Apple executive lectures on “Things You Won’t Learn in College”

John Osborne

John Osborne

John Osborne, former executive with Apple Computer Inc., talks about “Things You Won’t Learn in College” at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, in the auditorium of Williamson Hall on the campus of Youngstown State University.

The event is free and open to the public.

Osborne, previously senior director of worldwide server marketing for Apple’s various server organizations for 16 years, served in a variety of executive positions for Apple Computer Inc. including director of finance for the Enterprise Systems Division; director, U.S. Financial Planning; and director of Sales. Earlier in his career at IBM, Osborne was among the top 10 marketing reps in the U.S. and received industry marketing awards five times. He also served as vice president of Essential Solutions, Inc. specializing in placing CEOs and VPs for venture-backed pre-IPO companies.

Osborne is currently a professor of economics and part-time director of career services for Bethany College. He is a summa cum laude graduate in Economics and Mathematics from Bethany College, earned a master’s degree from M.I.T. in industrial management, and is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program.

For more information, contact Christine Shelton, coordinator of external relations for YSU’s Williamson College of Business Administration at 330-941-3068 or visit