Guru Jim Collins To Speak At Mcintire Symposium On "Creating
And Sustaining Visionary Organizations"
Collins, nationally acclaimed management guru and best-selling author
Keynote speech, "Extending 'Built to Last': Key
Findings of 'Good to Great'," at a day-long business management
symposium sponsored by the University of Virginias McIntire
School of Commerce
Friday, April 27, 8:45 a.m.
Old Cabell Hall
wrote "Built to Last: Successful Habits of Visionary Companies,"
which examines Americas most admired companies and stayed
on Business Weeks bestseller list for more than five years.
His forthcoming book, "Good to Great," examines how 11
companies went from mediocrity to greatness.
is one of the truly visionary thinkers of our time," said Carl
Zeithaml, dean of the McIntire School of Commerce. "We are
delighted that a researcher, writer and teacher of this outstanding
caliber will be joining us."
Collins talk will be a panel discussion, "Creating and
Sustaining Visionary Organizations: The CEO Perspective," at
10:15 a.m. also in Old Cabell Hall, and free and open to the public.
Panelists for that discussion include Macon F. Brock, co-founder
and chief executive officer, Dollar Tree Stores Inc.; Michael D.
Parker, president, The Dow Chemical Company;
S. Turley, chairman and chief executive officer, Ernst & Young;
and Jeffrey C. Walker, managing general partner, J.P. Morgan Partners.
The moderator will be George A. Overstreet, the McIntire Schools
associate dean for research and center development.
the afternoon, a program open to McIntire students, faculty and
corporate supporters will offer the following 75-minute panel discussions,
including two concurrent panels:
Role of IT in Creating and Sustaining Visionary Organizations: The
CIO Perspective" (Monroe Hall, Room 124).-- Panelists
include Dennis Bowman, chief information officer, Circuit City Group;
Lyn McDermid, chief information officer, Dominion Virginia Power;
Dieter Timmerman, chief information officer, The Gillette Co.; and
Carl Wilson, chief information officer, Marriott International,
Inc. --The moderator will be Professor Ryan Nelson, director of
the McIntire Schools Center for the Management of Information
p.m. "Creating Visionary Real Estate Firms: An Industry Case
Study" (Monroe Hall, Room 130). Panelists include Allen
de Olazarra, chief executive officer, Americas Capital Partners;
Willard G. Rouse III, chairman, chief executive officer and president,
Liberty Property Trust; James W. Todd, president, The Peterson Companies;
and David C. Walentas, president, Two Trees Management Company.
The moderator will be Scott M. Kelly, managing director, Morgan
Stanley Dean Witter & Co.
p.m. "Challenges to the Visionary Closely Held Firm"
(Monroe Hall, Room 130). Panelists include Rick Claes, president,
Thornton Oil Corp.; Donald A. King Jr., senior managing partner,
RREEF Funds; H. Merritt Lane III, president and chief executive
officer, Canal Barge Company Inc.; Nicholas A. Merrick, senior vice
president and chief financial officer, Telergy, Inc. The moderator
will be John F. Kirtley, managing partner, Florida Capital Partners.
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