Distinguished Lecturer Series

Securities industry and financial services leader James W. Brinkley is making the keynote presentation at the College of Business Distinguished Lecturer
Series luncheon on February 23 in the Hartley Room in the Denius Student Center at Florida Tech. Brinkley is chairman of Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc., the
financial services subsidiary of Legg Mason, Inc. The Distinguished Lecturer Series is sponsored by the dean and faculty of the College of Business. It is
designed to enhance communications between successful executives and students interested in the management practices of public and private enterprises. For
more information on the complimentary luncheon or to make a reservation, please call (321) 674-7347 by February 18. Or send email to scarnoha@fit.edu.
Several years after graduating from the College of William and Mary with a bachelor”s degree in economics, Brinkley joined Mason and Company, which
ultimately became Legg Mason. During his career Brinkley has actively participated in various securities industry organizations. He is a director of the
regional firms advisory committee of the New York Stock Exchange and former chairman of the board of directors of the Securities Industry Association.
Brinkley served as an Airborne Ranger infantry officer in the U.S. Army and attained the rank of captain. He was rector of the board of visitors and
chairman of the search committee for the 25th president of the college. He is a trustee of the school of business and was former chairman of the investment
committee of the endowment board. Brinkley received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from William and Mary in 2003. The Distinguished Lecturer
Series has featured such prominent speakers as Norman Augustine, chairman of the board of Lockheed Martin Corporation; Wendy”s founder Dave Thomas; Phillip
W. Farmer, president of Harris Corporation; Martin R. Shugrue, Jr., then-appointed trustee of Eastern Airlines, Inc.; Kent Kresa, chairman, president and
chief executive officer of Northrop Grumman Corporation; Laurent Beaudoin, 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 2000-2003 Olympics; and Yasuji Yasuharu Wakura, chief executive officer, Asahi Group of

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