Microsoft Corporate VP Phil Sorgen to speak at UNT Sept. 23

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Who: Phil Sorgen, UNT alumnus and Microsoft corporate vice president of U.S. Small and Mid-market Solutions and Partners.

What: Sorgen will speak as part of the UNT College of Business Distinguished Speakers Series.

When: Sept. 23 (Friday), 10 – 11:30 a.m.

Where: UNT Business Leadership Building (1307 W. Highland St., Denton, TX 76203), room 180. 

DENTON (UNT), Texas -- UNT alumnus Phil Sorgen, Microsoft corporate vice president for U.S. Small and Mid-market Solutions and Partners, will speak as part of the UNT College of Business Distinguished Speakers Series at 10 a.m. Sept. 23 (Friday) in UNT's new Business Leadership Building.

Sorgen assumed his current position at Microsoft after serving three and a half years as president of Microsoft Canada. In his current role, Sorgen is responsible for a team of sales, marketing and partner-management professionals serving Microsoft's business customers and its partner community. Sorgen and his leadership team ensure that Microsoft and its partners deliver technology-based business solutions to meet the needs of the 6 million small and mid-market businesses across the U.S.

Sorgen earned BBA and MBA degrees from UNT.

"At Microsoft, we value education and recognize the importance of teaching and supporting America's future business leaders," said Sorgen. "I'm thrilled to be returning to UNT to meet with students and share my experiences in the business and technology world."

The College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series provides students and faculty with an opportunity to interact with prominent executives and community leaders. The series offers students first-hand information about the complexities of the business world, while inspiring them to seek new ways to meet tomorrow's challenges.

Speakers share their views about successful management styles, possible career paths, critical industry-related issues and qualities conducive to successful business leadership.

The lectures aim to enhance the educational experience of College of Business students.

Past speakers have included Jeffrey P. Fegan, CEO of Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport; George F. Jones Jr., president and CEO of Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc.; Jon Daniels, general manager of the Texas Rangers; D'Ann Patersen, business economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas; and Tom Harris, senior vice president of operations at Hillwood Alliance Texas.

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