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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Did You Use Quicken, TurboTax or Quickbooks Today?

Today was Tax Day in America. If you used Quicken, TurboTax or QuickBooks to help prepare your tax filing, you were not alone. You were joined by millions of Americans who use software created and produced by Inuit Corp. And you can thank the guy in the photo at the left.

Intuit's President and CEO is West Virginia native, Brad Smith. He has graciously agreed to come and serve as the keynote speaker for the Charleston Area Alliance's Annual Celebration on May 6th. This is a tremendous opportunity for us to hear from one of the nation's technology leaders. We are so fortunate to have Brad coming to this great event, and I hope you will join me in attending and learing how Brad's West Virginia roots have shaped his leadership style.

When it comes to leadership, Brad Smith is a highly accomplished and successful leader. Upon joining Intuit, he had a meteoric and battle-tested rise to the top. Serving in each of the company's five business units over an intensive, five-year period, Brad became known as the leader within Intuit who could "sell" change to the employees. As many of you know, there are not many challenges tougher than getting several hundred employees to embrace and accept new programs, new ways of doing thing or new ideas. He did it, establishing himself as a true leader and change agent.

It never ceases to amaze me how many corporate leaders come from West Virginia! Brad Smith is a native of Kenova, West Virginia. After attending Marshall University, Brad went on to graduate studies at Aquinas College in Michigan. His prior corporate experience includes Pepsi, ADP and Advo. Brad's full bio is here.
Please register now to attend. Don't miss this tremendous learning opportunity!

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Blogger Skip Lineberg said...

Bob Coffield has added his insightful healthcare-law perspective on Brad Smith's visit here:

Thanks, Bob!

3:04 PM


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