The AU Standard: A podcast designed to offer advice and insight from Corporate Partners

10/07/2020 ASHLAND, Ohio – The spotlight turns on Ashland University’s Corporate Connections with the launch of The AU Standard, a new podcast about business leaders for business leaders, hosted by Dan Lawson, executive director of corporate and workforce development.

“The AU Standard grew out of several conversations with our Corporate Partners,” said Lawson. “It is for corporate leaders who want to hear ideas about what works in other companies. We feature executives and leaders who have been successful in their respective fields as they share stories and tips about what is working for them. You never know where your next best idea will come from.”

Topics include how to build a vibrant corporate culture that keeps employees – the J.M. Smucker Co. ; Women breaking down barriers in a STEM company – Charles River Laboratories; How an employee-owned business empowers its employees - Buehler's Fresh Foods; How to build and grow a billion-dollar-plus portfolio bank - Park National Bank.

The AU Standard is available for free on iTunes, Spotify and Google Play. For more information, call 419.207.6745 or email

Ashland University is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University (www.ashland.eduvalues the individual student and offers a unique educational experience that combines the challenge of strong, applied academic programs with a faculty and staff who build nurturing relationships with their students.###