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The Pitch Winner on “Art of the CEO”

As the fourth annual Stu Lieblein ’90 Pitch Contest draws to a close — the finalists will present their ideas to the panel of judges and the HWS community on Thursday, March 12 — Bart Jackson ’70 will interview the winner on his radio show, “The Art of the CEO.”

Jackson’s weekly podcast shares insights from the most powerful CEOs and guests from across the country. Each episode receives as many as 25,000 downloads. An author, publisher, and CEO himself, Jackson features prestigious leaders in business and the arts, and will discuss the Pitch itself and the winning idea with the 2015 contest’s winner.

Organized by the HWS Centennial Center for Leadership, the Pitch promotes students’ entrepreneurial ingenuity and creativity as they compete for the top prize, a $10,000 grant to fund their idea. This year’s finalists — Paige Pierce ’17, Jericsson Pichardo ’15, Liz Lunderman ’16, Katharine Boeding ’16, Gloria Garcia ’17 and Sam Solomon ’17 — will faceoff this Thursday, at 7 p.m. in the Vandervort Room of the Scandling Campus Center.

In addition to hosting “The Art of the CEO,” Jackson also is CEO of Prometheus Publishing, LLC, overseeing the creation of BartsBooks Ultimate Business Guides, the BartsBooks Select Author series, and BartsBooks Business Quips.

“We at Prometheus Publishing are very honored to be included in the Stu Lieblien Pitch Contest of 2015,” Jackson says. “The students’ enthusiasm radiates, and the business plans are just downright exciting. I have shown our team the finalists’ ideas and mentioned them to a few angel friends and everyone is justifiably impressed. Congratulations to HWS for inspiring this event of high promise.”

BartsBooks works to provide people in business with the information they need, in succinct form, from those many business masters and veterans who’ve been through it all before. They provide individuals the opportunity to make their expertise known, and offer solutions for those facing hard business hurdles.

Previously, Jackson founded Biz4NJ, the online New Jersey business journal. He has written thousands of articles on business, outdoor sports, and archeological subjects, which have appeared in journals ranging from Cairo Today Magazine to local U.S. 1 Newspaper and the New York Times. His business insights regularly appear in the media, including The Huffington Post and SmartBrief.

Some of Jackson’s most recent written works include “Behind Every Successful Woman is Herself,” “So That’s How They Do It — Tactics of Business Masters,” “Business Basics,” “101 Best Business Quips — Take a Little Laughter to Work,” and “The Art of the CEO,” which reveals the successful techniques of major business leaders worldwide. He hosts another podcast, “U.S.1 Personalities,” in which he interviews New Jersey’s hottest newsmakers, sharing their latest ventures.

A graduate of Hobart College, Jackson now resides in Cranbury, N.J., where he and his wife Lorraine run their own hobby vineyard, paddle their own canoes, and pedal their tandem bicycle.

Jackson’s interview with the Pitch winner(s) is scheduled to air Tuesday, April 22 at 2 p.m., as part of the Art of the CEO’s “Innovation Month.”