August A. Busch III Keynoted UTSA College of Business Signature Speaker Series
The University of Texas at San Antonio College of Business hosted its second annual Signature Speaker Series on Feb. 21 featuring August A. Busch III, former chairman of Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. The Signature Speaker Series, presented by Wachovia, featured a keynote address by Busch as well as an awards program honoring College of Business alumni. All proceeds from the event benefit student scholarships and programs in the College of Business.
Busch’s remarks included the core principles used throughout Anheuser-Busch, the Anheuser-Busch Planning Process and most importantly his personal principles for success. Those in attendance were treated with samples of Anheuser-Busch’s latest beverage innovations along with popular commercials from this year’s Super Bowl. Another highlight of the evening came when Busch announced that everyone in attendance would receive two tickets to SeaWorld San Antonio.
Under the direction of Dr. Karan Bhanot, professor of finance, a group of select students spent several weeks analyzing the Anheuser-Busch company. The students were able to meet Busch prior to the dinner and subsequently questioned Busch on topics ranging from CEO compensation to the value of stock buy back for shareholders.
Two distinguished alumni were also honored at the event. Jeanie Wyatt, MBA’86, CEO and chief investment officer of South Texas Money Management, Ltd., received the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. Wyatt established South Texas Money Management in 2000, and it has since become one of the fastest-growing investment advisory firms in the country focused on high-net-worth clients. A.J. Rodriguez, ’98MBA’00, president and CEO of the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, received the Young Alumnus of the Year award.
For more information about future Signature Speaker Series events, call (210) 458-4313.
About UTSA College of Business
The UTSA College of Business is the largest undergraduate business program in the University of Texas System and one of the 40 largest business schools in the nation. Home to the number one finance researcher in the world, the college has 6,157 enrolled students and features 37 different degree programs and the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral levels. UTSA’s College of Business is accredited by AACSB International, The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. The college is dedicated to raising its academic profile to become one of the best business schools recognized for developing “Knowledge for a New World.”
Wachovia Corporation (NYSE:WB) is one of the nation’s largest diversified financial services companies. Wachovia has retail and commercial banking operations in 21 states with 3,375 retail banking offices from Connecticut to Florida and west to Texas and California. In addition, Wachovia Securities operates 742 retail brokerage offices in 49 states. Other nationwide businesses include mortgage lending in 39 states and auto finance covering 46 states. Online banking is available at wachovia.com. At December 31, 2006, Wachovia had assets of $707 billion and market capitalization of $108 billion.
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