September 14, 2009

North Texas Super Bowl Host Committee CEO to Speak Oct. 7

Bill Lively, President and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee , will join Dean Homer Erekson on stage for the Tandy Executive Speaker Series , Wednesday, October 7, 7:30-9:00 am.

Super Bowl XLV may be a year and a half away, but the North Texas business community is already benefiting from the biggest sporting event in the region's history. For the first time the league has designated host cities for the conference champions: Fort Worth will host the AFC Champion, while Dallas will welcome the NFC Champs. The AFC team will stay at the Omni Hotel in downtown Fort Worth and train at TCU.

As president and CEO of the North Texas Super Bowl XLV Host Committee, Lively is responsible for helping the committee raise approximately $30 million, recruiting and training thousands of volunteers, and planning and producing events throughout the region that will attract hundreds of thousands of visitors and generate hundreds of millions of dollars of economic activity.

Lively is well known in the Metroplex as a very successful fundraiser. During his tenure as founding President and CEO of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, the Center raised more than $334 million to construct the venues, including 129 gifts of $1 million and above, the most gifts at the million-dollar threshold ever generated by a capital campaign to build cultural facilities in America's history. Lively also spent 25 years on the faculty and in the administration of SMU, and, concurrently for 23 years, for the Dallas Cowboys.

PLEASE NOTE: Lively's presentation will take place in TCU's Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, across from Amon Carter Stadium. Visitor parking is limited, so plan to arrive on time and/or carpool.

Tickets are $20 each, which includes breakfast. Online registration is required at www.tess.tcu.edu .

Special thanks to our sponsors for the 2009-2010 Tandy Executive Speaker Series:
Platinum:  Frost Bank
Gold:  Fort Worth Business Press
Silver:   Cockrell Printing and  The Balcom Agency
Bronze:  KPMG, Linbeck, Acme Brick, and Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital Executive Health Program

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