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Ruby Tuesday Renews Support of UT Corporate Governance Center

CEI Lightbulb logoRuby Tuesday, Inc. has committed $25,000 to the UT Corporate Governance Center.  The gift will support guest speakers hosted by the center, formally known as the Corporate Governance Speaker Series Sponsored by Ruby Tuesday, Inc.

The UT Corporate Governance Center focuses on the three areas of corporate governance that most often impact public policy: the audit, compensation, and nominating/governance committees.

Upcoming speakers for the center include:

  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Luis Aguilar (September 23)
  • U.S. Securities and Exchange Commissioner Troy Paredes (October 7)
  • John Olson, Senior Partner, Gibson Dunn and Crutcher (November 4)

Sandy Beall, Ruby Tuesday, Inc.’s founder, chairman of the board, and CEO, expressed his reasoning for supporting the center: "Ruby Tuesday, Inc. sponsors these events because we believe that strong governance of corporations is important, not just to those of us who work at large corporate organizations, but also to millions of Americans who are corporate stakeholders through their contributions to 401(K) plans, pension funds, and other investments that are an integral part of their financial security."

Dr. Joseph V. Carcello, director of research for the Corporate Governance Center, recently spoke on behalf of the center’s faculty, "We are excited by the outstanding list of speakers who will be presenting for the Corporate Governance Center during 2011-12.  Without the generous support of Ruby Tuesday, Inc., the speaker series would not be possible.  In particular, we want to thank Sandy Beall for his vision in being willing to support our efforts,  and Scarlett May (vice president, general counsel, and secretary of Ruby Tuesday, Inc.) for her ongoing support.”

For more information about the Corporate Governance Center, please visit http://corpgovcenter.utk.edu/

For more information about the College of Business Administration, visit http://bus.utk.edu.

Posted: 9/1/11

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