November 14, 2008


FORT WORTH, TEXAS (November 14, 2008) - O. Homer Erekson, John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business at TCU, announced today the four outstanding business executives who will headline the 2008-2009 Tandy Executive Speaker Series ( ) The Tandy Executive Speaker Series is offered to Metroplex business professionals by the Neeley School to develop and disseminate leading-edge thought in order to improve the practice of business. 

Tuesday, December 16 , 2008, will feature Cary Rayment, CEO of Alcon , on the topic of why marketing executives make good chief executives. Mr. Rayment joined Alcon in 1989 as Vice President of Marketing for Surgical Products, and was appointed Chief Executive Officer in October 2004. This event will take place at 7:30-9:00 am, at a special location in the new Brown Lupton University Union , 2901 Stadium Drive. Tickets are $20 each, which includes breakfast. The event is in partnership with the DFW American Marketing Association. Register at .  

The Spring events will take place 7:30-9:00 a.m. at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, 2820 Stadium Drive. Those speakers include Matt Rose, CEO of BNSF Railway , on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, and Karen Katz, CEO of Neiman Marcus , on Thursday, April 16, 2009. Tickets are $20 each, which includes breakfast. 

The Tandy Executive Speaker Series is sponsored by: Frost Bank , Platinum Sponsor; Fort Worth Business Press , Gold Sponsor; Cockrell Printing , Silver Sponsor; and KPMG , Linbeck , Acme Brick , Buxton and Balcom Agency , Bronze Sponsors.


Elaine Cole
Public Relations Manager
Neeley School of Business at TCU