– Florida Tech will present a breakfast lecture by William C. Potter, J.D., on Nov. 7 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.
Potter, partner with Holland & Knight LLP (retired), will discuss his role as head of the Rule of Law Department in the Office of the High
Representative in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. In this capacity, from August 2002 to January 2005, he led all rule of law activities of the office,
including efforts to implement the Dayton Peace Agreement. He supervised and managed more than 200 judges, lawyers and criminal investigators from more
than 15 countries and worked closely with the High Representative, Lord Paddy Ashdown.
For more information, or to RSVP for the breakfast, call (321) 674-7347 by Nov. 3.
The Distinguished Lecturer Series is sponsored by the College of Business’s Board of Overseers. It has featured such prominent speakers as Phillip W.
Farmer, chairman and chief executive officer of Harris Corp. (ret.); 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 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; James W. Brinkley, chairman, Legg Mason
Wood, Walker, Inc.; and Mick Ukleja, founder and president of Leadership TraQ,.