updated: 3/6/2013 7:14:52 AM
Energy entrepreneur and philanthropist T. Boone Pickens will speak next month at the University of Southern Indiana. The school says it will be making a major announcement during the event in Evansville.
March 6, 2013
The University of Southern Indiana is pleased to present ďA Conversation with T. Boone Pickens,Ē legendary entrepreneur and philanthropist, on April 4, 2013. The University also will make a major announcement during the program, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in Carter Hall in the University Center.
An oil and gas entrepreneur who has become the nationís most effective energy expert, T. Boone Pickens is on a mission to enhance U.S. energy policies to lessen the nationís dependence on OPEC oil ó a reliance he views as the greatest threat to Americaís national security and economic well-being.
Truly an American success story, he grew from humble beginnings in Depression-era Holdenville, Oklahoma, to be one of the nationís most successful businessmen, gracing the cover of Time and Fortune magazines, and virtually every other major business publication in America.
He first built and led one of the largest independent natural gas and oil companies. Then, at a time in his life when many of his peers retired to the golf course, he reinvented himself by establishing one of the nationís most successful energy-oriented investment funds.
Pickens is also an innovative, committed philanthropist who has donated nearly $1 billion to charity. His impact on American culture reflects his many interests and passions, including an unyielding belief in the entrepreneurial spirit, the need for alternative fuel development, and prudent stewardship of American lands.
ďA Conversation with T. Boone PickensĒ is sponsored by the USI College of Business and the USI Foundation. The event is free and open to the public, but seating in Carter Hall will be limited. Pickensí remarks will be streamed live in locations throughout campus for an overflow audience.
Source: University of Southern Indiana