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8 - 9 a.m. (EST)

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The Fridays at Findlay lecture series is designed to encourage educational opportunities for community members regarding best leadership practices and offer insights into the challenges professionals face. Fridays at Findlay is sponsored by Premier Bank (formerly First Federal Bank).

For a limited time, our Fridays at Findlay presentations will be offered virtually and free of charge. This is a great opportunity to bring your work team together for a free leadership session without even leaving the office.

Watch recordings from previous Fridays at Findlay speakers via our YouTube channel or read more in our online newsroom.

Upcoming Presentation

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Characteristics of an Effective Board Member
8 a.m. (EST)
UFTV Livestream

*Please note this presentation is being offered on WEDNESDAY*

Speaker: Dan Sandman, Board Director for MPLX, Roppe Corporation USA, Grove City College, Carnegie Science Center and more.

Do you serve or are you thinking about serving on a non-profit or corporate board? Or, perhaps you’d like to learn how board decisions impact an organization. Dan Sandman, whose board involvement includes MPLX, the Roppe Corp., the Phillips Companies, U.S. Steel, among many others, has extensive experience in both realms. He is a sought-after authority on governance issues and will bring us great insight on characteristics of an effective board member.

About Dan
Dan Sandman’s professional career is expansive, and has included serving as general counsel and secretary of Marathon Oil Co., general counsel and secretary of USX Corp., as well as numerous other positions within both companies, in multiple locations throughout the United States and abroad. 

While Dan is now retired, he continues to serve on various boards. His board experiences include corporate board director for MPLX, the Roppe Corp., the Phillips Companies, U.S. Steel, as well as many non-profit boards including the Carnegie Science Center, Grove City College, the Pittsburgh Opera, Heinz History Center, and the OSU College of Law National Council, among many others. Dan has also taught Corporate Governance Law at the Ohio State University College of Law for the past 13 years, and has been a guest lecturer on board governance at Oxford University.

Along with all his other commitments, Dan finds the time to volunteer regularly at United Way of Houston, the Houston Grand Opera, the Big Brothers Organization and the Hancock County Mental Health Society.

Dan graduated from Ohio State University with both a Bachelor of Arts degree and a law degree. During and after his time at Ohio State University, he also served as a finance officer in the U.S. Army Reserves.


Questions? Please contact the University of Findlay Division of Advancement at 419-434-5334 or [email protected]

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Wednesday April 28
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Special Wednesday Event - Characteristics of an Effective Board Member with Dan Sandman.
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