Northwood University to Host John Clemente and Brian Bromley as Values Emphasis Speakers

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Northwood University will celebrate Values Emphasis Week March 18-22.

MIDLAND, MI – Northwood University will celebrate Values Emphasis Week March 18-22 and host John Clemente and Brian Bromley as its guest speakers. Clemente will be speaking on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, at 2 p.m. in Griswold Lecture Hall. Bromley will present on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at 11 a.m. in the Sloan Auditorium. Both events will take place on the campus of Northwood University located at 4000 Whiting Drive. They are free of charge and open to the public.

“Everything we do, especially in business, has an ethical quality. It expresses a value of some kind,” stated Northwood Dean of Students Larry Lindsey. “Each year we make a special point to drive that home to our students during Values Emphasis Week. We are very pleased that these two highly successful leaders will share their thoughts and firsthand experiences from the business world with us,” he explained.

The principal broker and owner of Somerset Commercial Real Estate, LLC, Clemente will speak about “The Value of Real Estate Management.” He attended the University of Texas-Houston, studying commercial property management and financial analysis, and Lawrence Technological University where he studied architectural engineering. Clemente has over 35 years of experience in commercial real estate with expertise in the acquisition of real estate, architectural development, asset evaluation, financial analysis, syndication and divestiture. He is currently teaching courses on real estate law for state license certification.

Bromley will address the topic of “Ethics in Banking.” The senior vice president of Huntington Bank-Grand Rapids, Bromley attended Northwood University where he earned a B.B.A. in economics and management and also attended Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Bromley has worked in management positions for Empire National Bank in Traverse City and Huntington National Bank in both Traverse City and Grand Rapids.

Northwood’s Values Emphasis Week originated in 1979 with guidance from the ministerial staff at Memorial Presbyterian Church in Midland. The purpose is to offer at least one yearly event for the students, faculty and staff of Northwood University that focuses on moral and ethical values related to their personal lives, involvement in the community and their work in the business world. A values emphasis committee chaired by the dean of students and comprised of students, faculty and staff coordinates this annual program. Guest speakers are invited to address these issues and share their experiences and expertise with the campus community.

For more information, contact Marlene Hulbert in student services at 989.837.4398 or


Northwood University is committed to the most personal attention to prepare students for success in their careers and in their communities; it promotes critical thinking skills, personal effectiveness, and the importance of ethics, individual freedom and responsibility.

Private, nonprofit, and accredited, Northwood University specializes in managerial and entrepreneurial education at three full-service, residential campuses located in southern Florida, mid-Michigan and northern Texas. Adult Degree Programs are available in eight states with many course delivery options including an online option. The DeVos Graduate School offers day, evening and weekend programming in Michigan, Texas and Florida. The Alden B. Dow Center for Creativity and Enterprise provides system-wide expertise in family enterprise, entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation, and new business development. International education is offered through study abroad and in Program Centers in Switzerland, China, Malaysia and Sri Lanka.