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-- The Russell Banks CEO Leadership Series Hosts Hindery, the First of Four Annual Speakers, on October 7 --

President Ned Regan has announced a named lecture series, the Russell Banks CEO Leadership Series, which will begin this year at Baruch College and feature leading executives speaking on topics of moment in their fields.

The inaugural speaker in the series will be Leo Hindery, chairman and CEO of the YankeeNets Yes Network. His remarks are entitled The Media Industry: Opportunities and Challenges and are likely to address such issues as media and changing technologies, opportunities for todays students interested in media careers, the consolidation of media and sports ownership, and the relationship of both to the localities which they serve.

Hindery has been a leader in every aspect of modern media and communications. Before becoming head of the Yes Network, Hindery was CEO of Global Crossing and president and CEO of AT&T Broadband & Internet Services. He also served as president and CEO of Tele-Communications Inc. (TCI) before its acquisition by AT&T.

The talks are part of Baruchs continuing effort to make the real life knowledge and experience of executives a vital part of its students learning experiences and the Colleges ongoing economic, cultural and scholarly service to New York City.

Russell Banks graduated in 1940 from the business program at City College Downtown, later to become Baruch College. His career as an accountant and lawyer culminated with his becoming president and chief executive officer of Grow Chemical Corporation, which would later be named Grow Group Inc.

The Hindery lecture and question-and-answer session will take place at 7.p.m. on October 7, 2003, at the Baruch College Newman Vertical Campus Conference Center, 55 Lexington Avenue, Room 14-220. Seating is limited so the College requests that those interested in attending call the Baruch rsvp line (212-280-2851) or use the rsvp e-mail address ( to alert the school of your intention to attend. An early arrival also is strongly advised.

Vince Passaro
Director of Public Relations

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