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McDaniel pres to sit down with alum investor to talk money

McDaniel College President Roger Casey will sit down with alumnus Buck Hartzell on Wednesday for the second installment of this semester's SmartTALK series.

The SmartTALK will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday at McDaniel College in the Decker Center Forum. The event is free and open to the public.


SmartTALK brings notable alumni back to the college for an hour-long conversation with Casey. SmartTALK presenters have included a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, a foreign-service diplomat and a CIA attorney.

Hartzell is the director of investor operations and development at The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial services company building a worldwide investment community.


He received a bachelor's degree in sociology from McDaniel in 1992 and a master's in business administration from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C.

The goal of The Motley Fool is to demystify the stock market and empower regular people to take control of their investments.

At the Alexandria, Va.-based company, Hartzell leads ace analysts and develops in-house training programs to groom ambitious "investment nerds" to join the organization.

During the talk, Casey and Hartzell will engage in a question-and-answer section about the importance of investing from both an individual and business perspective.

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