The CEO of Wright Express will share the story of how this small, Maine-based company became an international provider of fleet, specialized payments and prepaid payroll card services at the next meeting of the UNH CEO Forum.
Mike Dubyak, chairman, president and CEO of Wright Express, will share his lessons learned around steering a growth company, building a strong corporate culture, and the importance of commitment to the community. He also will discuss the need for increased interest and competency in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education to ensure the future workforce.
The event will be held Thursday, March 29, 2012. The program begins at 8 a.m. in Huddleston Hall.
Dubyak joined the start-up Wright Express in 1986 as vice president of marketing and held increasingly senior positions in marketing, sales, business development and customer services before being named executive vice president in 1997 and president and chief executive officer in 1998. Under his direction, revenue has grown significantly over the past four years.
Dubyak earned his bachelor’s degree from Baldwin-Wallace College in Ohio. He is a member of the University of Southern Maine Board of Visitors and has served on the board of the United Way of Greater Portland, the Governor’s Council on Competitiveness and the Economy, and the New England Advisory Council of the Boston Federal Reserve.
Initiated in 1997, the UNH CEO Forum is an outreach program of the UNH Whittemore School of Business and Economics and the UNH Graduate School serving CEOs, presidents, and senior managers of companies in northern New England. The forum provides its members with opportunities to meet and exchange ideas with their peers in business and industry in an informal setting. The UNH CEO Forum is sponsored by the law firm of Pierce Atwood, People’s United Bank, Sprague Energy, Crystalvision, and Berry, Dunn, McNeil and Parker. For more information about the CEO Forum, visit http://www.unh-ceoforum.org/.
Register by March 23. To register or become a member of the UNH CEO Forum, call Barbara Draper at 603-2-1107, or e-mail her at email@example.com. The event is free to members and $49 for first-time attendees.