Vice President and Senior Business Leader Global Community Relations of MasterCard Worldwide Mercedes Eggleton-Garcia will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual fall scholarship fundraiser, the Montana Business Hall of Fame Banquet. The dinner event will occur on Friday, September 29, 2017 at the Northern Hotel in Billings.
MSU Billings Foundation President & CEO Bill Kennedy is excited to have Ms. Garcia visit.
“Ms. Garcia’s experience and position within MasterCard makes her an excellent choice to speak to the statewide business community as the Foundation raises funds for College of Business scholarships.”
Ms. Garcia develops relationships with various constituencies representing all aspects of financial services. As MasterCard’s spokesperson for consumer education programs targeting Hispanics and other underserved segments, she has helped in the development of the educational programs, marketing and training materials, as well as personally conducting training sessions throughout the U.S.
Ms. Garcia joined MasterCard in 1994 to open the Venezuela office. She moved to the company’s headquarters in Purchase, NY, in 1998 to join the Global Product Group, supporting the development and global rollout of various MasterCard payment card programs in various regions.
Prior to joining MasterCard, she gained extensive marketing and advertising experience with a leading multinational advertising agency. Ms. Garcia is native of Venezuela, speaks several languages and has a Business Administration and Hotel Management degree from the Mexican Institute of Tourism and Hotel Management in Mexico City.
Corporate tables and individual seating are available for the dinner event. For more information, contact Shannon at 406-657-1626.
The event also honors the 2017 class of the MSUB College of Business Montana Hall of Fame. The hall of fame is designed to honor, preserve and perpetuate the names and outstanding accomplishments of Montana business leaders who have enhanced the state’s business climate and made significant contributions to their communities.