Dr. Pogue serves as Chair and Discussant at 2006 Society for Advancement International Business Conference

Orlando, Florida, April 10, 2006 - Dr. Laura Pogue, Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Marketing and Financial Resources, Inc., served as a Chairperson and Discussant at the 2006 Society for Advancement of Management International Business Conference held in Orlando, Florida, April 6 – 9, 2006.

An educator, as well as business owner, Dr. Pogue had the distinct honor and privilege to serve the Society for the Advancement of Management as a Discussant within the area of Critical Thinking and, also, within the area of Marketing. She then served as Chairperson for the afternoon segment covering research in the area of Transformational Leadership.

Specifically, Dr. Pogue shared her management insights in regard to the article: Critical Thinking: a Personal Imperative for Today’s and Tomorrow’s Workforce, where the research and related discussion focused on the effectiveness of current business and community college curricula at transferring critical thinking skills, and the identification of strategies for building critical thinking skills within this community.

Additionally, Dr. Pogue also offered her marketing expertise and viewpoints in regard to the article: Constructs of New Motorcycle Purchase Behavior, which was designed to identify how the purchase constructs of owners of Harley Davidson cruisers, owners of Harley Davidson cruiser clones and Japanese sport bikes and HD sport bike clones differed and which constructs contributed to repurchase behavior.

Dr. Pogue is already hard at work on her article and presentation for next year’s conference on the topic of Student and Faculty Preferences in the Online Learning Environment.

Dr. Pogue is a dedicated business educator with almost a decade of academic experience and appointments at various state, national, and international organizations in the corporate, online, and traditional classrooms. She is the author of several published articles and research papers.

Dr. Pogue is also the Chief Executive Officer of Strategic Marketing and Financial Resources, Inc. Since 2001, Dr. Pogue and her team of professional business consultants have proactively served their clients with integrity, intelligence, and innovation, providing educational resources for performance excellence and profitability.