Da Nang, Viet Nam
Successful Financial Management Principles
23-27 May 2005
Pictured from Left
Bill Bloebaum retired in December, 2001, from the Mead
Corporation, an international forest products company. During his 19
years with this firm, he held the positions of Division President,
Corporate Treasurer, and Chief Financial Officer of a wholly owned
subsidiary. Mr. Bloebaum has a bachelorís degree in Chemical Engineering
from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a masterís degree in
Business Administration from Stanford University. He is married and has
3 children and 7 grandchildren.
Frank Louthan is founder and president of HighMark, an
Atlanta-based company specializing in business education. He spent
almost 20 years in the healthcare industry, serving in roles ranging
from director of production to President and Chief Operating Officer of
a pharmaceutical company. Mr. Louthan hold a bachelorís degree in
physics from Virginia Military Institute and a masterís of business
administration from the University of Virginia. He is married with three
children and three grandchildren.
Mike Stresser is the President of Stresser & Associates, P.C., an
Atlanta-based public accounting firm. He has been a Certified Public
Accountant since 1975, and a Certified Fraud Examiner since 2003.
Additionally, he has held various financial positions in the
pharmaceutical industry for twenty-five years and currently serves as
Chief Financial Officer of Alliant Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Mr. Stresser
holds a bachelorís degree in industrial management from Purdue
University. He is married with one son and two granddaughters.
Philip Swicegood teaches Finance at Wofford College. He holds a
Ph.D. in Finance from Florida State University, an M.B.A. in Finance
from the University of Texas-Austin, and a B.S. degree in Finance and
Philosophy from Liberty University. Dr. Swicegood has worked in the
banking industry and has served as a business consultant in the United
States and internationally. He is married and has two children.
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