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Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Monty Edson

Monty Edson

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship




MBA, Harvard Business School
BA, Middlebury College

Academic Experience

Lake Forest College (2017present)

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

Lake Forest Graduate School of Management (1990present)

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

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

Guarantee Trust Life Insurance Company (19852010)

  • SVP Special Markets (20072010)
  • SVP, Marketing (20012007)
  • VP & Line of Business Manager (19852000)

VP, Operations, Gurley-Ortman, Inc (19721985)

Volunteer/Non-profit organizations

Advisor, Career Resource Center, Lake Forest

Lake Forest High School board member (20112014)

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

North Shore Special Education District board member (20112013)