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Jack L. Ezzell Jr., president and chief executive officer of national security corporation Zel Technologies (ZelTech), will give a talk as part of the Old Dominion University Landmark Executive-in-Residence Series at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 1.

Sponsored by the College of Business and Public Administration, the series brings accomplished business leaders to campus to share firsthand experience with students. Ezzell will speak at 12:30 p.m. in room 1002 of Constant Hall. Seating is on a first-come, first- served basis and the talk is free and open to the public.

Ezzell oversees the Hampton-based international company, delivers systems engineering and process solutions, analytical and technical support, and program management skills to the Department of Defense, the Intelligence Community, and to federal, state and local homeland security activities. A retired U.S. Air Force colonel, he was a leader during his military service in applying advanced technology solutions to critical national defense problems.

Widely recognized for his community involvement, Ezzell was named Citizen of the Year in 1998 by The Daily Press newspaper. He serves as rector of the board of visitors for Norfolk State University and vice chairman of the Hampton Industrial Development Authority, and serves on the boards of Jamestown/Yorktown Inc., CIVIC Leadership Institute and WHRO public broadcasting.

Ezzell received a bachelor's degree from North Carolina A&T State University and an MBA from Ohio State University.

Other speakers in the series include:
Feb. 7 Richard Cole, chief executive officer and chairman of Geeks On Call America; and
March 14 Luke Hillier, founder and chief executive officer of Mythics and a 1994 ODU graduate.

For more information about the Executive-in-Residence Speaker Series call 683-3520.

This article was posted on: October 26, 2005

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