September 08, 2010

TANDY EXECUTIVE SPEAKER SERIES BEGINS OCTOBER 6

Jeff Morris O.  Homer Erekson, John V. Roach Dean of the Neeley School of Business, will welcome Jeff Morris, CEO of Alon USA, Wednesday, October 6, on stage for the Tandy Executive Speaker Series 2010-11. Metroplex business professionals are invited. The breakfast takes place 7:30 - 9:00 am, at the Brown-Lupton University Union, 2901 Stadium Drive. Cost is $20 per person. (Free for TCU students, faculty and staff.) Register to attend at www.tess.tcu.edu.   

With more than 30 years of experience, Morris joined Alon USA when it was formed in 2000 after Alon Israel Oil Co. purchased the downstream operations of Atofina Petrochemicals Inc. Morris oversees Alon USA’s businesses, which include four refineries, pipeline operations, terminal networks, asphalt production and branded fuel marketing activities. In this capacity, Morris focuses on growth and acquisition opportunities. He began his career with FINA in 1974 after graduating from Texas Tech with a degree in chemical engineering. Morris serves on the boards of the Dallas Center for the Performing Arts, The Trinity Trust, and Communities in Schools. Under his leadership, Alon established a $1 million endowment to benefit Communities in Schools’ stay-in-school program.

Future guests include Deloitte CEO Barry Salzberg on Wednesday, November 17, 2010, and Michael Lee Stallard, author of Fired Up or Burned Out, Wednesday, January 26, 2011. Registration for each event open four weeks prior at www.tess.tcu.edu.  

The Tandy Executive Speaker Series hosts prominent business leaders to disseminate leading-edge thought to Metroplex business professionals, Neeley MBA students and faculty in order to improve the practice of business. Special thanks to our sponsors: Frost Bank, Platinum Sponsor; Fort Worth Business Press, Gold Sponsor; Cockrell Printing, Silver Sponsor; and Linbeck, Acme Brick and Texas Health Harris Methodist fort Worth Executive Health Program, Bronze Sponsors.

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Neeley School of Business at TCU
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