April 13, 2010

TCU BUSINESS NETWORK OF HOUSTON HOSTS CEO OF TEXAS MEDICAL ON APRIL 21

RichardRichard E. Wainerdi, President, CEO and COO of Texas Medical Center, will be the featured speaker at the TCU Business Network of Houston on Wednesday, April 21, 2009, 7:00-8:30 am, at the Junior League of Houston. The event is presented by the Neeley School of Business at TCU and the TCU Alumni Association for TCU MBA and BBA alumni, friends, family, and the Houston business community. The breakfast will be hosted by O. Homer Erekson, John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business at TCU.

As the largest medical center in the world, the Texas Medical Center is an internationally recognized community of healing, education and groundbreaking research with 49 institutions and 93,500 employees. Dr. Wainerdi was elected President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer in 1984 after retiring from the Gulf Oil Corporation, where he was President of Gulf Research & Development. He was Senior Vice President and Director of Research and Development of 3D/International, a design and engineering firm in Houston, from 1977 to 1982, and spent 20 years with Texas A&M University in both scientific and academic affairs from 1957 to 1977. He founded Texas A&M University’s Nuclear Science Center, the Activation Analysis Research Laboratory, the German Synfuels Technology Retrieval Program, the Center for Energy and Mineral Resources, and the College of Medicine.

Cost to attend the breakfast is $20 per person. TCU young alumni (graduated after ’99) are $15 per person. Table seating for eight is $250, including signage, recognition and premium seating. Register at www.froglinks.com/houston or 800-646-4TCU.

The TCU Business Network of Houston is sponsored by Ernst & Young, Fairway Companies, Newmark Knight Frank, and Creative Consumer Research.

About the Neeley School of Business at TCU (www.neeley.tcu.edu)
The mission of the Neeley School of Business includes developing and disseminating leading edge thought in order to improve the practice of business. The Neeley School pursues this goal by supporting high-quality research by its faculty, diverse customized and open-enrollment executive education programs, numerous speaking appearances by leading corporate executives and entrepreneurs, and extensive opportunities for faculty and students to consult with business clients to solve critical challenges.

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Elaine Cole
Neeley School of Business at TCU
817-257-5724
e.cole@tcu.edu