State Treasurer Richard Moore to speak to students Feb. 22

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

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Richard Moore, treasurer of the State of North Carolina, will speak to undergraduate business students Wednesday, Feb. 22, from 3:00 to 4:00 PM in the Lucas Room of the Cone Center. The event is open to the UNC Charlotte community.

Moore’s speech is part of the Belk College’s Executive Leadership speaker series, which brings CEOs and other prominent business officials to campus to discuss ethics, leadership and economic issues.

Past speakers have included Tom Nelson, CEO of National Gypsum Co.; Dale Halton, president and CEO of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of Charlotte; John A. Allison, chairman and CEO, BB & T Corporation; Gary Green, president and CEO, Compass Group North America; and Ruth Shaw, president of Duke Power Company.

Now in his second term as State Treasurer, Moore is sole fiduciary for over $70 billion in public monies and state investments, oversees the pension funds for nearly 700,000 public sector employees, and manages the debt of state and local governments. The Treasurer serves on many boards and commissions, including the State Banking Commission (which he chairs) and the state boards of Education and Community Colleges.

Moore also has served as a federal prosecutor, a member of the N. C. House of Representatives and the Secretary of the Department of Crime Control and Public Safety, where he led the response and recovery efforts following Hurricanes Fran and Floyd. Moore is also co-author of Faces from the Flood: Hurricane Floyd Remembered.
The Treasurer is the only public-sector member of the executive board of the New York Stock Exchange, and he was recently named the country's top public official of the year by Governing magazine.

Moore is an honors graduate of Wake Forest University and the School of Law with a graduate degree in accounting and finance from the London School of Economics. He and his wife Noel and their three children, Will, Charles and Mary Eleanor, make their home on a farm near Kittrell, N.C.