Walsh College



TROY, MI – Walsh College’s Leadership Center welcomes Lou Schmidt, Jr., president of Troy-based HoneyBaked Ham Company Michigan Division, to discuss his family’s business success at Walsh College on June 6, 2013. Schmidt’s grandfather Harry Honeselaar founded HoneyBaked Ham in Detroit in 1957. 

The Walsh Leadership Center, which provides educational programs for small and family businesses, regularly spotlights high-profile local family businesses. (Previous success stories are listed at www.thewalshinstitute.com/lcsuccessstories).

 “We think there is much to be learned from local success stories,” said Leadership Center Director Jan Hubbard. “This company was started in a Detroit basement, handed down to the owner’s daughters, who, in turn, have now passed leadership to Lou and his cousins. It’s not only a family legacy, it’s a Detroit legacy.”

Schmidt is a double alumnus of Walsh College who earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1990 and a Master of Finance in 1997. He was recently elected to the Walsh College Foundation Board of Directors, serves as a director of Citizen’s Bank, and is on the board of Crime Stoppers of Michigan. He is also the head coach for the Birmingham Brother Rice High School Varsity Hockey Team.

Lunch is $50 for the general public, $15 for Walsh students and $25 for alumni. For more information or to register, please visit thewalshinstitute.com/lcsuccessstories, or call Jan Hubbard at 248-823-1392.

Thursday, June 6, 2013, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

Walsh College Troy campus

For more information:
Brenda Meller/Walsh College Marketing Director – bmeller@walshcollege.edu or 248.823.1205
Sadie Kelly/Senior Account Executive at Airfoil Public Relations –  kelly@airfoilgroup.com or 248.304.1463

Founded in 1922, Walsh College, one of Southeast Michigan’s largest business schools, offers upper-division undergraduate and graduate business and technology degrees and certificate programs at locations in Troy, Novi, Clinton Township, and Port Huron, as well as online. Walsh’s business services division offers the Walsh Institute, designed to provide solutions for businesses through training, continuing education and consulting. Walsh is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (www.ncahlc.org; phone: 312-263-0456) and the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE, www.iacbe.org). The Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP, http://www.acbsp.org/) accredits specific degree programs.