The club, associated with the Carroll School of Management, was named by the trade publisher Top Speaking Forums to its annual top-15 list of business speaking opportunities, alongside such venues as the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco, the Economic Club of Detroit and the National Press Club.
"Boston College's Carroll School of Management has developed the Chief Executives' Club into a terrific forum for business leaders," said Edie Fraser, president of Top Speaking Forums' parent company, the Public Affairs Group. "If you look at the people that are speaking to the club, you get a good sense of how significant this event has become."
Corporate CEOs who have addressed the Chief Executives Club of Boston at recent luncheons include Robert J. Eaton of Chrysler Corp., Christopher P. Galvin of Motorola Inc., Andrew S. Grove of Intel, and Takashi Kitaoka of Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
Club President Peter Rollins, executive director for corporate and government affairs at CSOM, welcomed the kudos for the business speakers' forum, which first appeared on the top-15 list last year and is the sole New England entry.
"To be put in the same category as the National Press Club, the Detroit Economic Club and the Commonwealth Club is just a tremendous honor," said Rollins, who noted the Chief Executive's Club is only four years old. "In a relatively short time, we've been fortunate enough to come to be respected at that level."
- Mark Sullivan
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