CLU's 33rd Annual Mathews Leadership Forum will be held on Thursday, March 6, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. in the Gym/Auditorium. Jack Stack, president and CEO of SRC Corp. and a successful administrator of open–book management, will serve as keynote speaker with a focus on the role of ethics in the post–Enron world. The forum brings together students and faculty with local civic and business leaders for an evening of roundtable discussions, a keynote address and dinner.
Along with being president and CEO of a major corporation, Stack conducts seminars and training programs specializing in all aspects of teaching people how to implement open–book management.
Stack came to SRC in 1979 as the Plant Manager of International Harvester after 11 years of direct management experience. In 1983 Stack and the SRC employees bought the company from IH and have turned it into what Inc. Magazine has proclaimed "one of America's most competitive small companies." He is author of the book The Great Game of Business, which was selected as one of the 30 best business books in the 1990s. His open–book management policy has been so successful that the employees have been recognized by CBS "Eye on America" and PBS "McNeil–Lehrer Report." The recipient of the National Business Ethics Award and the Business Enterprise Trust Award, SRC was also selected one of the Top 100 Companies to Work for in America. Stack's latest book, A Stake in the Outcome, was published in March 2002.
As a businessman, Stack has been recognized for his professional accomplishments as well as his contributions to the quality of life in his community. Along with commending SRC, Inc. Magazine called Stack "the smartest strategist in America." Similarly, Fortune Small Business listed him among the "top 10 minds in small business" in 2002.
Tickets are $40. For information or to receive a brochure, call the University Relations Office at (805) 493–3151.