Ashland University’s Winter 2015 Commencement will be held 10 a.m. Dec. 19 in Kates Gymnasium inside the Physical Education Center on the Ashland University campus. The speaker for the event will be Mark D. Kvamme, co-founder, principal, partner and founding partner at Drive Capital LLC in Columbus, Ohio.

No tickets will be required for the event, which is open to the public. The ceremony will be streamed live at and broadcast live in the Student Center Eagles’ Nest and the Student Center Auditorium.

Before founding Drive Capital in 2012, Kvamme was the interim chief investment officer and president of JobsOhio, a private, nonprofit corporation leading Ohio’s job-creation efforts. He also served as a director of the State of Ohio Department of Development as well as a director of Job Creation at the Ohio Governor’s Office.

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