Executives To Speak At Luncheon Series

By Sean Smith
Staff Writer

Sun Microsystems Inc. Chairman, President and CEO Scott McNealy and American Red Cross President Elizabeth Dole are among the guest speakers slated to appear at Boston College's Chief Executives Club luncheon series, rated as one of the top business forums in the US.

McNealy, whose company boasts some $9 billion in annual revenues and is a leading provider of hardware, software and services for intranet and Internet-related systems, will speak on Wednesday, May 27, with Liberty Mutual Group President and CEO Edmund F. Kelly serving as host. All club events are held from noon-1:45 p.m. at the Boston Harbor Hotel.

Associated with the Carroll School of Management, the Chief Executives Club brings eminent personalities to discuss current issues with members of the local business community. Earlier this year, the trade publisher Top Speaking Forums named it as one of the nation's top three business-related speaking forums, and New England's best overall.

Dole, former US labor secretary and the first female transportation secretary, will speak on Wednesday, June 10. She has been president of the American Red Cross since 1991. Dole helped revise the organization's blood-bank procedures and has visited Red Cross workers in areas such as Croatia, Somalia and cities and towns devastated by Hurricane Andrew.

John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Co. Chairman and CEO Stephen L. Brown will be the host for Dole's appearance.

The following day, Compaq Computer Corp. President and CEO Eckhard Pfeiffer is tentatively scheduled to appear. He has been involved in Compaq's negotiations for a proposed merger with Digital Equipment Corp.

This fall, the club is scheduled to host United Airlines Chairman and CEO Gerald Greenwald on Tuesday, Sept. 29; Time Warner Chairman and CEO Gerald Levin on Wednesday, Oct. 21; and AT&T Chairman and CEO C. Michael Armstrong on Thursday, Nov. 5.

"We are very excited about our upcoming events," said CSOM Director for Corporate and Government Affairs Peter Rollins, the club's president. "Clearly, the Chief Executives Club has established an outstanding reputation well beyond the city of Boston. It is quite gratifying to be accorded such recognition."

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