Ambassador Paul W. Speltz ’69 ’72 MBA, chairman and CEO of Global Strategic Associates, LLC, visited with UConn Business Connections Learning Community (BCLC) and Delta Sigma Pi (DSP) students on Tuesday, October 1 to discuss the importance of leveraging international experience in their undergraduate studies.
Speltz founded the Theta Iota Chapter of Delta Sigma Pi, a coed professional fraternity organized to foster the study of business in universities, at UConn in 1970.
Speltz, former U.S. Executive Director and Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank, also made a formal address during his time on campus. His talk, “The Status of U.S. – China Geopolitical and Financial Relations: Global Impacts and Greater Asia Ramifications,” served as the basis for an engaged and lively discussion about U.S. – China relations at an event sponsored by the Office of Global Affairs, the Department of Political Science, and the Asian American Studies Institute.
Ambassador Speltz has served on the Board of Advisors for the UConn School of Business since 1998 and also serves as a member of the Dean’s Leadership Cabinet. He is a member of the Board of Directors of The Pacific Pension Institute (PPI) and concurrently also serves on their Membership Committee. Speltz is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Asia Foundation, The Asia Society, The Bretton Woods Committee, and the National Committee on United States – China Relations.
Pictured: Speltz with Delta Sigma Pi brothers and sisters.