Harris CEO Howard Lance to Lecture at Florida Tech
MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech will present a breakfast lecture by Howard L. Lance, chairman, president and CEO of Harris Corporation on Oct. 30 at 7:30 a.m.
Part of the College of Business Distinguished Lecturer Series, his presentation will take place on campus in the John T. and Martha Hartley Room of the
Denius Student Center.
Lance, at Harris Corp. since 2003, was formerly president of NCR Corp. and chief operating officer of its Retail and Financial Group. Previous to that, he
was executive vice president of Emerson Electric Co. At Emerson, he led one of Harris Corp.’s largest segments, Electronics and Telecommunications. He
earned a master’s degree in management from Purdue University’s Krannert Graduate School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering
from Bradley University in Peoria, Ill.
Breakfast is complimentary. For more information, or to RSVP for the breakfast, call (321) 674-7347 by Oct. 25.
The Distinguished Lecturer Series is sponsored by the College of Business.
It has featured such prominent speakers as James W. Brinkley, chairman of Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc.; William C. Potter, partner with Holland &
Knight LLP (ret.); Martin R. Shugrue, Jr., then-appointed trustee of Eastern Airlines, Inc., Kent Kresa, chairman, president and chief executive officer of
Northrop Grumman Corporation; Phillip W. Farmer, chairman and chief executive officer of Harris Corp. (ret.); Laurent Beaudoin, chairman and chief
executive officer of Bombardier, Inc.; Edward B. Rust, Jr., chairman of the board, president and chief executive officer of State Farm Insurance Company;
Robert F. Ellsworth, consultant to the Office of the Secretary of Defense; Mark C. Hollis, vice chairman of Publix Supermarkets, Inc.; Martha Barnett,
Partner, Holland & Knight; General Robert T. Herres, chair and chief executive officer, USAA; Karen Katen, president of Pfizer U.S. Pharmaceuticals;
Patrick Rodgers, chief compliance officer for the U.S. Olympics committee, 2000-2003; Yasuji Yasuharu Wakura, chief executive officer, Asahi Group of
Japan; and Mick Ukleja, founder and president of Leadership TraQ,.