WWU College of Business and Economics to host R. Chad Dreier Nov. 5
Western Washington University’s College of Business and Economics will host R. Chad Dreier as part of its Ethics and Social Responsibility Executive Speaker Series from 3 to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 5, in Academic Instructional Center West Room 204 on the WWU campus.
The presentation is free and open to the public.
In 2009, Dreier retired as president and CEO of The Ryland Group. Dreier earned his degree in Accounting from Loyola Marymount University in 1969; he was a CPA and auditor for Ernst & Young and in 1986, was named CFO for Kaufman & Broad, now known as KB Homes. In 1993, he was elected president and CEO of Ryland and was named chairman in December 1994. Under Dreier’s leadership, Ryland became the nation’s 11th-largest developer and homebuilder, serving 28 markets in 18 states and the District of Columbia.
Dreier has served as chairman of the Loyola Marymount University Board of Trustees; director of Occidental Petroleum Corp.; director of Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies; and is a member of the Public Home Builders’ Council of America and the California Business Roundtable.
The WWU College of Business and Economics (CBE) Ethics and Social Responsibility Executive Speaker Series program brings senior business leaders to campus to interact with students and share their perspectives concerning ethics, social responsibility, leadership, and professional development. The series is presented by the CBE’s Center for Excellence in Management Education.
For more information contact CBE’s Craig Tyran at (360) 650-2207.