Ceo of Frontier Airlines to Give Capstone Speech Atcolorado State University’s Annual Business Day Feb. 13

The chief executive officer of one of the few major airlines to prosper since the September terrorist attacks will be the capstone speaker at Colorado State University’s 23rd annual Business Day.

Samuel Addoms, current CEO of Frontier Airlines, has successfully guided the company to post a third-fiscal quarter profit during a troubling time for the industry. He will speak at 8 p.m. in the Lory Student Center Theater, an event that is free and open to the public.

Addoms served as president of Frontier Airlines from 1994 until August 2001. During the airlines pre-start-up phase from 1993-94, he was executive vice president and treasurer for the company. Throughout his nine-year tenure with Frontier, Addoms has provided financial expertise and developed a comprehensive business plan for the airline. During his 40-year management career, he also served as chief financial officer, president and CEO of Monfort of Colorado from 1972-80.

Another key speaker is John Mohr, manager for U.S. training and development for Celestica, a worldwide electronics manufacturer for the computer and communications sectors. Mohr, who graduated from Colorado State with a master’s degree in industrial/organizational psychology, will discuss "Values-Based Leadership: The Competitive Advantage."

In addition, Daryl Schofield, trading manager with British Petroleum, will speak about the current topic of "A Flexible Response: The Role of Trading Within an Integrated Energy Company." Schofield heads a group of 50 traders who work with large petroleum companies to balance system needs with entrepreneurial trading in the global energy markets.

Business Day was developed in 1979 by the Business College Council and the College of Business in cooperation with the Associated Students of Colorado State University. The first speaker who helped kick off the tradition of Business Day was Ronald Reagan, who was then the former governor of California. Malcolm Forbes followed the next year.

Addoms’ presentation will follow a reception and dinner, both of which are reservation-only events. Tickets for the reception and dinner are $13 and can be purchased by calling Gladys Eddy at (970) 491-5325. Seating for both the reception and dinner are limited.

Several corporate presidents and CEOs will speak during Business Day. A full roster of events follows. All events take place in the Lory Student Center on the Colorado State campus unless otherwise indicated.