National Business Leader to Speak at WSU

OGDEN, Utah – Laura D'Andrea Tyson, a former national economic adviser to the White House, will be the speaker at the inaugural Vernon M. and MaRee Buehler Leadership Lecture March 29 at 11:30 a.m. in the Austad Auditorium, Val A. Browning Center.

Tyson's presentation will focus on global economic issues and the challenges and solutions facing world markets today.

In addition to serving as an economic adviser to President Clinton in the 1990s, Tyson's accomplishments include being the first female chair of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, the first female dean of the London Business School, and author of the book "Who's Bashing Whom?" She is currently a columnist for BusinessWeek magazine and a professor in the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley.

The Buehler Leadership Lecture is offered each year as part of the $1 million endowment given to WSU in September 2006 to establish the Buehler Leadership Chair in the John B. Goddard School of Business & Economics.

Vernon Buehler had a distinguished 27-year military career that began prior to World War II and included stints in India and Korea. Upon retiring as a colonel, he joined the faculty at Utah State University, where he taught business administration for more than 20 years and founded the COB Partners Program. After retiring from USU, Buehler nursed his wife of 50 years, MaRee Clawson, until her death from Parkinson's disease in 1990. During the 1990s, he joined WSU's School of Business & Economics as a consultant engaged in enriching its international programs, and later taught at institutions in Poland, Ukraine and Russia. Buehler holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from Utah State Agricultural College, an MBA from Harvard and a Ph.D. in economics from George Washington University. His philanthropic and charitable activities continue to keep him busy.

The event, which is free to the public, is co-sponsored by the Ralph Nye Lecture Series. Community parking will be available for free at the Dee Events Center. Please arrive by 11 a.m. to ride an express shuttle to the Browning Center. The shuttle will run until 1:30 p.m.

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