Wake Forest University announced that Susan Ivey is chairman, president and CEO of Reynolds American Inc., will speak at Worrell Professional Center on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 4-5 pm as part of the university’s Leading Out Loud lecture series.
Ivey is also the president of RAI Services Co. She was formerly president and CEO of Brown & Williamson Tobacco Corp. (B&W), a subsidiary of British American Tobacco that was the third-largest manufacturer and marketer of cigarettes in the United States prior to the merger of its U.S. operations with Reynolds Tobacco in July 2004.
Ivey is ranked No. 26 in Fortune magazine's 2009 listing of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and is No. 58 in Forbes magazine's 2009 World's 100 Most Powerful Women. She is also ranked No. 33 in the Financial Times' 2009 Top 50 Women in World Business.
Leading out Loud is a Wake Forest University Schools of Business lecture series created to educate and inspire business students through exposure to industry leaders shaping today’s business world. This series is made possible by the generous support of the Broyhill Family Foundation of Lenoir, NC.