Charlie Horn, Chairman of award-winning ScriptSave, to serve as the 2004 Anheuser-Busch Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Karl Eller Center
TUCSON, Ariz. - March 16, 2004 - The Karl Eller Center at The University of Arizona's Eller College of Business and Public Administration announces that Charlie Horn, Chairman of ScriptSave, will serve as this year's Anheuser-Busch Entrepreneur-in-Residence.
As the 2004 Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Mr. Horn will dedicate two days this April meeting with and working with McGuire entrepreneurship students and sharing his entrepreneurial insights. The two days will include an overview of Mr. Horn's unique experience and achievements, as well as break-out sessions with individual business planning teams to discuss their proposed business plans, strategies, concepts, and business models.
Charlie Horn has launched several insurance and healthcare businesses, in addition to ScriptSave, which was founded in 1994 to provide valuable prescription discounts to uninsured or underinsured customers. Horn is currently Chairman of the Tucson-based company, a three-time Inc 500 company, recognized as one of the fastest-growing privately-owned companies in the country. The company has received many accolades including the Society for Human Resource Management 2003 Southern Arizona Workplace Excellence award, 2003 Copper Cactus: Best Place to Work Award, and was the subject of a national case study conducted by the Franklin Covey Organization.
Horn was honored in 2003 as a Karl Eller Center Entrepreneurial Fellow and also serves on the National Advisory Board at The University of Arizona's College of Pharmacy. Mr. Horn is a 1975 graduate of the University of Delaware.
"It is exciting to share my insights, experience, and recommendations with top entrepreneurship students who will surely impact tomorrow's business culture. It is this type of partnership between industry and education that leads to market innovation and economic growth," commented Charlie Horn.
Gary Libecap, director of the Karl Eller Center and McGuire Entrepreneurship Program, said, "Charlie's experience, innovative business approach and success align perfectly with our award-winning program and will surely contribute to the development of rock-solid business plans."
About the Anheuser-Busch Entrepreneur-in-Residence
The Karl Eller Center annually recognizes at least one accomplished entrepreneur as the Anheuser-Busch Entrepreneur-in-Residence. Criteria for selection include:
- Entrepreneurial success: Growth of an enterprise
- Innovation: Creativity and success in entrepreneurial activities
- Enthusiasm: Interest in and commitment to work with one of the country's foremost entrepreneurship education programs
The Anheuser-Busch Foundation endowed this position to support entrepreneurship education and recognize extraordinary entrepreneurial success and innovation. Entrepreneurs-in-Residence work with students to provide in-depth review and advice about the problems and challenges they face in their business plans.
Past Anheuser-Busch Entrepreneurs-in-Residence at the Karl Eller Center include Slivy Edmonds Cotton, Owner of The Edmonds Group, Herb Kelleher, Chairman of Southwest Airlines, and Jerry Colangelo, President and CEO of the Phoenix Suns and President of the Arizona Diamondbacks.
About the Karl Eller Center at the Eller College
For 20 years, the McGuire Entrepreneurship Program and Karl Eller Center at The University of Arizona have been nationally recognized leaders in collegiate and graduate entrepreneurship education. Among the first such programs in the country, the center has been a pioneer in a highly dynamic and innovative discipline. The center's programs and initiatives have helped to define this explosive industry.
The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program #11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program #48 in the U.S. The College is among the leaders of business schools generating grant funds for research. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the 25th ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,000 undergraduate and 600 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management
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