Former Amazon, Microsoft, and Yahoo! Executive to Speak at Franklin College

Franklin College will host the final lecture in its 2021-2022 Convocation Lecture Series on Thursday, April 7, 2022, at 7 p.m. in the Branigin Room in the Napolitan Student Center. The lecture, titled “De-coding Digital Fluency,” will be presented by David Gerbitz, currently the Chief People Officer at Qurate Retail Group. Guests will be required to follow institutional COVID mitigation protocols.

Having scaled organizations in tech, retail and media companies, Gerbitz is no stranger to the dynamic digital landscape. He regularly consults on leadership and business performance in these environments.

He was formerly the Chief Operating Officer at Pandora Media/ Sirius XM, and has held global leadership roles at Microsoft, Yahoo! and Amazon.  The evolving digital landscape is powering eye-popping innovation, exponential growth, accelerated consumption and business disruption. And it is leading a new platinum era of talent. Today’s workforces are increasingly more agile, distributed, collaborative and hyper-dynamic. Gerbitz will lead guests through the digital landscape and discuss the importance and the high reward of digital fluency.

Franklin College tradition includes hosting an annual Convocation Lecture Series that promotes the ideals of the institution. The college upholds a common set of values that enhances the community and sustains personal, spiritual and professional growth for a lifetime. The college values people of integrity, a commitment to inclusivity, a culture of intellectual curiosity, the drive for innovation and creativity and the spirit of community.

This lecture is free and open to the public. Those interested in attending the event are asked to register at www.FranklinCollege.edu/convocation. For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Communications at (317) 738-8185.

Founded in 1834, Franklin College is a residential liberal arts and sciences institution located 20 minutes south of Indianapolis. Franklin offers a wide array of undergraduate majors as well as master’s degree programs in Physician Assistant Studies and Athletic Training. The unique curriculum merges classroom instruction with immersive experiences, research opportunities and study away programs. Students participate in 21 NCAA Division III sports, Greek Life, musical and theatre productions, and more than 40 student organizations. As the first college in Indiana to become coeducational with the admission of women, Franklin welcomes diversity of thought, belief and person into a community that values equity and inclusion. Franklin College maintains a voluntary association with the American Baptist Churches USA. For more information, visit www.FranklinCollege.edu. Find Franklin College on Facebook and follow @FranklinCollege on Twitter.

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