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ACU Home > Major Events > News > 2003 News Archive > Carlos Sepulveda

Interstate Battery VP to speak at ACU Thursday

For immediate release
Oct. 13, 2003

The ACU and Abilene-area business communities are invited to hear Carlos Sepulveda, executive vice president of Interstate Battery, speak at Abilene Christian University as part of the College of Business Administration's 2003-04 Distinguished Speakers Series. Sepulveda will speak at a luncheon at noon Thursday in ACU's McGlothlin Campus Center.

The Distinguished Speakers Series is designed to bring Christian business leaders to Abilene and to ACU to share their keys to success and how they have integrated Christian faith into their work.

Each lecture is open to the general public. Cost is $15 per lecture, and the price of the ticket includes lunch. Anyone interested may register at or by calling 325-674-2857. All lectures take place at noon in ACU's McGlothlin Campus Center.

"We are so pleased to present such a strong lineup of talented, seasoned business professionals -- each bringing a unique and impressive set of credentials and a moral compass to our program," said Dr. Rick Lytle, dean of the College of Business Administration. "This series will be educational and inspirational, providing marvelous professional growth and development opportunities."

Sepulveda, the second speaker in this year's series, received a B.B.A. with highest honors from the University of Texas at Austin in 1979. He was certified as a CPA in 1981. He had 10 years of experience with KPMG Peat Marwick accounting firm in Austin, New York City and San Francisco before joining Interstate Battery System of America, Inc. He is one of two executive vice presidents for Interstate, a $650 million privately held company with international operations based in Dallas. Since 1999 Sepulveda has overseen marketing, retail franchise, eCommerce, national accounts sales, information technology, accounting, financial services and legal.

Other speakers and dates for the 2003-04 series include

  • Nov. 4 -- Matthew K. Rose, chairman, president and CEO of Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway

  • Nov. 12 -- Mike Osburn, chief financial officer of Travelocity

  • Jan. 22 -- Michael Cardone Jr., president and CEO of CARDONE Industries

  • Feb. 5 -- John D. Copeland, professor of business at John Brown University and former vice president of ethics for Tyson Foods, Inc.

  • March 24 -- Byron D. Norfleet, president of Naturalizer Brown Shoe Company, Inc.


If you are a member of the media who would like more information about this release, please contact Wendy Kilmer, media relations coordinator.

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