Nationally recognized speaker and former mid-level MCI Communications executive Walter Pavlo Jr. will speak at Fort Hays State University at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Memorial Union's Fort Hays Ballroom.
The event is sponsored by the University's Department of Accounting and Information Systems and is free and open to the public.
Pavlo, who pleaded guilty to embezzling $6 million from his employer and served two years in federal prison, is co-author with Neil Weinberg of the book, "Stolen Without A Gun: Confessions from Inside History's Biggest Accounting Fraud -- The Collapse of MCI WorldCom."
His story and presentations have been featured by Forbes magazine, USA Today, The New York Times and ABC's "Nightline." He has made keynote addresses at top-ranked business schools, professional societies, Fortune 500 companies, accounting firms and federal law enforcement agencies.
Part of his presentation will be a cautionary tale about his slide from respected manager to convicted felon.
Pavlo will also speak to students at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 13, in the Union's Black and Gold Room. While this presentation is not open to the public due to limited seating, it is open to all media.
Book signing will be organized by the University Bookstore. Books can be purchased prior to and following Pavlo's presentation in the Black and Gold Room or from the University Bookstore.
For more information contact Dr. Jim Rucker, chair of the Department of Accounting and Information Systems, at (785) 628-4121.