Marietta BOT member to speak at November Economic Roundtable

Dale Wartluft ’63, a former executive with IBM and Ernst & Young, is the November speaker for the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley.

He will speak during the ERT’s luncheon on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the Blennerhassett Hotel, 320 Market St., Parkersburg, W.Va.

Wartluft’s talk is on the “Secret to Better Results? Your Employees!”

After graduating from Marietta, Wartluft’s career path included 20 years at the IBM Corp. and 15 years with Ernst & Young Consulting and Cap Gemini Ernst & Young Consulting.

In these companies, he held numerous technical, sales & marketing, and managerial positions, ultimately leading to the position of Managing Partner and CEO of the Americas. During his executive career, Wartluft gained extensive experience in managing people.

Both IBM and Ernst & Young have been renowned for the quality of their people management programs resulting in high levels of employee satisfaction. In fact, Ernst & Young has been listed in Fortune’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for the past 12 consecutive years. 

The Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley is a non-partisan non-political educational organization that formed in 1982 as a result of collaboration between the Business and Economics Department at Marietta College and a group of business, civic and educational leaders. The object of the Economic Roundtable is to promote an interest in and to enlighten its members and others in the community on important governmental, economic, and social issues. Since its inception, the Economic Roundtable of the Ohio Valley has presented the Ohio Valley with more than 150 distinguished speakers who have enlightened and informed ERT members with their fascinating discussion on a broad scope of governmental, economic and social issues. 

The ERT’s speaker series is open to its members only. The ERT’s membership is open to all interested individuals at $35 a year. To join ERT, please contact Dr. Jacqueline Khorassani at or call her at (740) 376-4621. You may find more information on ERT at