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Citadel News Service

For Release
February 11, 2003

DuPont CEO to visit The Citadel

          DuPont Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles O. "Chad" Holliday will visit The Citadel on Tuesday, February 18 as part of the college's Greater Issues Series.

          Holliday will discuss leadership and ethics before about 1,900 cadets, faculty and staff beginning at 11 a.m. in McAlister Field House. The speech is open to the public. Admission is free.

          The Greater Issues Series is the premier lecture series at The Citadel. Since it was established in 1954, the series has brought presidents, heads of state, scholars, diplomats, journalists and distinguished business and military leaders to Charleston. The series is made possible by a grant from The Citadel Foundation.

          A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Holliday has been with DuPont for more than 30 years. He was the company's first chief executive with extensive experience outside the United States, having been based in Japan for seven years as head of Asia Pacific operations. He began working at DuPont during summers and worked his way up through various positions in manufacturing, planning, marketing and management.

          Holliday serves on the board of directors of Analog Devices, Inc. HCA and Catalyst. He is on the Chancellor's Advisory Council for Enhancement at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, and is a senior member of the Institute of Industrial Engineers. He is also a member of the board of Winterthur Museum and Gardens in Wilmington, DE. In September 2002 Holliday was appointed by President George W. Bush to serve on the National Infrastructure Advisory Council.

          DuPont employs about 65 people at its Charleston location. The company and Holliday were recently featured in Forbes magazine.


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