Cintas Corporation Founder & Chairman Richard T. Farmer at Xavier’s Distinguished Speaker Series
March 13, 2008
Founder and Chairman of the Board of Cintas Corporation, Richard T. Farmer, will speak at Xavier University on Friday, April 18 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. in Duff Banquet Hall located in Xavier’s Cintas Center. This is the second presentation for the Williams College of Business Distinguished Speakers Series for 2008.
Attendance for this event is available only through table sponsorships. A table of eight can be reserved for $2,000. The proceeds are used for student and faculty development. In addition to the presentation and lunch, your company receives its name on the table and in the event program. For more information please call 513 745-2820. Reservations deadline is April 8.
From humble beginnings, Richard T. Farmer launched a business that was recently ranked among FORTUNE magazine’s list of “America’s Most Admired Companies,” for the eighth consecutive year. Farmer began working in his family’s industrial rag business as a child, a business he helped to build into a public company now known as Cintas Corporation. Today, Cintas has 34,000 employees in more than 400 locations, serves 800,000 businesses and reported revenue of $3.7 billion in FY ‘07. Farmer remains involved in corporate and civic affairs with numerous memberships and appointments. He is a past director of Fifth Third Bancorp, Bethesda Hospital, Inc., Safety-Kleen, Bowne, Inc., Eagle Picher Industries, Inc. among others, and received awards including Doctor of Law degrees from Miami University and Xavier University. Farmer and his wife Joyce have three children and 10 grandchildren.
The Distinguished Speakers Series brings top-level business, academic and political leaders to campus to discuss world issues, introduce new ideas, generate discussion and further the education mission of the college. Additionally, students, faculty, alumni and members of the business community have the opportunity to interact with the speaker at each event.
Previous Distinguished Speakers include: Robert Castellini, Chairman of Castellini Co. and Chief Executive Officer of the Cincinnati Reds, Procter & Gamble President and CEO A.G. Lafley, E.W. Scripps President and CEO Kenneth W. Lowe, Ellyn McColgan, president of Fidelity Brokerage Company, and Sara Mathew, president and COO of Dun & Bradstreet..
“The Distinguished Speaker Series allows us to invite world-class leaders to Cincinnati for a conversation with our three stakeholders of students, faculty and the business community,” says Ali Malekzadeh, dean of the Williams College of Business.
The Distinguished Speakers Series is sponsored by National City Bank.