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SHAREN JESTER TURNEY, OU ALUMNUS AND CEO OF VICTORIA’S SECRET, TO SPEAK AT OU’S PRICE COLLEGE OF BUSINESS

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                      APRIL 19, 2011
CONTACT:  Kate Burch
kburch@ou.edu
(405) 325-2463

 

NORMAN - The Price College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series will feature Sharen Jester Turney, president and CEO of Victoria’s Secret, Tuesday, April 26, at the University of Oklahoma. A question-and-answer session and reception will follow the public lecture, which is set for 9:30 a.m. in Meacham Auditorium, Oklahoma Memorial Union, 900 Asp Ave.

 

After earning her degree in business education from OU, Turney went on to successful careers with retail heavyweights Foley, Byer, Federated and Neiman Marcus including roles as executive vice president for merchandising, creative and general merchandise manager for Neiman Marcus stores, and president and CEO of NM Direct, the company’s $322 million direct marketing business. She joined Victoria’s Secret in 2000 as president and CEO of Victoria’s Secret Direct, the brand’s catalogue and e-commerce arm. Then in 2005, Turney was named president and CEO of Victoria’s Secret, which consists of Victoria’s Secret Stores, Victoria’s Secret Direct, Victoria’s Secret Pink and Victoria’s Secret Beauty. In 2010, sales were $5.5 billion.

 

The Price College of Business Distinguished Speaker Series presents top-level business executives from a broad range of backgrounds, industries and geographies. Designed to promote face-to-face interaction between global leaders, the Oklahoma business community and Price College students, the Distinguished Speaker Series focuses on guests from the chairman and CEO levels of leadership.

 

Ranked in the top 5 percent of all U.S. undergraduate business schools based on recent ranking data, the Price College of Business is one of the nation’s premier business colleges. This year, U.S. News & World Report ranks the college’s undergraduate program 42nd in the nation, International Business program 17th in the nation and the Entrepreneurship program 17th in the nation. Additionally, the Entrepreneurship program was ranked 15th in the nation by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review.