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Documentary, discussion focuses on Enron collapse

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

FREDERICK, Md.—A documentary detailing the downfall of one of the world's leading energy companies will be held Nov. 16 at 5:30 p.m. in the Whitaker Campus Center at Hood College, followed by a presentation by a former employee at 7:45 p.m.

Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room is based on the best-selling 2003 book of the same title. The two-hour film examines the 2001 collapse of the Enron Corporation, which resulted in criminal trials for several of the company's top executives, and offers details regarding the company's involvement in the California electricity crisis of 2000 and 2001, when artificial energy supply shortages were created by energy traders and exploited by Enron and other energy companies.

John Daniel, former manager of Enron industrial markets and co-developer of the recycled products trading group, will give a lecture entitled Lessons Learned from Enron: An Insider's Perspective. He will discuss the positive and negative aspects of his employment at Enron and what he learned from his experiences there.

The event is sponsored by the Hood College Management Association, the M.B.A. program and the career center.

For more information, contact Kelsey Blackwell, event coordinator at kmb17@hood.edu.