College of Business: CEO speaker series

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Date/Time:Tuesday, 18 Apr 2017 from 9:30 am to 10:30 am
Location:1148 Gerdin Business Building
Channel:Ivy College of Business
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"Connecting People, Creating a Better Future: Why International Trade," Lance Fritz, chairman, president and CEO, Union Pacific.

Lance M. Fritz is Union Pacific chairman, president and chief executive officer. He became chairman of the board effective Oct. 1, 2015. Fritz became president and chief executive officer Feb. 5, 2015, when he also was elected to the corporation's board of directors.

He previously served as president and chief operating officer of Union Pacific Railroad, a position he had held since February 2014, after serving as executive vice president for operations and vice president for labor relations, respectively. He began his Union Pacific career in July 2000 as vice president and general manager for energy in the company's marketing and sales department.

Before joining Union Pacific, Fritz worked for Fiskars Inc., Cooper Industries and General Electric. He is a graduate of Bucknell University and earned a master's degree in management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Fritz serves on the boards of the Association of American Railroads and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He is also a member of the STRATCOM Consultation Committee. Fritz is deeply involved with organizations in his local community. He is a member of the board of directors for Nebraska Medicine, Omaha Symphony and Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo & Aquarium.

Fritz and his wife, Julie, have two children and are committed to helping women and children at risk in the Omaha community.