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Stephen D. Newlin, chairman, president, and chief executive officer of PolyOne Corporation, will speak at John Carroll on Monday, April 18, 2011, as part of the Spring 2011 Mellen Series on Publicly Held Ohio Corporations. The presentation will begin at 5 p.m. in the D.J. Lombardo Student Center Conference Room. In this series, the Mellen Chair invites executive officers of Ohio-headquartered, publicly held firms to discuss the strategic focus of their companies and the challenges they face. The series offers a rare chance for attendees to ask corporate decision makers questions about their business and managerial strategies. The series was established by the Edward J. and Louise E. Mellen Foundation, which also founded the Mellen Chair in Finance at John Carroll University that is currently held by Leroy Brooks, Ph.D. From 2003 to 2006, Newlin served as president, Industrial Sector of Ecolab, Inc. Previously, he was president, chief operating officer, and vice chairman of Nalco. He earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. He completed both the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth College and the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program. He serves on the boards of directors of Valspar Corporation and Black Hills Corporation and is also a member of the Ohio Business Roundtable and the Greater Cleveland Partnership board. The South Dakota School of Mines & Technology awarded him the Distinguished Alumni Award. The Triangle Fraternity recognized Mr. Newlin as one of the ‘Men of the Century,’ and also inducted him into their Wall of Fame. PolyOne Corporation, with 2010 revenues of $2.6 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. Headquartered outside Cleveland, Ohio, PolyOne has operations around the world. For additional information on PolyOne, visit the company’s website. If you are interested in attending the presentation, please e-mail mellen@jcu.edu. For more information, call 216.397.4459 or visit The Mellen Series' website.