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WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - Lycoming College's Institute for Management Studies will host Dan Klingerman, president and CEO of The Liberty Group, as part of the James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series on Thursday, March 29, at 7 p.m. in Heim Building G-11. Klingerman will present "Shale Gas Exploration: Driving an Economic Resurgence in Williamsport and Our Nation." The event is free and open to the public.
Klingerman's holdings make him one of the largest real estate holders in the region, and his specific focus has been the growth and revitalization of North Central Pennsylvania. Most recently, Klingerman has made significant investments in the downtown area of Williamsport, as well as the Marcellus Shale natural gas infrastructure.
The Liberty Group, a primarily real estate based investment company, has expanded to become the region's most successful private equity group. The group's foundation is based on solid principles and ethics and its employment base exceeds 4,200 individuals.
Klingerman is a graduate of Bloomsburg University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in accounting/business administration and a minor in economics. He taught entrepreneurship at the West Virginia University College of Business and Economics for five years.
The James W. Harding Executive Speaker Series is named for James W. Harding, a 1938 graduate of Lycoming and native of Montoursville, Pa. Harding was an executive with Kemper Insurance. As the result of a grant from the James S. Kemper foundation to endow the series, students have the opportunity to meet and network with some of America's top business executives from numerous internationally-recognized companies and firms.
Founded in 1812 and celebrating its bicentennial during the 2011-12 academic year, Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It offers 35 academic majors and is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News & World Report. Located near the banks of the Susquehanna River in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.