Andrew Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, Inc., will be the guest speaker at the upcoming Speakers Series on Economic Policy Tuesday, Oct. 18, in the Anheuser-Busch Auditorium at Saint Louis University's John Cook School of Business, 3674 Lindell Blvd. at Spring.
The program begins with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by Puzder's presentation at 6 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public however registrations are requested.
To register, go to http://www.slu.edu/x53298.xml. For more information, call (314) 454-0647.
About Andrew Puzder: As the CEO of a fast-food enterprise that came roaring back from the brink of bankruptcy - and is going strong today in the United States and in almost two dozen other countries - Puzder is uniquely qualified to speak on the subject of job creation.
A vigorous advocate for economic growth and job creation, Puzder recently co-wrote a book bearing the same title as the name of his upcoming speech and speaks frequently about the effects of excessive regulation. Puzder is a frequent lecturer at colleges and universities, and a guest on many national news programs including Your World with Neal Cavuto, the O'Reilly Factor and Mad Money with Jim Cramer.
Puzder is credited with turning around both the Hardees brand and CKE, enabling the company to avoid bankruptcy and regain market share and profitability. The Associated Press has called Puzder a "poster CEO for the regulatory reform effort."
About the Speakers Series on Economic Policy: Presented by the John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University, the Show-Me Institute and the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation, the program provides a series of public lectures about policy issues. Lectures examine such topics as education policy, tax policy, economic development, and other policy initiatives. The series brings the world's top scholars and entrepreneurs to St. Louis to discuss the latest free-market ideas and solutions in today's public policy arena.