center at AU, at tsudow@ashland.edu or 216-396-4030.

Ashland’s Burton D. Morgan Center for Entrepreneurship Studies, established in 2003, focuses on serving the educational needs of students by actively promoting, encouraging and developing entrepreneurial knowledge through experiential learning. The center facilitates, and its programs, serve as a vital tool in the overall integration of entrepreneurship across the AU campus, allowing students opportunities to practice entrepreneurial skills in a low-risk environment.

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.edu) values the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.