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John Rothenberger ('88)

Entrepreneur in Residence

Photo: John Rothenberger

John Rothenberger has taken up residence in JMU's Showker Hall. The College of Business alumnus is the first "Entrepreneur in Residence," interacting with JMU students and offering expert advice on venture creation. "There is a great opportunity at JMU to foster untapped students who believe they may have entrepreneurial, small business and intrapreneural interests," he said. "I want to give the students access to someone like themselves who is there and knows what it takes to get there." With more than 16 years of executive leadership experience, John is known for his ability to envision viable business ventures. He has founded two successful companies that have been leaders in the IT industry: Strategic Enterprise Solutions Inc., a post-9/11 business working to improve homeland security, and Aspire Technology Group.

"At JMU, there is great potential to produce some of the best future business leaders in our nation."