Principal of marketing communications agency to speak about enhancing business presentation skills

Ward Pennebaker

KATY – One of the principals of a Houston-based marketing communications firm and a graduate of Harvard University will talk about how to enhance business presentation skills on April 29.

The public is invited to the free presentation by Ward Pennebaker of Pennebaker Fifth Ring from 6 to 7 p.m. at the University of Houston System at Cinco Ranch, 4242 S. Mason Road.

Pennebaker graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard University. He has experience in design and art direction at advertising agencies and Exxon Co., USA. He formed Pennebaker Fifth Ring in 1984 and acts as the chief branding, marketing and positioning strategist at the firm. His proprietary messaging and positioning process is used in companies throughout the world. For more information, go to

Pennebaker’s talk is being sponsored by the University of Houston-Victoria School of Business Administration. UHV offers many of the programs available at the UH System at Cinco Ranch.

For more information about the presentation, contact Anuva Banik, international student services coordinator for the UHV business school, at or 832-842-2857.

The University of Houston-Victoria, located in the heart of the Coastal Bend region since 1973 in Victoria, Texas, offers courses leading to more than 80 academic programs in the schools of Arts & Sciences; Business Administration; and Education, Health Professions & Human Development. UHV provides face-to-face classes at its Victoria campus, as well as an instructional site in Katy, Texas, and online classes that students can take from anywhere. UHV supports the American Association of State Colleges and Universities Opportunities for All initiative to increase awareness about state colleges and universities and the important role they have in providing a high-quality and accessible education to an increasingly diverse student population, as well as contributing to regional and state economic development.

Paula Cobler