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Indiana State to host prominent financial services, insurance industry speakers

September 2, 2011

A former member of the Federal Reserve and the CEO of a multibillion-dollar insurance company will discuss their respective industries as part of Indiana State University's Scott College of Business Leader in Action Series this fall.

Jon Greenlee, managing director of KPMG, and Robert Restrepo, chairman, president and CEO of State Auto Insurance Companies, will interact with students, the community and others as part of free events in conjunction with their visits to Indiana State.

Greenlee's presentation, "After the crisis: The transformation of financial services," will be Thursday, Sept. 22. Restrepo's presentation, "An industry in transition," will discuss the insurance industry and is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 18. On both nights, a reception is scheduled at 5 p.m. before dinner at 6 p.m. and the presentation at 7 p.m. All events are free and open to the public.

"I look forward to hearing what they have to say, which will cover where we've been, and how that tells us where we're headed, along with how to prepare for the future," said Maria Greninger, director of external relations for the Scott College of Business.

People interested in attending either or both of the speeches can learn more or register at

Greenlee, who graduated from ISU in 1985 with a bachelor's degree in finance, has more than 24 years of bank regulatory experience in dealing with issues pertaining to financial services, risk management and development of regulatory policies. He also has held several positions with the Federal Reserve.

Restrepo has an extensive background in the property casualty insurance industry, and has worked in various capacities at multiple companies. He first started working at State Auto Insurance Companies in 2006; his previous work experience includes senior executive roles at Aetna, Travelers, Hanover and most recently with Main Street America Group in Jacksonville, Fla.

Both will be doing more than just giving their scheduled Leader in Action presentations. Greenlee will have lunch with students and speak with several classes and student organizations, while Restrepo will address the Terre Haute Rotary Club at the south Holiday Inn during his visit.

"We try to not only impact the campus and our students by having the speakers spend time in the college," Greninger said, "but we also try to share their expertise with the larger community as part of their visit."

Jon Greelee

Robert Restrepo

Contact: Maria Greninger, director of external relations, Scott College of Business, Indiana State University, 812-237-4357 or

Writer: Austin Arceo, assistant director of media relations, Office of Communications and Marketing, Indiana State University, 812-237-3790 or