UNT College of Business speaker series starts Feb. 28

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 19:27

What: Drew Lawton, chief executive officer of New York Life Investment Management LLC and a UNT alumnus, speaks as part of the University of North Texas College of Business Spring 2014 Distinguished Speaker Series featuring top business executives. Speakers in the series share insights on industry-related issues, tips for successful leadership skills and advice on career paths.

When: 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 28 (Friday)

Where: Business Leadership Building, Room 155, 1307 W. Highland St.

Cost: Free

Contact: Tasha Wells of the College of Business at tasha.wells@unt.edu

About Drew Lawton:

Drew Lawton is chief executive officer of New York Life Investment Management LLC overseeing the company's global asset management businesses including Institutional Investments, MainStay Mutual Funds, Strategic Asset and Allocation Solutions and Retirement Plan Services. These businesses represent more than $210 billion in assets under management as of Dec. 31.

Lawton has more than 30 years of industry experience, including 11 years with Fidelity Investments in Boston, where he served initially as senior vice president at Fidelity's Retirement Services Company and later as executive vice president of DB Solutions for the Fidelity Employer Services and then president and CEO of Fidelity Management Trust Company. Prior to his tenure with Fidelity, Lawton spent 16 years with Aetna serving in a variety of positions. Lawton serves on the National Board of Directors of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America. He received a bachelor's degree from Yale University and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from UNT.

Additional speakers in the series:

About UNT's College of Business

With more than 5,600 students, UNT's College of Business is one of the largest business schools in the nation and has been continuously accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International since 1961.

With 112 full-time faculty members, the college offers 17 undergraduate degrees, 24 master's degrees and 10 graduate certificate programs. Five centers and institutes in the College of Business create synergy among scholarship, research and teaching. Classes take place in the new 180,000-square-foot Business Leadership Building, which opened in 2011. Students enhance their learning experience through student organizations, study abroad programs, internships and the Professional Leadership Program to develop the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in today's technological and global business environment.

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