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Consultant, bestselling author will be keynote speaker at Cal Poly graduation

Cal Poly graduates and their friends and families fill the Alex Spanos Stadium on Saturday, June 15, 2013.
Cal Poly graduates and their friends and families fill the Alex Spanos Stadium on Saturday, June 15, 2013. ldickinson@thetribunenews.com

An expert in organizational change and relationship development will be the keynote speaker at Cal Poly’s two commencement ceremonies scheduled for June 14 and 15.

Keith Farrazzi, founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, a Los Angeles-based strategic consulting firm, focusing on positive relationships for person and business success, will speak before an expected 4,200 graduates between the two days. The theme for this year’s graduation is “Mustangs Forever.”

Ferrazzi is the author of The New York Times bestsellers “Who’s Got Your Back” and “Never Eat Alone.” He was the youngest person to make partner and hold the position of chief marketing officer at Deloitte Consulting.

He has appeared on the "Larry King Live" show and the "Today" show and has contributed to CNN, CNBC, Forbes, Business Week, The Wall Street Journal and the Harvard Business Review.

For more information about the spring commencement, visit www.commencement.calpoly.edu.

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