Entertainment Exec Barry Adelman to Deliver Career Conference Keynote

Would you like to be “trapped in an editing room with Lady Ga Ga, in a locker room with the SF Giants, in a dressing room with Leonardo, and in a men's room with Michael Jackson?” These are some of Barry Adelman's career experiences and the subject of his keynote speech at Menlo College's Third Annual Career Conference on Tuesday, September 21, 2010.

Mr. Adelman, Executive Vice President of Television at Dick Clark Productions, Inc., will share his insights about his career path and the wide range of skills he uses that contribute to his success.

Mr. Adelman has earned seven Emmy nominations for producing and writing. His shows have been nominated for People's Choice Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and have won internet honors such as The Webby Awards and the Telly Awards. He is responsible for shows including the Golden Globe Awards, The American Music Awards, Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve and So You Think You Can Dance.

He has written for Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Reagan, including Reagan's New Year's Address to the Nation in 1987. He also wrote the eulogy at Elvis Presley's funeral.

The goal of Menlo College's Annual Career Conferences is to introduce Menlo students to business leaders, to motivate students in their career pursuits and to provide them with career opportunities. The Keynote kicks off the conference at 11:15 am to 12:30 pm. Workshops run from 1:40 pm to 2:20 pm (Session 1) and 2:30 pm to 3:10pm (Session 2). For more information, contact Mary Robins, Director of the Career Center at 650-543-3735 or mrobins@menlo.edu.