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R. Bruce Bradley Is Landmark Executive-in-Residence Series Speaker at ODU Today

R. Bruce Bradley, the retired president of Landmark Publishing Group, will be the guest lecturer today for the Landmark Executive-in-Residence speaker series at Old Dominion University.

The series is sponsored by Landmark Communications and ODU's College of Business and Public Administration. Bradley's talk will begin at 12:30 p.m. in 1005 Constant Hall. The program is free and open to university students, faculty and staff, and to the public as space permits.

Bradley, who received his M.B.A. degree from Old Dominion in 1978, served as president of Landmark Publishing Group from 1999 to 2008. Until June 2000, he also was president and publisher of The Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, where he began his newspaper career in 1974 when he answered an advertisement for a sales position. At The Pilot, Bradley also served as general manager and director of advertising. Previously, he held various executive advertising and marketing positions at the Greensboro (N.C). News & Record, the Roanoke (Va.) Times & World News and the Ledger-Star in Norfolk.

He sits on the board of directors of the Newspaper Association of America, as well as on the boards of the United Way of South Hampton Roads, the Virginia Symphony, WHRO Foundation and several other organizations. Bradley earned a B.S. in business administration from Villanova University, and from 1971-74 was a lieutenant junior grade in the U.S. Navy.

The Landmark Executive-in-Residence speaker series is designed to enrich students' entrepreneurial spirit, their awareness of the success that can be built on their academic experience and their understanding of the importance of leading with integrity.

The series is dedicated to bringing accomplished business leaders, authors and internationally known speakers to campus to share their history and vision, giving students the opportunity to learn firsthand the strategies and experiences that forge great ethical global leaders.

Established in 2001, the series is funded by an endowment from a group of former Landmark Communications executives in honor of Frank Batten Sr., Landmark's founder and the first rector of the ODU Board of Visitors.

For more information visit http://bpa.odu.edu/bpa/executive-in-residence.shtml

This article was posted on: January 29, 2009

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