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Donny Deutsch to speak at Newhouse School convocation ceremony May 15

April 29, 2010

Wendy S. Loughlin
(315) 443-2785

Donny Deutsch, television host and chairman of the ad agency Deutsch Inc., will speak at the convocation ceremony for Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications on Saturday, May 15, at noon in the Carrier Dome.

deutschAs chairman of Deutsch Inc., he transformed a small advertising shop into one of the nation’s top advertising agencies. The multi-billion dollar full-service agency has provided clients with strategic marketing programs that are intrusive, effective and talked about. Prestigious clients include PNC Financial Services Group, Johnson & Johnson, DIRECTV, Volkswagen, Eastman Kodak Company and PlayStation.

Deutsch played host to some of America’s most influential entrepreneurs and business titans on his long-running CNBC talk show “The Big Idea.” He has also authored two business motivation books, Often Wrong, Never in Doubt and The Big Idea: How to Make Your Entrepreneurial Dreams Come True, From the “Aha” Moment to Your First Million. In 1992, Deutsch had a brief turn in politics as a lead member of the Clinton/Gore communications team.

Deutsch is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and now serves on the executive committee for Penn’s School of Social Work and the board of directors for the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research.

The Newhouse convocation ceremony is open to all graduating Newhouse students and their guests. No tickets are required. A reception will be held on the Quad immediately following the ceremony.

For more information on Deutsch’s visit, contact Wendy Loughlin at (315) 443-2785 or For information about the convocation ceremony, contact Susan Nash at (315) 443-5007 or

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