Community-Living Entrepreneurs to Bring Business Expertise to Colorado State University April 17

Co-founders of Affordable Residential Communities, the leading operator of manufactured housing communities and retail dealerships, will speak to students at Colorado State University’s College of Business on April 17.

Scott Jackson, co-founder and chief executive officer of ARC, and John Sprengle, co-founder and chief financial officer of ARC, will wrap up the spring lecture series when they speak from 4-5:30 p.m. in Room 170 Rockwell Hall on campus. The presentation is part of the Great Entrepreneur Speaker Series at Colorado State’s College of Business.

During the lecture, Jackson and Sprengle will speak about the growth of their company and their knowledge of starting a successful business.

"Both Scott and I are looking forward to sharing our experiences with the business students at Colorado State University," Sprengle said. "Since we are both alumni of Colorado State, we feel that speaking at the lecture series is a great way to give back to the university."

ARC, which was established in 1994, is currently the fourth-largest owner of manufactured housing communities with over 600 employees and 195 residential communities in 22 states. The company is also one of the largest independent retail dealerships of manufactured housing in the country.

Jackson graduated from Colorado State with a degree in marketing and business finance. Sprengle earned a degree in business administration and finance from the university.

The presentation is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. Both Jackson and Sprengle will be available to meet with participants and answer questions at the conclusion of the presentation.

For more information, contact Anne McCarthy, director for the Center for Entrepreneurial and Family Enterprises, at (970) 491-6876.