Gayle Rose to be First Speaker at CBU Series

Gayle S. RoseMemphis- Gayle S. Rose, CEO and primary owner of Electronic Vaulting Services (EVS), will be at Christian Brothers University (CBU) on Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in Spain Auditorium as the first featured speaker for the Power Talks for Women.

In 2005, Rose was named one of Tennessee’s 100 Most Powerful People by Business Tennessee magazine. She also received the Economic Excellence and Equity Award from Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen’s wife, Andrea Conte.

Rose is most well-known for landing the NBA basketball team, the Memphis Grizzlies. As a result of her efforts, the Public Relations Society of America named her the 2001 Communicator of the Year. She is Co-founder of the Women’s Foundation for a Greater Memphis, and was internationally recognized in 2007 as one of two women awarded the Changing Face of Philanthropy Award from the International Women’s Funding Network.

Rose received her undergraduate degree from the University of Northern Iowa in business and classical music performance in 1977. She received her master’s degree from Harvard University in management and public administration, and was named a Harvard University Distinguished Littauer Fellow in 1985.

The Power Talks for Women series is sponsored by the CBU Graduate and Professional Studies program. The lecture is free and open to the public. For reservations, call (901) 321-3291. ###

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