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BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. (WV News) — One of McDonald’s largest franchisees recently visited two colleges to share insights about business leadership.John Ebert spoke to about 80 students of Alderson Broaddus University’s College of Business and 200 students of the Mendoza School of Business at Notre Dame University.Ebert, who operates 40 restaurants in West Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania, employs more than 2,500 people who collectively serve about 15 million customers each year. He is the largest employer in the state of West Virginia, according to a news release.
Widely recognized within the McDonald’s system for his innovation, training efforts and community projects, Ebert emphasized the need for teamwork, energy and empathy during times of crisis.“Alderson Broaddus and the College of Business were very fortunate to have a business leader like John come and share his experience with our students,” said Dr. Drew Ciccarello, dean. “John brought the real-life lessons that our students cannot have from the regular classroom. Many students came up to me afterward telling me how much they enjoyed John and learned a lot from his talk. We truly appreciate John visiting with us.”Last month’s presentation at Notre Dame was Ebert’s second for Notre Dame business …
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