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Theo Moll ’90, lecture industry professional, to speak at SU
Career Services, within the Division of Student Affairs, and the Office of Alumni Relations are bringing Theo Moll ‘90, vice president of the College and University Division at Keppler Speakers, to campus on Tuesday, March 27, as part of the Alumni Speaker Series. Moll will give a presentation about her career at 7:30 p.m. in the Hall of Languages, room 500. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
Keppler Speakers is one of the nation’s top celebrity lecture agencies and is located in Washington, D.C. The agency represents a wide range of leaders in the world of politics, journalism, sports and entertainment. Theo’s clients include CNN’s Soledad O’Brien, Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Apollo 13 Mission Commander Capt. James Lovell and Frank Warren, the creator of the popular blog PostSecret.
Moll is a 1990 graduate of The College of Arts and Sciences, majoring in international relations with a minor in Spanish. While focusing her studies on intercultural communication, she held an internship with the International Center of Syracuse, which arranged visits for foreign business leaders. She also led a non-violent social change film series and studied abroad in Madrid. Moll credits her internship with Congressman James Walsh for bringing her to the Washington, D.C., area, where she started on the career path she continues today.
More than 20 years ago, Moll started at Keppler Speakers and has scheduled nearly 3,000 lecture events at colleges and universities across the United States, Canada, Mexico and abroad. During her tenure, Moll has been responsible for directing strategic marketing campaigns, innovative use of social media, new client acquisitions and staff recruiting. She is involved with numerous professional associations, including the National Association of Campus Activities (NACA), the Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).
One of the most rewarding aspects of her career has been having the opportunity to work with and mentor students. During her tenure, the lecture industry has seen many changes and innovations—from videoconferencing to webcasting, and direct-mail campaigns to social media—but one thing that remains constant is the timeless value of storytelling and the importance of sharing knowledge and ideas.
The Alumni Speaker Series is a collaborative effort of Career Services and the Office of Alumni Relations, which brings SU alumni back to campus each semester to share their career stories. The series will continue with MC2 Events Exhibits Environments’ Brian Tarrant on April 4.