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George Borst C’70 took a step back in the same business classrooms he graduated from 45 years ago to share some of his own experiences in business with Mount students. Borst served as Toyota Financial Services (TFS) Regional CEO for 11 years and had a wealth of information to share with students.  Discussions in Business Policy and Society classes ranged from simply starting out in search of a career to the advanced topics of ethical behavior in the workplace.  Shannon Greene C’15 said, “Mr. Borst stressed corporate social responsibility and volunteering in the workplace as well as a discussion on the transition from college to corporate as budding young business people.”

George BorstBorst had varying messages for the different classes he attended but the overall the message Borst had for students stressed finding your own path but also how to address ethics in an environment where no one comes from the same ethical or moral background. Along with ethical standards Borst concluded by encouraging the young business minds in the classes to give back. Borst’s own philanthropic pursuits are not limited to monetary terms; he volunteers his time as well. Bringing Toyota Financial Services' philanthropic efforts to new heights during his time with the company, Borst ensured the company practiced what they espoused.

After leading TFS out of the early millennium and into the past decade, Borst currently serves as executive advisor to the CEO on global issues in operational and financial decisions. During his time with TFS, Borst led the company through numerous crises including global recession, unprecedented automobile recalls, and the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in northeastern Japan which wiped out many of Toyota’s suppliers. Though the company faced many hardships, it became the nation's largest captive finance company during Borst's leadership.

Prof Lowenthal
Gary Lowenthal, co-founder and former CEO of The Boyds Collection Ltd., spent two days in September at the Bolte School as an Executive in Residence. He enjoyed the experience so much that he will come back in the spring to teach a semester-long course in Entrepreneurship.
As Executive in Residence, Mr. Lowenthal spoke to students in the classroom about his "Ten Secrets of Entrepreneurship" that will be the topic of an upcoming book. Mr. Lowenthal also talked to business executives and community leaders at a Business Community Forum Dinner sponsored by the Bolte School's BB&T Center for the Study of the Moral Foundations of Capitalism....Click here to read more.
 
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