Alan C. Greenberg of The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. to deliver Charles F. Dolan lecture at Fairfield University


The third Charles F. Dolan lecture at Fairfield University will be delivered on Wednesday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. by Alan C. "Ace" Greenberg, chairman of the Executive Committee of The Bear Stearns Companies Inc., the parent company of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., a leading Wall Street investment banking and securities trading firm.

Charlie Rose, an acclaimed interviewer and broadcast journalist and host of the popular PBS series "Charlie Rose," will serve as moderator of the event. The program will feature Mr. Greenberg and Mr. Rose in a conversation-style format, during which they will cover a variety of topics including business leadership and other timely issues.

The event will take place in the Kelley Theatre of Fairfield University's Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts. The Charles F. Dolan School of Business at Fairfield University sponsors the event, and a limited number of tickets are available to the general public.

Mr. Greenberg has been affiliated with Bear Stearns for more than 50 years, joining the firm in 1949 as a clerk and subsequently becoming a trader. He was made a partner in 1958 and was named chief executive officer in 1978. In 1985, when the firm went public, he was named chairman of the board as well. He relinquished his title as chief executive officer in 1993 and retired as chairman in June 2001.

During his long career, Mr. Greenberg has built a reputation as one of Wall Street's most successful traders and industry visionaries. Under his leadership, Bear Stearns became one of the industry's top market makers and clearinghouses.

"Mr. Greenberg is a legendary figure in the financial services industry," said Norman Solomon, Ph.D., dean of the Dolan School of Business. "His business acumen, his compassion for his employees and his strong support of a variety of philanthropic endeavors clearly make him a role model for our students. We are indeed fortunate to have an individual of Mr. Greenberg's stature visit us."

Mr. Greenberg's accomplishments extend well beyond his professional career. An avid sportsman, professional-level magician and dog trainer, he also won a national bridge championship. He was knighted by the Queen of Denmark (1984), was inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame (1995) and became a member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans (1997).

Mr. Greenberg grew up in Oklahoma City, Okla., and attended the University of Oklahoma on a football scholarship. He transferred to the University of Missouri and earned his business degree there in 1949.

Founded in 1923, The Bear Stearns Companies Inc. (NYSE: BSC) is the parent company of Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc., a leading investment banking and securities trading and brokerage firm. With approximately $33.5 billion in total capital, Bear Stearns serves governments, corporations, institutions and individuals worldwide. The company's business includes corporate finance and mergers and acquisitions, institutional equities and fixed income sales, trading and research, private client services, derivatives, foreign exchange and futures sales and trading, asset management and custody services. Through Bear, Stearns Securities Corp., it offers financing, securities lending, clearing and technology solutions to hedge funds, broker-dealers and investment advisors. Headquartered in New York City, the company has approximately 10,500 employees worldwide.

Image: Charlie Rose

Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose has been praised as "one of America's premier interviewers." He is the host of "Charlie Rose," the nightly PBS program that engages America's best thinkers, writers, politicians, athletes, entertainers, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers. USA Today calls the program "TV's most addictive talk show." New York Newsday says, "Charlie's show is the place to get engaging, literate conversation. Bluntly, he is the best interviewer around today." Journalist Morley Safer of CBS' "60 Minutes" calls the program "the last refuge of intelligent conversation on television."

Guests on the show include major international political figures and a mixture of renowned personalities from literature, theatre, film, dance, fashion, sports, science, medicine, and business. Guests have ranged from United States Presidents Clinton and Bush to international statesmen Nelson Mandela and Mikhail Gorbachev to Nobel laureates Toni Morrison and Seamus Heaney to leaders in business like Bill Gates and Andy Grove.

Charlie Rose Special Edition presents hour-long profiles on such prominent entertainers as Meryl Streep and Peter O'Toole as well as weeklong specials on the cutting edge of science like the Human Genome Project. Mr. Rose also is a correspondent for "60 Minutes II," the CBS news magazine program.

Mr. Rose was born in Henderson, NC, and graduated from Duke University and Duke University School of Law. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and has received honorary doctorates of law from C.W. Post College and the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. He is the recipient of the George Peabody Broadcasting Award, the Emmy Award and The CableACE Award. In 2000, he accepted the Futrell Award, an award given to Duke University alumni who have demonstrated excellence in communications. The Charlotte World Affairs Council also honored him as the world citizen for the year 2000.

The Charles F. Dolan Lecture series, featuring highly accomplished, visionary and internationally recognized business leaders, was inaugurated in 2001 with Jack Welch, then-chairman and chief executive of General Electric. Geoffrey Colvin, editorial director at Fortune magazine, moderated. C. Michael Armstrong, then-chairman and chief executive of AT&T, delivered the second Dolan Lecture last year, with Mr. Rose.

The lecture is free and open to the public, but reservations are required. To reserve seats, call the Quick Center box office at (203) 254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396.

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Media Contact: Nancy Habetz, (203) 254-4000, ext. 2647, nhabetz@fairfield.edu

Posted on October 2, 2003

Vol. 36, No. 58