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2d Annual Business/Law Exchange Lecture Features Entrepreneur Larry Wilson

Larry Wilson, a rancher, attorney, and entrepreneur, will discuss today’s dynamic business landscape at the upcoming 2d Annual Business/Law Exchange Lecture. This is a free public event sponsored by the University of Arizona’s Business/Law Exchange, a collaboration between the James E. Rogers College of Law and the McGuire Center for Entrepreneurship at the Eller College of Management, and by the Office of Technology Transfer.

Titled Timing, Luck, and Skill in a World Gone Mad, the lecture will be held at the James E Rogers College of Law, in the Ares Auditorium, Room 164, on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. (seating opens at 4:00 p.m.) Please RSVP to Donna Ream at ream@law.arizona.edu or by phone at (520) 626-1629. Parking is available for a fee in the Park Avenue garage west of Arizona Law.

Students from the College of Law and the McGuire Center will have priority seating, along with those with confirmed reservations. Others are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis for available seating in the Ares Auditorium. A live videostream of the lecture will be shown in Room 168 if the Ares Auditorium reaches capacity.

Wilson, a 1972 graduate of the James E. Rogers College of Law, started his law career as Vice-President and General Counsel of Combined Communications Corporation, a national media company. From 1976 through 1986, he was engaged in the private practice of law. In 1984, he founded Citadel Associates, a radio broadcasting company that, under his leadership, grew to more than 200 stations across the country. When Citadel Communications was purchased by Forstmann Little and Co. in 2001, Wilson was the third-largest station operator in the U.S., and the sale was valued at approximately $2 billon.

Apart from Citadel’s financial success and stability in a volatile industry, Larry Wilson has been nationally lauded for the culture of community service shared by Citadel stations and for his professional leadership in professional and community endeavors. He received the National Radio Award in 2001 from the National Association of Broadcasters; the Executive of the Year Award in 2002 from Radio Ink; the Humanitarian Award in 2006 from the Country Radio Broadcasters Association; and other top recognitions in the communications field.

Wilson has remained active at the College of Law, most recently honoring his former professor Arthur Andrews by establishing an endowed professorship with two of his law school classmates. He was recognized with the University of Arizona Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award in 1986 and the College’s Professional Achievement Award in 2002.

Wilson’s visit is sponsored by the Business/Law Exchange and by the University of Arizona Office of Technology Transfer. The Business/Law Exchange was established by Arizona Law and the McGuire Center to increase knowledge, understanding, and learning opportunities in business and law, and particularly at intersection of entrepreneurship and law. More information on the program is available at: http://business-law.arizona.edu.