CEOs of Nike, Adobe, PayPal set for forum at Marshall Univ.

Marshall University

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — The CEOs of Nike, Adobe and PayPal are set to participate in a business panel discussion at Marshall University.

The discussion is scheduled for Wednesday at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in Huntington, the university said in a news release.

The event is being hosted by Marshall’s Lewis College of Business. Intuit executive chairman Brad D. Smith will serve as moderator. Smith is a West Virginia native whose information technology company makes TurboTax and QuickBooks. The company opened a “prosperity hub” in Bluefield last fall.

Nike President and CEO John Donahoe; Adobe President and CEO Shantanu Narayen and PayPal President and CEO Daniel Schulman are expected to attend the discussion, which will give students and the community the opportunity to learn about business leadership, the statement said.

The event is open to the public.

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