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ASU Business Lecture to Feature San Angelo Mayor

March 16, 2010

Alvin New, San Angelo mayor and former president and CEO of Town & Country Food Stores, will deliver Angelo State University’s 2010 Wells Fargo Distinguished Lectureship in Business on Tuesday, March 23, in the Houston Harte University Center, 1910 Rosemont Drive.

New will present his lecture, “‘Lemonade out of Lemons’ and Other Anecdotes of Service and Success,” at 11 a.m. on March 23 in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center. The lecture is open free to the public.

A 1984 ASU graduate in management, New went to work for Town & Country Food Stores as a store clerk that same year. After subsequent promotions to assistant store manager, store manager and district manager, he moved into the marketing department where he oversaw the company’s food service operations and introduced the Country Kitchen, Subway, Godfather’s Pizza and Taco Bell restaurants into various store locations.

Further promotions saw New become vice president of marketing, executive vice president of operations and ultimately president and CEO, a position he held until the sale of Town & Country to Susser Holdings Corp. in November of 2007.

During his tenure at Town & Country, New also made regular management presentations to students in the ASU College of Business. Both he and his wife, Patricia, Class of 1986 and 1993, are former ASU Carr Scholars. They recently donated $600,000 to fund scholarships and program enhancements for the ASU Honors Program along with renovations and technology enhancements for classrooms in the ASU College of Business and College of Education.

Following his election in December of 2009, New began his tenure as mayor of San Angelo in January. He and Patricia have two daughters, 13-year-old Victoria and 11-year-old Elizabeth.

The Distinguished Lectureship in Business was established in 1995 and is underwritten each year by Wells Fargo Bank of San Angelo. Now in its 15th year, the lectureship is designed to provide ASU students and the public with exposure to well-known business leaders and help grow the relationship between the San Angelo business community and ASU.

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For more information, call the ASU College of Business at 942-2337.

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