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Former Disney CEO to deliver Barrick Lecture at UNLV

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Michael Eisner at the Las Vegas Convention Center on Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013.

Former Disney CEO Michael D. Eisner will talk about successful leadership skills and business partnerships next month during a lecture at UNLV.

Between 1984 and 2005, Eisner was the chairman and CEO of The Walt Disney Co., where he oversaw the company’s tremendous growth from a small amusement park operator and movie studio to one of the largest media companies in the country.

After serving 21 years as Disney chairman, Eisner was ousted in 2005 amid shareholder concerns about Disney’s partnerships and Eisner’s alleged clashes with company personnel.

Eisner is now founder and CEO of the investment firm Tornante Company and owner and executive chairman of the Topps Company, Inc., manufacturers of sports trading cards. Eisner also is a co-author of “Working Together: Why Great Partnerships Succeed,” a book that shares insights about leadership and success from his nearly four decades of experience in the entertainment and business industries.

Eisner’s lecture will be 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Artemus Ham Concert Hall, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway. His speech is part of the Barrick Lecture Series, which has brought political, business and community leaders to campus.

The event is free and open to the public. Tickets are limited to two per person and are available at the UNLV Performing Arts Center box office off of Cottage Grove Avenue and Maryland Parkway.

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