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April 4 Orser lecture cancelled

March 22, 2012 -- MSU News Service

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Update: Due to a business emergency, this lecture has been cancelled. For more information, contact Audrey Lee at 994-7026 or audrey.lee@montana.edu.

Brett White, chief executive officer of CBRE Group, Inc., will discuss "The Attributes of a Great Company" at 4:10 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, in Reid Hall 103 on the Montana State University campus.

White will speak on the types of businesses and firms students should consider in order to build a fulfilling career. The event is part of the MSU College of Business' David Orser Executive Speakers Forum and is free and open to the public.

According to the company, CBRE is the world's largest commercial real estate services firm, with approximately 34,000 employees. White was named president of the company in 2001 and chief executive officer in 2005. He has been with CBRE since 1984, when he started as a sales trainee. He has also worked as a sales manager, managing director and regional manager and has been a member of the firm's Board of Directors since 1998 and its executive committee since 1999.

White has been involved in a number of civic and charitable organizations, including the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and Junior Achievement. He is a member of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of leading U.S. companies with nearly $6 trillion in annual revenues. He also serves on the Edison International and Southern California Edison Board of Directors and is a trustee for the University of San Francisco. White has a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

The David Orser Executive Speaker's Forum is named for David B. Orser, a 1966 MSU graduate who started funding the program in 1988 in order to inspire MSU business students to pursue careers as innovative, responsible and ethical business leaders. For more information about the forum, contact Audrey Lee at 406-994-7026 or audrey.lee@montana.edu.

Contact: Audrey Lee, (406) 994-7026 or audrey.lee@montana.edu