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Carl H. Lindner College of Business

Wall Street's Top Gun" to Speak on Entrepreneurial Leadership

Submitted: 11/9/2010 9:08:11
  • Lt. Colonel Jeffery E. Lay, Top Gun fighter pilot, cancer survivor, entrepreneur and inspirational speaker will visit the UC College of Business as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

On November 18, 2010, the Center for Entrepreneurship Education & Research at the College of Business will host Lt. Colonel Jeffery E. Lay, who will speak on "Entrepreneurial Leadership: The Key to Economic Recovery" as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week.

Lay, known as "Wall Street's Top Gun," is a decorated Top Gun fighter pilot and a 24-year veteran of the United States Navy, United States Air Force and Ohio Air National Guard. He has flown more than 50 combat missions, made over 400 carrier landings and accumulated over 3,500 flight hours during three combat deployments to Southwest Asia, the Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf. A survivor of Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lay has also fought to overcome struggles in his personal life. Currently, he runs a hedge fund in Cincinnati called Talon Eight, LLC, which specializes in calculated risk management.

The event will take place from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in 608 Carl H. Lindner Hall.

RSVP by Tuesday, November 16 at 5:00 p.m. to Sherry Hetzer at