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BC's Chief Executives' Club of Boston Ranked #2 Among World's Business Speaker Forums

Weber Shandwick Business Survey Cites Superior CEO Speaking Venues

CHESTNUT HILL, MA (1-25-10) –  The Boston College Chief Executives' Club of Boston has been named the No. 2-ranked CEO speakers event in the world in an analysis and report released today by global public relations firm Weber Shandwick. The Chief Executives’ Club of Boston, which operates in association with Boston College's Carroll School of Management, was edged only by the Clinton Global Initiative among business forums that feature top-level CEO speakers sharing their strategic vision with other corporate leaders.

Weber Shandwick published the ranking after conducting a "Five Star Conference" study of CEOs and C-level executives in the world’s top 50 most admired companies. Following Boston College’s Chief Executives’ Club of Boston in the Top 5 speaker forum listing are the third-ranked Wall Street Journal CEO Council, the World Economic Forum of Davos, Switzerland and Fortune Brainstorm: Tech.

Peter Rollins

   Peter Rollins, founder and president of the Boston College
   Chief Executives' Club of Boston

"Any time you are listed as second in the world it stands as a tremendous honor for both the Chief Executives’ Club of Boston and for the Carroll School of Management at Boston College,” said Peter Rollins, founder and president of the club. “We are humbled by the recognition that our program continues to receive and thank our members, hosts, speakers and staff for making this possible," he said.

The Boston College Chief Executives' Club of Boston's corporate membership is made up of chairmen, CEOs, presidents, and managing partners.

The Chief Executives' Club of Boston sponsors regular invitation-only luncheon events that provide a forum for the discussion of major issues and challenges facing business today. Keynote speakers drawn from the ranks of the world’s most prominent business leaders offer views on a wide variety of topics, from education to health care to the implications of the information age. Past CEO Club speakers have included an "All-Star" roster of chief executives, including Sir Richard Branson of Virgin Group; Rex Tillerson of ExxonMobil; Rupert Murdoch of News Corporation; Jeffrey B. Kindler of Pfizer; Steven A. Ballmer of Microsoft; David J. O’Reilly of Chevron; Peter Loscher of Siemens; Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo of Nokia; Herbert Hainer of adidas; and W. James McNerney, Jr. of Boeing.



For more information, contact Reid Oslin, Boston College News & Public Affairs, 617.552.3630,