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Boston College's Chief Executives Club of Boston again ranked as nation's top speakers' forum

Best Practices in Corporate Communications Group Cites No. 1 Venue for Business Leaders

CHESTNUT HILL, MA (7-18-05) - For the third consecutive time, Boston College's Chief Executives Club of Boston has been named the nation's No. 1 CEO speaking forum by Best Practices in Corporate Communications (BPCC) group of Washington, DC. The Chief Executives Club of Boston operates in association with Boston College's Carroll School of Management.

BPCC, a membership-based business resource for corporate communications, chose the Chief Executives Club of Boston as "the number one executive speaking forum in America" among the nation's 1,600 business venues, according to president Edie Fraser. "We commend the Chief Executives Club for their commitment to excellence and for being America's top speaking forum," she said.

BPCC ranks speakers' clubs on a variety of criteria, including strategic mission, prestige, audience demographics and media coverage. Boston College's CEO Club has held the top honor for the past six years.

"We are humbled and honored to receive this award for the third time," said Peter Rollins, Executive Director of Corporate and Government Affairs at BC's Carroll School of Management and president of the 400-member CEO Club. "Our goal is for the key business leaders of our region to share in the experiences of the business leaders of the nation and the world."

The Chief Executives Club of Boston holds regular luncheons that provide a forum for the discussion of challenges facing business leaders today. Keynote speakers from the ranks of the world's most prominent chief executives offer views on a wide variety of topics, from consumer products and health care services to the implications of the information age. Recent CEO Club speakers have included Sir Richard Branson, chairman and CEO of Virgin Group; Kenneth Lewis, chairman and CEO of Bank of America; Brian Roberts, president and CEO of Comcast; Michael Dell, founder and chairman of Dell Computers; Gary Loveman, chairman, president and CEO of Harrah's. Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of General Electric; Patrick Stokes, president and CEO of Anheuser-Busch; and Peter Brabeck-Letmathe, CEO of Nestle Corp.

Among the speakers scheduled to appear in the upcoming year at the Chief Executives' Club are Alan G. Lafley, CEO of Procter & Gamble; Ivan Seidenberg, CEO of Verizon; and Robert Iger, CEO of Walt Disney Corp.

Other speakers' clubs rated among the top business forums in the latest BPCC ranking include San Francisco's Commonwealth Club of California; the Detroit Economic Club; the Executives' Club of Chicago; and the Houston Forum.

For additional information, please contact Brian M. Heiss, communications director at Best Practices in Corporate Communications, at (202) 463-3780 or


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