Former CPS Energy CEO Beneby announced as Business Week keynote speaker

Doyle N. Beneby, former president and CEO of CPS Energy, is scheduled to give the La Quinta Speaker Series keynote address Tuesday, Nov. 11, as part of this year’s Business Week.

Beneby served as CPS Energy’s CEO from August 2010 until this summer, when he announced that he is leaving San Antonio to lead New Generation Power International in Chicago.

Business Week is hosted annually by the Greehey School of Business, allowing students to attend a guest lecture from a prominent leader, participate in networking opportunities and take part in an awards ceremony recognizing students who have excelled within the school.

Business Week begins with the La Quinta Speaker Series and ends on Thursday, Nov. 12 with Professor-for-a-Day and the Business Week Student and Faculty Award dinner at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade.


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