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Merrill Lynch CEO to give Feb. 24 University Lecture
Merrill Lynch CEO to give Feb. 24 University LectureFebruary 19, 2004Patrick Farrellpmfarrel@syr.edu
Stan O’Neal, Merrill Lynch CEO and chairman of the board, will be Syracuse University’s next University Lectures speaker on Tuesday, Feb. 24. The lecture, which starts at 4 p.m., will be held in Grant Auditorium in SU’s College of Law. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Since taking the helm at Merrill Lynch, O’Neal has worked to turn around the Fortune 500 company and financial services giant by enforcing strict fiscal discipline. Staying that course has meant making some difficult decisions, but under O’Neal’s watchful eye, the tough measures have paid off, helping the company’s stock almost double in value last year. A special guest of the University Lectures, O’Neal comes to Syracuse to talk about his management style and the challenges of leadership as a corporate CEO.
The University Lectures is a cross-disciplinary lecture series that brings to the University individuals of exceptional accomplishment in the areas of architecture and design; the humanities and the sciences; and public policy, management and communications. The series is supported by the generosity of the University’s Trustees, alumni and friends.
For more information, call (315) 443-3784 or visit http://provost.syr.edu/lectures/.