FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Stacie B. Royster
Media Relations Manager
KEN LEWIS, CEO OF BANK OF AMERICA & TOM RYAN, CEO OF CVS
TO APPEAR AT HOWARD UNIVERSITY FOR TAPING OF CEO EXCHANGE, NATIONAL PUBLIC TELEVISION SERIES
TAPING: Wednesday, April 12, 2006, 4 PM - 5:30 PM
HOSTED BY: Howard University School of Business
SHOW HOST: Jeff Greenfield, CNN Senior Analyst
WHERE: Cramton Auditorium, 2455 Sixth Street NW, Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday, April 12, 4 PM – 5:30 PM, WTTW National Productions will tape “Down On Mainstreet: The Bank and the Drugstore in the 21st Century” for its unique national series, CEO EXCHANGE. In this episode of the series, Ken Lewis discusses how he has counted on an aggressive acquisition strategy for Bank of America to vault ahead of competitors, building the most extensive branch network in the United States in the process. Tom Ryan also found acquisitions held the right formula to make CVS the nation’s leader in filling prescriptions; two CEOs running modern companies that could be on everyone’s corner before long.
KENNETH D. LEWIS, is chairman, president and CEO of Bank of America Corporation. Lewis leads one of the world’s largest financial institutions-- the fifth most profitable company in the world by market capitalization. His company serves 38 million consumers and business clients through almost 5,900 retail and corporate banking offices in the U.S. and 150 countries, with 16,700 ATMs and the #1 online banking and bill-paying service in the nation.
THOMAS RYAN is chairman, president and CEO of CVS Corporation, the parent company of CVS Pharmacy. CVS is America’s #1 pharmacy, dispensing more retail prescriptions in more stores than any other pharmacy in the U.S. In 2005, with the acquisition of Eckerd, CVS revenues exceeded $37 billion. Through CVS ProCare, its specialty pharmacy business, CVS.com, its online pharmacy and PharmaCare, its pharmacy benefit management company, CVS has created innovative approaches to serve the healthcare needs of all of its customers beyond its 5400 retail stores across 36 states. In addition to being the largest pharmacy retailer in the U.S., CVS is now the 7th largest retailer in the nation, 24th in the world and a Fortune 500 Company.
The program will be taped at Howard University’s Cramton Auditorium before a live audience of students and business leaders. CEO EXCHANGE is underwritten exclusively by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management.
The press is invited to cover this event. If you would like to attend the taping of this broadcast, please contact Stacie Royster, 202-238-2332, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on Howard University, call 202-238-2330, or visit the University’s Web site at www.Howard.edu.