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Four Distinguished CEOs to Speak at Boyles Lecture at Appalachian State University on Friday, Oct. 5

Robert Ingram

Oct. 2, 2012. Four speakers from past Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished CEO lectures at Appalachian State University return to campus Oct. 5 for the 50th presentation in the longstanding series.

The current and former chief executive officers, selected from the pool of former speakers throughout the series’ history, will be part of a panel discussion beginning at 10 a.m. at the Holmes Convocation Center on campus.

A “Meet the CEOs” reception with light refreshments will begin at 9 a.m. on the concourse of the Holmes Center. The public is invited to both events.

The panelists are: Robert Tillman, former chairperson, president and CEO of Lowe’s Companies Inc.; William Holland, former chairman and CEO of United Dominion Industries; Robert Ingram, former CEO and chairman of GlaxoSmithKline; and James Morgan, president and CEO of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Inc.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock. Each CEO will discuss what they would say differently if they were delivering their previous lecture in 2012.

In 1998, Tillman’s lecture was titled “The Re-telling of Retailing.” Holland presented “A Vision – Perspiration and Inspiration” in 1992. Ingram’s 2004 lecture was titled “Ethics and Industry: The Face in the Mirror” and Morgan presented “Pursuing a Passion, while Writing an Epitaph” in 2009.

Shuttle buses will run between the Rivers Street Parking Deck, Raley Circle and the Holmes Convocation Center beginning at 8:30 a.m. until the conclusion of the events. All guests should enter the Holmes Convocation Center through the northwest entrance.

The Harlan E. Boyles Distinguished CEO Lecture Series began in 1988. It was named in 1991 for Boyles, who served for 24 years as N.C. state treasurer. Boyles died in 2003.

For more information, call 828-262-2057 or visit ceo.business.appstate.edu.