Shenandoah University To Host Former Circuit City CEO

Shenandoah University To Host Former Circuit City CEO

As part of the Byrd Distinguished Lecture Series, the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business will host a presentation and book signing with Alan Wurtzel, former CEO of Circuit City, on Monday, Oct. 22, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium.

As part of the Byrd Distinguished Lecture Series, the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business will host a presentation and book signing with Alan Wurtzel, former CEO of Circuit City, on Monday, Oct. 22, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium. 

Wurtzel is the author of “Good to Great to Gone: The 60 Year Rise and Fall of Circuit City,” a work which reveals the brutally honest and sometimes surprising answers behind both the successes and failures of Circuit City. The book provides both a lens into business strategy across time and industries, as well as a history of the American obsession with electronics. 

The event will begin with a 5:30 p.m. reception with light refreshments. The presentation will begin at 6 p.m., followed by the book signing. Please RSVP no later than Thursday, Oct. 18 to Amy Smith at asmith07@su.edu or Donna Fazio at 540/665-4572. This event is free and open to the public.

To learn more about Wurtzel and “Good to Great to Gone,” visit http://www.circuitcitythebook.com. The Byrd Distinguished Lecture Series was established in 1983 to provide a forum for the presentation, consideration and discussion of critical issues on the local, regional, national and international scene. This series provides students in the Harry F. Byrd, Jr. School of Business the opportunity to hear and question some of the most interesting business, social, educational and governmental leaders of the day.