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Christopher B. Curtis ’79 to Present Madden Lecture at Le Moyne College

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Christopher B. Curtis ’79 will present the Madden Lecture at Le Moyne College on Wednesday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m. in Grewen Auditorium. His talk is titled “Sustainability Matters: Everyone Needs to Get Off the Sidelines.”

In his talk, Curtis will focus on sustainability issues. While energy demand is expected to double in the next 20 years, we need to cut the carbon footprint in half over the same time period. We have no coherent policy today that will alter the effects of the current path we are on. What do governments, institutions, businesses and individuals need to do in order to address these issues?

Christopher B. Curtis is president and chief executive officer, North American operations, and senior executive vice president of Schneider Electric, a $30 billion company with operations in over 130 countries. He is a member of Schneider’s executive committee and has led the buildings business globally. Under his leadership in the North American division, sales have grown to over $7 billion with industry leading market share, profitability and cash flow generation.

Curtis is a key thought leader in “Intelligent Energy,” Schneider’s effort to drive energy efficiency across the globe. He plays a leadership role in the Alliance to Save Energy, a nonprofit coalition that promotes energy efficiency worldwide.

Curtis holds a bachelor’s degree from Le Moyne College and has studied at both the Harvard Business School and Guanghua School of Management in Beijing.

The lecture is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the Madden School of Business. For more information, call (315) 445-4785.

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posted on: 3/25/2013