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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Media Advisory
Health care leaders offer industry analyses in Eller College Distinguished Speaker Series

January 22, 2008 – L. Ben Lytle – Distinguished Speaker Series
January 29, 2008 – Robert D. Reischauer, 2008 Fathauer Lecture in Political Economy


The Eller College of Management Distinguished Speaker Series presents L. Ben Lytle, health care entrepreneur, and Robert D. Reischauer, president of the Urban Institute. Lytle will present Health Care Business Opportunities Arising from Demographic Shifts and Reischauer will address The Economics and Politics of Health Care: 2008 and Beyond.

Receptions will follow both lectures in the Estes Atrium, McClelland Hall. RSVPs are requested for the Fathauer Lecture, January 29. Please RSVP online at

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Where: Berger Auditorium, McClelland Hall, 1130 E. Helen St., Tucson, AZ


  • Tuesday, January 22, lecture 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m., reception to follow
  • Tuesday, January 29, lecture 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m., reception to follow


L. Ben Lytle has been a health care entrepreneur for over 30 years. As chairman and CEO of AXIA Health Management, LLC, which he and his son Hugh founded in 2004, Lytle oversaw the company’s rise to the nation’s largest provider of wellness services. He has been an advocate for healthy lifestyles and market-based health care reform his entire career. His entrepreneurial leadership and innovative strategies were cited by Tom Peters in his books Liberation Management and What Happy Companies Know and in several periodicals.

Robert D. Reischauer is the president of the Urban Institute, a nonprofit, non-partisan policy research and education organization in Washington D.C. which examines the social, economic, and governance problems facing the nation. He served as the director of the Congressional Budget Office from 1989 – 1995 and as chair of the National Academy of Social Insurance’s project, “Restructuring Medicare for the Long Term,” from 1995 to 2004. Reischauer is currently vice chair of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission.

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 5,800 undergraduate and 750 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and a satellite campus in Phoenix.

Press Contact:
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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