Walsh

Global Leader in Digital Media to Speak at Commencement

Lon Otremba, Chief Executive Officer of Bidtellect Corporation, will address graduates and receive an honorary doctor of laws at Walsh’s 113th commencement ceremony at Zion Church in Troy, Michigan. Bidtellect is currently one of the largest and fastest-growing digital advertising platforms, serving global brands such as Microsoft, Hilton, Toyota, and many other Fortune 500 companies.

Otremba has over 25 years of experience in technology and media as an operating executive, investor, and adviser in the internet publishing, mobile, and broadcast music industries and is considered a pioneer in digital media. He was the founding EVP of CNET Networks, the founding COO and President of Mail.com, EVP of AOL, CEO of Muzak Corp., CEO of Access 360 Media, and CEO of Tylted. Otremba also holds two patents in mobile ad technology.

“We are honored to welcome Lon to share his journey with our students as they embark upon their own paths,” said Michael Plotzke, chair of the Walsh Board of Trustees. “Lon epitomizes the meaning of hard work, coupled with tenacity to achieve the success he has experienced. We are truly grateful for the message and inspiration he will deliver to our graduating class!”

A Michigan native, Otremba grew up in Eastpointe and graduated from East Detroit High and Michigan State University. He currently resides in Lantana, Florida.





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