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Winter 2013 Class Seminar

New Venture Planning with Professor Mark Loschiavo

Guest speakers include:

Nick Bayer

Nick Bayer, CEO and Founder of Saxbys Coffee
Mr. Bayer spoke to the Winter 2013 New Venture Planning class about Key Partnerships when launching a new company. Saxbys Coffee is a national coffee franchise, but headquartered in Broomall, PA.

Mel Baiada

Mel Baiada, Drexel Alum and Partner for BaseCamp Ventures
Mr. Baiada guest lectured on funding new ventures and understanding he mindset ofnew venture capitalists. For more information on The Baiada Center at Drexel, please go to

Organizations of TV Structures with Professor Phil Salas

Television Management Winter 2013 Seminar

Susan Schiller (Left) and Karen Curry (right) spoke to Television Management students about the future of past, present and future of news production. Issues covered included, Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina coverage, the death of Princess Diana, and how the news can begin to target the millennial generation. Susan Schiller is the VP of News at CBS3/CW Philadelphia. Karen Curry is a former news executive at CNN and is the Director of the Rudman Institute at Drexel.

Television Management Winter 2013 Seminar

Peter Burnbaum, Esp. (left) spoke to student about contracts and negotiation between cable providers and television networks. Professor Andrew Susskind (right) gave a presentation on creative television management and spoke about his experiences as a Producer on Married with Children.

CBS3/CW Philadelphia General Manager John Hitchcock spoke to Phil Salas’ Structures of TV Organizations class about leadership and running a duopoly.