Sandy Weill will discuss leadership, the markets and globalization at annual Charles F. Dolan Lecture at Fairfield University on November 3


Against a backdrop of historic changes in the financial industry, Sanford "Sandy" I. Weill, chairman emeritus of Citigroup Inc., will talk about leadership, the markets, and globalization, as part of the Charles F. Dolan Lecture Series, on Monday, November 3 at 8 p.m. at Fairfield University. He will be interviewed by his daughter, Jessica M. Bibliowicz, who is chairman, president and chief executive officer of National Financial Partners, in what is anticipated to be a dynamic dialogue during a momentous time in American financial history.

The event is free and open to the public. It is hosted by Fairfield University's Charles F. Dolan School of Business, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Reservations are required and may be made by calling (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. It will take place in the Quick Center for the Arts, on the Fairfield campus.

The Charles F. Dolan Lecture series, featuring highly accomplished, visionary and internationally recognized business leaders, was inaugurated in 2001.

Weill retired as Citigroup's chief executive officer on October 1, 2003, and served as chairman until April 18, 2006. A Cornell University graduate, he has long been instrumental in numerous philanthropic projects, humanitarian efforts and educational programs.

During his illustrious career, he was chairman and chief executive officer of several major investment corporations, including Travelers, and was president of American Express Company. Prior to that, he co-founded a firm which, while he was chairman, eventually became Shearson Loeb Rhoades - then the country's second largest securities brokerage firm.

Weill was a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York from 2001 to 2006. He has also served on numerous boards, including United Technologies Corp., E.I. Du Pont Nemours and Company, and AT&T Corp.

In addition to his professional affiliations, he serves as chairman of the boards of Carnegie Hall, the National Academy Foundation, and The Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University.

He is co-chair, along with his wife Joan, of the Board of the White Nights Foundation of America, which is committed to strengthening and expanding the cultural, educational and business relationships between Russia and the United States.

Prior to her work with National Financial Partners, a national network of independent financial advisors, Bibliowicz served as president of John A. Levin & Co.; executive vice president and head of Smith Barney Mutual Funds; and a director of The Asia Pacific Fund, Inc. She also serves on the boards of Directors of Riverdale Country School and John Jay College Foundation. She received an A.B. from Cornell University.

The Dolan School of Business was named in 2000 in recognition of Charles and Helen Dolan's service and philanthropic contributions to Fairfield University. Charles F. Dolan is the founder and chairman of Cablevision Systems Corporation, one of the nation's leading telecommunications and entertainment companies.

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Media Contact: Meg McCaffrey, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2726, mmccaffrey@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 27, 2008

Vol. 41, No. 105