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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Monty Edson

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship




MBA, Harvard Business School
BA, Middlebury College

Academic Experience

Lake Forest College (2017-present)

  • ENTP 350 Innovation and Small Business Development
  • BUSN 225 Introduction to Marketing

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (1990-present)

  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation and Risk
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Leadership

Professional Experience

Certified Business Coach, Peak Performance/ActionCOACH (2010 - present)

Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company (1985 - 2010)

  • SVP Special Markets (2007-2010)
  • SVP, Marketing (2001-2007)
  • VP & Line of Business Manager (1985-2000)

VP, Operations, Gurley-Ortman, Inc (1972-1985)

Volunteer/Non-profit organizations

Advisor, Career Resource Center, Lake Forest

Lake Forest High School board member (2011-2014)

Former Chairman of the Board and board member, Lake Forest Graduate School

North Shore Special Education District board member (2011-2013)